When it comes to technology, the prevailing image is likely the smartphone, that glossy gadget capable of streaming vast quantities of information on the go. The internet-connected phone has undeniably come to dominate cultures across the world by allowing users unprecedented access to information and to one another.
It may be surprising, then, that when Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN) members came together for Community Tech on November 10th, 2018, it was a mostly screen-free event in a church basement...
When organizing campaigns for housing and equitable development, start by asking three questions: For whom are the rules rigged? Who benefits? What is the dominant narrative?
Jennifer Ritter, Executive Director of ONE Northside, a community organization based in Uptown, Chicago, gave this advice to residents of the neighborhood who gathered on the evening of November 15th, 2018, forConversations on Social Justice: Equitable Development in Uptown...
In 2015, a group of ICA colleagues in the Denver area began working to organize Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action, inspired by the accelerate77 program ICA was doing in Chicago... There are now 22 action plans across 8 of Denver’s 79 neighborhoods.
The upcoming bi-annual ICA Global Archives Sojourn, from October 21st through October 27th, will be a time to engage with the current work of the Archives, focusing on the content of three collections—Social Process, Imaginal Education, and Other World—ahead of the launch of the first ICA Global Archives website.
“Strengthening ICAs for greater effectiveness and sustainability in West Africa” will be the theme of the fourth annual ICA in West Africa Conference. ICA Côte d’Ivoire first hosted the regional gathering in 2015, followed by ICA Togo in 2016, Lambassa ICA Benin in 2017, and now EPDI Nigeria.
For many, words like sustainability and environmental justice conjure familiar images: solar panels glimmering on rooftops, recyclables tucked neatly in bins, fish freed from plastic soda rings. Nourish (comm)Unity, a series curated by Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network, aims to bring less familiar images into focus.