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About the webinars

The webinars serve as an ongoing international point for the exchange of good and best practice around ways to sustain different types of assets. The first series ran in 2015 and saw 28 presentations from 10 countries spread across all six major continents.

WEBINAR 1 - April 15th 2015

Social enterprise sustaining historic theatres in Minneapolis, (U.S.) and Live Theatre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, (U.K.)
Themes: raising money, social enterprise, public-private partnership
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WEBINAR 2 - April 28th 2015

Museum Night in Brussels, (Belgium) and championing greenspace in Beirut (Lebanon)
Themes: raising awareness, museums, greenspace/parks
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WEBINAR 3 - May 12th 2015

ioby crowd-resourcing (U.S.) and community share issues in England and Wales (U.K.)
Themes: raising money, community investment, crowdfunding
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WEBINAR 5 - June 2nd 2015

Social enterprise sustaining city-owned recreation facilities in Birmingham, (U.K.) and St. Paul (U.S.)
Themes: raising money, public-private partnership, asset transfer, social enterprise, community ownership
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WEBINAR 7 - July 7th 2015

A community oven in a Nova Scotia public park, (Canada) and innovative community ownership ('Common Libraries', maker spaces and community-owned ICT networks and data co-ops), (U.K.)
Themes: innovation, community ownership, libraries, parks, digital commons
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WEBINAR 8 - July 22nd 2015

Volunteer DIY at youth centres (U.K.) and a Chicago art museum with strong youth-led programming, (U.S.)
Themes: volunteering, corporate social responsibility, youth, museums, youth centres
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WEBINAR 10 - September 29th 2015

A New York museum that has developed strong community partnerships (U.S.) and a library that has refashioned its layout and staff skills to better meet user needs, Almere (Netherlands)
Themes: responsiveness to users, museums, community organizing, libraries
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WEBINAR 11 - October 15th 2015

New sources of income for public parks, (U.K) and a prototype two-acre child-centered park in Accra (Ghana)
Themes: raising money, parks, innovation
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WEBINAR 12 - October 27th 2015

Health professionals recommending use of recreation and green space assets to patients (New Zealand) and use of public library books on wellbeing in Wales (U.K.)
Themes: raising awareness, parks/greenspace, libraries, wellbeing
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WEBINAR 13 - November 10th 2015

Going green and saving money at West Vancouver Library (Canada) and Denver Zoo (U.S.)
Themes: raising money, environmentalism, LEED, libraries, zoos
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WEBINAR 14 - December 8th 2015

The key place-making role of a children's museum in Pittsburgh's Northside, (U.S.) and the promotion of privately-owned publicly-accessible spaces (POPS) in Toronto, (Canada)
Themes: placemaking, raising resources, raising awareness
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