Civic engagement is the encouragement of the general public to become involved in the political process and the issues that affect them. It is the community coming together to be a collective source of change, political and non-political.  Citizen participation is a process that provides private individuals an opportunity to influence public decisions.   

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Ray Tomalty
Ethan O'Brien
Solomon Iwegim
Lisa Gordon
Alexandra Powell
James Southwood
RICHARDSON CAMARA
Nastenka Calle
David Galloway
Deric Gruen
Jeremy Murphy
Lyndsay Campbell
Herb Barbolet
Laurie Wood
Kyle Snell
Kathrine Brekke
Damien Burns
Eduardo Ordonez
Kes McCormick
Joanna Ashworth
Jel Kocmaruk
The Pando Team
Takayoshi Kusago
Jeff Lemon

Topic Events

International Conference on Sustainable Development

About the ICSD

Our Mission

The International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) provides a forum for academia, government, civil society, UN agencies, and the private sector to come together to share practical solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

History

Sep 26 to 28 2018, 9:00am - 9:00pm
NY, New York, 10027, Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University
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Topic Resources

Urbact

For about 15 years, the URBACT programme has been the European Territorial Cooperation programme aiming to foster sustainable integrated urban development in cities across Europe. It is an instrument of the Cohesion Policy, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, the 28 Member States, Norway & Switzerland.

Community energy initiatives to alleviate fuel poverty: the material politics of Energy Cafés

Community action has an increasingly prominent role in the debates surrounding transitions to sustainability. Initiatives such as community energy projects, community gardens, local food networks and car sharing clubs provide new spaces for sustainable consumption, and combinations of technological and social innovations. These initiatives, which are often driven by social good rather than by pure monetary motives, have been conceptualised as grassroots innovations.

The Intersector Toolkit

The Intersector Project is a non-profit organization that empowers practitioners in the business, government, and non-profit sectors to collaborate to solve problems that cannot be solved by one sector alone.

The Intersector Toolkit is a guide to help diagnose, design, implement, and assess successful cross-sector collaborations. While collaborations differ in their goals, scope, and size, practitioners from any sector can use these tools to navigate their challenges.