Community Innovators Lab at MIT

With a focus on democratic engagement, shared wealth generation, and urban sustainability, the Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) is a center for research and practice within the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) that promotes collaboration and partnership between MIT and community organizations. Included among CoLab's initiative are GainShare, a market approach to help communities leverage their own untapped assets, create sustainable businesses, and generate shared wealth; and rebuilding New Orleans, focusing on a strong participatory neighborhood planning process and working with local CDCs to develop a community land trust and other housing strategies.

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