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Oct 12, 2017

Last report for Minilibraries!

Everything evolves, and for some time now you've seen that our Public Minilibraries project grew bigger and bigger with other civic engagement initiatives, like the Happy Cities Festival or the Mobility Lab. At the end of the day, it's about how we can rebuild social capital. What happens between people within society and how we can build trust and confidence to unleash creative solutions. The Public Minilibraries were the start of it and they will continue to be an important part on that mix, but not the only one.

So in two weeks we will host our 3rd Happy Cities Festival in Rosario, with the visits of amazing speakers and inspiring people around the country and the world, like Margaret Heffernan, Gil Peñalosa, Lauren Anderson and LJ Flancers. During two days we will offer the public -completely free for everyone- 4 inspiring kinda TED talks and 24 workshops that will provide tools, ideas and the energy we need to create a solution revolution. Urbanism, mobility, youth development, civic engagement, social impact projects, open data, mindfulness and urban cycling will be some ot the topics that will ignite positive energy. 80 volunteers and staff are working hard to host around 2000 people from all over the country!

Thanks to your support we are able to keep on offering excellence and innovative programs to the city and its inhabitants, keep tuned for more info!

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Aug 21, 2017

Special Visit and Creating a Happy City for all

The last couple of months have been super busy and packed with fun as the girls received a great visit from an amazing friend from India – Elsa D’Silva – Founder of Red Dot Foundation and SafeCity - that helps fight Gender Based Violence using technology by crowd sourcing information and mapping it.

Gender Based violence in public space is something that unfortunately affects most of the girls, and understanding that being whistled at, or catcalled is a part of it, was reveling for them. Presenting the topic and contrasting it with what happens in India for girls and how it could be solved, led to deep and meaningful conversations.

This period was also a lot of fun, and both girls team had the opportunities to play games with other teams, uniting them even more; and reassuring their passion for sports.

There’s still much more to come on the following months – including the 3rd Edition of our Happy Cities Festival; an event to think with other citizens how we build our own city to make us happy, and explore subjects such as mobility, social capital and youth development. This will be in Rosario on October 27 & 28 – check our website ciudadesfelices.com and come visit us over here!

As I always mention, please follow us on FacebookTwitter and don´t hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts or comments. 

Aug 21, 2017

Special Visit and Creating a Happy City for all

The last couple of months have been super busy and packed with fun as the kids received a great visit from an amazing friend from India – Elsa D’Silva – Founder of Red Dot Foundation and SafeCity - that helps fight Gender Based Violence using technology by crowd sourcing information and mapping it.

For our coders this visit was inspiring not only because it showed them that simple solutions can fix big problems, but also because it  involved what they liked the most- technology!

Among other projects they started using Design Thinking methodology to find solutions for problems and in that sense they had to design an alarm for a house – all of which- they had to design and execute themselves.

There’s still much more to come on the following months – including the 3rd Edition of our Happy Cities Festival; an event to think with other citizens how we build our own city to make us happy, and explore subjects such as mobility, social capital and youth development. This will be in Rosario on October 27 & 28 – check our website ciudadesfelices.com and come visit us over here!

As I always mention, please follow us on FacebookTwitter and don´t hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts or comments. 

 
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