The Community Innovators Lab
CoLab is a center for community-engaged research and practice within MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning. We work with low-income/low-wealth communities in putting their assets to work to help strengthen civic life and use the market as an arena for achieving social justice. Our video collection includes profiles of community leaders, community organizing tactics, and visions for better communities.
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On May 11th, a group of community leaders from across the nation gathered in New York to discuss what they are doing locally to improve their communities with the stimulus money. MIT graduate student researchers Uyen Le and Sarah Nusser...
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Residents of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn are being displaced as gentrification forces them out. In the face of a changing neighborhood, these Brooklyn voices describe their ideal community.
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Residents in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn discuss their frustrations with food choice and grocery shopping. Even as the neighborhood changes and new stores come in, sometimes the prodicts are so expensive that local people can'...
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Two friends, one a lifetime Bed-Stuy Brooklyn resident, and the other a Harlem native, talk about their love of New York Brownstones.
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Elmer Lloyd, a proud former coal miner, struggles to come to terms with his prize fishpond becoming a polluted acid pond at the hands of a coal company.