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Ideas for Cities: Lending Circles

Lending Circles Cities could provides a platform for connecting people with ideas and ambition to city business angels, venture...


Lending Circles
Cities could provides a platform for connecting people with ideas and ambition to city business angels, venture capitalists, community micro-finance organizations, and self-forming lending circles. The lending circles could support each other as they take turns helping to get one of their cohorts to achieve their goal.

This is part 23 of a continuing brainstorm on the future of cities, inaugurated at the CEOs for Cities Velocity conference in September, 2009. We’ll post a new idea each day until we run out, at which point we’re counting on you to come up with something smart. Do you have a good idea for improving your city? Add it in the comments below, or tweet it to @GOOD with hashtag #cityideas—we’ll publish the best ones. Tomorrow’s idea: Edible Schoolyard.





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