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Towards NGO Houses: Approaches to the traditional people’s house model

Tesserae senior researcher Laura Colini has contributed a chapter to a new book on the power of civic ecosystems published by Cooperative City Books. The chapter, titled “Towards NGO Houses: Approaches to the traditional people’s house model”, focuses on a practice developed by the municipality of Riga called the NGO House, a type of centre promoting the active participation of non-governmental organisations and citizens which normally includes a physical space offered by the municipality and a social space co-created by third sector entities offering culture, educational and social services to residents.

The book, which features contributions from a range of global academics and specialists in the fields of civic practice and community development and is edited by members of the Eutropian urban policy research group, is available now and can be downloaded for free as an EBook.

The Power of Civic Ecosystems: How community spaces and their networks make our cities more cooperative, fair and resilient
Edited by Levente Polyák, Sophie Bod and Luca Sára Bródy
Publisher: Cooperative City Books, Vienna, June 2021
ISBN 978-3-9504409-2-8