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Crowdfunding Cities

By Professor Paul Langley

What is the relation between crowdfunding and the City? ‘Crowdfunding’ is a rapidly expanding online method of raising money and finance that, according to The Economist (2016) magazine, will raise $34 billion worth of funding across the globe in 2016, double that of 2014. But, how does crowdfunding presently figure in processes of urban change? And, given the research focus of the PUrSI project, what are the indications from the cities of Athens, Berlin and Newcastle upon Tyne that crowdfunding can generate resources in support of urban social innovation? Continue reading