Readings, Videos, and Resources about Social Innovation

Overview: 

The Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain aims to help students create sustainable communities, where humans and nature flourish in the present and future. One SLS Priority area concerning sustainable communities is Social Innovation, which focuses on instigating change and progress in social areas.


Newsworthy - Social Innovation

The articles below highlight some examples of social innovation initiatives.

Atlanta: A Dark Horse in Sustainability Innovation
Beril Toktay from The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Scheller College of Business discusses and brings light to the many sustainability minded efforts and projects taking place in our backyard. Through these efforts, Atlanta is quickly becoming known nationwide as a truly socially innovative community.

Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence (PPPSV)
This article introduces a new push for social justice and explains how important strong leadership is for social innovation. In this story, many individuals from various hospitals, institutes, and advisory councils worked together to launch the Program for Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence (PPPSV). Click on the link to find out more!

GaTech Engineering for Social Innovation
Here is the link to Georgia Tech’s very own Engineering for Social Innovation website where you can explore the various social innovation projects happening on campus. Interested in getting more involved? Try looking into taking a Special Topics Class or become involved with the Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) Program.

Norwegian Universal Design 
In this article, Marie Doezema explores Norway’s newest way of creating buildings, transit and websites called universal design. In an effort to embrace these changes by 2025, a hospital in Trondheim was designed not just to accommodate but to welcome and encourage all of its people and their abilities. Learn more about the Norwegian government’s plan to embrace universal design by 2025 using the link above.