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Crowdfunding gives rise to projects truly in public domain

The "+Pool" is an initiative by a design trio to bring a cross-shaped floating swimming pool to New York's East River. The pool would be filled with water filtered from the river that it floats in. (Photo: Playlab)

Pooling money for a cause online gets a new spin as small donors help lay the foundation for major municipal innovations, galvanizing communities. When money for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal ran short, publisher Joseph Pulitzer launched a call for donations in his New York newspaper and raised more than $100,000 in six months. About 125,000 people contributed $1 or less. That was 1884. When three 20-somethings came up with “+Pool” — the creation of community swimming pools that float in New York’s polluted East River and are filled with…

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Dutch city Rotterdam crowdfunds a bridge

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Modern development had cut off a pre-war thriving core of Rotterdam from the rest of the city and officials said a connecting bridge would take 30 years to finance. So a team of young architects decided to crowdfund it. More than 1,300 planks later, each one stamped with the sponsor’s name, the first 18 metres of the wooden Luchtsingel bridges two downtown halves of the Dutch city. The project’s slogan: “The more you donate, the longer the bridge.” “Looking at it I still sometimes don’t believe it’s happening,” Koreman said.…

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CBC.caMusician Christine Campbell finds that home is where the support isCBC.caTo make the new album, Campbell turned to crowdfunding, and the first people to step up were her relatives and friends. "I'm not a big c [...]

CBC.caRally calls for charges against Independent editor Justin Brake to be droppedCBC.ca... Court of Newfoundland and Labrador on Duckworth Street, saw several people speak in support of Brake and the Independent, which has [...]

CBC.caMerchants Hotel closer to 'transformative' affordable housing ... - CBCCBC.caConstruction at the old Merchants Hotel is still ongoing but a sense of change is already rippling through the community, says Jim S [...]

CBC.caCandle campaign launched for Edmonton's Canada 150 projectsCBC.caA new fundraising campaign that kicked off Wednesday will raise money for three legacy projects in Edmonton that will honour Canada's 150th anni [...]

Calgary HeraldCalgary family crowdfunding to send nine-year-old piano prodigy to Juilliard SchoolCalgary HeraldHow do you get to Carnegie Hall? For one nine-year-old Calgary pianist the answer is practice, talent and an offer [...]

BetaKitWith $50000 in crowdfunding, Hardbacon hopes to make the average Canadian a stock market proBetaKitStartups are disrupting every industry imaginable, with FinTech being a space that no one could disagree needs shaking [...]

Business in VancouverExploration company jumps on crowdfunding bandwagonBusiness in Vancouvers online crowdfunding platform to build out its portfolio and expand the company. “Kal Minerals is the first exploration company in [...]

CBC.caCrowdfunding page raises thousands for Edmonton man fatally shot by policeCBC.caIrina Mierzewski, vice-president of the Russian Canadian Association in Alberta, remembers Savin as a very outgoing person, having seen him [...]

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