Model My City - Camden pilot

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Model My City - Camden pilot

Model My City - Camden pilot

Model My City By Model My City

Help transform Camden as a leading sustainable borough with #citymods to inspire a generation of #citymodders for #sustainableliving and #smartcities.

Camden Idea stage


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This project will takeover unused spaces across Camden and offer a week long sustainability hub with partner orgs to educate and invite residents to co-create a sustainable borough. There will be pop up shops and workshops on energy, resource efficiency, air pollution and more to inspire ongoing commitment for a more sustainable lifestyle.. Local organisations and residents are invited to volunteer time, resources and skills on this project, get to know their neighbours through playing a part in transforming their localities, and feel invested in their localities. Think global and act local.

What we'll deliver:

  • Pop up week long sustainability hub to engage the community with co-curating solutions for a sustainable/smart borough
  • Pop up shops/workshops in Camden's unused spaces to challenge consumption and inspire resource efficiency
  • SDG and climate change presentations to schools, unis and businesses - why Camden need SDG's
  • Art installation - "take a stand" global goals wings campaign
  • 3 day festival bringing SDG's to life across Camden with local partners
  • Content for website/social media showcasing local organisations/initiatives as a set of ongoing, accessible resources

Why it's a great idea:

We are facing challenging times with an urgent need to decarbonise our societies and way of living. My research has found that people wish to do more but often don't know where to start. The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals offer an inclusive framework for developing smarter, more sustainable societies, socially, environmentally and economically. UK residents are unaware of the potential of the SDG's. In fact, there are many organisations including the council and citizens already contributing to one or more goals in Camden in numerous ways but they may be unaware of this worthy contribution. This project aims to bring the SDG's to life across Camden from mapping and showcasing those already contributing via a range of events focused on sustainable lifestyles, resource efficiency and the sharing economy to setting up a sustainable hub where local residents and parter organisations collectively co-curate a sustainable , smarter borough.

Steps to get it done:

  • Building partnerships with Camden orgs and delivering week long sustainability hub
  • Training volunteers to be SDG ambassadors for Camden
  • Delivering pop up shops in unused workspaces in Camden - ie swap shops
  • Delivering pop up workshops in unused workspaces in Camden on sustainable lifestyles
  • Delivering a Climate Reality presentation to schools, univeristies and businesses in Camden
  • Mapping and sharing Camden orgs already leading on SDGs - video and website
  • Delivering 3 day SDG festival for Camden with partner orgs and resident volunteers

Channeling SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals, the project) and focusing on the SDG's which target education, climate action, resource efficiency, sustainable consumption and cities and gender equality - the 3 day SDG festival will include a educational and training opportunities for the SDG's, deliver presentations on latest climate science and how to lead on climate, SDG opportunities for the borough, pop ups and workshops targeting food waste reduction, clothing and unwanted items swap shops, repair shops, how and why to switch to renewable energy, citizen science opportunities for reducing air pollution in the area, and explore setting up circular economy business models to encourage to further support resource efficiency for the borough.

Location Camden

Camden has £1,845,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

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London Borough of Camden

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How will the money be spent?Total £52,012

Core event structure and team costs - £35,000 (67%)
Pre event PR Video - £3,000 (6%)
Social media, video and photo - £3,000 (6%)
PR/marketing (combination of two providers) - £3,000 (6%)
Website development and ongoing costs - £2,000 (4%)
Outreach and networking - £1,000 (2%)
Other - £5,012 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Core event structure and team costs
Pre event PR Video
Social media, video and photo
PR/marketing (combination of two providers)
Website development and ongoing costs
Outreach and networking
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: Training volunteers to help bring SDG's to life across Camden over the year following the festival, building on relationships and organising events, workshops and presentations.

Total £52,012

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