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The Lab

Social and institutional resources to give our cities meaning.


How can we do good together?

Social Capital

How do social connections impact quality of life in cities?


How can we balance freedom and responsibility today?

Case Studies

Who are the organizational pioneers of our time?

City Soul

Why are religious communities so vital to our cities?

The City of Cambridge is a mid-sized Canadian city with nearly 130 charitable organizations organized around religious values. With the support of the Bridgeway Foundation, Cardus has been working with local planners and faith community leaders to build trust and exchange networks to strengthen collaboration and community building. This work has included the development of a "Faith 101" presentation for planning officials and a "Planning 101" presentation for faith based communities. These networks have been supported by developing communication tools and a community report to foster discussion and awareness at a community leadership level.


Cambridge City Soul: Context Report April 2016

Following a series of meetings, consultations and document reviews over the past two years, Cardu...