"Make the world work, for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”
- Buckminster Fuller
Civic Innovation Lab exists to engage the ingenuity of citizens to develop urban solutions through the use of open data, local government support, and a facilitated design process.
Our purpose is to:
- Prototype new ways citizens can work productively with government and engage a community of designers, developers, nonprofit leaders, artists, activists, data scientists, policy makers, academics, and entrepreneurs to tackle city-wide challenges such as housing, education, small businesses, neighborhood stabilization, and transportation;
- Use Open Data to create solutions that further our local economy and better our communities;
- Demonstrate a stakeholder engagement process of designing with and for end users;
- Activate and connect the civic tech community to experts in government and policy issues to create lasting, impactful solutions.