Challenge:LA

Challenge:LA is Los Angeles' first civic technology challenge to leverage the collective ingenuity of its citizens to solve some of our most pressing problems.

 

In partnership with the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, we encourage designers, developers, artists, activists, students, data scientists, policy makers, academics, entrepreneurs, and citizens at large to submit a solution to one or more of the following challenge areas: transportation, community, water conservation.

Challenge winners will have the opportunity to participate in Accelerate:LA, a four-month city accelerator program in Los Angeles designed to encourage the sustainability of each solution and create real impact.

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 AT 11:59PM PST [CLOSED]

Frequently Asked Questions

 


SUMMER 2015 CHALLENGES

 

Transportation

Transportation

How might we create solutions that allow all Angelenos to have more options for sustainable, safe, and equitable mobility?

Possible areas of focus:

  • Expand citizen access to multi-modal transportation options (bus, train, bike, walk, car share, etc);

  • Optimize parking availability and signage;

  • Reduce pedestrian and bike auto collisions.

Community

Community

How might we help facilitate accessible participation in civic issues and incentivize disengaged populations to connect with civic life? 

Possible areas of focus:

  • Support the integration of new Angelenos into the community;

  • Facilitate citizen engagement via local civic participation;

  • Drive economic activity by helping entrepreneurs launch local small businesses.

 

Water Conservation

Water Conservation

How might we develop solutions that allow us to better model, measure, and manage our complex water system in order to improve our water supply and ensure the cost-effective availability of clean water?

Possible areas of focus:

  • Encourage individual citizens and local businesses to reduce water usage;

  • Analyze public infrastructure to optimize water management practices;

  • Explore both hardware and software approaches to water conservation.