"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 engages the ingenuity of residents to develop civic solutions through the use of open data, local government support, and a facilitated design process.

Our purpose is to:

  • Prototype new ways residents 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 affordable housing, education, workforce development, 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.


Founding Partners:

HubLA                    learndoshare                    Controller_logo_w_seal.png

Launch Partners:

LA2050               LAEDC               LAACC

Corporate Sponsors:


Community Partners:

General Assembly                Dept of Better Technology