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Civic Engagement

Office of [Civic] Innovation Incubator

The Problem: Currently, anyone looking to interface with the city on any form of community/civic/urbanist project becomes mired in cumbersome bureaucracy, accentuated by a crippling lack of coordination and communication among departments, officials, and administrators.

A Solution: Creation of an "Office of [Civic] Innovation". Starting with a series of convenings with key community members and civic leaders, strategize... more »
Who are you?

I am the Founding Partner and Strategies + Solution Lead for Urban Impact Lab. Our mission is to design urban experiences that cultivate civic innovation. Over the last two years I have been actively engaged in a number of city-related issues.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Improves the community's perception of the city structure and increases the likelihood that residents will take on a more active role in shaping their city.

This access to the city and related activism would likely increase overall civic engagement, in the areas of volunteering, advocacy and voting.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

Civic engagement data points are the primary target. An increase in volunteer activity (all age levels) is also expected, which may positively affect voter turnout.

 

This also speaks to the future of data points such as investment in public space/park space, libraries and parkland.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Civically engaged or community-minded individuals and organizations are not discouraged at the city/county level from pursuing ideas that are in the public realm (demonstration projects, etc).

The city/county has a dedicated resource that facilitates its leadership in civic innovation ideas and projects.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Urban Impact Lab

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