Today’s the day! In partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, we’re launching The Creative City, a report we’ve been working on for the past six months. Through the eyes of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 Mayors Challenge Champion Cities, the report tells the stories of hundreds of civic innovators across the US, all simultaneously using design to address some of the most pressing urban challenges of our time — from homelessness to the opioid epidemic.
Read the full report here, and some of our reflections on the process of writing it below.
In March of 2018, we joined Bloomberg Philanthropies at their annual Ideas Camp in New York. The 2-day event brought together civic innovators from across the US to collaboratively start prototyping and testing the bold ideas they’d proposed as part of their Mayors Challenge applications.