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What is Civic Design? | 5 minute Exercise to Get Started

What is Civic Design? | 5 minute Exercise to Get Started

Civic design is defined by Naked Civics as, “A practice that focuses on the common good outcomes of our communities by pulling upon all of the institutional tools in our communities, beyond our traditional sole focus on government alone.”

Civic design is basically a human-centered approach to serving each other and finding ways that we can better shape our community to be what we ultimately want it to be while servicing the needs of all. I personally think of it as a mechanism to empower all the voices in an area, as it’s rare to have everyone at the table talking about what they want to see happen.

I recently discovered the Process Lab at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, which is an amazing take on civic design.


How to Evolve into a Smart City Without Leaving Anyone Behind

How to Evolve into a Smart City Without Leaving Anyone Behind

I had a moving conversation with another guest about what the future meant for the city and how we could better preserve the personality while also building a city where life could be lived again. Where the diverse culture could be elevated in line with the technology.

And there you had it. Munching on toast, I could feel the weight of loss settling in our conversation. So how should our cities evolve?

Innovation, Change, and Technology Strategies for Success as Social Entrepreneurs

Innovation, Change, and Technology Strategies for Success as Social Entrepreneurs

How does social change happen? | Social Innovation Blog Series

Sarah Sharif (r), Founder and CEO of Experimental Civics based in Austin, Texas and Charlotte van Oostrum (l), freelance consultant and researcher in content strategy, design and management and Community Developer for Offcourse.io based in Rotterdam Area, The Netherlands met each other at SXSW 2017 and started to churn over this question.