Civic Innovation Lab, San Diego
From 2012-3, CGJ Directors Fonna Forman and Teddy Cruz served as consultants to the City of San Diego on Civic and Urban Initiatives. Their main task was to design co-direct the Civic Innovation Lab, an urban think-and-do tank inside the mayor’s office to promote equitable urban growth in San Diego’s underserved neighborhoods, including new civic engagement strategies, public space projects and cross-border urban and environmental projects, in collaboration with the Center on Global Justice. https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/tag/civic-innovation-lab/
“One Mayors Downfall Killed the Design Project that Could’ve Change Everything: Public Interest Design’s Wild Ride into City Hall” Next City, February 23, 2015. http://nextcity.org/features/view/teddy-cruz-fonna-forman-civic-innovation-san-diego-public-interest-design.
“Civic Innovation Lab pioneering neighborhood upgrades,” San Diego Union Tribune, March 14, 2014. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/growth-development/sdut-innovation-lab-planners–2014mar14-story.html
“A Year of Urban Thinking in San Diego,” Voice of San Diego, January 3, 2104. http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/news/a-year-of-urban-thinking-in-san-diego/
“Filner’s Incubator Lives On,” Voice of San Diego, October 13, 2013. http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/all-narratives/neighborhoods/filners-incubator-lives-on/
“City Hall Fourth Floor Still Empty, but Ideas Start Taking Shape,” Voice of San Diego, August 5, 2013. http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/2013/08/05/city-hall-fourth-floor-still-empty-but-ideas-start-taking-shape/
“What We Know About The Mayor’s Think Tank,” Voice of San Diego, June 13, 2013. http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/2013/06/13/what-we-know-about-the-mayors-think-tank/