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 and 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.

“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.

“Civic Innovation Lab pioneering neighborhood upgrades,” San Diego Union Tribune, March 14, 2014.–2014mar14-story.html

“A Year of Urban Thinking in San Diego,” Voice of San Diego, January 3, 2104.

“Filner’s Incubator Lives On,” Voice of San Diego, October 13, 2013.

“City Hall Fourth Floor Still Empty, but Ideas Start Taking Shape,” Voice of San Diego, August 5, 2013.

“What We Know About The Mayor’s Think Tank,” Voice of San Diego, June 13, 2013.

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