Since 2008, we've been we've been hosting GOOD Ideas for Cities events across the country, where local creatives team up with civic leaders to solve real-life urban challenges. The initiative has resulted in dozens of implemented solutions, from a board game that helps house the homeless in L.A., to a neighborhood revitalization project in Dallas, to a network of urban beacons which connects St. Louis both physically and virtually.
Now, in partnership with CEOs for Cities, and thanks to a generous grant from ArtPlace, we've published a toolkit that will allow anyone who wants to make a difference in their community to launch a GOOD Ideas for Cities initiative locally.
The GOOD Ideas for Cities toolkit is a step-by-step guide that contains everything you need to know, from reaching out to urban leaders to recruiting creative teams to working with local partners to planning an awesome event. Additionally, the toolkit features essays by leaders from six cities that hosted events in 2012 who share their best practices and unique innovations. Thanks to ArtPlace, we're able to make the toolkit free and readily available online—so you can start bringing good ideas to your city today.
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Here are a few sneak peeks at the toolkit content:
GOOD Ideas for Cities pairs creative problem-solvers with real urban challenges proposed by civic leaders. To learn more visit good.is/ideasforcities. Watch more videos of recent GOOD Ideas for Cities events, and if you'd like to talk about bringing the program to your city or school, email alissa[at]goodinc[dot]com or follow us at @IdeasforCities