Back in April we launched City R+D to inspire the GOOD community to find local, actionable solutions in their cities, towns, and suburbs. From our announcement:
Find and share actionable, local solutions to improve the built environment of your city, town, or suburb.
Gather a group of urban enthusiasts in your neighborhood, suburb, or town to meet and develop creative solutions that respond to the challenges your city faces today then send your solutions to us
Six months, 200 participants, and ten solutions later, we are thrilled to announce our finalists*.
From urban agriculture and traffic calming measures to parking lot animations, they found solutions that are both local and universal, specific to their communities but easily appropriated in others.
Now comes the hard part. To choose the City R+D 2010 City Solution we've enlisted the help of a jury, which includes some of the brightest and most innovative people working on and covering urban issues.
Ethan Kent: Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
Ava Bromberg: Curator, Writer and Co-founder of Mess Hall
James Rojas: Co-chair, Latino Urban Forum
Casey Caplowe: Co-founder, Creative Director GOOD
Thank you to everyone who participated. We'll announce the winner next week.
*Special honorable mention goes to City R+D Westwood