When the worlds of creativity and problem-solving intersect, you sometimes get beautifully practical results. That’s why we asked eight creative teams to present solutions to eight city problems—from how we move across the city to finding out where our food comes from—proposed by a group of Los Angeles urban leaders. The goal is two-fold: to show creatives as large-scale problem solvers that should be tapped by local government, and to demonstrate that some of the best civic ideas can come from outside City Hall.
The solutions that follow will be presented at a public event on April 8, 2011, as the latest program in an event series we launched in 2008 as GOOD Design. Similar events have been held in L.A., New York, San Francisco, at CEOs for Cities’ national conference, and in partnership with Art Center College of Design and Ringling College of Art and Design. A program with Academy of Art University launched this spring.