CoLab’s Collaborative Cities portfolio combines lessons from urban planning with capabilities of emerging technologies to design more sustainable, livable, inclusive, and intentional cities for people and businesses alike.
Cities are on the front line of the most urgent challenges of our time. And yet, today’s cities are siloed between public, private, and community interests. Without a collaborative platform to reconcile needs and capabilities across sectors, civic trust erodes and prototyping new solutions becomes slow, risky, and difficult. Driven by community needs, the Collaborative Cities portfolio brings R&D into the civic space. We convene interdisciplinary, cross-sector teams to build civic trust and prototype solutions that put communities at the center.
How might we better align interests and achieve better outcomes through open collaboration across governments, businesses, and residents?
How might we accelerate progress towards people-centered smart cities with more transparency and trust around data collected in public space?
How might we design a more inclusive future for urban mobility by centering marginalized populations?
As part of our first sprint in January, we reimagined how community members can take an active role in designing shared spaces. In this prototype, AR makes prototyping a future city accessible to all.
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