How to encourage urban innovation with a sprint - part 2

How to encourage urban innovation with a sprint - part 2

This post details our experience of using a sprint with Palmerston North City Council. A sprint challenges many of the existing ways of working for a local government. Among these are requiring a team to focus on a single challenge for the duration of the project, and that results are achieved through the sprint faster than the organisation's normal pace. On the other hand a sprint allows professionals to tap into their full skill-set and creativity.

How to encourage urban innovation with a sprint - Part 1

How to encourage urban innovation with a sprint - Part 1

We worked with Palmerston North, NZ to use a sprint to rapidly develop and prototype policy and a service process for an urban innovation - flex space and parklets. This post outlines urban innovations, how they spread, and provides and overview of a sprint.

How to accelerate progress in your city

How to accelerate progress in your city

In this post we discuss:

  1. Why city-making progress feels so slow when everything else is speeding up and the focus on cities is at an all-time high. 

  2. Why the Lean Startup approach can transform the testing and application of ideas from city to city.

Good urbanism and urban innovations

Good urbanism and urban innovations

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