Sacramento Civic Innovation Challenge Launch Event

by Sacramento Urban Technology Lab

Back Event Jan 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

You are invited to participate in the launch event for the Sacramento Civic Innovation Challenge!

In response to the Ideas Competition for the Civic Innovation Challenge hosted jointly by MetroLab Network, Smart Cities LAB, and the National Science Foundation (NSF), stakeholders and thought leaders will be gathering to brainstorm submission ideas. While we are open to many ideas, we will start this discussion with a focus on Healthy Air for All .

By supporting the work of the Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change, the Sacramento Civic Innovation Challenge will engage residents, experts, stakeholders, and technologists in a co-creation process to source and prioritize challenges that can be addressed through the application of data, technology, and user experience design.

At the launch event, we’ll explore opportunities to develop new data and technology tools within the four focus areas of the national Civic Innovation Challenge:

  • Equity & Access
  • Resilience
  • Mobility
  • Built Environment

Our goal is to produce a prioritized list of data, technology, and behavior change use cases within each of these focus areas.

The Sacramento Civic Innovation Challenge is a local effort to engage with the national Civic Innovation Challenge. The Civic Innovation Challenge will launch in 2019, with anticipated support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other stakeholders.

Who should attend?

Subject matter experts in public health, climate change, community development, and mobility

Residents, advocates, and policymakers interested in environmental justice and healthy communities

Technologists, designers, creatives, and innovators skilled in data analytics, web applications, urban design, and related fields

What can you do?

We are soliciting applications for presenters who can speak for 2-3 minutes in lightning talks that will inspire ideas for discussion in the focus area breakout groups. You can apply to give a talk at: 

The deadline to submit lightning talk applications is Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at noon.

Questions? Hit us up:

To register, click here