City of Vancouver Solutions Lab: A Behind the Scenes Look At The First Two Years

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Opening

Re-frames

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Successes

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Closing Thoughts

Sourcing Is Caring!

  • InWithForward and their call for labs to move beyond research and invention and into true innovation and implementation.
  • Chile’s Laboratorio Gobierno and their Experimenta program, and Nesta’s evaluation of this program.
  • The Indigenous Peoples and people of colour who are working to make social innovation a decolonizing practice. Special thanks to those people who are generously teaching me including: Nadia Carvalho, Aslam Bulbulia, Crecien Bencio, Kamala Todd, Spencer Lindsay, Alexander Dirksen, Jason Hsieh, and Alan Chen.
  • Mark Cabaj, Moura Quayle, and Rob VanWynsberghe, my PhD guides.
  • The other social innovation lab practitioners who I’m so privileged to learn alongside.

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Lindsay Cole is the founder and manager of the City of Vancouver’s Solutions Lab, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia.

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Lindsay Cole is the founder and manager of the City of Vancouver’s Solutions Lab, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia.

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