Melanie Rayment writes on the Centre for Public Impact blog. There is a rise in interest around participatory methods for policy making both in forms of deliberative and co-design approaches, while others are calling for a democratisation of futures thinking to enhance our social imagination. Across these methods is a common thread that calls for more accessible and genuinely authentic approaches to participation to reduce the participation gap; by recognising the lived experience of people, the re-balancing and restructuring of power with transparent […]
The Centre for Public Impact have been involved in Mobiliti, a co-design workshop aimed at building transportation solutions in US Cities. The principles of inclusive collaboration were applied to designing the future of transportation for cities. The co-design session led to the development of twenty transportation pilots, several of which received funding or a partnership within just weeks of being pitched. Follow the links for key lessons learned, lived experiences, and how to do it yourself.