RSVP today: GOOD ideas in town this week

GOOD Ideas for Cities, a national civic engagement movement, lands in Cincinnati this week—and you can be a part of it. The program taps local creative problem-solvers to tackle real urban challenges proposed by our city's civic leaders. It may seem like not that long ago that the call went out for volunteer designers who wanted to put their design-thinking skills to use in new ways to help the region.

RSVP today to attend GOOD Ideas for Cities this Wednesday, May 16, at 6 pm, at the Contemporary Arts Center. Soapbox gives you a sneak peek of the six uniquely Cincinnati challenges that range from education to transportation:

The Challenges

1. How can the local arts scene serve as a catalyst for the local creative economy in a way that will attract talent, fuel innovation and build a stronger workforce?
—Contemporary Arts Center, Molly O'Toole

Design team: 20-Somethings Doing Something

2. How can we create a more user-focused transit experience around a bus rapid transit line that builds brand equity and consumer commitments with a unified, region-wide voice, creating rising public demand for a better regional system?
—Metro, TANK, Agenda 360, Vision 2015

Design team: Mission Possible

3. How can we design, implement, and evaluate a system of parental involvement within early education for Cincinnati families?
—Strive Partnership, KnowledgeWorks

Design team: Cincinnatives

4. How can we help our communities come together and make changes necessary to increase their local walkability?
—Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation, LISC, Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors

Design team: Scout Camp

5.How do we get more Cincinnati households to perform energy efficiency upgrades on their home?
—Green Umbrella, Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, City of Cincinnati Office of Environmental Quality,

Design team: Hyperquake

6. How can we increase both availability of healthy foods and education about healthy eating in underserved neighborhoods?
—Closing the Health Gap, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation

Design team: Design Cincy
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