Cities worldwide are seeking to become more resilient to environmental, social, and economic shocks and stresses. However, traditional methods and existing resources often fall short of tackling today’s challenges. Cities need not only provide innovative solutions to a complex array of problems, they also need to innovate in the way that they develop these solutions.
The Bertelsmann Handbook articulates a method for curating and matching the supply of people’s expertise to the demand of urban challenges. When used in sync with other existing methodologies, People-Led Innovation seeks to provide more sustainable, inclusive, and effective policies and services.
The Methodology comprises four key phases, all aimed at tapping into the expertise of the public through a mix a curation and openness:
Additionally, there are four types of engagement to be utilized in people-led solutions: