Innovation Field Lab

The Innovation Field Lab is an initiative that seeks to solve urgent challenges and improve the lives of residents by creating more effective government, protect and better serve the most vulnerable residents by operationalizing equity and emphasizing the benefits of meaningful community engagement, and save time and money by increasing efficiency and prioritizing resources where they are most needed.

The model uses data to help cities refine the problem they are hoping to address, develop and test new ideas, identify community needs, leverage opportunities for improved government performance, and advance ways to become more responsive, proactive, and learning organizations.

The model has been implemented in cities in Massachusetts and New York, and in the Netherlands.