City R+D Finalists Announced: San Francisco, Jersey City and Chattanooga

Congratulations to our City R+D finalists: Chattanooga, Jersey City and San Francisco!

Back in April we launched City R+D to inspire the GOOD community to find local, actionable solutions in their cities, towns, and suburbs. From our announcement:

the objective

Find and share actionable, local solutions to improve the built environment of your city, town, or suburb.

the assignment

Gather a group of urban enthusiasts in your neighborhood, suburb, or town to meet and develop creative solutions that respond to the challenges your city faces today then send your solutions to us


Six months, 200 participants, and ten solutions later, we are thrilled to announce our finalists*.


Jersey City

San Francisco

From urban agriculture and traffic calming measures to parking lot animations, they found solutions that are both local and universal, specific to their communities but easily appropriated in others.

Now comes the hard part. To choose the City R+D 2010 City Solution we've enlisted the help of a jury, which includes some of the brightest and most innovative people working on and covering urban issues.

Ethan Kent: Vice President, Project for Public Spaces

Ava Bromberg: Curator, Writer and Co-founder of Mess Hall

James Rojas: Co-chair, Latino Urban Forum

Casey Caplowe: Co-founder, Creative Director GOOD

Allison Arieff: Editor at Large for GOOD, Pepsi Refresh Project Ambassador for Food and Shelter, Opinionator Columnist The New York Times

Thank you to everyone who participated. We'll announce the winner next week.

*Special honorable mention goes to City R+D Westwood

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