Project: City R&D

Back in December, GOOD, The Public Studio, and Sheridan/Hawkes teamed up to launch the first City R&D event in Los Angeles. The goal? To re-imagine the built environment and plan the next iteration of our city. Urban planners, artists, writers, architects, nonprofit leaders, and city staff (among others) spent an afternoon brainstorming creative solutions to some of the city's most pressing challenges like creating quality public space, improving transportation, and providing access to services. LA 2.0 was inspired by Obama's call for fresh ideas. Now it’s your turn. Bring City R&D to your own community and join the conversation about what makes a great American city.

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

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.

Step 1: Apply. Deadline for applications is May 14th. Apply here.

Step 2: Plan. If your application is approved you'll be added to our network of participating cities. Along with a toolkit on how to host a great event, we'll provide your group with a GOOD designed City R&D graphic to use for your event invitation and poster.

Step 3: Host. You can create any type of event you want as long as you use the guidelines we provide in the host toolkit.

Step 4. Submit. Share your solutions with us by July 15. The City R&D team will select the winning solutions.

Step 5. Learn. See what other cities are proposing to improve their urban environments and continue the conversation on

GOOD will publish the winning solutions online, and the City R&D team will help the winning group present their idea to key decision makers in city, state, and/or federal government. Also: a bag of surprises!