Urban Idea White Paper

Title: Urban Idea White Paper
Location/Year: Winnipeg, 2012
Role: Research, writing, design


The Urban Idea White Paper was commissioned by the Winnipeg Arts Council (WAC) to provide a body of research, analysis and recommendations to help WAC explore options and make informed decisions about the future of the Urban Idea Centre.

Over the course of three months I consulted with dozens of Winnipeggers, including former Urban Idea board members, respected colleagues in the fields of art, architecture, design, and community development; reviewed archival materials about Urban Idea; considered the historic, organisational, cultural and policy context framing the discussion about the future of Urban Idea; and finally extracted insights and synthesized lessons into a framework and recommendations that the Winnipeg Arts Council and others can use to unlock hidden opportunity, promote citizen engagement in city building, and spark urban innovation in the years ahead.

Read the Urban Idea White Paper