Exactly my suggestion, really. A public sector team/service (a city gov function, though capable of embedding at super-local level) that can prototype – and then figure out whether to continue to build and operate, procure/outsource, or regulate/block. Needs the constant prompts from the ‘Understanding Service’ and also generates insights through its activities, of course.

Designer, urbanist, etc. Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova, Swedish govt’s innovation agency. Visiting prof UCL Bartlett IIPP + Design Academy Eindhoven

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store