The Solutions Lab is a new approach to seeking breakthrough, transformative solutions to some of the City of Vancouver’s most complex problems. It is currently in a soft launch stage (phase 2), with core methods, operating model, and appropriate types of Lab challenges and teams all being developed by working on four complex challenges in the Lab context.

The purpose of this report is to share what the Solutions Lab has been doing and why, how we’ve been evaluating our activities, and what kinds of questions could we be asking for the next iteration of the Lab. The hope is that the Solutions Lab will offer City staff and community partners viable ways to reach different kinds of solutions to the sustainability challenges we all face.

Partner: City of Vancouver
Keywords: green economy, sustainable development & green economy

Margaret Low