Funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Innovation Teams function as in-house innovation consultants for city governments. The Los Angeles i-team is one of 20 in cities around the country.
Using data science, user-centered design, and project management, the L.A. i-team works in close collaboration with City departments to assess complex problems, generate responsive new interventions, develop partnerships, and deliver measurable results that improve quality of life for L.A. residents.
The L.A. i-team has prioritized important local issues like housing and homelessness, business creation, gender equity, sexual harassment, policing, and jobs. The newest priority area for the i-team is the “Future of Work”, which will help Angelenos navigate the changing nature of work amid technological advances and global economic trends.
In 2018, Los Angeles was selected as one of nine winning cities in the Bloomberg Philanthropies U.S. Mayors Challenge, which encourages city leaders to pioneer creative strategies for confronting complex urban challenges. L.A. has been awarded $1 million to confront the City’s growing homelessness crisis through an innovative pilot program focused on incentivizing the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADU). The winning proposal builds on the work of the i-team on housing and homelessness. This leading-edge work will commence in 2019.
Find out more about the L.A. i-team’s projects and successes here.