Videoconference: Perspectives on Civic Design

Session Details

For our first gathering of the Civic Design Community, we’ll hear a few different perspectives on civic design and how the practice changes and stays the same in different contexts. We’ll explore how designers inside and outside government build alliances with policymakers, program managers, electeds and more in order to change how services are delivered, improve outcomes, and create longer term capacity for design-informed ways of working across different roles and levels of government. 

Our panelists:

  • Chris Govias, former Chief of Design, Canadian Digital Service
  • Mai-Ling Garcia, Head of Digital Engagement, City and County of San Francisco
  • Emily Lessard, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Bellweather Agency
  • Moderated by Ariel Kennan, Senior Fellow, Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation