RG-T2983 : Support for the Development of a Laboratory for Urban Innovation in Cities of LAC
Project Status: Closed
The main objective of this TC is to help mainstream innovation and design thinking into urban planning and development in cities of LAC and into operations development at the IDB Group, through the development and strengthening of a laboratory ("Cities LAB") for urban innovation. This TC will finance the necessary actions for the launching and initial implementation of the Cities LAB, which will contribute to the generation of innovative practices and processes within the realm of urban issues through the offering of services to both the client cities of the Bank as well as to the operational divisions within the Bank. The Cities LAB seeks to support cities in the LAC region and divisions of the Bank to: (i) develop and prototype innovative solutions for cities in the region, be it directly for the client city or in support of existing operations related to urban issues in various areas of the IDB Group; (ii) connect cities with financing; and (iii) disseminate lessons learned and best practices.