Location: San Francisco, CA
Client: City Innovate Foundation
Mark Little - Principal in Charge (8 inc)
Scott Smardo - Studio Director (8 inc)
The 25,000 sq. ft. SUPERPUBLIC serves as a platform for the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to work together to address the most pressing challenges facing cities and invent the next generation of services. The lab unites under the same roof for the first time innovation teams from the private industry, federal, state and city government agencies and from universities including: UC Berkeley, the Center for Design Research at Stanford University and MIT Media Lab “City Science”.
“SUPERPUBLIC presents a unique opportunity to solve common problems that persist at all levels of government and demonstrate a model for collaboration that can be replicated in other cities across the United States,” said Denise Turner Roth, GSA Administrator. “This is a great example of how the General Services Administration is finding new and innovative ways to improve the way we work, both as a catalyst for community economic development, and as a provider of modern IT services.”
SUPERPUBLIC creates a forum to bring together leaders in the public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors to create digital solutions that address our cities’ most pressing issues and develop stronger partnerships in the process. SUPERPUBLIC is the nation’s first innovation lab for City, State and Federal policy makers, academia and industry partners to catalyze collaboration and improve the delivery of government services. The lab will break down silos between different layers of government. SUPERPUBLIC will bring together multiple layers of government in the same location and act as a catalyst for product and service development to drive more responsive and efficient government.