Today, the civic and social institutions that support healthy community life are broken or struggling.
Nearly 1/3 of Americans don't know any of their neighbors, 57% admit to only knowing a few.*
61% of Americans think more work is needed to address inequality in how different races are treated.**
Civic Design is an innovative combination of thought leadership, community engagement, data, and technology that works to disrupt and rebuild the social systems and structures that people and cities need to thrive.
The Promise of America's Underdog Cities
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*Smith, Aaron, "Neighbors Online". Pew Internet and American Life Project: a project of the Pew Center for Research, June 9, 2010. Full report online at http://www.pewinternet.org/2010/06/09/neighbors-online/
**Parker, Kim et al. "On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites are Worlds Apart" Pew Research Center, June 27, 2016. Full report available at http://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/06/ST_2016.06.27_Race-Inequality-Final.pdf