- Sudbury is a changing city—undergoing a dramatic transition from its mining town roots in the midst of the northern Ontario wilderness. It is also Bruce Mau’s home town, a place embedded in both his history and his ideas about the possibilities of the future.
We were invited by Imagine Sudbury, a group of citizens seeking a bold vision for the city, to help initiate a new plan of action. Through a series of workshops, interviews, and a public presentation, we outlined strategies for change that allow for a re-imagining of Sudbury by applying design thinking to the city as a whole.
This is an opportunity to bring spectacular focus and an audacious dimension to the change in city, to align the energies of the local visionaries and change-makers already working on great ideas, and to initiative the long-term, large-scale projects that will enable Sudbury to become a prototype city of the sustainable future.
To make these possibilities a reality, we are working with Imagine Sudbury to launch a Centre for Massive Change, which will act as the continuous engine for action and change. With the help of community, business, and education leaders in Sudbury and beyond, we are developing the model and launch plan for the Sudbury Centre for Massive Change.
Design thinking on a city-wide scale