The Pitch

Santa Monica, California wants to ensure that their local economy thrives indefinitely. The City has identified three areas - work, transportation, and retail - that will be fundamentally transformed by ongoing economic and technological trends. Now, they are looking for partners to co-create a holistic strategy that plans for a future economy while addressing its disruptive effects.

The City is inviting teams to submit proposals to help tackle this challenge. Winning partners will co-lead the project with Santa Monica and will have the opportunity to share in both the costs and products of the strategy.

Who should apply?

An ideal partner represents interdisciplinary fields with access to people and information across sectors. If that’s not you - that is okay! As long as you have an idea and some expertise, you are encouraged to apply. There will be opportunities to team up with other submitters during the application process.

What’s next?

Final submissions are due on March 8th, 2019. For additional instruction on how to participate, download the solicitation package from govlist

Interested parties are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-proposal web meeting on Tuesday, January 15th at 10 AM PST.  RSVP below:


For any questions about the web meeting, please reach out Seiky Gil at

For general questions about the challenge, please reach out to Julie Wedig at



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