Social Innovation Designer, Aha! Strategy
I'm a designer by trade. A community organizer at heart.
I live in Atlanta and strive to make it more bicycle-friendly. I'm co-founder of Cities of Purpose :: A Civic Dinner Party Project that ignites dialogue, builds community and sparks civic action. I also run a small social innovation design firm called Aha! Strategy that works with leaders in early childhood education to help build awareness and action in communities all across Georgia.
Open Streets Threaten to Make Cities Cool
BY JENN GRAHAM
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH
ON APR 01, 2014
Like many superheroes, Jenn Graham didn’t choose to become a crusader for urban good — she was catapulted into it, quite literally. After breaking her arm when her bicycle tire got stuck in a drain grate, she began campaigning to make small changes to her home city of Atlanta. What started with grate replacements across became open-street activities hosting nearly 100 thousand citizens; a force that leads us to question how cities ought to be designed.
Cities of Purpose: A Civic Dinner Party Project
BY JENN GRAHAM
@ VOL 25
ON AUG 09, 2015
Jenn Graham moved to the big city and roomed with a group of individuals who discussed civics and politics et al over delicious dinner. This gave her an idea- what if you put doers in a room, add delicious dinner, mix, and see what happens. Out of this experiment came Cities of Purpose and it is incredible. Listen as Graham speaks of how it started, where it is, and what is growing out of this simple program!