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What Does Public Innovation Mean?

Andrew Willis

Richard Harwood, President of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, discusses true public innovation and why it is so vital for our communities.

Innovation in a community is about how that community comes to take ownership of a common concern and how strategies are developed that fit the local context of the community. And yet so often we rush to plug-and-play solutions that may have worked elsewhere but aren’t right for our particular community. That’s not innovation.

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