CivicSpark projects are generally those that can be completed remotely and are of a scale and type that can be implemented without deep technical expertise. The following scenarios illustrate how CivicSpark might work with local governments on specific projects.
- Scenario 1: A city wants to align its implementation activities with the recently released SB375 Sustainable Community Strategy; however, it does not have a good picture of infill sites located near transit hubs. The CivicSpark team can identify infill sites and map them in relation to local transit hubs. They can then work with volunteers from a local college to do community surveys gathering information about resident perspectives.
- Scenario 2: A town wants to get involved with the national Safe Routes to School program. The CivicSpark team can reach out to school districts and help the community develop an implementation plan that includes community meetings, mapping of possible routes, trainings for parent volunteers, and a timeline for the program’s rollout. This plan is then shared with staff and school district representatives through a series of public workshops.
- Scenario 3: A city that developed its Climate Action Plan more than two years ago is now ready to assess its progress. The CivicSpark team can work with the city to update the greenhouse gas inventory, document implementation outcomes and calculate emissions reductions and analyze progress.