2019 Research Project

Applying civic innovation methods to advance safety education: A pilot program

Principal Investigator
Eric Dumbaugh
Florida Atlantic University
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This effort, developed in partnership with the civic innovation firm Urban Impact Lab, seeks to integrate Safe Systems principles with new approaches to grassroots-organizing and civic engagement. Specifically, it seeks to:

  • Develop new, grassroots methods for engaging users on traffic safety.
  • Apply social learning principles to understand opportunities for integrating safety considerations into local cultures.
  • Collaborate with community stakeholders to proactively identify local safety needs, with a specific focus on mechanisms for engaging school-age students, who are important current users and future stakeholders, yet do not typically have a direct voice in planning or policy decisions.
  • Pilot and test the effectiveness of these engagement techniques, and translate the results into model practices, activities, and programs that can be applied in other communities.

Project Details

Project Type: Research
Project Status: Active
Start Date: 6-1-2019
End Date: 7-1-2021
Contract Year: Year 3
Total Funding from CSCRS: $87,952