The 30Lab is a pop-up innovation lab for 30 local young urban influencers to come together over a series of four workshops to create innovative solutions on resilient city systems. Through the workshops, youth unpack the city issue at hand with mentorship from community experts and ideate new solutions for their city. Participants launch their ideas at a public event, where participants have the opportunity to secure up to $5000 in seed funding to bring their project to life in their city. Youthful Cities provides on-going support and mentorship to coach participants to implement their community solution in their city.
Since 2013, Youthful Cities has launched 8 30Labs in 6 cities across 4 continents which have enabled youth through a pop-up “think and do tank” co-creation model to affect change in their cities.