Jesse Darling

Senior Projects Officer

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As a big picture thinker, Jesse operates at the intersection of design thinking and public policy. As a Senior Projects Designer at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), she is responsible for overseeing the design and delivery of projects that test new models for supporting and scaling policy innovation. To do this, Jesse works with partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors to discover emerging opportunities, navigate ambiguity and turn ideas into action.

Jesse has a wealth of experience managing dynamic projects that transcend across urban policy, social innovation and system-change approaches. Before joining BII+E, Jesse worked at Evergreen CityWorks, the Martin Prosperity Institute and the Harvard Graduate School of Design where she focused on bringing together diverse points of view to bridge the distance between citizens and public policy.

Jesse is interested in the role that infrastructure can play as a lever of social mobility and economic growth. She is fascinated by the interconnectivity of urban systems and the role they play in accelerating change. She is passionate about finding the next ‘game-changing’ idea and helping to create the conditions that will enable it to flourish.

Jesse has a Business Degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Science in Urban Planning from the Bartlett School of Planning and Architecture at University College London.


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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Unlock Their Full Potential
JULY 12, 2017

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of a design-led initiative that seeks to provide women entrepreneurs with the supports needed to unlock their full economic potential.

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Let’s Get Digital: Transforming Public Services to Focus on Users, Citizens
OCTOBER 4, 2016

Imagine a 150-year-old organization tasked with delivering products and services for customers with different needs across diverse geographies.

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Policy Innovation: A Public Sector Unicorn?
JUNE 28, 2016

On June 27, 2016, the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship hosted a workshop at the National IPAC Conference.

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