Hilary Cottam points to social issues that can better be solved by involving design perspectives and proactive design thinking and doing. I was very inspired reading about her activities and the participle team that influences british politics as well as social quality in everyday life.
quoted from the website: "Participle creates future services with and for the public. Most attempts at innovation and service improvement start within existing institutions and ask how they can be reformed. Participle starts from the individual and their community, unlocking a unique set of insights and motivations, which are then applied to the problems that need to be addressed."