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Thursday, October 22 • 1:50pm - 2:10pm
Smart Urban Equity

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Cities are getting smarter, embracing technology as a means to become more efficient and sustainable. But for the benefits to be equitable, high-speed internet access must be universal and affordable. Broadband is the future for civic engagement, along with new digital platforms that enable collaboration and co-development. Learn how civic-leaders, entrepreneurs and the City are working across sectors to democratize city building through technology.


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Karin Brandt

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, coUrbanize
Karin Brandt is the CEO and Co-Founder of coUrbanize, a real estate tech startup that helps real estate developers and communities build better cities together. Prior to coUrbanize, Karin was a researcher at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy where she co-edited Infrastructure and Land Policies. Karin holds a Master's in City Planning from MIT. She lives in Cambridge, is a proud Midwesterner, and loves bikes.
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Steven Koonin

Director, Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), New York University
Dr. Steven E. Koonin was appointed as the founding Director of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in 2012. That consortium of academic, corporate, and government partners will pursue research and education activities to develop and demonstrate informatics technologies for urban problems in the “living laboratory” of NYC. He previously served as the U.S. Department of Energy’s second Senate-confirmed... Read More →
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Andrew Rasiej

Chairman, NY Tech Meetup; Founder, Civic Hall
Andrew Rasiej is a civic entrepreneur, technology strategist and founder of Personal Democracy Media focusing on the intersection of technology and government. He recently founded Civic Hall, an 18,000-square-foot community center and event space for civic innovation in NYC. He is the chairman of NY Tech Meetup, a 46,000+-member organization of technologists, venture funders and marketers representing the NYC Tech ecosystem. He is the founder... Read More →
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Maya Wiley

Counsel to Mayor, City of New York
Ms. Wiley advises the Mayor on legal matters involving City Hall and the executive staff, and provides counsel to the Mayor on legal aspects of policy and administrative matters. She spearheads special projects, such as expanding affordable broadband access across all five boroughs and jobs for all New Yorkers. She is the City's Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise Director and the Mayor's liaison to the Mayor's Advisory Committee on the... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 1:50pm - 2:10pm
The TimesCenter

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