Harnessing Technology to Create More Equitable Cities
Join the Urban Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth for a discussion on how local leaders can harness technological innovation to understand and address inequalities in their communities.
New information, communication, and transportation technologies have generated countless innovations in business and commerce that are reshaping economies in US cities and metropolitan areas. But we know little about how technological changes reinforce or reduce racial and economic inequalities.
The summit will explore new platforms facilitating better communication between residents and their governments and technology-supported tools local leaders are using to tackle inequalities head on. Panels will also identify innovative policies and partnerships that enable public investments in technology to yield more inclusive outcomes.
Jimmy Chen, Founder and CEO, Propel
Sandy Fernandez, Senior Director, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
Rayid Ghani, Director, Center for Data Science and Public Policy, University of Chicago
Solomon Greene, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
Matt Hoffman, Vice President, Innovation, Enterprise Community Partners
Ellen Hwang, Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives, Office of Innovation and Technology, Philadelphia
Kiran Jain, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Neighborly
B. J. Mahal, Vice President, Smart Cities and Urban Innovation, Mastercard
ST Mayer, Chief Program Officer, Code for America
Gustavo Velasquez, Senior Director, Urban: Greater DC
Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, Urban Institute
Joy Whitt, Economic Intelligence Analyst, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, DC
Registration will begin 1:30 p.m., and the program will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. A networking reception will follow the event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding this event.
Support for this event is provided by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. For more information on the Urban Institute’s funding principles, go to www.urban.org/fundingprinciples