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Doing and Facilitating – Building (for) New Tools

October 4, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

How does urban policy facilitate technology and innovation?How does technology and innovation facilitate urban change?
At this event organized by the Fall 2012 Architecture and Urban Design Studio at Columbia GSAPP, Carolee Fink and Frank Hebbert will talk about cities and innovative technology.
 Frank will discuss his work at Open Plans where he and his colleagues build better tools for citizens and governments to plan for the future of cities together. Carolee will share her recent work at the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, including the history and objectives of the 2004 Downtown Brooklyn Rezoning and the subsequent changes in the area, as well as the administration’s policy objectives for Downtown Brooklyn 2.0 – promoting commercial office development and attracting new innovative users, creating high quality public spaces, fostering academic uses and workforce development.
The subsequent discussion will address the challenges cities are facing in implementing policy and tech tools intended to facilitate better communication and development. Moderated by Justin G. Moore and Lee Altman.



October 4, 2012
6:30 pm

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