Innovation for Inclusion Summit: Harnessing Technology to Create More Equitable Cities
The Urban Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth held 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 explored new platforms facilitating better communication between residents and their governments and technology-supported tools local leaders are using to tackle inequalities head on. Panels also identified 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
Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, Urban Institute
Gustavo Velasquez, Senior Director, Urban: Greater DC
Joy Whitt, Economic Intelligence Analyst, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, DC