Strategic Foresight
Research and master planning to create more livable, resilient, and sustainable systems.
Innovation Ecosystems  // Technology // Democracy // Economic Development // Smart Cities
 
Creating an Emerging Tech Ecosystem

Description: An analysis of NYC’s Urbantech evolution from its infancy to its current state

Creative Process: Master planning, Ecosystem development, Place-based Initiatives, Entrepreneurship, Urbantech
Objective: Develop a vision and strategic plan to build NYC's cleantech sector
 
OneNYC

OneNYC 2016 Progress Report — April 2016 

Publisher: City of New York

Role: Authored policies to support innovation in NYC

Description: Pages 17–18 -  Maintain New York as the global capital for innovation by supporting high-growth, high- value industries → Ensure that businesses in emerging sectors are able to find and fit out the space they need to start, grow, and scale their companies

One City, Built to Last: Transforming New York City’s Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future — September 21, 2014

Publisher: City of New York

Role: Authored policies to support innovation in NYC

Description: Page 88: Become a global hub for clean energy technology and innovation
 

One City, Built to Last: Transforming New York City’s Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future — a sweeping plan to retrofit public and private buildings to dramatically reduce the city’s contributions to climate change, while spurring major cost savings and creating thousands of new jobs for New Yorkers who most need them. This makes New York the largest city to commit to the 80 percent reduction by 2050, and charts a long-term path for investment in renewable sources of energy and a total transition from fossil fuels.

 
NY State Smart Cities Plan
NY State of the Region: New York City - Smart Cities Strategic Plan
Publisher: State of New York

Description: 2015 Regional Economic Development Council Plan prioritizes its focus for NYC to be a Global Smart Cities Industry Hub:

  • Identify and Expedite Projects that can Utilize New York Private Sector and Academic Talent to Solve Problems Facing City and State Government

  • Offer opportunities for collaboration, access to specialized equipment, mentoring and direct connections to government agencies

Role: Authored policies to support smart cities innovation in NYC
 
Understanding Urban Food Systems

Description: Researching the complexity within the urban food system and why we need to rethink it.

Creative Process: Sustainability, Human-centered Design, Systems Thinking, Technology
Objective: Breaking down the state of urban food system, its risks, and opportunities for its transformation through technology and innovation.
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