Driving Innovation from Within the City

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

 Innovation, design, thinking, and cutting edge technology all drive success in the private sector. Nigel Jacob believes those drivers are important for cities too. Nigel and his team in Boston's Office of New Urban Mechanics work to "explore, experiment, and evaluate new approaches to government and civic life" all within the confines of city hall. In this webinar, we'll discuss the role of innovation within local government and explore how urban R&D can drive improvements in city services,  equity, and citizen engagement.

 

About the Featured Speaker:Nigel-jacod

Nigel Jacob is the Co-founder of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, a civic innovation incubator and R&D Lab within Boston’s City Hall. Nigel’s work is about making urban life better via innovative, people-oriented applications of technology and design. Prior to joining the City of Boston in 2006, Nigel worked in a series of technology start-ups in the Boston area.

Speakers: Chris Davis and Nigel Jacobs