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Saturday, March 9 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hacking Cities for a Better, Sustainable Tomorrow

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U.S. cities, often resource-strapped and perceived as slow to adapt, are not known as havens for digital innovation. However, leaders are emerging in and outside government institutions that are passionate about applying web-based technologies to address this reputation. Cities, overcoming budgetary roadblocks with digital solutions, are increasing engagement and enhancing efficiencies to improve civic accountability and management. Costly infrastructure investment is still a hurdle most cities can’t climb, but the most impactful innovation, not tied to big government or global corporations, is often driven by inspired individuals looking to solve problems in their communities: a neighborhood watch mobile application or a tool that makes better commute options accessible. Join us to discuss this emerging wave of place-based, localized innovation, spurred through a convergence of public, private and nonprofit efforts, to create smarter, more sustainable cities – one app at a time.
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Erika Diamond

VP Community SolutionsRecyclebankErika is the Vice President of Community Solutions at Recyclebank, a NYC based company that rewards people for taking every day green actions with discounts and deals from local and national businesses. She currently heads up the community focused... Read More →

Rachel Haot

Chief Digital OfficerCity of New York
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Abhi Nemani

Dir of StrategyCode for AmericaAbhi Nemani is the Chief of Staff at Code for America, a national non-profit dedicated to reinventing government for the 21st century. Abhi has led CfA’s strategic development and growth, including the development of multiple new programs including... Read More →
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Bryan Walsh

Sr EditorTime MagazineI'm a senior editor for TIME magazine, focusing on international affairs. I also cover energy and environmental issues for the magazine.

Saturday March 9, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC

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