The “Green New Deal” has quickly become shorthand for a last-ditch effort to prevent climate change – one in which technological breakthroughs and market-based solutions take a back seat to public policy.
What role does innovation have to play in the fight to save cities and the planet? And are cash-ravenous startups doing more harm than good?
Join us as we convene a roundtable of entrepreneurs and investors to debate the roles of government, startups, and venture capital in forging a path forward, and launch ‘Better’ – Issue 03 of the URBAN-X Zine.
Prior to the roundtable, get a sneak peek at the founders selected for URBAN-X Cohort 07; the newest group of startups reimagining city life!
We are also excited to announce a unique installation by Laila Gohar, a creative exploring food as both an artistic medium and a tool for communication. Laila will explore the intersection between climate change, technology and food through a multi-sensory edible piece.
Greg Lindsay, Director of Applied Research, New Cities Foundation
Savannah Goodman, Lead of Modeling and Simulation, Blueprint Power
Shaun Abrahamson, Founder and Managing Partner, Urban Us
Cecil Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director / Director of Policy Initiatives, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
6:30pm: Doors Open
7:00pm: Cohort 07 Introduction
7:15pm: Roundtable Conversation
8:15pm: Networking and Cocktails
9:00pm: Event Ends