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Innovation Revolution: Building a 21st Century City

Science, Technology & Innovation

Innovation Revolution: Building a 21st Century City

Virtual Forum

Friday, February 19, 2021
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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"Instead of thinking about government as something that happens behind closed doors, tech allows us to recreate government institutions that listen." – Beth S. Noveck, Ph.D.

In March, the Urban Land Institute Cleveland and the City of Cleveland will present a virtual symposium, Building a 21st Century City: The Future is Now!. The Symposium will focus on how Cleveland can embrace advances in technology, mobility, and economic inclusiveness to result in a more competitive and smarter city, ready for the changing technology of the 21st century.

New Jersey has emerged as one of the most innovative and technologically engaged states in the nation. In 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy appointed Beth S. Noveck as the state’s first Chief Innovation Officer, responsible for making government services more responsive and jumpstarting its innovation economy.

Noveck directs the Governance Lab (The GovLab) and its MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance. At the GovLab, she directs better governance programs, including work with public institutions on public engagement in lawmaking (CrowdLaw), expert-sourcing innovative solutions to hard problems (Smarter Crowdsourcing), and co-creation between cities and citizens (City Challenges). She also coaches "public entrepreneurs," working with passionate individuals to take their public interest projects from idea to implementation.

Previously, Noveck served in the White House as the first United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer and director of the White House Open Government Initiative under President Obama. UK Prime Minister David Cameron appointed her senior advisor for Open Government.

Join us as Noveck shares her experiences at the intersection of technology, academia, and state and local governments, and offers insights on what Cleveland needs in order to succeed in the 21st century.

The livestream will be available beginning at 12:30 p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

Production and distribution of City Club forums in partnership with ideastream is generously provided by PNC and the United Black Fund.

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