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63 Flushing Avenue

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Urban Horizons is a workshop taking place at Smart Cities NYC´17.

Once you register for the Smart Cities NYC´17 conference and expo, you´ll receive a code in your confirmation email with which you can register for any of our workshops. You cannot sign up for workshops without registering for the Smart Cities NYC '17.

One of the most effective ways to create change is to envision how the steps we take today will affect our future selves, our cities, and our planet. Join us to engage in rapid-fire brainstorming sessions as we break into teams and design a bold shared vision of the future of urban life 5, 10, and 20 years from now.

In this workshop participants will lend their unique strengths, contributing everything from artistic visualizations and designs to personal narratives that help us imagine a brighter, more sustainable and resilient future.

Teams will create artifacts describing their big visions and the steps that must take place to turn their visions into reality. The resulting artifacts will be shared via social media for all Conference attendees and beyond, and all session participants will receive a template of the session to use as a tool for future work and collaboration.


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Peter Shanley (Civic Hall)

At Civic Hall, Peter’s team is responsible for connecting the dots within our community and curating meaningful and authentic opportunities for collaboration. Prior to joining, he spent a decade as a serial entrepreneur and strategic leader both inside of large companies (Yahoo! Brickhouse + HP Labs) and successful startups (Federated Media, Betable, Neo Innovation).

Before joining the private sector, Peter worked for TNDC.org in the trenches of the affordable housing movement. He combines a passion for social justice, deep experience across non-profit and Fortune 500 open innovation environments & expertise in modern methods and practices like Lean Startup and Agile/XP and helps leaders walk the path from Ideas to Impact.

Find him at @petershanley.

Erin Simpson (Civic Hall Labs)

Erin Simpson, Director of Programs at Civic Hall Labs. Erin Simpson joins Civic Hall Labs from a Fellowship on Microsoft’s Civic Team, where she ran community organizing efforts around open data and digital equity in the Chicagoland area. Prior to Microsoft, Erin founded and directed a volunteer-run digital strategy and web development consultancy for Chicagoland nonprofits and local government. Her past work includes civic innovation with the Clinton Foundation and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, and policy interning for the White House Domestic Policy Council. Erin has advised on the execution of hackathons and venture challenges for Microsoft, the Chicago Innovation Exchange, the New York City Economic Development Council, and the Center for Neighborhood Technology. Her award-winning thesis on digital inequality investigated user experience in public computer centers in Chicago libraries and community centers. Erin is a Truman Scholar and has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy with an emphasis on issues of inequality from the University of Chicago, where she graduated with top honors.


Find her at @esmpsn.


Howard Chambers (Makeable)

Howard Chambers is the Design Director at Makeable—focusing her work on the intersection between digital, place and people. Previously, she taught Visualizing Urban Change and Design Thinking at Parsons. Her projects have helped the Hudson River Park, Montreal UNESCO, Nissan, and Neo Innovations among others. She is the co-founder of the urban project that is Softwalks, began the mobile app, Micromoment. Her work has been featured in Architizer, PSFK, Inhabitat and won Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award in 2012. You can often find her biking in Brooklyn and over the Manhattan Bridge with her husband and daughter.

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