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URBAN-X: Green New Deal Flow

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?

On Dec. 4th in Brooklyn, URBAN-X convened a roundtable of entrepreneurs, environmental justice advocates, 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. Video from the event is above; a list of speakers is below. I moderated the event as my final duty as the inaugural URBAN-X Urbanist-in-residence.

Speakers:
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

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Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is the director of applied research at NewCities and director of strategy at its mobility offshoot CoMotion.  He is also a partner at FutureMap, a geo-strategic advisory firm based in Singapore, a non-resident senior fellow of The Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, and co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.

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