In October, we participated in the Municipal Art Society’s Annual Summit, focusing on ways stakeholder engagement can help communities participate in and prepare for large-scale, urban shifts. This year’s theme – Pushing the Limits – challenged attendees to consider solutions to the pressures felt as cities push the limits of physical and financial resources, from infrastructure to housing.
Celeste Frye moderated a panel, “New Tools for Equitable Engagement,” driving the discussion on how communities can meaningfully participate in debate and decisions that impact their neighborhoods. The conversation explored opportunities to modernize traditional outreach methods to address changing communication mediums, and if technology is the way to encourage more democratic city-building.
Panelists included Story Bellows, Chief Innovation and Performance Officer from the Brooklyn Public Library; Gabe Klein, Co-Founder at CityFI & Special Venture Partners at Fontinalis Partners; and Damon Rich, Partner of Hector.
Check out the video below for the full panel discussion: