I am excited to announce that I have been named one of eight Global Urban Innovators by the NewCities Foundation, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to making cities more inclusive, connected, healthy, and vibrant.
I’ve been selected for this honor for my work through Small Change, which NewCities recognizes as an “innovative use of technology to address urban challenges.”
“Global Urban Innovators represent the very best, as their grassroots solutions make our cities easier to navigate, make them safer, and leverage the Internet of Things to create a better life for citizens,” said John Rossant, Chairman of NewCities.
As a Global Urban Innovator, I’ll play a leading role at the NewCities Summit in Incheon Songdo, South Korea from June 7 – 9, 2017, where I will share a presentation about Small Change with hundreds of global leaders gathered to discuss the theme “Thriving Cities: The Building Blocks of Urban Wellbeing.”
I’m honored to be included as a 2017 Global Urban Innovator with these startups and social enterprises that are changing cities through cutting-edge innovation:
- Alt-A – Songdo, South Korea
- CityTaps – Paris, France
- Green City Solutions – Berlin, Germany
- Safetipin – Gurgaon, New Delhi
- Small Change – Pittsburgh, USA
- Spin – San Francisco, USA
- WhereIsMyTransport – Cape Town, South Africa
- ZenCity – Tel Aviv, Israel
Global Urban Innovators alumni include some of the world’s pioneers in urban tech, including the multi-award winning addressing system what3words, the civic crowdfunding platform Spacehive, and India-based Jugnoo, which started as an autorickshaw aggregator, and has evolved into the go-to platform for everyday needs such as fresh fruits and vegetables, rides, and groceries.