Who should have power to shape the city? How can the private and public sectors complement each other? And how might they be in tension? With the growth of venture capital in the last few decades and the continued shrinking of cities budgets, the private sector has gained even more influence in shaping urban outcomes, often initiating large-scale and rapid changes that compel governing bodies into reactive roles, and taking on challenges traditionally addressed by public sector urban planners. In this panel, we discuss how the continued shift towards private sector control impacts urban management and how urban technologies fundamentally change residents’ experience of the city.
- Stephen Larrick, City Success Lead, Stae (Moderator)
- Newsha Ghaeli, President and Co-Founder, Biobot Analytics
- Matthew Guichard, Account Executive, REMIX
- Dawn Miller, Head of Policy and Partnerships, Coord
- Liz Sisson, Chief Operating Officer, Urban-X