The Green New Deal has quickly become shorthand for a last-ditch effort to prevent climate change - one in which technological breakthroughs & market-based solutions take a back seat to public policy.
What role does innovation have to play in the fight to save cities & the planet? And are cash-ravenous startups doing more harm than good?
Join us as we convene a roundtable of entrepreneurs & investors to debate the roles of government, startups, & venture capital in forging a path forward, & launch Better' - Issue 03 of the URBAN-X Zine.
Prior to the roundtable, get a sneak peek at the founders selected for URBAN-X Cohort 07; the newest group of startups reimagining city life!
We will also have a unique installation by Laila Gohar, a creative exploring food as both an artistic medium & a tool for communication. Laila will explore the intersection between climate change, technology & food through a multi-sensory edible piece.
Greg Lindsay, Director of Applied Research, New Cities FoundationSavannah Goodman, Lead of Modeling & Simulation, Blueprint PowerShaun Abrahamson, Founder & Managing Partner, Urban Us
Additional speakers TBA.
6:30pm: Doors Open
7:00pm: Cohort 07 Introduction
7:15pm: Roundtable Conversation
8:15pm: Networking & Cocktails
9:00pm: Event Ends
The third edition of the URBAN-X Zine is set against the backdrop of the Anthropocene Era, in which we question what progress means for climate change. Our centerpiece on investing in climate adaptation & mitigation includes perspectives from the German Marshall Fund's David Zipper. We profile URBAN-X Cohort 05 companies Toggle & Treau who interrogate Jevons Paradox' which states that every attempt at better energy efficiency eventually becomes its own undoing. As climate change gathers speed, it is equally imperative to decide what a better place is, in order to invest in, invent, & deploy the solutions to achieve it.