Presented by Amplify Philly

Equitable Cities: Civic Engagement & Innovation

While tech-driven innovation has fueled tremendous economic growth in select cities, it’s also led to dramatic increases in inequality. But cities such as Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore, and others are now prioritizing inclusive growth by addressing the question: “Can we foster equity, access, and inclusion by encouraging civic engagement and solution-based innovation?" Improving a city’s quality of life in equitable and creative ways requires systemic collaboration and a commitment amongst all stakeholders to co-create solutions and make decisions together. This panel will explore how regional institutions ranging from major universities, tech companies, foundations, and municipalities are collaborating to deepen civic engagement and pursue civic innovation designed for greater equity.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Stéphanie Jecrois

City of Montreal

James Johnson-Piett

Urbane Development

Youngmoo Kim

Drexel University

Kira Strong

City of Philadelphia

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