New Urban Mechanics: Civic Innovation through Partnerships and Technology

Event Date: April 09, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Healey Library, 11th Floor, Room B

Symposium description:
The rise of new technologies such as Web 2.0, social networking services, and smartphones has transformed the relationship between citizens and government.  Today, citizens are no longer mere recipients of government services but also partners in the development of innovative public services. 

The New Urban Mechanics of the City of Boston is leading the way in this new and exciting territory. Come hear about the potentials of these new technologies to improve the delivery of public services and the lives of  Boston residents.


  • Nigel Jacob and Chris Osgood, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston
  • Jason Webb, Director of Administration and Finance, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

Introduction by Dean Ira A. Jackson, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston


  • Michael Ahn, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
  • Michael Johnson, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs

Light Refreshments will be provided.

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