Our third Fellow spotlight session featured five fellows working on projects impacting the city in a myriad of ways. While it is hard to find a common thread between the projects presented, all in some way dealt with the topics of civic technology, equity and public space. Guest critic Michael Sorkin attended to steer the roundtable conversation.

Christopher Rice: Black in Design NYC: building black capacity in urban planning and design

Jessica Mathew: Leveraging e-governance and bridging the digital divide in urbanizing Africa

Katie Lorah: Digital tool for connecting motivated citizen leaders who with low-cost technical expertise

Jeremy Alain Seigel: Resiliency and Social Infrastructure: an overview of the Big U vision

Blue Ridge Labs, a new social impact incubator born out of the Robin Hood Foundation, graciously hosted us in their Brooklyn office. Blue Ridge Labs programs encourage entrepreneurs, designers, and developers to build products for communities that are often overlooked by technology. The event kicked off with presentations from two members of the Blue Ridge Labs cohort, Just Fix and Heat Seek NYC.