City Forum | Austin Innovation District | Sherri Greenberg

Friday April 3, 2015 , All Day
Location: Goldsmith Hall
City Forum | April 3, 2015

Goldsmith Main Jury Room

Ground Floor, 2.110

With the establishment of the Dell Medical School and the redevelopment of the Central Health Brackenridge Campus, the Northeast quadrant of downtown Austin is poised for great change.  An Austin Innovation Zone, first proposed in 2013 by former Mayor Lee Leffingwell, could be located adjacent to the Medical School and Central Health Campus.  The Austin Innovation Zone will need to respond to the vision laid out by the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan. Studying existing innovation districts is an important part of the process of establishing an innovation district in Austin. However, creating a district that responds to the unique needs of Austin’s residents will require imaginative partnerships and creative planning.

Presenter bio:

Sherri Greenberg is a Clinical Professor and Fellow of the Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Her current teaching and research interests include:  technology and innovation, public engagement, finance, and urban and state affairs. Her recent publications are:  Using Innovation & Technology to Improve City Services, Congressional Committees and Social Media, Congress + Social Media, Transparency Issues in E-Governance & Civic Engagement. She received a M.Sc. in Public Administration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics.