September 14, 2015
Meghan Cook, Program Director at CTG, participated in the White House Smart Cities Forum on September 14th. The first-of-its-kind event at the White House brought together leading thinkers and practitioners from government, the research community, cities, civil society, and the tech sector to discuss the multi-sector collaborations that will help our cities thrive in the 21st century.
The event was a component of the first ever Smart Cities Week, which addressed the question of “How can my city become a smart city?” Cook served on the Advisory Board for Smart Cities Week, which was hosted by the Smart Cities Council. In addition to her participation in the forum at the White House, Cook chaired and moderated an egovernment and open data session and co-lead a half day workshop entitled 'Leveraging Data to Combat Urban Blight' with Tarik Abdelazim from the Center for Community Progress.