Industry to Tech Hub: East Williamsburg/Bushwick
You'll learn about:
The range of neighborhood impacts in an adaptive reuse scenario
How industrial landscapes can be blended with other zoning types while acknowledging residents and dynamic real estate markets
The challenges tech entrepreneurs must overcome to successfully build start-ups, cultivate innovation, and set roots in their growing community hub
East Williamsburg and Bushwick are quickly transforming from a place of manufacturing physical objects and food to a technology center. The contrast of the old and the new is apparent not only in the people on the streets and their conversations, but also in the change of the built environment. Its industrial feel is turning into more of a facade, hiding tech workspaces and artist communities.
Dig into East Williamsburg and Bushwick while inside tech workspaces and through the sights and flavors of the neighborhood. Uncover the challenges tech entrepreneurs must overcome to build start-ups, cultivate innovation, and set roots in their growing community hub. Study how industrial landscapes can be blended with other zoning types while acknowledging residents, community artists, and dynamic real estate markets.
Confirmed SpeakerJeff is the NYC Business Development Manager at CARTO. CARTO is the next generation location intelligence and data visualization engine enabling the transformation of location data into insights. CARTO provides universally accessible technology to connect and map data, create data-driven customized visualizations, and develop location-based data applications.
Confirmed SpeakerRyan leads the integration of digital technologies for government and transportation providers to enhance the customer experience while also improving the bottom line. He works across functional teams developing new product roadmaps using a lean and agile start-up mentality to drive project planning from user research and customer segmentation, resource planning, milestone tracking, go-to-market strategy and key performance metrics. Ryan combines experience as a Certified Planner and Certified GIS Professional in his work at the confluence of ubiquitous connectivity, mobile sensor systems, and data-driven solutions for government, infrastructure and business. Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning with a specialization in Spatial Information Processing from Michigan State University.
Confirmed SpeakerJosh is the director of business development at the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. He oversees Brooklyn’s 22 business improvement districts, spearheading policy initiatives while advising small businesses and collaborating with city agencies and nonprofits to deploy economic development programs. Previously, Josh was a community liaison for the Office of the New York City Comptroller and a community affairs director for the New York State Assembly. Josh received his Bachelor of Science in public affairs from Indiana University and his Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado.
Confirmed SpeakerThomas Coleman, AICP, LEED AP BD+C is WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Manager for Technology Integration. He has more than 20 years of experience as a transportation planner and project manager with specialized expertise in the design and delivery of projects focused on transit, roadway and highway projects. In 2016, Tom was elected Vice-Chair of the American Planning Association Technology Planning Division – Executive Committee.