Neal Peirce reports on Jay Nath, SFGov and Meeting of the Minds
After attending a Jay Nath’s Meeting of the Minds webinar, Neal Peirce reports on San Francisco’s open data and parklet programs for Citiwire.net, New City Rx: High-tech Innovation Merged with a Role for Citizens.
San Francisco’s not alone in the scramble for cutting-edge innovations. New York, Boston and Chicago are also leaders, and often exchanging information with San Francisco. And Philadelphia is the only other city with a direct counterpart to Nath — Adel Ebeid, recently appointed chief innovation officer by Mayor Michael Nutter.
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