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Urban Innovation Summit

The Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation will host is inaugural Urban Innovation Summit from October 30 – November 1 on Drexel’s campus. The Summit was conceived to tackle vexing urban challenges using real-world projects identified by Lindy’s first class of Urban Innovation Fellows. The Summit will showcase Drexel’s unique interdisciplinary approach to urban problem solving drawn from the talents of our faculty and students in our newly created Masters in Urban Strategy (MSUS) program. Multidisciplinary problem solving is a hallmark of the Lindy Institute’s mission and vision and the Summit will bring together expertise from a variety of fields such engineering, environmental science, urban design, planning, policy, economics, creative placemaking, real estate and development, public health and criminology to create innovative approaches to the Fellows’ challenges.

Over the three days, interdisciplinary teams led by internationally renowned experts will participate in a Fellows Forum to produce strategies that the Urban Innovation Fellows will carry forward in collaboration with Lindy and the inaugural cohort of MSUS students over the following 3-6 months. Leading members of the local design community will be invited to join the workshop teams, which will also include community members identified by the Fellows and undergraduate students seeking to gain experience.  You can follow its progress on Facebook and Twitter.

The Summit will culminate in the inaugural Drexel Dialogues, a free and open event with a timely focus: Urban Innovation in the Age of Trump. We’ll be joined by guests sharing global innovations which confront current urban challenges and show the way for an equitable and inclusive future. The Dialogues will be an evening of probing discussion and debate, as well as music and entertainment, with the opportunity to connect with other urbanists from Philadelphia and beyond. We hope you'll join us:

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Please email lindyinstitute@drexel.edu with any questions regarding the Summit.