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This week on the podcast, Christopher is joined by Aaron Meyerson, former Deputy CTO for the city of New York. Christopher and Aaron dig into New York City’s Internet Master Plan, which launched in the spring of 2021 and gained steam before being put on hold by the Adam’s administration in January of 2022.
Aaron shares the lessons he learned in creating a single, streamlined process for intra-agency cooperation in the name of facililitating a smooth experience for vendors and the value that unlocking city-owned assets can add to efforts like this. He also tells Chris about navigating the razors’ edge of pursuing a large-scale solution, as NYC’s Master Plan was intended to be, as opposed to smaller, quicker projects that could be turned around in a single election cycle and avoid the sometimes inevitable slowdown that comes with the changing of the guard.
Finally, Christopher and Aaron talk about NYC’s new plan for connectivity in public housing developmnets, and their concerns about longevity and where the money’s going.
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Thanks to Arne Huseby for the music. The song is Warm Duck Shuffle and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.