Nigel Jacob

Nigel Jacob

Nigel Jacob is Living Cities’ Urban Technologist in Residence and Founder and Co-Chair for the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston, Massachusetts.

With an extensive background in collaborative, citizen-facing technology projects, Nigel also serves as Mayor Menino’s advisor on emerging technologies. In both of these roles, Nigel works to develop new models of innovation for cities in the 21st century. Prior to joining the City of Boston in 2006, Nigel worked for and launched a series of technology start-ups in the Boston area.

Nigel Jacob

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Lessons From the Field for and by Civic Innovation Teams

Innovation teams are a new phenomenon in local government. As such, there are still precious few resources for such teams to follow as they begin their work. This means that people thoughtfully engaged in this work have lots to teach the world, including our City Accelerator teams from Louisville, Nashville and Philadelphia. They concluded an 18-month effort to develop experiments …

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