Keynote and Dialogue with Urban Revitalization Strategist Majora Carter
Majora Carter, a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster, will lead a conversation on Community as a Corporation and how talent-retention strategies can be used to mitigate fears of displacement in re-urbanizing America.
The event will begin at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21, in the Brendle Recital Hall. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Admission is free and seats are limited. RSVP here.
About Majora Carter:
Majora Carter is responsible for the creation and implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training and placement systems.
At Sustainable South Bronx, Carter deployed MIT’s first ever Mobile Fab-Lab (digital fabrication laboratory) to the South Bronx – where it served as an early iteration of the “Maker-Spaces” found elsewhere today. The project drew residents and visitors together for guided and creative collaborations.
After establishing Sustainable South Bronx and Green For All(among other organizations) to carry on that work, she opened a private consulting firm to help spread the message and success of social enterprise and economic development in low-status communities – which was named Best for the World by B-Corp in 2014. Her work is characterized by an emphasis on talent-retention on the corporate and community levels.
Clients include industry leaders in many fields, municipal and federal government agencies, and leading educational institutions across the US. From this vantage point, Majora co-founded the now 750+ member Bronx Tech Meetup, as well as the StartUpBox Software Services company which is rebuilding the entry level tech job pipeline by using market forces and established business practices to help diversify the US tech sector. Clients include Digital.nyc, PlayDots, and GIPHY, among others.
Majora Carter has helped connect tech industry pioneers such as Etsy, Gust, FreshDirect, Google, and Cisco to diverse communities at all levels, and she continues to drive resources that value diversity into the communities historically left out of economic growth trends.
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, Rethinking Community, the Sustainability Graduate Programs, the Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, the Department of Engineering, and the Intercultural Center. RSVP here.