Masterclass with Kip Harkness: Innovation and the Liveable City
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Urban leaders aspire to make their city, town and community liveable places where people thrive. Creating that liveable, sustainable ecosystem takes innovative thinking and innovative solutions.
This masterclass explores the dimensions of liveability and then reaches out to build your knowledge and skills to be able to leverage technology and innovation to enable, facilitate and co-create places where people thrive.
Kip Harkness is a change agent who has spent his career cultivating talent and building high-performing teams, from farmers on the edge of the Sahara to technology leaders in the Silicon Valley. As Deputy City Manager for the City of San Jose, Kip directs the City’s innovation program and implementation of San Jose’s Smart City Vision. Here, he developed a unique strategy for engaging and working with both the local community and elected officials throughout their smart city journey.
Kip previously led PayPal’s global Technology Leadership Program, and has served 15 years in a range of roles at the City of San Jose and its Redevelopment Agency. For 10 years, Kip created a led the award-winning Strong Neighbourhoods Initiative that restructured how departments collaborated with residents and improved service delivery to meet pressing neighbourhood priorities.
This masterclasses is open to both members of Cities Leadership Institute and non-members.