NY Video: Growing Eco-Tech in an Urban Environment

Under the onus of climate change, the vulnerabilities revealed by Hurricane Sandy, and the strain of a ballooning population on a city with century old infrastructure, it is starkly apparent that the quality of life in New York City will depend on progressive sustainability planning and management, none of which would be possible without adequate fostering of eco-tech solutions.

Eco-tech companies are the bread-and-butter of the sustainability movement, and this panel will discuss the pros and cons of doing business in NYC. What kind of support and/or obstacles do eco-tech companies face in NYC? Does the City government offer adequate support and incentives for such initiatives? If not, what can be done to make it easier for such companies to flourish in an urban environment?

Panel:

Ido Salama, Sales at Sistine Solar
Sashti Balasundaram, Founder at We Radiate
Ajmal Aqtash, Associate Director of the Center for Experimental Structures
Matthew N. Greller, Clean Technology Attorney and Lobbyist

Sponsored by HP IDOL On Demand, DomainSkate, and Clio. Thank you to our host the Urban Future Lab and the Internet Society New York Chapter for the video!