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Liz Barry

Liz Barry is a founding member of the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science and serves as Director of Community Development guiding the group’s unique combination of place-based organizing and online peer production. She teaches in Columbia University’s graduate urban design department and speaks internationally on collaboration and environmental management. In 2015, the City of New York scaled TreeKIT — a project she co-developed with Philip Silva to measure, map and monitor street trees — into a city-wide initiative (TreesCount!) in which thousands of residents mapped over half a million trees. She served as a Fellow at the Design Trust for Public Space on Five Borough Farm Phases II & III and was named a Sunlight Foundation OpenGov Champion.


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