Science & Technology Tag

“I can’t think of a single one of our projects that isn’t cross-sector,” says Chris Osgood, Co-Chair of the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, whose experience in city government focuses on innovation.

"Collaboration across sectors has allowed us to create a technical training program at GBCC that has been a great success. We are now a partner in the economic development agenda for the region."

My own response – unsurprisingly – was to observe that intersector collaboration, in the process of resolving specific problems like environmental conservation and infrastructure, also indirectly addresses the broader problems of unemployment.