Smart city planning must work for both private business and public citizens
Smart city partnerships between the public and private sectors can be challenging, and the uncertainties around new technologies bring new challenges.
Neil has advised global companies, government agencies, civic organizations, professional associations and foundations on public-private partnership.
He was Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Intersector Project, now an initiative of the Aspen Institute’s Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation where he serves as Project Lead. He is an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, supports financial sector engagement for Global Affairs Canada at the Consulate General of Canada in New York, and serves on the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance.
He is the co-editor of The Intersector: How the Public, Nonprofit, and Private Sectors Can Address America's Challenges (Brookings Institution Press, 2021)
He previously served as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Business in Society at The Darden School or Business at the University of Virginia, a member of Concordia’s Public-Private Partnership Index Task Force, and worked as a Principal Researcher for the Social Investment Organization of Canada.