Nigel JACOB

Chairman

Mayor’s Office for New Urban Mechanics (MONUM), of Boston

Nigel Jacob is the Co-founder of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, a civic innovation incubator and R&D Lab within Boston’s City Hall.

Nigel works to develop new models of innovation for cities in the 21st century. Prior to joining the City of Boston in 2006, Nigel worked for and launched a series of technology start-ups in the Boston area. He is also a board member at organizations such as Code For America and coUrbanize, and is an Executive-in-Residence at Boston University.

Nigel’s work has been written about extensively in magazines such as Wired, MIT Technology Review, Fast Company, and books including The Responsive City, by Stephen Goldsmith and Susan Crawford, and Smart Cities by Anthony Townsend. This groundbreaking work has earned Nigel a number of awards, including being named a Public Official of the year in 2011 by Governing Magazine, a White House Champion of Change, and the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation award for 20.

La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.