In case you having seen this, I wanted to let you know about a great event happening on Saturday, May 11th from 10:30am-5pm. The event - called theRethinkingRegulation Design Challenge - brings together policy experts, techies, and regulators to use technology to do regulation in a smarter way.
There are three pressing problems you can work on at the challenge dealing with public safety and quality of life issues:
Chinatown bus regulation in NYC -- how can we ensure buses are complying with the new permit legislation being implemented?
Illegal apartment conversions in NYC -- how can we empower renters to avoid renting illegal conversions and provide others with the information they would need to make similar decisions?
Food price gouging in Newark, NJ -- how can we help stop the practice of food purveyors raising prices around the 1st and the 15th of the month when food stamp benefits are released to recipients?
A member of Mayor Cory Booker's staff from Newark will be on hand to advise teams about food price gouging, and to judge solutions.
Other judges include:
Sarah Kaufman, Research Associate at the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation;
Suchi Sanagavarapu, the Senior Project Manager at the New York City Department Of Transportation (DOT); and
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