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Launching UrbanTech Premium Content

For UT's 75th edition, JT shares thoughts on why we are launching paywalled content and how your membership to UT supports building out our product and company.

John Thomey
John Thomey
Apr 19, 2021
Launching UrbanTech Premium Content
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Since UrbanTech published our first edition last summer, we’ve published over 74 editions of our free newsletter. Today for our 75th edition, we officially are launching UrbanTech Premium content: newsletters, podcasts — and eventually more — only available to premium subscribers to UrbanTech.

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The conversation featured in today’s edition is from a podcast that I recorded last week with Lacuna Technologies, which focuses on building digital tools that allow cities to use data technologies better, while simultaneously promoting urban equity issues and preserving the privacy of local citizens.

I sat down with Lacuna’s CEO Hugh Martin and a new member of Lacuna’s Board of Directors, Rashida Richardson. Rashida joined the Lacuna team last month and is a lawyer, researcher, and advocate specializing in race, emerging technologies, and the law.

Fun fact: Rashida was featured in Netflix’s The Social Dilemma documentary!!

Before joining the Lacuna team, Rashida was the Director of Policy Research at the AI Now Institute. Prior to AI NOW, Rashida worked as legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union of New York (NYCLU). Basically, she’s a rock star and I learned a ton from chatting with her and Hugh.

Both of them are incredibly passionate about urban tech issues and are major advocates for helping to make our cities better places to live by harnessing innovation while fighting the stereotype of the “smart city.”

A huge thanks to Rashida and Hugh for taking the time to chat with me and helping me launch UrbanTech Premium content.

I hope you'll consider signing up for an early-bird UrbanTech subscription to hear all of the insights Hugh and Rashida drop in our conversation.

An early subscription to UrbanTech will provide me with the tools I need to continue to build out our product. I'm also hoping I can use UrbanTech's early revenue to secure health insurance before I come off my family's plan when I turn 26 later this year.

Have a great Monday and thanks for helping me do the most exciting work of my career,

John

Since UrbanTech published our first edition last summer, we’ve published over 74 editions of our free newsletter. Today for our 75th edition, we officially are launching UrbanTech Premium content: newsletters, podcasts — and eventually more — only available to premium subscribers to UrbanTech.

Subscribe to UrbanTech Premium

The conversation featured in today’s edition is from a podcast that I recorded last week with Lacuna Technologies, which focuses on building digital tools that allow cities to use data technologies better, while simultaneously promoting urban equity issues and preserving the privacy of local citizens.

I sat down with Lacuna’s CEO Hugh Martin and a new member of Lacuna’s Board of Directors, Rashida Richardson. Rashida joined the Lacuna team last month and is a lawyer, researcher, and advocate specializing in race, emerging technologies, and the law.

Fun fact: Rashida was featured in Netflix’s The Social Dilemma documentary!!

Before joining the Lacuna team, Rashida was the Director of Policy Research at the AI Now Institute. Prior to AI NOW, Rashida worked as legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union of New York (NYCLU). Basically, she’s a rock star and I learned a ton from chatting with her and Hugh.

Both of them are incredibly passionate about urban tech issues and are major advocates for helping to make our cities better places to live by harnessing innovation while fighting the stereotype of the “smart city.”

A huge thanks to Rashida and Hugh for taking the time to chat with me and helping me launch UrbanTech Premium content.

I hope you'll consider signing up for an early-bird UrbanTech subscription to hear all of the insights Hugh and Rashida drop in our conversation.

An early subscription to UrbanTech will provide me with the tools I need to continue to build out our product. I'm also hoping I can use UrbanTech's early revenue to secure health insurance before I come off my family's plan when I turn 26 later this year.

Have a great Monday and thanks for helping me do the most exciting work of my career,

John

Launching UrbanTech Premium Content

John Thomey

John Thomey is a founder of Urban Tech, a newsletter and podcast. He’s a graduate student at the University of Southern California, studying Public Policy and Urban Planning.

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