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Geeta Mehta - Moderator

Dr. Geeta Mehta, PhD, AIA, is an adjunct professor of urban design at Columbia University, and has worked on urbanism projects in twelve countries. Women’s eNews recognized her as one of the 21 Leaders of the 21st Century.

Geeta is the founder of Asia Initiatives (www.asiainitiatives.org), a non-profit organization that works in underserved communities to help improve livelihoods, education and the environment. She is the innovator of Social Capital Credits (SoCCs), a virtual currency for social good that won the World Changing Idea award from the Fast Company, as also prizes from MIT SOLVE, Jacobs Foundation, General Motors, Vodafone and Experian.

Geeta is also the co-founder of URBZ: User Generated Cities (www.urbz.net), an organization that works with grassroots organizations to improve neighborhoods. Geeta serves on the New York City Mayor’s Waterfront Management Advisory Board, and on the board of the Center for the Living City. She served as the president of the American Institute of Architects’ Japan Chapter while she lived in Tokyo.     

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Friday, September 24

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