Past Event

Regulatory Hacking: Startups, Cities, and Public Interest Tech

October 5, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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International Affairs Building (Room 1512), Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, New York

Mobility Futures, in coordination with the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at the School of International and Public Affairs, is excited to present a panel discussion around the idea of "regulatory hacking," or how new ventures disrupt policy along the way to new markets.


  • Cécile Abramowicz, Deputy General Counsel at Via-On-Demand Transit
  • Karen Bhatia, Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Evan Burfield, co-founder of 1776 and CEO of Union; author of Regulatory Hacking: A Playbook for Startups
  • Susan Crawford, John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
  • Jessie Lazarus, Head of Ecosystem, Business Development at CARMERA; Former NYC Chief Digital Officer


  • Kathy Zhang, founder of Mobility Futures, Associate Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University

Mobility Futures is an initiative at Columbia's Center for Sustainable Urban Development examining how new transportation technologies (including connected, automated, shared, and electric mobility options) are reshaping cities, and how proactive policies can create more sustainable and equitable transportation systems.

This event is free and open to the public, though RSVP is required. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. 

Mobility Futures is generously supported by the Center for Science and Society.