Chelsea Collier fosters collaboration between public and private sectors to create smarter cities and more connected communities. She is the Founder of Digi.City, a platform she launched as a result of her Fellowship and continues to grow in order to share information and advocate for cross-sector collaboration. She also serves as Editor-At-Large for Smart Cities Connect. Her work has been published in local and national publications including, Venture Beat, the Chicago Tribune and more. Previously she directed Texans for Economic Progress, a statewide coalition focused on engaging the tech community in Texas with elected officials to shape public policy supporting the digital economy. As a result of her thought leadership, she was selected by the Federal Communications Commission to participate on a national panel making recommendations for federal broadband regulatory issues in 2015. Collier is a founding member of the first Texas-based Impact Hub, a co-working and events space that supports collaboration to drive positive change in the world by uniting creative and compassionate people. On fellowship, Collier learned how networks, coalitions and interest groups function in China specifically as relates to the topic of smart cities.





Areas of Interest

Infrastructure Development, Urban Planning
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United States Program

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United States

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