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Great to meet you! I'm an organizer and designer interested in questions, playing outside, and their hybrids.

Currently: Liz Barry is a founding member of the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science where, as director of community development, she guides the interplay between place-based organizing and online peer production. She is a collaborator on the Aerocene, a member of the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, and an adjunct in the Sustainable Systems group at Parsons the New School for Design. She speaks internationally on collaboration and urban environmental management.

Previously: In 2015/6, the City of New York scaled TreeKIT -- a project she co-founded with Philip Silva to measure, map and monitor street trees -- into a city-wide initiative (TreesCount!) in which thousands of New Yorkers mapped over half a million trees. She taught for a decade in Columbia University’s graduate Urban Design Department, served as a Fellow at the Design Trust for Public Space on Five Borough Farm Phases II & III, and was named a Sunlight Foundation OpenGov Champion. She first came to New York to catalyze public interaction by sitting on sidewalks with a "Talk To Me" sign and throwing parties for strangers to meet each other. Later she shifted her location to 25 floors above Wall Street at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to design international new cities and campuses (unfortunately, without meeting any potential residents). Liz is originally from North Carolina where she helped start an urban agriculture youth enterprise called the Durham Inner-city Gardeners (DIG) that continues to thrive today.