Greta Byrum is the codirector of the Digital Equity Laboratory at The New School, a university center advancing digital equity through organizing, applied research, and policy strategy. Previously, as director of the Resilient Communities program at New America, Greta led Resilient Networks NYC, an initiative providing training, tools, and equipment to community organizations to build storm-hardened local WiFi in five Hurricane Sandy-impacted neighborhoods. Greta has spoken about community technology, urban planning, Digital Stewardship, and resilience at the Museum of London, Re:Publica, Bloomberg Live, Cleveland Public Radio, Marketplace Tech, MozFest, Moogfest, SXSW, Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, the American Planning Association’s Annual Conference, MIT’s Urban Risk Lab, the Net Inclusion Summit, the Lincoln Land Institute’s Journalists Forum, and the Personal Democracy Forum. Her writing on resilience and community technology has been featured in Politico, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, Slate, Real Clear Policy, and the International Journal of Communication. Greta serves on the boards of the METRO New York Libraries Council and the Earth Harmony Sanctuary.
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