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Rachel Mukai Stark

Smart Cities Program Manager, City of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Rachel is an urban designer and landscape architect with over 15 years of experience solving problems in the urban context. With a background in environmental science, effective data and its use is key to her work. She has used this and her expertise of working directly with the community to build up a people-centered smart city approach in Charlotte. She leads the City of Charlotte’s strategy to deliver investments that close the digital divide and build civic innovation. She leverages the Smart Cities program of putting data to work through technology and innovative approaches to achieve community goals and advance digital inclusion. She has authored the “5 Tactics of the Co-Created Smart City” for the Knight Foundation and City of Charlotte as a reference for connecting technology initiatives and community.