September 26, 2019

MentorTalks: The Future of Cities with Rhonda Binda

ACYPL exchange alumna Rhonda Binda, of Venture Smarter, joined us to talk about smart cities and public-private partnerships.

What is a smart city? How do smart cities benefit private citizens, businesses, and governments? How can anyone start an initiative to take their city from regular to “smart”? Watch the video to get Rhonda's answers to all of these questions and more!

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Assistant Secretary Marie Royce with Rhonda Binda Assistant Secretary Marie Royce with Rhonda Binda

About Rhonda Binda:

Rhonda is Co-Founder & COO for Venture Smarter and Executive Director of the Smart Regions Initiative, bringing smart city solutions to communities in the U.S. and around the world. She is recognized internationally as a leader in developing smart cities.

Rhonda recently returned to her hometown of Jamaica, Queens, New York City, where she led a community revitalization effort that brought many awards from the government and private sector. She was named Business Leader of the Year and currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at The City University of New York – Medgar Evers College.

Rhonda previously served at the U.S. Department of State and in the White House. During that time, she was nominated as a rising political leader by the American Council of Young Political Leaders, a State Department-supported program that chooses rising political leaders from around the world to experience what political life is like in countries other than their own.

Rhonda graduated from Duke University and Georgetown Law, and is an Oxford University Lord Rothermere Scholar. She currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at The City University of New York – Medgar Evers College.

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