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Thinking Ahead: How Reducing Energy In Buildings Is Good For The Environment And Your Wallet

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This post is part of NYCEDC’s Thinking Ahead series, which features editorials from New York City leaders and influencers across key sectors and neighborhoods to foster dialogue around the issues impacting our city. 

Zach Aarons is co-founder and advisor of MetaProp NYC, a real estate technology accelerator that brings together the brightest minds in real estate and technology to help quickly build our industry’s most promising young companies. 

This week, NYCEDC has partnered with MetaProp NYC...

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Thinking Ahead: How Extra Office Space Drives Pivotal Thinking In The Big Apple

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This post is part of NYCEDC’s Thinking Ahead series, which features editorials from New York City leaders and influencers across key sectors and neighborhoods to foster dialogue around the issues impacting our city. 

Buildings are static, but business is dynamic.

Having started several companies and served as a Techstars mentor, David Mandell was all too familiar with the bane of every startup’s existence: office space. He...

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Thinking Ahead: How Do We Get More Girls In Tech?

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This post is part of NYCEDC’s Thinking Ahead series, which features editorials from New York City leaders and influencers across key sectors and neighborhoods to foster dialogue around the issues impacting our city. 

Women are vital to New York City's economy.

Yet while they make up more than half of our workforce, they are underrepresented in the field of computer science. 

Enter Girls Who Code, a national non-profit whose goal is to provide...

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Thinking Ahead: New York City Bioscience Needs A Tugboat

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This post is part of NYCEDC’s Thinking Ahead series, which features editorials from New York City leaders and influencers across key sectors and neighborhoods to foster dialogue around the issues impacting our city. 

The following was written by Nina Tandon, CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world's first company that grows living human bones from your own cells for skeletal...

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Thinking Ahead: How General Assembly Grew Into A Global Education Community

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This post is part of NYCEDC’s Thinking Ahead series, which features editorials from New York City leaders and influencers across key sectors and neighborhoods to foster dialogue around the issues impacting our city. Read more Thinking Ahead posts here.

The following was written by Jake Schwartz, CEO and co-founder of General Assembly, a global educational...

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Thinking Ahead: Building Community Through Pop-Ups

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This post is part of NYCEDC’s Thinking Ahead series, which features editorials from New York City leaders and influencers across key sectors and neighborhoods to foster dialogue around the issues impacting our city. 

The following is written by Eric Ho, founder of miLES, a civic start-up that activates urban neighborhoods through the installation of pop-ups on vacant land assets. Here, Eric explains how pop...

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Thinking Ahead: The Coding Economy

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Flatiron Coders

This is the first post in NYCEDC’s Thinking Ahead series, which features editorials from New York City leaders and influencers across key sectors and neighborhoods to foster dialogue around the issues impacting our city.

The following post is written by Adam Enbar, who co-founded The Flatiron School in October 2012. The Flatiron School teaches passionate and creative people mobile and web development. Since October 2012, the school has trained hundreds of web and iOS developers, including

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