Smart Citizens

Smart Citizens

Auckland has a vision to be the world's most liveable city. A smart city with smart citizens and smart infrastructure will ensure that the vision becomes a reality. This webinar series will bring you international and local speakers who are experts in their fields to trigger the thinking that will lead to the development and construction of a smart Auckland. What capabilities does a "smart citizen" of Auckland need to succeed? •Who are Auckland's citizens? •What capabilities do they need to succeed? •How do we communicate and engage with all citizens? •How do we maximize their economic potential for the city? •The need for a specific economic and policy framework to properly consider the implications of superdiversity.

Mai Chen

Managing Partner, Chen Palmer Public and Employment Law Specialists; Chair, Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business

Mai Chen is a legal expert, best-selling author, successful entrepeneur, a company director and an adjunct professor of law. Born in Taiwan, she is Managing Partner at Chen Palmer Public and Employment Law Specialists and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Auckland School of Law.

Mai published Transforming Auckland: The Creation of Auckland Council in 2014 . More recently she completed the "Superdiversity Stocktake: Implications for Business, Government and New Zealand" published on the Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business website, which has been downloaded over 100,000 times.

She was named in the Top 50 Diversity Figures in Pulic Life in the Global Diversity List 2016 affiliated with the Global Diversity Awards, supported by The Economist.

Mai is also a BNZ board director, chair of New Zealand Asian Leaders, inaugural Chair of NZ Global Women and was a top 10 finalist in the 2014 and 2016 New Zealand of the Year Awards.

She has a first class law honours degree from Otago University and a Masters degree from Harvard Law School.

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