Melanie Nutter

Principal of Nutter Consulting

Melanie Nutter is the Principal of Nutter Consulting and provides urban sustainability and smart cities strategy for cities, foundations, nonprofits and companies. Nutter is the former Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment and served for Mayor Gavin Newsom and Mayor Edwin Lee from 2010 through 2014. During her tenure, San Francisco achieved an 80% waste diversion rate, reduced its carbon
emissions to 14.5% below 1990 levels and was named the Greenest City in North America by Siemens and the Economist Intelligence Unit. Under Nutter’s leadership, the Department expanded its focus on community engagement, released an updated Climate Action Strategy, launched a citywide adaptation effort and started a biodiversity program. Nutter also championed smart city strategies to help the City meet its sustainability goals.

Tuesday, April 16
11:00 am - 12:15 pm • Digital Equity: Ensuring Smart City Benefits for Allboardroom
The promise of a smart city means improved quality of life for all citizens. For too long, public investments in technology solutions have benefited those who are able to afford the price of entry, be it, hardware, internet, cable, etc. The new paradigm requires that the well-being of all residents be addressed. Bring your ideas and questions to this interactive discussion with practitioners who have successfully engaged traditionally disadvantaged populations in technology initiatives.