Osborn Plaza, a public space in the heart of Brownsville, will serve as the anchor site for the Brownsville Neighborhood Innovation Lab’s public programs and technology demonstrations.
The first set of technologies to be demonstrated at Osborn Plaza will include a trash bin that can alert sanitation crews when it is full, a bench that doubles as a cell phone-charging station, and an interactive digital kiosk with a variety of possibilities, including engaging Brownsville residents with neighborhood data and opportunities to participate in the Neighborhood Innovation Lab.
This initiative is overseen by Brownsville’s Tech Community Advisory Board.
Brownsville Community Justice Center serves as the lead community partner for the Brownsville Neighborhood Innovation Lab, and has led the formation of a community tech advisory board consisting of residents and civic leaders, including community organizers, local entrepreneurs, and social service professionals.
In the months ahead, these community leaders will play a critical role as strategic advisors involved in the local governance of the initiative, including helping to shape public programs and technology demonstrations in Osborn Plaza and throughout Brownsville.
Community advisors include:
Additional partners include: