The Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM) was formed in 2010, and serves as Mayor Walsh’s civic research and design team. We tackle projects that cover a range of topics, which includes everything from civic engagement to City infrastructure to public health. We work across departments and communities to explore, experiment, and evaluate new approaches to government and civic life. Civic innovation is more than just increasing government efficiency. It's also about improving the experience and well-being of people. So we ask: “How does Boston create more opportunities for more residents to shape their City and participate in civic life?” Our team brings a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences to the table in hopes of answering that question.
MONUM is seeking a Technologist for the Public Realm who will lead the planning and execution of the $4.7 million Verizon Smart Communities program. Based within MONUM, this individual will work closely with the Streets Cabinet and the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) to identify Verizon Smart Communities technologies and services that have 1) demonstrated proven value for addressing community challenges and 2) can be used to improve safety for vulnerable users of the public right of way and quality of life in Boston.