sLab Research Advisor
Director, Centre for City Ecologies
Director, Gotham Innovation Greenhouse, NY
Carl Skelton, Dr. -Ing. directs the Gotham Innovation Greenhouse in New York and the Centre for City Ecologies in Toronto, working at the forefront of development of new tools and practices to support collaborative participation in urban design, planning and governance.
Clients in this area include the Office de Consultation Publique de Montréal, the Engineering Department of the City of Los Angeles, the James J. Dudley Luce Foundation, Smart Cities New York, and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
He conceived and leads the development of the Betaville massively participatory online platform with partners in Toronto and in the department of Informatics of the Bremen City University of Applied Sciences in Germany, where he also works as a researcher in residence.
Dr. Skelton was the first recipient of the Jane Jacobs Medal for Technology and Innovation, and one of the first grant recipients from the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund.
Dr. Skelton’s research has been supported by Microsoft Research, the Rockefeller Foundation (Cultural Innovation Fund), the National Science Foundation, the Ontario Research Fund, IBM Canada, and the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research).