Vivek Hv, MDE 2019

Summer 2018

Organization: Utopia, Cambridge, MA

Sponsor: Greater Boston Area Community Service Fellowship


“The final weeks of my internship at Utopia have been focused on finalizing the main deliverable — The CITYLabs Playbook. I have been collecting, summarizing and documenting everything I’ve learned this summer along with previous work to create the strategy book. I have also had the opportunity to connect with Dr. S. Atyia Martin (previously Chief Resilience Officer of the City of Boston) to learn more about the government as an actor in support systems for the underserved.

As part of the internship, I also created a blog to write about urban innovation and Utopia’s views and perspectives on the matter. You can find my writings here!

Throughout my internship, I have had a great experience working and learning with the people at Utopia making a difference every day. Though working remotely has had its challenges, there have still been many ways to make a significant impact. As I sign off for the summer, I hope that my time this summer has added value to Utopia’s and CITYLabs’ future work as much as it will to all of my future work.”