At Participatory City Foundation we are determined to share our ideas, collaborate and to connect our work to yours. There are many people working in fields today that think this way too. People who also believe in open collaboration please participate in Transdisciplinary Research Project
I have some expertise in machine learning and AI, could you explain briefly how that might be of use to you in your goals ?
Data analysis is one place that could be of interest. Maybe even modelling future growth patterns for community.
I am sure there are others.