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How Could Cities Better Connect All Their Residents to Economic Opportunity?

May 12, 2014, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

Meeting of the Minds and Living Cities invite civic-minded leaders across sectors to participate in a group blogging event focused on the question: How could cities better connect all their residents to economic opportunity?

Bloggers are asked to write their response to the prompt question and publish it on their website. A list of participating bloggers, and links to their responses, are below.

Author

Response

Ben Hecht

President and CEO Living Cities


Neil Kleiman & Stephen Goldsmith

New York University & Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government


Claire Nelson

Publisher, Model D UIX Detroit


Ken Thompson

Senior Program Officer in the Pacific Northwest Initiative Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Ben Starrett

Executive Director Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities


Jonathan Reckford

CEO Habitat for Humanity International


Margery Turner

Senior Vice President for Program Planning and Management Urban Institute


Amy Chung and Juan Sebastian Arias

Living Cities


Sean Daniel Murphy

President and Managing Director Fund Good Jobs


Charles Rutheiser

Senior Associate in Center for Community and Economic Opportunity Annie E. Casey Foundation


MarySue Barrett

President Metropolitan Planning Council


Justin Bibb

Director of Strategy & Sales Conduit Global


Brooks Rainwater

Director of the City Solutions and Applied Research Center National League of Cities


Russ Vanos

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development Itron


Todd Vogel

Managing Director Loom, a foundation


Matthew Roling

Director of Business Development Rock Ventures


Michael Mehaffy

Executive Director Sustasis Foundation



Jessie Feller

Executive Director Meeting of the Minds


Kirk T. Steudle

Director Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)


Gordon Feller

Director Cisco


Meghna Tare

Director of Sustainability University of Texas at Arlington


Julie Fossitt

Marketing Manager, Cultural Services City of Kingston, Ontario


Edmundo Werna & Andres Mella

International Labor Office


Charles A. Hayes

President & CEO Research Triangle Regional Partnership


Alan Mountjoy

Planner / Architect NBBJ


Anne Schwieger

Founder Digital Equity Project


Shaina Kandel

Staff Writer CityMinded.org


David Auerbach

Co-founder Sanergy


Mark Skinner

Director Regional Innovation Acceleration Network (RIAN)


Dan Gilmartin

Executive Director & CEO Michigan Municipal League


Lisa Donovan

Communications Coordinator Michigan Municipal League


Kristen Jeffers

Founder and Editor-in-Chief The Black Urbanist


Leslie Lynn Smith

President and CEO TechTown Detroit


Margie Caust

Consultant Urban Collaboration, Ltd


Zach Leverenz

Chief Executive Officer EveryoneOn


Jason Perkins-Cohen

Executive Director Job Opportunities Task Force


Significance Labs


Matt Carmichael

Editor Livability.com


Hollie Russon-Gilman, Laurenellen McCann & Georgia Bullen

Open Technology Institute


Jesse Berst

Founding Chairman Smart Cities Council


Aaron M. Renn

Founder, Analyst Urbanophile.com


Doug Newcomb

Car Technology Writer, Expert, Consultant DougNewcomb.com


Katherine Takai

Project Manager International City/County Management Association (ICMA)


Chris Dorle

Strong Cities, Strong Communities Fellow Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office


Bradford Frost

Director Detroit Corridor Initiative


Rich Michos

Vice President, Smarter Cities IBM


Jorge Luis Lopez

Government Affairs Attorney Miami


Margot Kane

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Calvert Foundation


Institute for Transportation & Development Policy



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Marsha Druker

Marketing Communication Specialist Mircom


Greg Delaune

CEO and Co-founder UIX Global


Kim Zeuli

Senior Vice President Initiative for a Competitive Inner City


Josh Harman

Program Manager CleanTECH San Diego


Cathy Lewis Long

Executive Director The Sprout Fund


Anne Laure Desjardins

Paris Region International Mission Enterprise (PRIME)


Fares Ksebati

Fellow Challenge Detroit


Susanne Seitinger

City Innovations Manager Philips Color Kinetics


Heidi Goldberg

Program Director for Early Childhood & Family Economic Success National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families


Kim Davis

Editor-in-Chief Future Cities


Pete Saunders

Urban Planning Consultant Chicago-based


Ian Delaney

Journalist Here.com


Sarah Craft

Information & Policy Research Program Coordinator Michigan Municipal League


Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy

Managing Director & Partner Context Partners


Ilana Preuss

Chief of Staff Smart Growth America


Details

Date:
May 12, 2014
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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