The Transformational Impact of Community Centered Design

In a series of interactive workshops and discussions held throughout the SC2 National Network Workshop, Context Partners walked the fellows and their delegations through the firm’s Community Centered Design (CCD) process, which offers implementable methods they can use to directly impact the community driven work they do.

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Q&A: Chris Alvarado, SC2 Fellow, City of Cleveland

Alvarado on vacant land, the SC2 network, and the common experiences of the SC2 pilot cities.

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Q&A: Gretchen Moore, SC2 Fellow, City of Fresno

Moore on Fresno, local leadership development, and the SC2 network.

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Q&A: Douglas Scarboro, Executive Director of Talent and Human Capital, City of Memphis

Scarboro on talent and human capital in Memphis and on the local impacts of the SC2 Fellowship Program.

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Q&A: Jennifer Terry, SC2 Fellow, City of New Orleans

Terry on broadband access in New Orleans and the experience of being a SC2 Fellow.

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Uber vs. Taxi, Part I

As ride sharing has increased in popularity and spread throughout major U.S. and European cities, taxi drivers have protested and demanded that government respond.

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Q&A: Gianfranco Presutti, Head of Labour, Development, European Funds and Smart City Department, City of Torino and Stefano Pisu, Project Manager, Fondazione Torino Wireless

Gianfanco Presutti leads Smart City activities for the Municipality of Torino, while Stefano Pisu is a contractor for Fondazione Torino Wireless, where he is responsible for consulting activities for the Torino Smart City Initiative.

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Q&A: Debra Lam, Chief Innovation and Performance Officer, City of Pittsburgh

Debra Lam is chief innovation and performance officer at the City of Pittsburgh, where she oversees technology, sustainability, performance, and innovation functions of city government.

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Q&A: Robert Phocas, Energy & Sustainability Manager, City of Charlotte

As the energy and sustainability manager for the city of Charlotte, Robert Phocas oversees the development and implementation of the City Council’s Environment Focus Area plan, a document that guides everything the city of Charlotte does both internally and externally on energy and the environment.

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Amsterdam Smart City + Energy Study Tour Final Briefing: Going our Separate Ways

On the final morning of the Amsterdam Smart City + Energy Study Tour, delegates convened for breakfast and a final briefing to share their impressions and their take-home messages.

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