Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie: The Beauty and the Beast

How Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie became a symbol of mismanagement.

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An SC2 Fellow’s Impact on Memphis

How Memphis is striving to increase the retention of local talent and integrate students into civic life.

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Chester: A Future Model for Post-Industrial Cities

Chester has all the elements of success to become the next great American city. To build the foundation for the future, Chester and the SC2 Initiative must continue to: develop a leadership ecosystem, create a collaborative infrastructure, marshal the right resources, and mobilize the anchor institutions to create public-private partnerships to flourish. Chester can then become a model of a how post-industrial city can transform into a new model for urban America.

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A Quiet Ecological Revolution in the Harbor of Hamburg

Hamburg’s shiniest new buildings are also beaming examples of the potential of energy efficiency measures.

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Managing Rapid Economic Change in New Orleans

SC2 Peer Exchange explores how to connect local job seekers and small business owners to the city’s rapid economic expansion.

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The Potential of the Smart City Concept: a Look into Al Masdar City, UAE

Not too long ago, Hollywood predicted that by the turn of the century we would by living in a futuristic utopia with flying cars and cities powered exclusively by smart and clean technology. Could a new city in the United Arab Emirates come close to this vision?

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Peer Exchange Connects St. Louis and Cleveland on Role of Anchor Districts

From August 25-26, 2014, Cleveland’s University Circle, Inc. traveled to St. Louis for a peer exchange on anchor institution engagement.

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A Cosmopolitan Brussels

Though the heart of the European Union (and also a food scene that prides itself on waffles, frites, chocolate, and beer), Brussels is actually a far more complex city that its culinary or political labels might suggest.

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Fresno’s Anchor Engagement Strategy Comes to Life in Cleveland

On August 21 and 22, members of the Fresno Presidents’ Council traveled to Cleveland to see firsthand the components of a successful anchor engagement strategy.

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Surge Pricing and Other Problems – Uber vs. Taxi, Part IV

One oft-cited concern about ride-sharing apps is their use of surge pricing, which allows drivers to substantially increase user prices.

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Deregulation Efforts Overseas – Uber vs. Taxi, Part III

Have there been any differences with the deregulation experience between the United States and European countries?

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Philanthropic Engagement in Memphis, TN: the VISTA Perspective

How can Memphis’ VISTAs better engage with the local and national philanthropic community?

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Changing the Narrative is Key Lesson of Chester-DC Peer Exchange

The Chester Cultural Corridor is a new innovative vision that integrates design, economic development, civic engagement and the arts to bring residents and visitors together. What can the leaders of this vision learn from the creative economy efforts of Washington, DC?

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