Philanthropic Engagement in Memphis, TN

Last month, Memphis-area leaders from local foundations, city government, non-profit organizations, and private sector companies were joined by national experts for peer-to-peer learning, sharing and strategizing during the Philanthropic Engagement Network Peer Exchange.

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Public-Private Partnerships for Innovation, Education, and Creativity: A Case Study of the RDM Campus

On July 18, the Urban and Regional Policy Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States hosted Gabrielle Muris, director at the RDM (Research, Design, Manufacturing) Campus, in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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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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