Posts Tagged ‘lovable cities’

TEDx Iowa City Video

December 1st, 2011 by admin

On 11/11/11 it was my honor to be a speaker at the inaugural TEDx Iowa City event.  For a first time event, they knocked it out of the park with a great venue, cool stage and a wonderful array of speakers; local, national and international!

South Bend Declares Its Love

September 30th, 2011 by admin

In June I wrote a piece called “The Surprising Life in America’s Dying Cities” for Infrastructurist.com.  The piece highlighted the amazing things that were happening in the cities designated by Newsweek Magazine in January as the 10 most “dying” places.  Needless to say, the cities on that list were not happy with the tag placed

For the Love of Akron

September 1st, 2011 by admin

On August 23, 2011 we conducted the “For the Love of Akron” workshop at the University of Akron. The event was sponsored by the Akron office of the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation and drew over 200 participants. The event also featured Knight Soul of the Community lead consultant Katherine Loflin, the team from The

Workshop with City of St. Petersburg Leadership

June 22nd, 2011 by admin

On Wednesday, June 15th, it was my honor to present to the leaders of the City of St. Petersburg at their monthly learning session. The meeting brings together over 100 of the city’s department and divisional leaders for opportunities to learn and connect with each other. I was there at the invitation of St. Petersburg

Surprising Life in America’s “Dying” Cities

June 17th, 2011 by admin

Here is the piece I wrote for Infrastructurist.com which challenges the way we think about statistics.  In cities that Newsweek magazine declared to be “dying” we have seen amazing amounts of life and activity.  Recall the recent post that showed New Orleans was the “coolest city for startups”; on Newsweek’s list, New Orleans was the

5 Questions with Biz(941)

June 7th, 2011 by admin

Biz941, the business magazine for Sarasota and Manatee counties here in Florida, asked me five questions about the future of our cities. Check out the answers here!

Group Hug St. Louis

May 21st, 2011 by admin

The owners of STL Style, Jeff & Randy Vines, whom I profile in the book, have come up with an ingenious idea to spread the love in their hometown. The are sponsoring “Group Hug St. Louis” which invites people from all over the area to take a picture of themselves hugging something they love about

TEDx Tampa Bay Presentation

May 20th, 2011 by admin

It was my honor to be part of TEDx Tampa Bay for the second year in a row.  As part of the team that produces the event, I have been able to work with people who are passionate about the community and the spirit of ideas and engagement represented by TED.  This year I was

CITY Love T-shirts Now Available

March 17th, 2011 by admin

Show your love of cities with these great new shirts from my friends at STL-Style!

To order – http://stl-style.com/_product_62180/City_Love

A Love Letter to Syracuse

March 16th, 2011 by admin

In For the Love of Cities, I write about the Philadelphia Love Letter project by artist Steve Powers and the Philly Mural Arts program.  With the success of that project, other cities have been asking Powers to work with them.  Here is his latest work in Syracuse.  Note in the video how he uses a