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 also privileged to be one of the speakers at the event.
I have spoken around the world but I will say that TEDx was one the most pressure packed presentations I have ever given. The tight format is part of it but mostly it is the pressure of knowing you are part of the global TED community. The global audience for these talks is an amazing array of people who are also doing extraordinary things. This is a group that you want to impress and I hope the ideas contained in it are worthy to be part of that global conversation!
Recording some segments for the new local TV show "St Pete in Progress" - Coming next month! Thank you Mayor Rick Kriseman and Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin.
I say all the time that relationships with places are like relationships with people. This piece does a great job of articulating that process.
From London, with love
Auckland, New Zealand to experiment with "tiny houses" as a solution to their homeless challenge.
Homelessness has reached an all-time high in Auckland’s Inner City with the Auckland City Mission reporting that 147 people are sleeping rough within a 3km radius of the Sky Tower. The problems have increased in recent years with the closing of the ...
People care enough about their city that the flag has become an issue. Reminds me of New Zealand and the issue of a new flag last year. A new design was proposed and it ultimately went to a public vote with New Zealanders electing to keep their traditional flag. The process made them appreciate something that most people had not thought very much about. This seems like an opportunity for people to actually think about the flag and their city. Regardless of the outcome, the process is very valuable.
No matter how far around the world Jeremy Haun travels, he said he doesn’t leave Joplin far behind.
Finding lovable in the most dismal spots.
"It's generated a new wave of Banksy wannabes."
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