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Rebrand Detroit Participates in the Cleveland Forward Cities Convening

The most valuable part of the convening was seeing how organizations in Cleveland were addressing the challenges of economic development for minority neighborhood business owners - the retail brick-and-mortar businesses with underrepresented owners who are typically disconnected from capital resources and urban density.

Ernest and Camryn Smith explain the work made by the Durham Council.

What We Learned and Where We Go From Here: Reflections from the Forward Cities Councils

While Cleveland, Durham, Detroit and New Orleans each have their own personality, struggles and entrepreneurial communities, it quickly became evident during the recent Cleveland convening that some of Forward Cities’ greatest accomplishments were achieved by learning from each other.  

Denise Byrne, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Walter Isaacson and Christopher Gergen

A Magical Moment in Cleveland

Culminating over two years of work, the Cleveland convening marked another watershed moment for our community. Gone were the general abstractions about the obvious importance of this work. Rather, generalities were replaced by honest conversation and tangible examples of inclusive innovation work. 

Kathryn Pettit Day 3 Cleveland

Still to Come: Urban Institute Measures the Impact of Forward Cities

Thursday morning during the Cleveland Convening, Kathy Pettit, senior research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute, presented the Urban Institute's initial findings on Forward Cities' local and national research products and their impact. 

Jerry Paffendorf Aspen Ideas

Loveland Technologies Pitches at Aspen Ideas Festival

At the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival, Loveland Technologies presented an ambitious idea: to map the entire world, parcel by parcel, in order to close the information gap and to provide citizens across the globe with powerful, community-changing knowledge.
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