Past EVENTs

Inclusive Capacity-Building in Action

Inclusive Capacity-Building in Action

Forward Cities is a national capacity-building and learning network working within and between cities and micropolitans to create more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem development. This is the mission of Forward Cities. It sounds impressive when you read it, but what does it really mean?

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How to Design Community Solutions with Help from the Actual Community

How to Design Community Solutions with Help from the Actual Community

The third time I came across this phrase [human centered design] was during my training as a recently hired Local Forward Cities Director of Community Entrepreneurship in Franklin County, OH. It was early into day one when I realized that the Forward Cities process was very different than similar efforts I had been exposed to. Rather than coming in as the “experts,” we were taught that when we entered into our communities, we were facilitators…

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Spring Workshop: Durham, NC, June 2018

Spring Workshop: Durham, NC, June 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csx6kLS26X0 The spring workshop attracted 200+ leaders from our member cities and was designed to be a practical, hands-on experience that attendees can walk away from and immediately apply a set of ideas into their own work. Cities...

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Cleveland Convening

Cleveland Convening

Following two years of intensive planning, sharing and relationship building across and between our participating cities, the Forward Cities effort culminated in a fourth and final convening in Cleveland June 14-17. There was an air of celebration and sense of...

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R3 Score's More-Nuanced Background Check Helps Ex-Offenders Get Jobs https://t.co/LqUbV5xMLE

Can Employee Ownership Preserve Legacy Businesses in Communities of Color? https://t.co/QpxMtbYAEM

What Micro-Mapping a City's Density Reveals https://t.co/6lqmIfvbYO

“The network developed the @LivingCully Wayfinding System. During a workshop, residents identified proper placement for 20 signs ... to introduce a temporary sign prototype”
- What an amazing analogy to building resource navigators, @_RobWilliams. #ForwardEcosystems https://t.co/LGHJeVnMSu

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