9 episodios

Kresge's American Cities Practice leverages the breadth of our programs and depth of our experience in Detroit to support transformation in other cities.

Talking About Cities with Carol Coletta of The Kresge Foundation Talking About Cities podcast by Carol Coletta of The Kresge Foundation

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Kresge's American Cities Practice leverages the breadth of our programs and depth of our experience in Detroit to support transformation in other cities.

    #30 Equity. What Is It And How To Achieve It? (with Andrea Batista Schlesinger)

    #30 Equity. What Is It And How To Achieve It? (with Andrea Batista Schlesinger)

    Andrea Batista Schlesinger, a partner at the real estate and economic development consulting firm HR&A Advisors, dscusses her experience in developing strategies to make cities equitable and inclusive, emphasizing aspects such as equal access to public spaces and community-engaged design.

    • 23 min
    #29 Closing the Achievement Gap at Georgia State University (with Dr. Tim Renick)

    #29 Closing the Achievement Gap at Georgia State University (with Dr. Tim Renick)

    Georgia State University’s successful decade-long effort to use big data to improve student success – especially among students of color and first-generation students ­– is the focus of the latest episode of the Talking About Cities podcast series hosted by Kresge Senior Fellow Carol Coletta. Dr. Tim Renick, senior vice president for student success, explains how GSU used hundreds of points of data already available to craft warning signs and interventions that head off problems facing students early, keep them on track to graduate and close achievement gaps between different groups.

    • 27 min
    #28 The Future of Washington D.C. Public Libraries (with Richard Reyes-Gavilan)

    #28 The Future of Washington D.C. Public Libraries (with Richard Reyes-Gavilan)

    Richard Reyes-Gavilan, executive director of District of Columbia Public Library, discusses libraries' evolution from mainly repositories of information to “engines of human capital,” how library patrons increasingly are becoming "creators" rather than simply "consumers," and how the D.C. system is building new libraries for a booming population and crafting some unusual public-private partnerships along the way.

    • 24 min
    #27 Media and Libraries (with Shannon Mattern)

    #27 Media and Libraries (with Shannon Mattern)

    Shannon Mattern, an associate professor at the New School in New York City, discusses the current media environment and its effect on public trust, the "smart city" movement and the importance of libraries and librarians to smart cities and people's lives.

    • 21 min
    #26 Los Angeles' Grand Central Market (with Adele Yellin)

    #26 Los Angeles' Grand Central Market (with Adele Yellin)

    Adele Yellin, director of Los Angeles' 100-year-old Grand Central Market, talks about one of the city's few true civic spaces and how it draws together people and provides them with a wide range of food and experiences.

    • 14 min
    #25 Reimagining Akron's Civic Commons (with Suzie Graham, Nick Moskos and Dan Rice)

    #25 Reimagining Akron's Civic Commons (with Suzie Graham, Nick Moskos and Dan Rice)

    Suzie Graham, president of the Downtown Akron Partnership, Nick Moskos, chief of planning for Summit Metro Parks, and Dan Rice, president and CEO of the Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition discuss Akron's work to take full advantage of the historic canalway and the importance of listening to local residents, building trust and the challenges of working in broad coalitions.

    • 17 min

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