Welcome to CitySCOPE, a new podcast from Kate Cooney and her students at the Inclusive Economic Development Lab at the Yale School of Management. Where we learn about what might be possible for our city by talking with other people about theirs.
In Season 1, Remaking the City: Charting the Opportunity in Opportunity Zones, we spoke with developers, community organizers, housing experts, impact investors, foundation fund managers and public sector officials to learn more about how Opportunity Zones might be utilized for community benefit. In Season 2, the theme is Rethinking Community Engagement: Investigating the Role of Narratives in Inclusive Economic Development. Take a listen!
Reflections for New Haven
Join us for episode 8 as hosts Alexandra Sing, Marisa Berry and Kate Cooney wrap up Season 2 of the CitySCOPE podcast rethinking community engagement and the role of narratives in inclusive economic development. In this episode, we reflect on how the lessons learned from other cities might apply in New Haven, the city where we live!
Envisioning the Future City
In the U.S. political economy, some economic regions grow and gain in prosperity in sustained ways while other cities' fortunes rise and fall over time. Co-hosts Evan Oleson and Stephen Henriques speak with Prabal Chakrabarti from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston about the lessons learned from the Working Cities Challenge. We also speak with James Johnson-Piett from Urbane Development about his work on the Sunnyside Yard Master Plan.
Changing the Regional Story for Workforce Development
What is your mental model of an ideal worker? Is your mindset creating blind spots about talent development? In this week's episode, our co-hosts Norbert Cichon and Brice Eidson speak with leaders of two workforce intermediaries that have developed creative strategies for regional workforce development, David Dodson, past President of MDC Inc., (and Yale SOM graduate!) and Jerry Rubin of Jewish Vocational Services in Boston.
Meaningful Inefficiencies in Civic Engagement
This week our co-hosts Uzma Amin and Tessa Ruben speak with Eric Gordon, director of the Engagement Lab and professor at Emerson College about creating meaningful inefficiencies that allow people to engage with government systems. Gordon draws a parallel between civic engagement and play: games are full of inefficiencies, it is games' intentionally cultivated difficulty within a clear rules structure that make them fun and meaningful. Photo credit: Courtesy of Craig Walker / Boston Globe Staff
Real Integration in Public Schools #stillnotequal
We speak with Barbara Biasi of Yale SOM on the role of finance in shaping racial and class-based inequities in public schools and efforts to remediate them. We also interview Sarah Medina Camiscoli, founder and former executive director of IntegrateNYC, a youth-led organization seeking integration and equity in New York public schools, on their efforts to integrate the largest, and also one of the most segregated, public school districts in the country.
Geography of Race and Space
This week on the CitySCOPE Podcast, in episode 3, Naomi Shachter, Arianna Blanco and Kate Cooney talk to Kirsten Delegard and Kevin Ehrman-Solberg about the Mapping Prejudice Project in Minneapolis, the first project in the country to gather a comprehensive count of racially-restrictive housing covenants in a regional housing market.