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St. Louis Fed Explores the Future of Community Development
Original message from: Matthew.W.Ashby@stls.frb.org
I thought the listserv members may appreciate a briefing on upcoming
activities at the St. Louis Fed.
Exploring Innovation in Community Development Week, April 19-23, 2010.
The theme is, "New Voices, Fresh Ideas: The Future of Community
All activities during the week may be viewed at:
The purpose of Exploring Innovation in Community Development Week is to
draw national attention to innovation in the community development
industry and its important role in American life. Exploring Innovation in
Community Development promotes a culture of innovation where communities,
regions and states function at a higher level by addressing persistent
social conditions and economic issues with breakthrough ideas.
A community development policy dialogue series will premiere and continue
through 2010. The purpose of the series is to convene thought-leaders to
rethink the future of community development.
The dates and topics are:
April 20, Restructuring and Retooling for the Future
June 24, Human Capital and the Future
August 26, Social Capital and the Future
November 10, Financial Capital and the Future
Each policy dialogue will begin with a videoconference of national
thought-leaders followed by conversations convened by local development
For example, the St. Louis April 20 policy dialogue will include the
Cultural Intelligence and New Voices with Gary Logan, Synago Consulting,
Kansas City, MO.
The state of the nonprofit sector and business model innovation with Ruth
McCambridge, The Nonprofit Quarterly.
Building policy for the future with Ray Boshara, New America Foundation.
Conversation topics and the convenor:
1. Systems thinking and the relationship of social system dynamics to
change and innovation in organizations and communities with Peter Hovmand.
2. From leadership movement to finance industry: the history and legacy
of community development as a movement, field, discipline, and industry
with Mary Leuci. http://extension.missouri.edu/direct...ple.aspx?C=640
3. New measures of success and the state of household economic stability
to community development with Howard McAuliffe.
4. The role of design in innovation for organizations and communities with
Bruce Lindsey. http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/9823.aspx
5. The role of trust in collaboration with Judi McLean Parks (invited).
6. What's happening to the social contract: rebuilding shared values,
vision and vitality with Gary Logan.
7. Community entrepreneurship and innovation: the intersection of
commercial, social, and creative entrepreneurship for wider community
resiliency with Ken Harrington.
8. Meanings and messages for domestic development gleaned from
international development with Dennis Labayen (invited).
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