This conference, hosted by Tulane University, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation will illuminate how New Orleans has emerged as a community where breakthrough innovations in sustainable design and community resiliency are reshaping how urban residents live and interact with one another for generations to come.
The event will feature five panel discussions on rebuilding efforts that have inspired forward-thinking innovations in sustainable urban development, public education, health care and job creation, and that have opened new opportunities for community engagement, social entrepreneurship and sustainable growth. As the conference will show, the higher education community in New Orleans along with foundations, grassroots organizations and philanthropic leaders from around the world together have forged long-term initiatives to invest in the future of New Orleans.
To register, please go to http://tulane.edu/modelcity
At the conference, you will also have the opportunity to learn about a new fellowship/funding opportunity: The Urban Innovation Challenge.
So, please check back HERE on October 1st for more information.
You can also learn more about some of the speakers at the conference by reading a special edition of Innovations Journal.
In partnership with the conference, Innovations Journal has produced a special edition "Urban Innovation: New Orleans FIve Years after Katrina".
The printed journal will be available October 1, 2010.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Innovation Amidst Crisis:Tulane University's Strategic Transformation
Scott S. Cowen and Amanda P. Cowen
A City's Renewal Animated by Entrepreneural Spirit
Cases Authored by Innovators
The Idea Village
Toward a Tipping Point for Talent: How the Idea Villate is Creating an Entrepreneurial Movement in New Orleans
Commentary: Christopher Gergen and David Gergen, with Amanda Antico-Majkowski
The Birthing Project
An Underground Railroad to a New Life: Improving Outcomes for Mothers and Newborns of African Descent
Commentary: Jeanette Magnus
The Receivables Exchange
Putting Capital Back to Work: The Receivables Exchange Creates a New Way for Small- and Medium-sized Businessto Manage Cash-Flow
Commentary: Tom Stein
Engagement, Ecology, and Design Education: Outreach Work of the Tulane City Center
Fellows and Scholars: Building Talent for theFuture of New Orleans
The Art of Sustaining Social Innovation:Markets, Imagination, and Rapid Prototyping
Sara Brenner with Andrea Bassett
Perspective on Policy
Government and Social Innovation: Current State and Local Models
Andrew Wolk and Colleen Gross Ebinger
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