How to Make a City - City Planning, Urban Development, and City Policy

How to Make a City - City Planning, Urban Development, and City Policy

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The Anchor Institute presents, How to Make a City, a comprehensive and commonsense guide to city making. Join your hosts Tia Williams and Janet Scouten as they explore best practices and inspiring stories in government, business, development, design, and the arts in small and midsized cities worldwide.
Immigrants Make a City
Jul 9 • 29 min
What does naturalization mean for immigrants seeking United States citizenship? According to research by the Cities for Citizenship initiative, it could mean $3,200 in extra income per year per immigrant and a $37 to $52 billion increase in overall…
Young Professionals Make a City
Jun 25 • 27 min
According to urban economist Richard Florida, the “creative class” is a population of talented young professionals who bring a wealth of new ideas and innovation to a wide range industry sectors. Cities have been competing for these types of…
Hip Hop Makes a Community
Jun 18 • 31 min
Born out of the Bronx and often accompanying waves of cultural reckoning, hip hop has filled a social and creative void all over the world for almost five decades. Independent hip hop artist FatRat Da Czar explains the phenomenon of hip hop’s deep…
Startup Spotlight: Raghav Badiger of SkilRoute
Jun 11 • 48 min
Serial tech entrepreneur, Raghav Badiger, has visited 49 countries and spent extensive time all over the globe. In the mean time he’s perfected the art of becoming “at home” in new cultures, which has a lot to do with being open to new…
Faith Communities Make a City
Jun 4 • 27 min
Faith groups typically provide a sense of community, identity and purpose for their members that often overflows into the public square and for the common good. James Walden, Senior Pastor of Columbia, SC based Riverside Community Church, helps us…
Results-Based Accountability Makes a Nonprofit
May 28 • 28 min
How are nonprofits innovating to better meet the needs of the communities they serve? According to Mary Louise Resch, Government Relations and Grant Manager at South Carolina’s Harvest Hope Food Bank, it’s all about results-based…
Public Libraries Make a City
May 21 • 37 min
According to Melanie Huggins, Executive Director of the nationally recognized Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina, Andrew Carnegie’s original vision for the library was to build a “learn, create, share” environment for all community…
Public-Private Partnerships Make a City
May 14 • 36 min
According to Lakey Boyd, Founding Principal of Re:Posit Strategies, the whole goal of a good public-private partnership is for cities to procure as limited funding as possible to leverage maximum private investment over a longer term. Based in…
Angel Investors Make a City
May 7 • 24 min
Charlie Banks is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Greenville-based VentureSouth, one of the largest Angel Investment networks in the United States. He’s also Executive Director of Venture Carolina, a sister organization focusing in comprehensive…
to Make a Tech City
Apr 30 • 31 min
“Every city is a tech city whether they realize it or not. Technology enables everything they do.” In this episode, we hear from panelists Danese Cooper, Head of Open Source Software at PayPal, Todd Lewis, Creator and Chair of Open Source…
Women’s Empowerment Makes an Equitable World
Apr 23 • 34 min
According to Dr. Sarah Gammage, Director of Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods/ Chief Research Officer at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), women’s economic empowerment is a global catalyst for economic vitality and social…
Women’s Empowerment Makes an Equitable City
Apr 16 • 23 min
Eme Crawford is the Director of Communications and Learning at the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), a South Carolina-based network created to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s…
Landscape Design Makes a City
Apr 9 • 23 min
Kofi Boone is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and co-director of the College of Design’s Ghana Study Abroad Program at NC State University. He currently sits on the board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation and has authored…
to Make a Startup Ecosystem
Apr 2 • 44 min
Matt Hottle is the founder of Redhawk Consulting in Birmingham, Alabama. He’s an entrepreneur advocate who has an acute grasp of the political and market dynamics of the startup ecosystem. Matt’s podcast, “This Has to Work”, explores the thrilling and…
to Make a Main Street Market
Mar 26 • 27 min
Emile DeFelice is founder of Soda City, Columbia, South Carolina’s Main Street market open every Saturday morning 9AM - 1PM, year-round. Emile also serves on the board of the Animal Mission and co-founded Columbia’s Mardi Gras Festival. The Soda…
to Make a World Affairs Council
Mar 19 • 17 min
Fred Monk helped create the Columbia World Affairs Council, which has helped the Midlands of South Carolina develop an international awareness and international relationships. He was designated chairman emeritus and currently serves on the board of…
to Bike a City
Mar 12 • 18 min
Scott Nuelken is the President and Chair of the Cola Town Bike Collective. Scott is an Eagle Scout, with history of community service. He is an avid cyclist and staunch advocate for cyclists rights. Frankly, if it were up to Scott, every road would…
to Make a Workforce
Mar 5 • 25 min
Former WV Gov. Bob Wise is president of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), a nonprofit organization that is a national leader for transforming the nation’s high schools so that all students graduate from high school with the content…
to Train a Workforce
Mar 5 • 23 min
Mary Wright is the Executive Director for the Midlands Education and Business Alliance. MEBA has worked since 1990 to strengthen education and business connections, foster community collaboration, answer workforce needs, promote economic development…
to Plan a City
Mar 5 • 26 min
Irene Dumas, Director of Planning for Columbia, South Carolina based Boudreaux joins Tia and Janet to discuss how cities should approach urban planning and design. Boudreaux is an architecture, planning, and interiors firm that works with local…
to Revive a City
Mar 5 • 41 min
Tommy Pacello and Cayce Mayor Elise Partin join us to discuss how aesthetics play an important role in quality of place, and why cities are increasingly cashing in on the investment. Tommy Pacello is an attorney and city planner. He specializes in…
Introducing How to Make a City
Jan 10 • 11 min
How to Make a City. Geeking out on all things Urban Planning and Regional Development - Premieres March 8th