2017 Greenville Spring Cluster Workshop
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We build + activate cross-sector teams.
CEOs for Cities is a national city-learning network. We curate smart ideas + benchmark city success through our City Vitals. We connect cross-sector leaders through our network of City Clusters. We catalyze collaborative change through our City Dividends. We accelerate progress through our Prize Challenges.
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City changemakers are the new CEOs. Leadership isn’t born of elections or corner offices. We’re cross-sector leaders — regardless of title — who love our cities and don’t wait for others to lead. That’s what we call a CEO. We’re planners, council members, college presidents, bloggers, entrepreneurs, business executives, social advocates, coders, mayors and architects from cities around the country. What kind of CEO are you?
You’re not the type to wait around for someone else to address your community’s issues. But you can’t do it on your own. CEOs for Cities builds cross-sector teams (we call them City Clusters) to make real progress happen. Consider it an all-star team. You don’t get a uniform. But you do get these tools to get in the game.
City Vitals Research
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Power of the Prize
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An Integrated Approach: Aligning sectors to attack povertyEvents / Webinars Learn More
September Webinar – Weinland Park: Building systemic neighborhood changeEvents / Webinars Learn More
Healthiest Cities & Counties ChallengeCompetitions Learn More
City Vitals 3.0Research Learn More
“Knowledge is more valuable than ever, and that has increased the value of learning from people in other cities.”Ed Glaeser, author of Triumph of the City, and Global Advisory Council member, CEOs for Cities
“To maintain their edge, U.S. cities will need […] to connect with one another.”Urban America: US Cities in the Global Economy, McKinsey Global Institute
“Tear down walls. Build bridges. Light fires.”Steve Jobs, Apple
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City news, trends + research highlights
Denise Reid, Executive Director, Mosaic and Workforce, Tulsa Regional Chamber // “Always raise your hand, and raise your voice. Even if your voice shakes and you’re scared, raise your hand and use your voice. Be true to yourself.” What’s your advice for the next generation of city change makers? Be very intentional in understanding the…
By Lee Fisher, Senior Advisor, CEOs for Cities // “This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled, but there are moments when we can … reconcile and embrace the whole mess, and that’s what I mean by ‘Hallelujah.’” – Leonard Cohen (via SNL’s Kate McKinnon) On election night, no matter who…
Cities around the world face a number of challenges, including infrastructure, safety, economic, and environmental challenges. In its recent report Planting Healthy Air, the Nature Conservancy and C40 Cities collaborated to examine two major environmental challenges that impact health: particulate matter pollution and extreme heat. Fine particulate matter, which is emitted from a variety of…
By Johnathan M. Holifield, Co-founder, ScaleUp Partners // During the last century, America’s position as a global economic leader was unaffected by the lack of contribution of disconnected Americans in key performance areas. We were the largely unchallenged global leaders, and U.S. economic competitiveness was assured despite less than optimal productivity from more than half our population.…
Cindy Frey, President, Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce // What is your advice for the next generation of city change makers? The biggest piece of advice I can offer to the next generation of city change makers is to get involved! Community leaders are eager to form relationships with next generation leaders, to share the…
By Scott Kolber, CEO, Roadify Transit // How civic partnerships can create Transit Information Networks (TINs) to spur economic development and promote transportation equity. Civic collaboration = shared success A central theme of the recent CEO’s for Cities national meeting in Columbus was that a culture of civic collaboration between public and private organizations, including business, government and…