How do cities build a new urban practice?
On September 16, NYCEDC staff gathered for a discussion on this very question as part of our Policy to Practice Speaker Series featuringBen Hecht, President and CEO of Living Cities. The event was organizedby NYCEDC’s Social Capital Desk and Chief Diversity and Innovation Officer Valerie Kennedy.
Hecht shared insights on innovative urban practices across the U.S. that are catalyzing lasting change and achieving better results for low-income neighborhoods and people faster, includingnew models for job and firm creation and community engagement.
“Once-in-a-lifetime developments, such as the internet and globalization, have transformed the way people live and how the world works.[Public] systems that we always thought were going to produce more opportunities for the next generation than they did for the last, no longer do so.