Municipal Equation Podcast
About This Show
Municipal Equation is a podcast that gets to the core of our cities and towns – and creates an exchange of ideas meant to help you make your hometown a better place. We cover all of the variables that make life in a municipality -- whether a city, town, village, what-have-you -- unique to any other locale.
At times, we’ll focus on the personalities, like trailblazing local leaders or young urban planners with novel ideas. At others, we’ll drill down on big challenges facing the governance or spirit of municipalities, like infrastructure funding or the growth of a talent-base. We’ll meet authors of books and reports that put a new spin on how we see our cities and towns. And from time to time, we’ll get futuristic, examining the technologies and ways of living that might be on the horizon. Best of all, we’ll celebrate the successes that show how great our hometowns really are.
It’s all part of the Municipal Equation. Let’s talk about it. Let’s be a part of it. Municipal Equation is made possible by the North Carolina League of Municipalities, online at www.nclm.org. Producer/host/music: Ben Brown.
Brief: Municipalities, communities, leadership and local government podcast.
Most Recent Episode
EP 25: Inclusive Innovation
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There are so many cities and towns right now on amazing rebounds in the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. But what's missing? As innovation economies grow, we keep hearing more and more about the need for "inclusive innovation" in cities. But are we clear on what that entails? On this episode, we head out to Durham, N.C. -- an innovation-heavy city surging with activity -- to meet up with an authority on the subject. Christopher Gergen, an entrepreneurial leader and head of inclusive innovation collaborative Forward Cities, says the stakes are nothing to ignore. Listen and hear why.
Christopher Gergen, Forward Cities - http://www.forwardcities.org/convenings/2015/durham/forward-cities-staff/Christopher-Gergen.aspx
Forward Cities main page - http://www.forwardcities.org
@forwardcities - https://twitter.com/ForwardCities
TechCrunch, "As tech startups surge in cities, inclusive economic growth must be a priority" - https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/10/as-tech-startups-surge-in-cities-inclusive-economic-growth-must-be-a-priority/
Gergen's previous appearance on Municipal Equation, "The Five Levers of the Local Innovation Ecosystem" - https://soundcloud.com/municipalequation/ep-03
InnovateNC - http://innovatenc.org
2016 Southern City article, "How to Drive Innovation in any Community " - https://www.nclm.org/programs-services/publications/southern-city/2016/2016-07/Pages/HowtoDriveInnovationinanyCommunity.aspx#.WSNK4u1tmUk