Person Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School

Charles Chieppo 

Charles Chieppo is a research fellow at the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School and the principal of Chieppo Strategies, a public policy writing and advocacy firm.

Person Danish Design Centre (DDC)

Christian Bason 

Christian Bason is CEO at Danish Design Centre (DDC), where he works to develop and promote Danish design as an important contribution for the progression of the Danish business community.

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Shawndele Stafford 

As the Former Accounting Manager, Shawndele managed the daily and monthly financial processes of Living Cities. She possesses a wide-range of financial nonprofit knowledge serving in various roles within the sector. Prior to Living Cities she was th…

Person Brookings Institution

William Frey 

William H. Frey is a senior fellow with the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. He is also a research professor in population studies at the University of Michigan.

Person JumpStart Inc.

Ray Leach 

Ray Leach is the founding CEO of JumpStart Inc. a Cleveland, Ohio-based non-profit venture development organization that has gained a national best-in-class reputation for its innovative economic development models.

Person New America Foundation

Alissa Black 

Alissa Black directs the New America Foundation's California Civic Innovation Project, which aims to diffuse innovation in local governments through researching and recommending organizational and emerging practices that enable the creation and adop…

Person Harvard Business School

Needham Hurst 

Needham Hurst is a joint MPP/MBA candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School.

Person The McKnight Foundation

Kate Wolford 

Ms. Wolford became president of The McKnight Foundation in December 2006. Prior to joining McKnight she spent 13 years as president of a Maryland-based nonprofit relief agency.

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Marian Urquilla 

Marian Urquilla helped found the Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative. An innovative network of community institutions working to support families in northwest Washington, DC, the Collaborative has combined a strengths-based approach t…

Person Regional Growth Strategies

Pete Carlson 

Pete Carlson, is President, Regional Growth Strategies. Pete Carlson has thirty years of experience in consulting, research, and policy analysis. For the past eight years, his work has focused on helping regional leaders develop strategies and build…

Person Bureau Blank

John Sheridan 

John works for the Client Services Team at design firm Bureau Blank, who have designed the Living Cities website.

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Susan Crawford 

Susan Crawford is a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and a co-director of the Berkman Center. She is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Ag…

Person Living Cities

Elizabeth Reynoso 

Elizabeth joined Living Cities in July 2015 as Assistant Director of Public Sector Innovation. She works on the development of public sector strategies to foster promising public practices and accelerate the uptake of innovation across the country. …

Person New York University College of Nursing

Heather Waters 

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Erin Henry 

Person MIT

Karl Seidman 

Karl Seidman is a Senior Lecturer in Economic Development & Head of Housing, Community, and Economic Development at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Person Harvard Ash Center

Jessica Casey 

Jessica is the Associate Director for the Urban Policy Advisory Group. She recently served as the director of policy development and implementation for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, where she led research an…

Person Vera Institute

Nick Turner 

Nicholas Turner joined the Vera Institute of Justice as its fifth president in 2013. Under his leadership, Vera has identified core priorities of ending the misuse of jails, transforming conditions of confinement, and ensuring that justice systems m…

Person IFF

Joe Neri 

Joe Neri is CEO of IFF, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in the Midwest. IFF is a former grantee of the Living Cities’ Green Economy Working Group as well as a current borrower of Living Cities’ Catalyst Fund debt capital. …

Person Welcoming America

Rachel Peric  

Rachel Peric works to ensure the success of Welcoming America's programs and operations, and to engage individuals and organizations around the country who share Welcoming America’s passion for building understanding and positive interactions betwee…