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Sunday, Nov. 24, 11:00 a.m., Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)

Join a panel of thinkers in the areas of social change and community building as they discuss approaches to society’s problems. With Darrell Hammond on KaBOOM!: How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play, Steve Rothschild on The Non Nonprofit:  For-Profit Thinking for Nonprofit Success, Anthony Townsend on Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia, and Jennifer Bradley on The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy.

Author(s) and Guest(s)

Jennifer Bradley

Authors Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley present a revolution of do-it-yourself urban problem solving in The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy (Brookings Institution Press; $29.95).  Across the nation cities and metropolitan areas, and the networks of pragmatic leaders who govern them, are taking on the big issues that Washington won’t, or can’t, solve. " . . . an exciting guide to the new world economy - urban, networked, innovative, collaborative, and driven by human potential.” —Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry G. Cisneros. Bradley is a fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.   

Anthony M. Townsend

Anthony M. Townsend's appearance is cancelled.

In Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia (W.W. Norton; $28.95) an urbanist and technology expert takes a broad historical look at the forces that have shaped the planning and design of cities and information technologies from the rise of the great industrial cities of the nineteenth century to the smart, mobile, connected future. Townsend serves as research director in the Technology Horizons Program for the Silicon Valley-based Institute for the Future, an independent research organization.  

Steve Rothschild

The Non Nonprofit: For-Profit Thinking for Nonprofit Success (Jossey-Bass; $27.95) shares the same business principles that drive the world's best companies, showing how they can (and should) be applied to the realm of nonprofits. A must-read for any executive and especially those who lead our nonprofit organizations.”—Ken Powell, CEO, General Mills. After a successful business career, Rothschild left General Mills and founded Twin Cities RISE!, an award winning anti-poverty, workforce program that serves the hard to employ- especially African American men with criminal records.   

Darell Hammond

KaBOOM!: How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play , by Darell Hammond (Rodale Books; $24.99) tells one social entrepreneur’s inspiring story of growing up in a group home with his seven siblings and founding a national nonprofit to save play for America’s children, beginning a movement. Founded out of Hammond's apartment in 1996, KaBOOM! has raised $200 million, rallied a million volunteers, led the hands-on construction of 2,000 playgrounds, and inspired a movement for the child’s right to play.  

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