The Future is Now! Smaller Cities Unite!

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Presentation give at March 2013 Clambake event (i.e., gathering of Rhode Island's leading artists and designers).

Presentation give at March 2013 Clambake event (i.e., gathering of Rhode Island's leading artists and designers).

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  • 1. The Future is Now!The Future is Now!Andy CutlerAndy CutlerSmaller Cities Unite!Smaller Cities Unite!
  • 2. COMMUNITY vs. communityCOMMUNITY vs. community
  • 3. People understand me so little that theydo not even understand when Icomplain of being misunderstood.—Søren Kierkegaard ,  Journals Feb. 1836
  • 4. WHAT IF….WHAT IF….Cities with complimentary resources, assets, experiences,Cities with complimentary resources, assets, experiences,challenges and opportunitieschallenges and opportunitiesCities/citizens/organizations view what theyCities/citizens/organizations view what they DODO well aswell as“exportable” (i.e., knowledge, experience)“exportable” (i.e., knowledge, experience)Cities/citizens/organizations have a shared desire to learn,Cities/citizens/organizations have a shared desire to learn,teach and mentorteach and mentorCities/citizens/organizations seek substantiveCities/citizens/organizations seek substantivepartnerships/relationships, and active engagements (long-partnerships/relationships, and active engagements (long-term)term)Cities/citizens/organizations are willing to connect andCities/citizens/organizations are willing to connect andcollaboratecollaborateCities that believe their platforms for ideation and changeCities that believe their platforms for ideation and changecan help other locales (as well as their own)can help other locales (as well as their own)
  • 5. OVERVIEW OF SISTER CITYOVERVIEW OF SISTER CITYRELATIONSHIPSRELATIONSHIPSFirst:First:Paderborn, Germany & Le Mans, France (836)Paderborn, Germany & Le Mans, France (836)First (Modern Era)First (Modern Era)Keighley, West Yorkshire, England & Poix-du-Nord, Nord,Keighley, West Yorkshire, England & Poix-du-Nord, Nord,France (1920)France (1920)First (N. America)First (N. America)Toledo, Ohio & Toledo, Spain (1931)Toledo, Ohio & Toledo, Spain (1931)First (of its kind)First (of its kind)Rochester, Minnesota & Knebworth, UK (1967)Rochester, Minnesota & Knebworth, UK (1967)
  • 6. Smaller Cities Unite!Smaller Cities Unite!
  • 7. A New Type of AmbassadorshipA New Type of Ambassadorship
  • 8. Why Copenhagen?Why Copenhagen?Population 1.2 million; 34 sq. miles; 80% of population speaks EnglishPopulation 1.2 million; 34 sq. miles; 80% of population speaks EnglishAcclaimed urban design, sustainability efforts, alternative transportationAcclaimed urban design, sustainability efforts, alternative transportation(bicycling) infrastructure(bicycling) infrastructureIBM Smarter City (2012)IBM Smarter City (2012)World class art and design communitiesWorld class art and design communitiesCollege town (14 colleges/universities)College town (14 colleges/universities)Active commitment to branding and promotion of their cityActive commitment to branding and promotion of their cityWorldwide reputationWorldwide reputation
  • 9. Community Heroes: Community InvestmentCommunity Heroes: Community Investment
  • 10. February 18-March 2February 18-March 2Higher Ed/Students + Faculty (Copenhagen School of Design andHigher Ed/Students + Faculty (Copenhagen School of Design andTechnology, IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen BusinessTechnology, IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen BusinessSchool, Copenhagen Business Academy, Aalborg University-School, Copenhagen Business Academy, Aalborg University-Copenhagen)Copenhagen)Design (Danish Design Association, Miss Design Says, KlausDesign (Danish Design Association, Miss Design Says, Klaus SamsøeSamsøe))Urban Design + Bikeable Cities (Gehl Institute, Bicycle InnovationUrban Design + Bikeable Cities (Gehl Institute, Bicycle InnovationLab, Danish Cycling Congress, Copenhagenize)Lab, Danish Cycling Congress, Copenhagenize)Tourism (Visit Denmark)Tourism (Visit Denmark)Entrepreneurs (Creative CPH, Danish App Lab, Startup BootcampEntrepreneurs (Creative CPH, Danish App Lab, Startup BootcampCopenhagen, Incubator at CBA, entrepreneurs)Copenhagen, Incubator at CBA, entrepreneurs)Sustainability (State of Green)Sustainability (State of Green)
  • 11. Copenhagen Free Walking Tours:Copenhagen Free Walking Tours:Citizen EngagementCitizen Engagementhttps://www.facebook.com/CopenhagenFreeWalkingTours
  • 12. RECOMMENDATIONSRECOMMENDATIONS
  • 13. Host ProgramHost Programhttp://www.blanddigibyen.dk/cphhostprogram/
  • 14. Extending Reach via Social MediaExtending Reach via Social MediaHow are we leveraging our social networksHow are we leveraging our social networksto promote place?to promote place?Daily/Weekly/Monthly?Daily/Weekly/Monthly?2,8012,801 (T),(T), 1,4061,406 (FB),(FB), 441441 (LI),(LI), 329329 (P)(P)A Better World by Design reaches over 1 millionA Better World by Design reaches over 1 millionon Twitter in 4-5 days (Source: SocialPing)on Twitter in 4-5 days (Source: SocialPing)
  • 15. Conferences / EventsConferences / Events
  • 16. VIRTUAL RELATIONSHIPSVIRTUAL RELATIONSHIPSCAN ONLY GO SO FAR!CAN ONLY GO SO FAR!TRAVEL EXCHANGEFUND
  • 17. Embracing up and coming talentEmbracing up and coming talent
  • 18. This could be us!This could be us!
  • 19. OPPORTUNITIES TO HELPOPPORTUNITIES TO HELPDesign (particularly web design,Design (particularly web design,digital media/storytelling)digital media/storytelling)CrowdfundingCrowdfundingGrant writingGrant writing