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1 Mayor Curtatone: Urban Leadership in the 21st Century

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A presentation by Mayor Joe Curtatone of Somerville to students of the Harvard Kennedy School.

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1 Mayor Curtatone: Urban Leadership in the 21st Century

  1. 1. Urban Leadership<br />in the 21stCentury<br />The Example of Somerville<br />Mayor Joseph A Curtatone<br />A presentation to students of the Harvard Kennedy School September 17, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Welcome to Somerville – A 21st century vision for how quality of life and commerce unite to form a more vibrant community.<br />
  3. 3. Population 77,500<br />
  4. 4. 32,577 Housing Units<br />
  5. 5. 4.1 Square Miles<br />
  6. 6. 40%<br />Population aged 20-34<br />
  7. 7. 2nd only to NYC<br />Artists Per Capita<br />
  8. 8. 40%<br />College-Educated Adults<br />
  9. 9. 52<br />Languages Spoken<br />
  10. 10.
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  12. 12. “Somerville is outperforming its much bigger and wealthier neighbors. What can the Bostons and Wellesleys of the world learn from this little burg that could?”<br />
  13. 13. If it were only this easy…<br />
  14. 14. Do you remember what the folks at the DNC told me 2 years ago? About how to take the State House? <br />
  15. 15. Build something downtown and stick your name on it. Get the crime to go down. Stay away from schools<br />
  16. 16. And keep my boyish good looks.<br />
  17. 17. Three out of four ain’t bad<br />
  18. 18. But running a city is about much more<br />
  19. 19.
  20. 20. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” – Harvey Mackey<br />
  21. 21.
  22. 22. A Modern Approach to Zoning<br />
  23. 23. Transit, Connected Like Never Before<br />
  24. 24.
  25. 25. Future Access<br />
  26. 26. Making Health a Priority<br />
  27. 27. 18%<br />Drop in Crime This Year<br />
  28. 28. Education<br />In Focus<br />
  29. 29. Open Space for Everyone<br />Foss Park at Sunset<br />
  30. 30. Environment:<br />Getting Cleaner and Greener<br />
  31. 31. Connected for the Future<br />
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  34. 34. Credits<br />2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/fakeisthenewreal/1807855444/sizes/o/in/photostream/<br />3 http://www.flickr.com/photos/juliemelton/79176160/sizes/l/in/photostream/<br />6 http://www.flickr.com/photos/presta/2420381426/sizes/l/in/photostream/<br /> 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/125507033/sizes/l/in/photostream/<br />8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/danbruno/2547256200/sizes/l/in/photostream/<br />9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gauri_lama/2663421966/sizes/o/in/photostream/<br />27 http://www.flickr.com/photos/backseatpilot/3358428034/sizes/l/in/photostream/<br />29 http://www.flickr.com/photos/theophile/363894425/sizes/l/in/photostream/<br />30 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rda/2686272456/sizes/z/in/photostream/<br />33 http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/223839049/sizes/l/in/photostream/<br />

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