Friday, March 16, 2007
My brother, Hunter, and I sit down with Meet the Bloggers, a new audio publication in Cleveland to talk about Mumbai, the challenge of implementing strategy, and the future of cities and regions in a flat world.
Hunter and I traveled to Mumbai to provide some insights on economic transformations to business and government leaders in Mumbai, as they embark on a transformation of Mumbai into a world class city.
Hunter was the city planner in Cleveland for 20 years. He now teaches at Harvard and runs a center for urban and regional studies at Youngstown State. He's deeply involved with Youngstown 2010, an effort to revitalize that old steel town.
Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
As the idea of Open Source Economic Development starts spreading, more people are asking about it. Visit the I-Open web site to learn more. My colleagues and I are happy to explain the basic concepts in a talk or a workshop. E-mail Susan Alshuler if you'd like to learn more about workshops and speaking.
Background on Ed Morrison
Download some background information on me here.