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Jody Newman

Chief Friend, The Friendly Spot in San Antonio

Building a City Through the Power of Being Friendly

PRESENTED ON DEC 01, 2015
IN SAN ANTONIO @ VOL 20
Jody Bailey Newman is "Chief Friend" behind many of San Antonio’s favorite ice houses and neighborhood hang outs. What began as a joke after a job loss became the Friendly Spot Ice House, the de facto town hall of the community around it. More than just building places to get a cold brew, Newman wants to create places where friends and family can gather, places that embrace diversity, and places that advance the city through the power of being friendly.
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The Seasons of Entrepreneurship

BY KAARE MICHAEL BOTTOLFSEN
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 08, 2015

Kåre Michael Bottolfsen thinks a lot of people think that being an entrepreneurship is like a rollercoaster. And that is true. But to Kåre also finds a striking similarity between natures seasons and entrepreneurship. In this presentation Kåre tells us about his journey through the Seasons of Entrepreneurship. Hopefully with a happy summer ending?!

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The Power of an Idea: One Person's View of How Community Renewal Through the Arts Lead to Creation of the BHAD

BY RICHARD HENSEL
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

Rich Hensel is a resident of Benton Harbor, MI celebrating thirty years of engagement with the local creative community and has worked as a community organizer and founder of the OutCenter, a founding board member and past President of the New Territory Arts Association, Trustee, and Vice President of the Benton Harbor Public Library, and a volunteer with the Benton Harbor Downtown Development Authority he continues to remain engaged in the renewal of this city.

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Power of Possibilities

BY SARAH MYERS
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 18, 2016

Sarah Myers of Garrett College dicusses the ambition project of "Power of Possibilties". This initiative strives to encourage and promote entrepreneurship in rural appalachia and create jobs.  

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Building Healthy and Happy Communities through Social Entrepreneurship

BY KATHRINE MARTHINSEN
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 12, 2016

As the founder of the public health company called Folkelig, Kathrine Marthinsen aims to reduce socioeconomical differences in health through local communtiy-projects. Here she explores the potential of social entrepreneurship as a way to improve peoples quality of life.

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Six Years Served in Restaurants

BY BRANDON HALVORSON
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 19, 2015

Brandon Halvorson, founder of Assignment Creative, shares about his six years in the food industry.

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Child-Friendly in the City

BY IAN SMITH
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"Children are part of our cities. If our cities aren't designed for children, then they're not meant for citizens. If they're not meant for citizens, they're not cities."

In "Child-Friendly in the City" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol.25Ian Smith speaks to a demographic whose voices often go unheard in urban decision-making: children. In Ian's presentation, he challenges us to view our spaces through the eyes of the younger generation while acknowledging that we all have a part to play in building child-friendly cities.

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Making Knoxville Dementia Friendly

BY ANGELA GRANT
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

In this presention Angela Grant speaks about a grassroots movement to make Knoxville the first dementia friendly city in the US. Alzheimer’s and dementia are thieves…they steal memories, finances, independence, and relationships. Norm MacNamera of Torquay, England started this movement and it finally landed in Knoxville. The Purple Cities Alliance is working to make Knoxville dementia friendly through basic educational trainings, hospital bracelets and public events. They were featured in Parade magazine and that exposure caused other cities across the US to get involved and join the cause.

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It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping

BY NINA CHASE
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

"We're showing citizens what they're buying before they write the final check."

In It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping from PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 25, Landscape architect and urban designer Nina Chase talks about temporary fun, public space, and urban transformation. She shares the power of prototyping and the impact design have in the communication between public spaces, the city council and the community. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 18th, 2017. 

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Building Communities by Building Buildings

BY CAMIA YOUNG
@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Camia Young has three jobs and one purpose, to draw out the creative potential in people and places. She does this through the project and people she works with at Ohu, DCL and XCHC.