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Highlights from our Cities Building Community Wealth convening

Centering community and place Fighting for a new systemic vision

There’s a movement building in cities across the country to reinvent economic development with a new focus on community wealth. Earlier this year, with the help of the Community and Economic Development Clinic at the CUNY School of Law and the Surdna Foundation, we hosted a daylong conversation with leaders from city governments and community-based organizations to explore this emerging movement—here’s a short video highlighting the key insights and inspiring takeaways from the gathering.

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