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Ted Howard at the 2013 MAS Summit for NYC

Mobilizing anchor institutions

The Democracy Collaborative’s executive director Ted Howard was invited to moderate this discussion on the role of anchor institutions at the Municipal Art Society’s annual gathering in 2013.

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