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The workshop, offered exclusively to CEOs for Cities’ existing and emerging City Clusters, will explore how cities and regions seize unique opportunities and connect and collaborate across sectors, disciplines, generations, and borders to make bold investments in their future.
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Featuring Special Guest– Jim Fallows
James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s.
He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter’s chief speechwriter.
His latest book is China Airborne. To read Jim Fallows full bio, click here.
James Fallows’ Reads & Links
**Eleven Signs a City Will Succeed — The Atlantic**
Our 2017 Cluster Workshop theme explained! Check out this article about the Eleven Signs and
see what we will be exploring in May!
Where History Is Being Made by David Brooks — The New York Times
Recent article written about Jim and Deborah Fallows on how they have always moved to where history is being made!
All Stories Authored by Jim Fallows — The Atlantic
Check out all the stories that Jim has written for The Atlantic all in one spot!
How America is Putting Itself Back Together — American Futures
Dispatches from around the U.S., with stories about resilient people, successfully reinventing themselves
and their towns. This site is a record of the reporting project that Deborah Fallows and James Fallows have been undertaking
since August of 2013. The’ve been visiting some of America’s smaller towns and cities overlooked by the national media,
to see how people are adjusting to the economic, environmental, and technological opportunities and challenges of this era.
Not All Forgotten American Cities are Struggling — PBS Special
It’s called flyover country — low-profile parts of the U.S. the news media often forgets. But to husband-and-wife journalists
James and Deborah Fallows, these areas are home to ‘cities that work,’ thriving communities that buck this election’s
narrative of national pessimism. As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour,
Judy Woodruff joins the couple to learn more.
With the PBS NewsHour, in Greenville S.C. — The Atlantic
Jim Fallows talking about the Not All Forgotten American Cities are Struggling PBS Special
listed above, which was shot in Greenville, SC.
Welcome to Greenville and ‘The Upstate’ — The Atlantic
A region that has willed its way to a new economic and civic identity.
Welcome to Greenville
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- What is a City Cluster?
- A City Cluster is a local/regional group of cross-sector leaders who join the CEOs for Cities network together as a team. CEOs for Cities provides the national platform for City Clusters to connect with each other to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned and the latest cutting-edge ideas and practices for city success. Want to form one in your city? Contact Brittany Scheckelhoff at email@example.com.
- What is an “emerging” City Cluster?
- Emerging City Clusters are groups that are seriously considering joining the CEOs for Cities Cluster network in 2015. Emerging Clusters can register participants for the workshop for $250/person. The workshop registration fees will be applied to your 2015 City Cluster dues when you join!
- I can’t attend the entire City Cluster workshop. May I purchase a one-day ticket?
- While you’ll get the greatest value from this workshop by attending sessions, side-by-side with your own City Cluster and members from other cities, we understand conflicts arise. You can elect not to attend sessions of the workshop. CEOs for Cities, however, does not offer discounted or single-day tickets.
- How should our City Cluster prepare for the workshop?
- We recommend holding a (real or virtual) meeting with your City Cluster members 1-2 weeks before the workshop, reviewing the agenda, outlining what you’d like to get out of the sessions, and writing down goals and objectives for Cluster break-out sessions. Identify what your cluster needs (i.e., contacts, a plan, motivation, deadlines, education) to take the next step toward its top priorities and initiatives.
See the City Cluster Toolkit. All registered participants will receive reading materials via email ahead of the workshop too.
- Who can assist me during the event?
- Lee Fisher, the CEOs for Cities staff and a host of volunteers will be on-site throughout the event to assist participants and answer questions. You will also receive a list of emergency phone numbers at registration. If you need to request special accommodations during the event, please contact CEOs for Cities’ Brittany Scheckelhoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I’d like to be a speaker. How can I be considered?
- Whether you’re a CEOs for Cities Cluster member, fan or friend, we welcome all recommendations for speakers and topics at our events — including City Cluster Workshops, webinars and National Meetings.
Speaker slots for the 2015 CEOs for Cities Cluster Workshop have been filled at this time. To share speakers or topics for future events, submit your suggestions here.