Read Full Story Through its 2019 Future of Cities Deep Dive, the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) used cities as a laboratory to explore complicated, cross-sector problems and potential solutions to address those problems.For many people around the world, cities are a source of hope. They are engines for innovation and economic growth. They are hubs for progressivism and democracy. Cities are growing — but so are the opportunities and challenges associated with them.During the conference, ALI fellows examined these challenges and learned how leaders around the world were responding.Each session highlighted one major global or community challenge where ALI fellows might fill a gap. Deep Dives included readings, outside experts, often faculty from relevant Harvard programs, and a focus on problem solving and practical applications of knowledge.Over the course of the two-day event, participants heard from experts in law, policy, urban planning, public health, and education who brought distinct perspectives to the discussion and raised important questions for the group to consider. The cohort also heard from practitioners facing these challenges head on and developing solutions for the future of cities.The Deep Dive gave fellows an in-depth look at one particular challenge common to many cities around the globe: urban education. Fellows considered how city leaders and educators ensure both excellence and equity in classrooms around the world.Presenters included professors from Harvard Business School, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard Law School, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, elected officials, artists, and professionals in urban design and planning.Synthesizing the content of the event, ALI fellows identified equity as the most pressing problem facing cities around the world. While there was disagreement about the best means to effect change, the group agreed that underlying all issues facing cities were profound challenges of inequity.They also recognized the importance of tying initiatives together, involving community members, and activating government at the local level.To learn more, read the full 2019 Future of Cities Deep Dive Report.
Murphy says his horse is in great form. Its day five of the Listowel Festival where the first of an eight-race card is off at 2.05.Co.Tipperary trainer Joe Murphy will run Swamp Fox – who was second in the Galway Hurdle – in this afternoon’s feature race at the Kerry track the Ladbrokes Ireland Handicap Hurdle.The Fethard trainer has booked 5lbs claimer Johnny Barry as Swamp Fox will carry top weight and in heavy ground, he feels it will help to take a few pounds off his back. Stock photo of horse racing | Photo © Pixabay
FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Related Articles Share Share StumbleUpon XLMedia completes takeover of 101GreatGoals.com July 17, 2020 Submit Nektan ceases trading on London AIM May 18, 2020 London AIM-listed mobile gambling specialist Nektan Plc has today confirmed the departure of Leigh Nissim as its Chief Executive Officer.Issuing a corporate update, Nektan governance detailed that Nissim will officially leave the business this coming August, with founder and Non-Executive Director Gary Shaw retaking the firm’s CEO position on an interim basis.Nissim a former IGT and GTECH executive joined Nektan in May 2016, replacing former leader David Gosen who had departed the company five months prior to Nissim’s appointment.Taking over the leadership of Nektan, Nissim was charged with spearheading the mobile specialist’s commercial initiatives and further transitioning the business from a ‘white label’ operator to a B2B solutions and services provider.Updating investors, the Nektan board detailed that it had begun its executive search for Nissim’s replacement, with an appointment expected to be made in the coming months.Nektan governance further highlighted that the company was in advanced discussions with regards to concluding its next round of funding, the details of which it expects to announce in due course.