CitySCOPE Podcast

CitySCOPE Podcast

Welcome to CitySCOPE, a new podcast from Kate Cooney and her students at the Inclusive Economic Development Lab at the Yale School of Management.  Where we learn about what might be possible for our city by talking with other people about theirs. 

Season 4

Season 4 of the CitySCOPE podcast is organized around the theme infrastructure and equity. We feature conversations with academics, urban planners, developers and community leaders weighing in on different mechanisms to drive more equitable development through infrastructure development.  Our interviews explore questions such as: How have communities organized to ensure that the community benefits from new development, who speaks for the community in urban governance networks, how can neighborhoods be revitalized without inducing the harms of gentrification and how does childcare fit into the infrastructure conversation?  Listen in! 

Season 3

For Season 3, our theme is Supporting and Scaling Black -owned and Black -led businesses.  We go back in history this season to the first initiatives to support Black businesses in the Nixon era, a set of policies known as “Black Capitalism”.  We hear about early entrepreneurs who made it big, despite the odds.  We travel forward in time, considering what we have learned about public policy to support diversity in supply chains, and we speak to researchers and practitioners about how to build ecosystems for equitable entrepreneurship.  Join Us!

Season 2

For Season 2, our theme is Rethinking Community Engagement: The Role of Narratives in Inclusive Economic Development. As the country grapples with the inequities in our economic system revealed by the global pandemic, and faces a renewed urgency in demands for racial justice, our guests over this next season shed light on models of practice that build regional capacity and motivation for action.  Join Us!

Season 1

In Season 1, Remaking the City: Charting the Opportunity in Opportunity Zones, we spoke with developers, community organizers, housing experts, impact investors, foundation fund managers and public sector officials to learn more about how Opportunity Zones might be utilized for community benefit. Take a listen!