Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and Philadelphia Citizen co-founder Larry Platt talk about what it really takes to ge... More
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How To Build Black Business Density, Part 1
Alarmingly, in a city that is 44 percent Black, Black-owned businesses with payroll represent less than 3 percent of the businesses in our ecosystem. This episode has our hosts sit down with Newark, NJ, Mayor Ras Baraka and Nowak Metro Finance Lab’s Bruce Katz – two experts who have a litany of solutions to address one of the most pressing issues of our time: creating and supporting the success of Black businesses. Sign up to keep up with The Philadelphia Citizen's Black business spotlights.
Overcoming Partisan Politics with Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt
For all of the seeming division in our country, there really are leaders who are committed to bringing people together to achieve real change. Helming that charge? Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, an anti-Trump, tax-increasing Republican who joined this episode of the podcast. Whatever political party you ascribe to, meeting in the middle may be easier than you think. Sign up to stay informed on balanced solutions to city problems at The Philadelphia Citizen.
Solving Gun Violence with David Muhammad, Executive Director of the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform
In this episode, Nutter, Reed and Platt turned to one of the architects behind Oakland’s 50 percent reduction in gun violence over seven years: David Muhammad, Executive Director of the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform. Gun violence has taken a toll in cities across America. Muhammad’s game plan will leave you with a sense that this problem is one thing: solvable. Find more solutions at The Philadelphia Citizen.
Making Cities Greener with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego
Did you know that changing the color of roads could lower their temperature by more than 10 degrees? Or that strategically planting trees could lower air temperature by up to 40 degrees? Neither did we, until we heard this episode, featuring Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. Learn the ways she has made her city’s focus on sustainability pay off for its citizens. Don’t miss an episode release: Subscribe now!
The Secret Leadership Skill You Need to Solve Problems with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
There’s a secret leadership skill you can’t gain from a Harvard MBA or Stanford education: It’s connecting with the people. In this episode, hosts Reed, Nutter, and Platt explore the power of relationship to make positive changes, then welcome Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf to share the replicable ways she’s made a difference in Oakland, CA, about problems ranging from gun violence to potholes. Listen, subscribe, and spread the word! Visit The Philadelphia Citizen to find more solutions to city problems.
Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and Philadelphia Citizen co-founder Larry Platt talk about what it really takes to get sh*t done in cities on The Citizen’s newest podcast, How to Really Run a City, with a special guest joining each episode. New episodes monthly. How to Really Run a City is made possible thanks to the generous support of Comcast NBCUniversal and Diversified Search Group.