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Urban Innovation Exchange

When we talk about cities, it's easy to focus on the macro – systems and networks, infrastructure and industry. But if you zoom in closer you'll find a very different story – one of passionate people working every day to shape a better tomorrow. 

This is why we're excited to share People Changing Cities, a new series to spread stories of remarkable individuals leading urban change.

Urban Innovation Exchange (UIX) is an initiative to advance the growing movement of people leading change in cities. Launched in 2012 as a three-year project in Detroit funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, UIX is now widening its lens to showcase catalytic talent transforming cities and neighborhoods across America. Website: UIXCities.com Twitter: @UIXCities

NATIONAL PARTNERS
 
Meeting of the Minds is a global knowledge sharing platform based in San Francisco, California, focused on the innovators and initiatives at the bleeding edge of urban sustainability and connected technology. Through their blog, magazine, webinars, monthly metopes, workshops, roundtables and annual summit held each fall, they invite international leaders from the public, private, non-profit, academic and philanthropic sectors to identify innovations that can be scaled, replicated and transferred from city-to-city and across sectors. Website: Cityminded.org Twitter: @MeetoftheMinds
 
The Kresge Foundation is a $3.5 billion private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America's cities through grant making and investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development in Detroit. In 2014, the Board of Trustees approved 408 awards totaling $242.5 million. In addition, Kresge's Social Investment Practice made commitments totaling $20.4 million during the year. Website: Kresge.org Twitter: @KresgeFdn
 
Issue Media Group (IMG) publishes online magazines in over 20 cities and regions across North America covering the catalytic people, projects and investments transforming cities. Publications include Model D (Detroit), Freshwater (Cleveland), Flying Kite (Philadelphia), Elevation DC (Washington D.C.), Soapbox (Cincinnati), High Ground (Memphis), Confluence (Denver), and Yonge Street (Toronto). Website: IssueMediaGroup.com Twitter: @Issue_Media
 
Tumml is an urban ventures accelerator with a mission to empower entrepreneurs to solve urban problems. With a hands-on approach, Tumml provides entrepreneurs with the tools to help scale their impact and enhance quality of life in cities everywhere. Website: Tumml.org Twitter: @Tumml
 
Kiva Zip is the U.S. project of the global microfinance platform Kiva, through which lenders make 0% interest loans directly to people without access to traditional banking systems. Thousands of entrepreneurs get rejected for loans everyday. With Kiva Zip, individual lenders can support small businesses and enable them to access the capital they need to grow their businesses. Website: zip.kiva.org Twitter: @kivazip
 
UIX AFFILIATES
 
UIX DETROIT
 
Over three years (2012-2014), Urban Innovation Exchange chronicled and connected the growing movement of small-scale, place-based innovators transforming Detroit. Working with a wide network of community and media partners including Huffington Post, Detroit Free Press, Model D, and Data Driven Detroit, we produced profiles, videos, news, forums, tours, focus groups, online conversations, guest commentaries, surveys and reports to capture and share what we learned along the way. These stories, resources & data live on at UIXDetroit.com
 
UIX NATIONAL LAUNCH

Meeting of the Minds
October 20-22, 2015 - Richmond, California
Watch the Live Webcast: http://cityminded.org/webcast
 
UIX MEDIA COVERAGE (2015)
 
(Meeting of the Minds, 06/29/15)
 
(Model D Media, 07/07/15)
 
(Flying Kite Media, 07/07/15)
 
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