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Tayyib Smith

Tayyib Smith

Tayyib Smith is the co-founder of Philadelphia-based Little Giant CreativePipeline Philly, the Institute of Hip-Hop Entrepreneurship, and the soon-to-launch Creative Cities Lab. All of his projects are rooted in a passion for social justice and economic equitability. 

Maitreyi Roy

Maitreyi Roy

Maitreyi Roy is the Executive Director of Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia, the first botanic garden in the country. A landscape architect by training, she has spent almost 25 years looking at community greening issues through the lens of urban development.

Gabriel Mandujano

Gabriel Mandujano

Gabriel Mandujano is the founder and CEO of Philadelphia-based Wash Cycle Laundry, a triple-bottom-line social enterprise that provides much-needed corporate laundry services while also providing green economy jobs to folks returning to the workforce.

Alex Gilliam

Alex Gilliam

Public Workshop started in Philadelphia in 2009, but is really an outgrowth of the work Alex Gilliam has been doing teaching design and architecture over the past 17 years. With the recently launched sister nonprofit, Tiny WPA, he is able to take that work a few steps further. 

Jessie Feller Hahn

American Urban Innovators Are Filling Crucial Gaps

Together, Meeting of the Minds and Urban Innovation Exchange launched the Urban Innovator Series just 25 weeks ago with the support of the Kresge Foundation. Each week, we feature an “urban innovator” handpicked from around the United States. These are people changing cities, and we're excited to host two of our past innovators in a free webinar on June 8th.
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