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New blood for ailing cities

Great story out of Syracuse, NY, where they’ve decided to attract and embrace immigrants as part of the city’s revitalization effort. From Mayor Stephanie Miner:

“Our innovation is predicated on an underlying belief that our New American residents are not problems to be minimized, nor clients to be served, but assets to empower. We are harnessing the potential of immigrants and refugees – investing in both people and place – collectively empowering New Americans to transform their own lives, while simultaneously transforming our city.”

See Kaid Benfield’s post on the Sustainable Cities Collective blog, or visit the Syracuse Northside website.

To see their video, click through the image below. Hmm… possible story for Arrival City?

Video for Syracuse entry in the Bloomberg Mayor's Challenge on city innovation

Video for Syracuse entry in the Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge on city innovation

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