Cities Topic of Campus Presentation
faculty and staff are invited to participate in an interactive discussion
with Carol Coletta, president of Coletta & Company. She has
been pioneering innovative strategies to improve cities since 1974.
Her free presentation is scheduled from 9-10
a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in 102
Jamrich Hall. She will also speak to the Economic Club of Marquette
County the previous evening.
will address the qualities that make a city appealing to people
who want to live and work there, and how to turn ideas for developing
creative cities into a reality.
one of the first urban pioneers to move into a loft in downtown
Memphis – where she still lives today – it is evident that her commitment
is more than professional … it’s personal.
firm Coletta & Company anticipates trends and develops action-oriented
public policy. She conceived and wrote the Talent Magnet Report,
the first city blueprint aimed at attracting and retaining the creative
class. She also co-authored Cultural Development in Creative
Communities for Americans for the Arts.
award-winning public radio program, Smart City, showcases
her provocative interviews with the world’s smartest thinkers on
urban life and opportunities for cities. Coletta also produces and
hosts the FedEx Marketing Millennium series, a monthly videoconference
with leading business thinkers.
has experience as a small business owner, owner of her own advertising
and marketing company, and senior vice-president of First Tennessee
Bank, where she organized the Memphis Jobs Conference, which set
the city’s economic development agenda for 20 years.
is a University of Miami School of Architecture Knight Fellow in
community building and a master’s candidate in future studies at
the University of Houston Clear Lake. Her paper on the future of
cities was selected for presentation to the World Future Society
annual meeting in 2003.
more information, contact Evelyn Massaro (WNMU-FM)