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Urban podcasting

Check out the new Metro Matters podcast, from the folks at Next American City magazine and the Brookings Institution.

If you listen to this inaugural edition, you can hear about everything from the stimulus, to US exports, Richard Florida and manufacturing. There’s a good bit of Rust-Belt related discussion as well.

-KG

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Taking the Rust out of ‘Rust Belt’

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Our friends at Great Lakes Urban Exchange (aka GLUE) are featured this story in Artvoice, Buffalo’s alternative weekly paper.

GLUE-sters will be in Buffalo this week for their summit, “Great Lakes Metros and the New Opportunity: Remaking Policy and Practice in a Time of Transformation,” on Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19 at Buffalo State College.

“The goal of the conference is threefold: to identify ways to filter federal stimulus money into Great Lakes cities; to develop policy that nurtures the region and helps urban areas grow into sustainable units; and to harness and strengthen a collective Rust Belt voice,” according to the story.

Registration is $25 for both days. For complete program information, visit http://greatlakesmetros.wordpress.com/.

-KG

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