Winter Institute - Innovative Economics

  • Atwood Memorial Center

    Atwood Memorial Center
  • 912 Regency Plaza

    912 Regency Plaza

Rediscovering Cities


Feb. 1 - 912 Regency Plaza, 912 West Saint Germain St., St. Cloud

4-5 p.m. Welcome reception with cash bar
Sponsor information tables and displays
5-6:15 p.m. Economic Outlook: King Banaian, Luke Greiner, Nimantha Manamperi and Anusha Nath
6:15-7:15 p.m. Featured speaker: Rob Weber '08, entrepreneur and tech investor
7:15-10 p.m. Networking reception
Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar

Feb. 2 - St. Cloud State, 720 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud

8:30 a.m. Registration
9-9:50 a.m. Concurrent sessions
Charles Marohn, Strong Towns
"Building Economically Strong Communities for an Uncertain Future"
Atwood Theater
Giacomo Fiorani and Serena Mariani, University of Macerata
"Resource Efficiency within Cities: the opportunities of local food supply and urban agriculture"
Voyageurs North
Patti Gartland, Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation; Brian Myres, Myres Consulting, LLC and DAYTA Marketing
"Collective Impact: An Approach to Solving Society's Most Challenging Problems"
Alumni Room
10-11:20 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Edward Glaeser
"Understanding Cities"
Performing Arts Center (PAC) - Center Stage Auditorium
11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
Shaunna Johnson, Matthew Staehling, Ross Olson and Anita Archambeau 
"Looking for Vibrant Cities? Start in Central Minnesota"
St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
Cascade Room
1-1:50 p.m. Concurrent sessions
Louis Johnston, Economics Department, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
"How did Minnesota become “above average?”
Atwood Theater
Michelle Kiley, Initiative Foundation
"Repurposing Community Spaces"
Voyageurs North
Taisiia Stanishevska and Ed Glaeser
"The Impact of Refugees in Germany and the U.S."
Alumni Room
2-2:50 p.m. Concurrent sessions
Aspasia Rigopoulou-Melcher, St. Cloud State; Cathy Mehelich, City of St. Cloud; and Leslie Dingmann, Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation
"The Stories Cities Tell: Strategies for City Regeneration and Transformation"
Atwood Theater
Anna Gruber and Paul Drange, National Joint Powers Alliance
"Rediscovering Cities Workforce Through Shared Services"
Alumni Room