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Events and Training

Informational Session on Applying for State Boards and Commissions

Missouri State Seal

November 1, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

All Missouri Residents are invited to attend.

Event is free, but registration is required.


Representatives from Governor Eric Greitens office will be conducting an informational session on how to apply for a Missouri state Board or Commission and to answer any questions regarding the process.

You can visit to view more information on all State Boards and Commissions, descriptions and duties, and see all open positions.

What's Brewing?

Opportunity Neighborhood Series  

Exploring Issues, Connections and Opportunities for St. Louis Neighborhoods

St. Louis neighborhoods vary tremendously in their economic vitality and community involvement.  Gaps between neighboring communities represent both opportunities and threats. We focus here on the opportunities.  How can we make connections across the boundaries that divide neighborhoods while insuring that each retains its distinctive character?  How can we spread the strengths of rebound neighborhoods to surrounding communities?

Join us for a series of breakfast conversations to explore Opportunity Neighborhoods: Building from Neighborhood Assets. Each session will focus on a different opportunity neighborhood and include:

Six-Part Typology of St. Louis Neighborhoods

Six-Party Typology of St. Louis Neighborhoods

If you would like to see Des Lee Professor Todd Swanstrom's presentation from the December 8th What's Brewing session, which took place in Tower Grove South, click here.  For the presentation from the October 13th What's Brewing session, which took place in Pagedale, click here, and for our most recent What's Brewing, which took place on March 16th in the Bevo neighborhood, please click here.


Revitalizing Older Industrial Cities:  What Can the U.S. Learn from Europe?

Thanks to all who attended our panel discussion led by visiting scholar Dr. Jörg Plöger, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Urban and Regional Development in Dortmund, Germany. The co-author of Phoenix Cities (Policy Press, 2010), Dr. Plöger has worked with the London School of Economics and the Brookings Institution researching urban recovery strategies in
European and American cities.  To download a copy of his presentation, please click here.  
Dr. Plöger was joined by a panel of local speakers:
Sandra Moore, President, Urban Strategies 
Don Roe, Director, St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency 
Bob Lewis, Principal, Development Strategies
Turin is an example of an Italian city that transformed itself from an industrial city in decline to a vibrant urban center.

Events and Training

Register for Whats Brewing? Middle Neighborhoods: Dogtown
What's New?
See Dr. Jörg Plöger's presentation on Revitalizing Older Industrial Cities here.
Read CWC Research Fellow Dr. Adriano Udani's research on African Immigrant Perceptions of Non-Profit Service Providers in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region.


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