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14 Highlights from 2016

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places

A year in review – 2016 2016 was a year for us to remember, and we haven’t come this far to simply come this far. We are in this for the long haul. This work of changing systems and the ways they support people is a long-term challenge, but it is well worth every ounce of effort. We are already …

President Bob Frank of University of New Mexico presenting

Innovate ABQ – A Collective Dream

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places, Education, Entrepreneurship

Innovate ABQ has been a collective dream of Albuquerque’s for years, and that dream is more of a reality each day Innovate ABQ has been a collective dream of Albuquerque’s for years. It came into fruition in 2012 when the then newly appointed UNM President Bob Frank invited a cohort from Albuquerque—including Mayor Richard J Berry, and UNM and economic …

Five hardhats resting on shovels

Innovate ABQ Board Expansion

City Alive Business, Connecting People and Places, Education

Innovate ABQ announces President Kathie Winograd of Central New Mexico Community College as Innovate ABQ’s newest board member This week Innovate ABQ announced the addition of Dr. Katharine Winograd, President of Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), to the Board of Directors. The announcement marks a distinct step in the organization’s mission to strengthen Albuquerque’s economic base and to provide a “work, live, …

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Policy Labs Driving Impact

City Alive Connecting People and Places, Data

Five Albuquerque Living Cities Integration Initiative members traveled to Boston to learn about policy labs, a smart, cross-sector data collection model that is working across the country Economic growth is taking hold in Albuquerque—thanks to diverse efforts from community members, stakeholders, and new initiatives—and this year, that progress  will become much more measurable. Among other strategies, Albuquerque is exploring an opportunity recently offered  …

Mayor Berry shakes hands with developer

Innovate ABQ Breaks Ground

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places

Innovate ABQ partners and developers break ground on the Lobo Rainforest building, kicking off the first phase at the core site The first of an anticipated four-phase development framework for the Innovate ABQ site kicked off last week with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Lobo Rainforest Building at the seven-acre site on the corner of Broadway Boulevard and Central Avenue. …

Rob DelCampo of Innovation Academy at desk

On Being Innovative

City Alive Education, Entrepreneurship, Talent and Skill Development

Many will say that higher education is based on systems that don’t provide the most inspiring experiences for students. But the University of New Mexico’s new Innovation Academy is taking a step outside of the often mechanical mindset that prevails in higher education. The man behind the monkey wrench? No other than Rob DelCampo, former Associate Dean of the UNM …