Building a Complete American Neighborhood:

Equity, Community, Education & Work

December 8, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM ET
digital event




America’s neighborhoods are the heart of its cities. They are the barometers of the nation’s health, dynamism and future. 

Now it's time to make every American neighborhood a complete neighborhood. That means prioritizing equity by infusing communities with better access to opportunity, especially historically underserved communities of color.

Building a Complete American Neighborhood rests on four pillars: equity, community, education and work. They’re a 15 Minute City, they have schools at the center of their community, their urban space provides easy access to all life’s necessities, and they offer life-long learning for all residents. 

Implementing each of these pillars rests upon the idea of building multi-dimensional infrastructure and vital engagement with the communities from which new solutions will emerge. 

Catalyzed by Reimagine America’s Schools (a program of the National Design Alliance), the Siegel Family Endowment and CityAge, The Complete American Neighborhood seeks to launch a regional and national dialogue on how to ensure every community has an opportunity to build more complete, inclusive neighborhoods. 


speakers include:

Josh Elder

Director of Grants Management,
Siegel Family Endowment

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Ann Cramer

Senior Consultant,
Coxe Curry & Associates

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Ted Landsmark

Dukakis Center for
Urban and Regional Policy,
Northeastern University

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Ryan Gravel


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Slma Shelbayah

Founder, Shelbayah Consulting

Former CNN Journalist

Event Anchor

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Atiba Mbiwan

 Executive Director,
Zeist Foundation

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Dr. Morcease Beasley

Clayton County Public Schools

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Dr. Tauheedah Baker-Jones

Chief Equity and Social Justice Officer,  Atlanta Public Schools

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Andrew Feiler

A Better Life for their Children

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Monika Davis

DeKalb County School District

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Ron Bogle

President & CEO,
National Design Alliance,

Team Leader,
Reimagine America’s Schools

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with more to come

Agenda for Dec 8th

(ALl times eT)

11:30 AM Welcome by Event MC
1:35 AM Opening Comments by: Ron Bogle
11:40 AM Insights from:
12:00 PM Presentation
12:15 PM Panel 1: Reimagining Infrastructure to Support Neighborhoods and Schools
12:45 PM Presentation
1:00 PM Panel 2: Schools at the Center of Community and LifeLong Learning
1:30 PM Session Close

Specific areas of focus will be:

Sam Liccardo

Mayor of San Jose, CA 

Libby Schaaf

Mayor of Oakland, CA

Emma Stewart

Head of High Tech, Engie Impact

Mary Papazian

President, San Jose
State University

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