A Dispatch from the Mayor’s Innovation Project

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This article was originally posted by NextCity.org. To read the rest of the article, click here.

Friday night was the opening day of the 2010 meeting of the Mayors Innovation Project in Washington. At that night’s dinner reception, the keynote speaker was Xavier de Souza Briggs, who serves as Associate Director, General Government Programs in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). (When I first read that title, I thought to myself, “that’s a title that sounds totally meaningless, but probably means that he’s one of the ten most powerful people in government.” After hearing him speak, I’m convinced I was right.)

Briggs, a widely known academic and practical expert on issues of social justice in the city, is on leave from the faculty at MIT…..read the full article.

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