Posts Tagged social entrepreneurship

Pushing Past Policy- Valerie Stahl’s Summer Intern Experience

As a graduate student at Sciences Po in Paris about to enter my second year of tackling the task of “governing the large metropolis,” I tend to take a very governance-based, policy-minded outlook to my research, writing, and general observations regarding urban issues. Until this summer, the […]

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Investing in Knowledge: Karen’s Takeaways from the Summer

I am sincerely grateful to have spent these past four months supporting the work at Smart Cities Advisors.  Lenora introduced me to the space of social enterprise and impact investing – a movement aligning profit with purpose, and directing market mechanisms toward social impact.  What I take […]

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SOCAP Europe – Getting Out Rulers and Levels: Monitoring and Evaluation & Implications for Urban Investment, Part 3

With writing, research and editorial assistance from Valerie Stahl, Summer 2011 Smart Cities Advisors intern Picking up from the last post, this monitoring and evaluation topic was an example of one of SOCAP’s great hallmarks – the participatory and interactive process of “figuring it out.” The conclusions […]

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SOCAP Europe – Getting Out Rulers and Levels: Monitoring and Evaluation & Implications for Urban Investment, Part 2

With writing, research and editorial assistance from Valerie Stahl, Summer 2011 Smart Cities Advisors intern To pick up at the last blog post on monitoring and evaluation issues addressed during SOCAP Europe, the list of challenges brought up by participants in these panels illustrated the implementation issues […]

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SOCAP Europe – Getting Out Rulers and Levels: Monitoring and Evaluation & Implications for Urban Investment, Part 1

With writing, research and editorial assistance from Valerie Stahl, Summer 2011 Smart Cities Advisors intern SOCAP Europe did a great job of highlighting the evolving world of metrics, monitoring and evaluation (M&E). At Tuesday’s “Three Bridges to Capital” panel and Wednesday’s European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) workshop, […]

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Building innovation for the BOP: Experiences in Israel

Pyramid Scheme, appearing in one of Israel’s main newspapers, Haaretz.com, offers an instructive look at the intersection between innovative architecture, building and affordable housing and models that might unite diverse social, design, environmental and business objectives. This residential project, the Pyramid building in Be’er Sheva‘s Dalet, Israel, […]

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Green Mango Finding Local Business Development Fruitful

Arriving late and hot after a long day, Yasmina McCarty, co-founder of GreenMango.in, a micro-business and micro-service search website in Hyderabad (and expanding), welcomed us with their inspiring story about creating markets for microentrepreneurs by combining online resources and traditional approaches. As Smart Cities Advisors is building […]

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