How are community builders persevering and pivoting amid so much change and loss? How do we invest in people who know their neighbors and neighborhoods best? These are a few of the questions posed to urban innovators, activists and philanthropists from Detroit, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Memphis and New York in a three-night cross-city exchange with community builders called We Built This. 

The virtual event was held July 13 – 15 and was hosted by Urban Consulate and BridgeDetroit’s Orlando Bailey. 


VIDEO: We Built This – Night One

VIDEO: We Built This – Night Two

VIDEO: We Built This – Night Three

We Built This was presented by Urban Consulate, in partnership with New Economy Initiative, Detroit Innovation Fellows, Afrochine and BridgeDetroit. To learn more, visit the event webpage here.

Editors’ note: Panelist Nathaniel L. Wallace is Detroit program director for the Knight Foundation, a BridgeDetroit sponsor.

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