CCED Co-Hosts Exploring Innovation Week

UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development partnered with the
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis- Little Rock Branch to co-host the Federal Reserve’s 2012 Exploring Innovation Week in Little Rock on March 22. Amy Whitehead, Coordinator for CCED, and Andrew Pack, Community Affairs Specialist for the Federal Reserve Bank, screened the documentary Urbanized for over 25 community and economic development professionals from the state of Arkansas. The documentary explored the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders and thinkers. Following the screening, a facilitated discussion led by Whitehead and Pack, focused on populations trends, community consensus-building, place-making strategies, and
innovative approaches to local development efforts.

Exploring Innovation 2012 was attended by community and economic developers, lenders, investors and others community leaders. The annual conference strives to illustrate how innovation can result in new finance models, highlight industry best practices and serves as a catalyst for future discussions around topics of significant importance to community development.

 

 

New Spring 2012 Outreach Catalog is here!!

The new Spring 2012 Outreach Catalog is available online!!  Some will receive a printed catalog in the mail soon however, if you do not receive one, you can always request a printed catalog and we will be happy to mail it to you.  You will find information about some exciting new courses such as Dance Fit Line Dancing and Sign Language for Babies.  Also, cake decorating is back for all of you who love to make cakes!!  Of course, old favorites such as Photography and Burn & Chisel are all available as well as great freebie courses such as How to Start a Small Business, Employment Outlook and the Arkansas Boaters Education course.

For those who are still struggling with what to give your loved ones this Christmas, make sure to purchase a Community Education gift certificate!  It is a unique gift that they will never forget!