06.14.05 Tuesday@REI: Designing For Technology in our Neighborhoods

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 05/31/2005 - 09:15.
06/14/2005 - 16:00

Designing For Technology in our Neighborhoods - C V (Charlyn) Wood is a civic entrepreneur focusing
on developing technology initiatives which integrate technology access
and applications across communities.

Integral to promoting technology use C V Wood
develops strategies to identify new channels toward aggregation of
demand and resources for “niche� market development.

Technology As A Community Asset is a short
series of forums developed by C V Wood promoting the development of
planning and physical infrastructure for community technology
integration.

Underserved communities are a particular focus
where leveraging community assets, shall achieve through collective
choice, expanded participation in sustainable markets and the global
community.

Technology integration project efforts support:
market segmentation; distribution channel networking; facility
development, community asset leveraging, and market development
modeling.

Designer of the Oakland On-Line Project CV Wood
successfully executed a collaborative community and economic
development model incorporating community resources, business and
corporate partners and public officials.

The Oakland On-Line Project a promotion vehicle
for economic development via New Media technology served as a staging
platform for Mitsubishi Japan Shockwave programming and business
development networking.

C V Wood believes through technology “empowering individuals, empowers communities, and enlightens the world�.

Location

Peter B Lewis Bldg room 201

6.15.05 Tuesday.REI "Technology, A Community Asset"

Tuesday.REI, June 14th forum is titled "Technology, A Community Asset" and is the first of a short series of forums developed to promote community wide planning for technology from neighborhoods to across the region.

Developed by CONNECT through Tuesday.REI,"Technology, A Community Asset" promotes planning and physical infrastructure development for community technology integration.

"Technology in and of itself can be quite amazing, the value comes from how it's put to use; it's application to a person, group or community defines its value." Author

June 14, 2005, the Tuesday.REI forum, "Technology, a Community Assets" speaks to Community Development Corporations and other Community Organizations with a mission and commitment for promoting economic, social, and environmental sustainability for their residents.

As Cleveland and other Northeast Ohio communities struggle for resources to support their citizens, Tuesday.REI will look at those assets communities have in place; assets that when empowered by technology expand their use and benefit to residents.

Technology in our communities is an "overlooked" asset, an asset that represents expanded access to education, social services, medical attention, transportation options, shopping for all residents, particularly those most deprived of personal resources.

Essential to community progress, Community Development Corporations and other Community based organizations, are critical agents for integrating advance technologies into communities.

Please attend, listen, and contribute; your ideas, questions and concerns about technology's influences and challenges to Cleveland and Northeast Ohio communities are important to shaping our organizations', communities', and residents' opportunities.

Forum Series:

"Technology, A Community Asset" is a short series of forums evolving to workgroups, business entities and implemented projects.

Developed by CONNECT through Tuesday.REI,"Technology, A Community Asset" promotes planning and physical infrastructure development for community technology integration.

Forum Leaders:

C V (Charlyn) Wood, of CONNECT is a Civic Entrepreneur focusing on developing technology initiatives which integrate technology access and applications across communities.

CONNECT; a for-profit civic strategy design business develops strategies for aggregating community demand, and resources for "niche" market development.

Topic: "Developing community technology plans."

James Rattleff, CEO of AR Designs. James is a certified engineer and project manager responsible for AR Designs R&D efforts with NASA GRC, and Honeywell FM&T.

AR Designs is a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) and network builder that provides high speed wireless broadband services to local communities in partnership with community organizations, businesses, government agencies, universities, hospitals, developers and others.

Topic: “Transforming underserved communities to new digital communities; community applications over wireless broadband.�

Paula Gomez Farrell Ph.D., Senior Associate, NorTech. Paula is the staff support for the "Urban Technology and Inclusion Initiative".

NorTech; a non-profit organization supports economic growth and leadership in Northeast Ohio by promoting entrepreneurial-based, globally competitive technology development, innovation, and commercialization. The Urban Technology and Inclusion Initiative’s focus is to ensure urban and minority communities’ take advantage of the technology-based economic development in Northeast Ohio.

Topic: “Closing the Technological Divide.�