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Reuse, Recycle, Rejuvenate: Re-urbanization of Manufacturing

A CEDAS Academy Webinar

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.



This webinar will explore how bringing small-scale manufacturing back to urban and peri-urban areas can benefit communities and spark entrepreneurial growth.  

Speakers from the Urban Manufacturing Alliance will provide an overview of manufacturing re-urbanization, and examples of successes and challenges related to land use and real estate, local branding, and workforce development as well as a discussion of how low-income residents and communities of color can full participate and benefit from the jobs and business activity created. 

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • The status of re-urbanization of manufacturing in the US and the Northeast as well as current research, and references
  • Lessons learned from other communities in developing and sustaining urban manufacturing centers
  • Opportunities, successes, and challenges of urban manufacturing in addressing broader community goals as well as for low income and underserved communities




About Our Speakers

Katy Stanton

As program and membership director, Katy works closely with the Urban Manufacturing Alliance’s (UMA) network to build programming that brings people together between and within cities to support urban manufacturing. She oversees many of UMA’s key research and activities, including UMA’s Communities of Practice, in-person events, national research, and membership communication. Building off of 10 years in campaign politics across the country, Katy takes a community-organizing approach to growing UMA’s network. She believes that manufacturing creates equitable pathways for people of all backgrounds. She is driven by creating opportunities for storytelling so that people can open their minds to this kind of place-based economic development. Katy also loves cities, having lived in Washington D.C., London, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia before returning to her hometown of Madison, WI, where she lives with her husband and two cats.

Tanu Kumar

Tanu Kumar is a Senior Fellow at the Pratt Center for Community Development, consulting on economic development projects that foster more equitable and resilient communities through research, planning, and policy. She is working on several initiatives focused on advancing equity in the innovation economy and manufacturing sector, including the Urban Manufacturing Alliances's Equitable Innovation Economies initiative and Pratt's EquIP Partnership. She holds an Master's in Regional Planning from Cornell University.



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