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VIDEO: ‘What Does your Grandmother Have to Do with Urban Renovation?’ by Kathryn Bondi at TEDxScranton

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TED Talks, or conferences that follow the motto “ideas worth spreading,” have become a global phenomenon since the nonprofit organization began posting them online for free in 2006. With the introduction of TEDx, which supports independent organizers who want to create TED-like events in their own communities, it was only a matter of time before these intellectual and inspirational talks came to Scranton.

Organized by Jessica Meoni, TEDxScranton was held on Aug. 16 at the University of Scranton under the theme “Revitalize This!” and revolved around the concepts of urban renovation, new urbanism, eminent domain, artistic renaissance, and community building.

The talks are now posted online, so read more about this one below:

Description: Kathryn Bondi parallels suburbs and cities and explains how millennials are infusing life back into town.

Bio: Kathryn is the creative director at Net Driven, an Internet marketing company for automotive aftermarket businesses, and an adjunct instructor in the Graphic Design Department at Marywood University. Kathryn holds a BFA in Graphic Design and has served on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Pennsylvania chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) since 2011. She has given several talks and participated in mock portfolio reviews at Marywood University, in addition to attending various networking events with the AAF. She ultimately hopes to influence recent graduates to stay local and become an active part of their community.

Watch more TEDxScranton videos here.