Rich Howells

VIDEO: ‘Kindergarten Cities’ by Craig Welsh 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: Craig Welsh examines how cities can enhance their attitude and creativity for almost no money at all.

Bio: Craig Welsh is principal of Go Welsh, a Lancaster-based design studio. Craig was educated as an architect while earning a BS in Architecture from Penn State University and later earned his MA in Advertising Design from Syracuse University and MFA in Graphic Design from Marywood University. He is an assistant professor of communications and humanities at Penn State Harrisburg and is a visiting instructor at Marywood University. His work has been awarded and published widely and has been exhibited in 15 countries. He has judged creative competitions in the United States and Canada, curated/authored “Design: Portfolio” from Rockport Publishers, and has written several articles for leading design magazines and blogs.

Watch more TEDxScranton videos here.