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VIDEO: ‘Urban Renovation through Co-working Spaces’ by Joe Casabona 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: How can bribing freelancers together help out a city? Joe Casabona tells us how.

Bio: Joe Casabona is a web developer, author, and teacher who focuses primarily on WordPress, mobile development, and general technology. As a freelancer, he’s taken an interest in co-working spaces and open device labs, viewing them as a way to cultivate growth, community, and innovation. Currently, Joe instructs students on web development at the University of Scranton, and he also frequently hosts a technology-driven podcast on his website,

Watch more TEDxScranton videos here.