Wednesday, November 07, 2012


Mayor Sly works to ramp up the discussion of "new urbanism" in Kansas City in hopes that it will spark the economy in this cowtown . . .

The website: The New American City

The deets:

Mayor James announces Kansas City will host Summit on The New American City 

CityAge event will draw hundreds including mayors from around the nation

(Kansas City, Missouri) --- Yesterday, America chose to re-elect the President. Today, Kansas City announces the CityAge Summit on the New American City. Already, mayors, business leaders and officials from nearly 50 cities have committed to take part in the two day conference.

"This national summit on December 3 and 4 will place Kansas City at the middle of the conversation about the new urban center. Cities are the key to a prosperous American future," said Mayor Sylvester ‘Sly’ James. "I am delighted that my fellow mayors, business leaders and innovative thinkers from across the country are coming to Kansas City to explore how to strengthen our role as powerhouses of job creation. Now more than ever in our history, cities are the foundation of America's economy and it's up to us to build -- and rebuild -- them for generations to come. America affirmed its forward momentum with the re-election of the President. This summit will address ‘What’s next?’"

The Summit on the New American City will be held December 3 and 4 at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Cities, businesses and city builders already committed to attend will travel from: Chicago, Houston, Oakland, New York, Boston, Charlotte, St. Louis, Des Moines, Omaha, Chattanooga, Memphis, Atlanta, Austin, San Francisco, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Fort Worth, Lexington, Boulder, Palo Alto, Indianapolis, Tulsa, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto and many others.

“I am proud to also announce that our hometown companies are taking a leading role in sponsoring this important conference. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Burns & McDonnell, Populous, Cerner and Black & Veatch make up the initial presenting sponsors," said Mayor James.

Innovators like Maria Katris, founder of Built in Chicago; Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group; Stephen Goldsmith, Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government; Nigel Jacob co-founder of Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics; Abhi Nemani, Director of Strategy and Communications at Code for America will all be joining the conference. A full list of speakers can be found at

"Kansas City is investing in the future of our city and our business leaders and civic leaders will have a chance to tell our story on December 3 and 4," said Mayor James. "We will also have an opportunity to meet the investors, entrepreneurs and city builders who are creating new business opportunities and partnerships both in America and around the world."

To find out more about The New American City, or to register to take part in this critical national dialog, you can contact the mayor’s office or go to or

The Summit on the New American City will use the hashtag #CityAgeKC. Follow the conference on Twitter @CityAge and Mayor James @MayorSlyJames.



Anonymous said...

He's turning to be a pretty good puppet for all the big time rip off artists in this town.

Anonymous said...

Tickets start as low as 395.00!

It's another one of those seminar event rackets. Where you go to listen to a bunch of speakers who could care less if you live or die just as long as they get their fee for coming into town for their thirty minute "appearance".

Anonymous said...

no more niglet photos please

Anonymous said...

So now the taxpayers have yet another chance to spend lots of money fixing up the parts of town these out-of-towners will see so Sly can make believe KCMO is right on the cutting edge of being "world class".
And after they all leave they won't even remeber where they've been. Just like the All Star Game crowd.
Being elected in KCMO is all just a selfish game run like a kids' tree house club.

Anonymous said...

Isn't urbanism just a fancy way of saying niggers kill each other?

Anonymous said...

After the city fathers get done paying the tax on their car rentals, hotel bills and $20.00 parking and see how ugly the hookers are in this town they will go home and freaking resign.

Anonymous said...

Urbanism is an old indian word for nigros killing nigros while on dope and government assistance as their children get no education or discipline and nigros assaulting white people as the nigro population goes feral. Best example: KC Samaurai Nigger chicken thief.

Anonymous said...

Out Fucking Standing

Anonymous said...

Rebuilding American cities is not complicated. Control crime, keep taxes reasonable, put taxpayers in charge of the city - not employee unions and maintain the infrastructure. Instead citizens in big cities exist to fund city employees, crime is not addressed, spending is geared to tourism and all the infrastructure is spend on downtown entertainment districts. Cities bet their future on a bunch of young loft dwellers while the middle class flees.

Anonymous said...

Urbanism is a word for "the future", you fucking troglodytes. Sorry, your subsidized suburban teat-suck is just not sustainable. Get used to it and get a house in an actual neighborhood.