Kurtis Ulrich partnered with University of Minnesota’s EPIC-N program as Ramsey’s city administrator

Kurtis Ulrich is currently City Administrator for the City of Ramsey, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis (population 27,500) serving in this position since 2007. During his career, he served as City Administrator in two other Minnesota suburban communities and as the Assistant Commissioner for Administration at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Prior to city administration, he was in the field of urban planning and economic development. He has a Doctorate in Public Administration from Hamline University, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas, a Masters of Arts in Urban and Regional Studies from Minnesota State University, and a Bachelors of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Minnesota Duluth. […]

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Adam Shipley uncovers uniqueness of the EPIC-Network through writing during his EPA internship

Adam Shipley joined the City of Maricopa in 2018 as the Economic Development Management Analyst. While pursuing his Bachelor’s in Urban Planning, Adam began his professional career by targeting areas prime for conservation with City of Phoenix Water Services Department. After being promoted to Economic Development Coordinator, Adam is now the project liaison for the City’s biggest commercial projects, small entrepreneurial ventures, and everything business in between. Adam is an environmental sustainability advocate, and in his spare time enjoys traveling, art, cooking, and spoiling his Chiweenie. Adam recently joined the Global Shapers Phoenix Community and the EPIC-N network to collaborate with community leaders and help make the world a better place to live. […]

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Sean O’Donoghue is inspired by the innovation and creativity of EPIC Africa members

As a local government employee who oversees our City’s transdisciplinary research programme, I was moved by how committed academic partners were improving the lives of residents in an informal settlement of one of our catchment rehabilitation projects. The lines between practitioner, academic and settlement dweller have become blurred for all participants. All of this was done to reduce vulnerability and support a decent standard of living within such settlements in Durban. […]

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