Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
I’m taking a brief departure from my normal routine of providing absolutely free urbanist analysis for a brief commercial message. If you are interested in supporting the mission of the Urbanophile and keeping it a viable platform for serious urbanist discussion in a way that also adds a lot of value to your organization, there are a number of ways you can do so.
1. Book me to speak at your event. Unlike many speakers, I don’t like to do the same canned presentation I do for everyone else. I like to first be sure I can contribute something very compelling to your audience, then work with you to craft something that is very directly addressed to the core concerns of your organization or event. As you know from this site, I go far beyond the conventional wisdom in search of unique, innovative, and compelling insights I can deliver to you.
2. Hire me for a consulting project. Contrary to popular belief, I’m not an urban planner. And I’m not a substitute for a prime consultant on complicated undertakings. However, I am able to provide analysis and insight that you are just not going to be able to get from more traditional firms. This is especially true in the areas of brand positioning, articulating a public policy rationale or narrative to help anchor particular projects into a larger framework to help position them with the public, and various competitive or comparative analytics.
3. Sponsor this site. I’m evaluating sponsorship models for the site, so if your organization might be interested in a sponsorship, I’d love to talk with you to discuss what that might look like.
4. Hire me into a full time position. I mentioned before I plan to move to NYC. This has been a slower process than I’d like thanks to the real estate market in Chicago. But I am open to and interested in potentially going back to a full time staff position on making the move there. And if the right position were there I would make the move even before selling my Chicago place. So please reach out if you might be interested in hiring me into an NYC based position. Beyond my urbanism work which you know through this site, I’m also a top flight technologist and manager of technology. (I have a heavily tech oriented resume available for download).
For any and all of these (or other ideas you yourself might have about how I might be able to help you), please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. For those who would like to know more about me and haven’t read it, you can check out my online bio.
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