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Making the Case for Place: Dr. Katherine Loflin at TEDxSoCal

As Principal of Loflin Consulting Solutions, Dr. Katherine Loflin has emerged in the placemaking field as an in-demand consultant across the country and internationally. She advises elected officials, planners, foundations, corporations, academic institutions and community leaders who are trying to improve their cities, using the placemaking model. She currently holds leadership roles in some of the most groundbreaking and innovative projects including Knight Foundation's Soul of the Community Project, Miami Foundation's Engage Miami Project, and Johnson C. Smith University's Soul of Charlotte's Northwest Corridor Project. She has created and hosts the nation's only radio show dedicated to the topic of placemaking, Place Matters with Dr. Katherine Loflin. Free podcasts of the shows are available at Podbean and iTunes.Prior to establishing her consulting firm, Dr. Loflin worked at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as Program Director for the Technical Assistance and Community Foundation Programs, along with overseeing grant-making in two cities. Her background also includes being Executive Director of nonprofit organizations and serving as a social issues expert in a television newsroom in her home state of North Carolina. Dr. Loflin received a Masters and Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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