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Tommie Thompson

Tommie Thompson

Quantitative Researcher

Tommie Thompson is a social science researcher with experience working on impact evaluations, randomized controlled trials, and international development projects. Before joining the Charter Cities Institute, he was a government consultant evaluating large-scale USAID and MCC projects in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. He was also a Research Specialist at the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, where he led behavioral experiments to address poverty in Kenya and Nigeria. His research interests include conflict, urbanization, and the political economy of development. Tommie has a BA from the University of Chicago, and an MPP from Georgetown University. He soon hopes to ride the entire NYC and DC metro systems in one day.

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Planning Guidelines

Urban planning is ultimately a dynamic process that must evolve as the needs of the city evolve. These guidelines provide an overview of how charter city planners can effectively create a charter city that generates sustained and inclusive economic growth.

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Charter Cities Atlas: Venice with Thibault Serlet and Corey Tazzara

Today’s episode is a bonus episode, where we take a deep dive into the Italian Renaissance (with a focus on Venice) with world-renowned expert, Professor Corey Tazzara. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the formation of independent city-states, to the financial and political ramifications of the crusades, to the rise and fall of Venice as an economic powerhouse, this conversation has it all!

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