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Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI)

The Intercultural City Initiative is a bold effort on the part of a wide variety of organizations and individuals to align the collective power, creativity, expertise, and energy of our cities toward a future of inclusive growth. Inspired by the comprehensive and coordinated approach of the Council of Europe Intercultural City program, Minnesota’s Intercultural City Initiative is focused on using high leverage influence strategies to realize this future faster.

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Project Information

About the project

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: City of Rochester, MN

Contact: Jenna Bowman ; Email: Bowman@rochestermn.gov ; Phone: 507.328.2913

Known/Likely Collaborators: Alliance of Chicanos, Hispanics and Latin American--Rochester ; City of Rochester, MN ; County of Olmsted, MN ; CultureBrokers, LLC ; Diversity Council ; Journey to Growth Diversity and Inclusion Committee ; OpenBeam ; Rochester Public Schools

Potential Collaborators: IMAA ; International Film Festival ; Rochester Area Family Y


Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive) 

Available Phase

Project Type

  Planning, Tooling  


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Best Practice, Business Process, Caring Relationship, Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Governance/Public Policy, International, Intelligence, Mediation, OpenBeam, Technology Enablement, Vision/Identity

Level 2: Society

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Related Projects

America Community for Health ; Apply "Community of Excellence" framework to Greater Rochester ; Creating a 21st Century Community Space ; Discovery Walk Co-designing ; Diversity Council Rochester Area Racial Attitude Survey ; Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives ; Journey of Peace ; Journey to Growth Plan ; Locks of Compassion ; Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC) ; Rochester World Festival

 

 

Detailed Description

 

City Resolution

2020-09-21 City Council Approved

 

 City Council Discussions Recording

 


 

Description

 Per ICI website

 

 

INTERCULTURAL CITIES INDEX QUESTIONNAIRE

 

 

 


 

 City of Rochester ICI Launch Press Release


 

Early Information Shared with J2G

 


 

Proposal to J2G D/I Committee with ICI Consultant


 

Project Phases

 

Key Status Reports


Key reports on: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI)


September 22, 2020 : Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Major Milestone

(1) City Council approved ICI Resolution (2) City Council Study Session on ICI Index  


August 20, 2020 : ICI index draft released for City Council review

  The City of Rochester, in partnership with the Diversity Council and others, announced the release of the draft Intercultural Cities Initiative program index report and an upcoming virtual site visit. 


January 30, 2020 : Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Presentation to City Council Study Group

Updating the city council on the ICI workgroup summary of ICI data. 


June 15, 2018 : Mayor Brede signed ICI pledge

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Journey to Growth team, the City of Rochester and citizens of Rochester will gather in the City Hall Atrium for a special Signing Ceremony, designating Rochester as the first U.S. City to join the Council of Europe’s ICI (Intercultural Cities Initiative) program.


December 08, 2015 : Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI): Getting the mayor to buy in.

Met with mayor Brede and Randy Staver to discuss city participation and support



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Key reports on: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI)


September 22, 2020 : Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Major Milestone

(1) City Council approved ICI Resolution (2) City Council Study Session on ICI Index  


August 20, 2020 : ICI index draft released for City Council review

  The City of Rochester, in partnership with the Diversity Council and others, announced the release of the draft Intercultural Cities Initiative program index report and an upcoming virtual site visit. 


January 30, 2020 : Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Presentation to City Council Study Group

Updating the city council on the ICI workgroup summary of ICI data. 


June 15, 2018 : Mayor Brede signed ICI pledge

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Journey to Growth team, the City of Rochester and citizens of Rochester will gather in the City Hall Atrium for a special Signing Ceremony, designating Rochester as the first U.S. City to join the Council of Europe’s ICI (Intercultural Cities Initiative) program.


December 08, 2015 : Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI): Getting the mayor to buy in.

Met with mayor Brede and Randy Staver to discuss city participation and support


Key Beam Reports on:

Best Practice, Business Process, Caring Relationship, Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Governance/Public Policy, International, Intelligence, Mediation, OpenBeam, Technology Enablement, Vision/Identity  
January 18, 2022: 2021 Global Mayors Challenge Status Reports

 (1) 2022-01-18 Press Release City of Rochester Winner; (2) September 2021 DMC Presentation; (3) References: 90 Second Pitch Video, Public Media 

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January 07, 2022: Collider Inclusion Open Entrepreneur Ecosystem Navigator

Learning Report  providing Ecosystem Navigation services, rapidly connecting Rochester entrepreneurs to the right business resource at the right time to accelerate their entrepreneurial journey.

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January 06, 2022: Supporting Student Success Means Supporting Diversity Education

In late December 2021, Diversity Council and other local organizations drafted and released a statement of support forRochester Public Schools’ work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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January 03, 2022: 2021 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

Key info includes: 4Q 2021 News;  3Q 2021 News, 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, DMC Discovery Walk Pre-bid 

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December 17, 2021: Diversity Council Annual Campaign for Change

 "The importance of acknowledging inequities and advocating for change has never been more critical. And Diversity Council is a nonprofit leading this exact work in Rochester and throughout Southeastern Minnesota".

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December 14, 2021: Building Strong Communities

Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council is expanding Building Strong Communities to Southeast Minnesota.

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December 14, 2021: Housing Alliance Coalition Senior Housing Report

(1) Senior Housing Community Co-Design Project Report;  (2) Project Background: Describing Senior Housing Project and Recruiting Co-Designing Team Members

 

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December 05, 2021: Why Get Vaccinated?

(1) November 2021 e-Magazine (2) Info about booster and (3) Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

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December 02, 2021: Multi-Year Plan and $15M Commitment

Mayo Clinic announced an additional $5 Million contribution to affordable housing bridge. 

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November 22, 2021: 2021 Mobility Update

November 2021 Rapid Transit Update and Upcoming milestones presented to DMCC. 

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November 20, 2021: Use of "America City for Health" as moniker to attract DMC investment

Presentation to DMCC Board in November 2021 Board Meeting. Focus on attracting more companies coming in.  America City for Health as lead generation asset. 

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November 14, 2021: Destination Medical Center (DMC) 2H 2021 Meetings

November and September 20211 DMCC Board Meetings information.

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October 23, 2021: Facing Race 2021 Awards Ceremony

2021 Facing Race Awards Event on TPT 7PM October 24 and other broadcasts schedule. 

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October 23, 2021: Tackling Racism as a Public Health Issue

1. 10/22/2021 Presentation to CMRC;  2. August update posted on Olmsted County website

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Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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