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The Future City

Welcome to Your Future City!

In the Future City Podcast, we speak with extraordinary people you normally wouldn’t hear from about the future of cities. From cocktail artists to urban planners, green thumbs to financial analysts, we share stories about how these creative thinkers and doers are shaping the cities you live in.

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Nov 29, 2020

How do we truly discover and showcase the different cultures in our cities? On this episode of The Future City Podcast, we speak with Anya Shani, The most recent CEO of Hansen House, Jerusalem’s Public Cultural Center. Anya is a convenor of creatives and embodies the essence of entrepreneurship in our cities. Whether we are going to a community-led theater performance or just getting lost in our cities, Anya shares the importance of experiencing hyper local, raw and real cultural experiences.  

Anya is a Director of Culture, an entrepreneur and a farmer. She is the most recent CEO of Hansen House and was the Director of Culture and Events at the Jerusalem International YMCA, where Jews, Muslims, and Christians come together for cultural events, sports, and other activities. She is also overseeing Yitzhakale Farm, her late father’s farm, which she is licensing to be one of Israel’s first fully organic farms.