Cities of Tomorrow: Opportunities Transforming Urban Life

Mar 11, 2023

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Recording: Cities of Tomorrow: Opportunities Transforming Urban Life, Mar 11, 2023

Key pieces of legislation passed by the Biden Administration are providing a truly historic level of funding to state and local governments, representing an unprecedented opportunity to change American cities for the better. From the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to the American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to the CHIPS and Science Act, trillions of dollars are being allocated to build and improve our infrastructure, reinvigorate manufacturing and create jobs, and invest in a cleaner, more equitable and climate-friendly future.

How are — or should — cities be leveraging this funding to make communities safer, more resilient, and more equitable? What deeply entrenched problems — like a dearth of reliable public transportation and the widespread existence of lead pipes — can truly begin to be tackled with this historic funding? What are mayors’ top priorities for their cities? What are we seeing already?

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Bruce Harrell

City of Seattle

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Rex Richardson

City of Long Beach

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