Mayors will stress cities are home to innovation, creativity and cultural diversity and need federal support
The US Conference of Mayors, in partnership with the NYU Wagner Graduate School for Public Service, is hosting a bipartisan discussion with mayors and the presidential campaigns on why infrastructure in US cities is key to both economic security and public safety, and to urge a stronger federal partnership with cities, according to a press release.
The Honorable Edward G. Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania (2003-2011), Mayor of Philadelphia (1992-2000) and Co-Chair of Building America’s Future will represent Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump’s representative is To Be Determined.
With more than 80 per cent of the people in this country living in cities and their metropolitan areas, cities are clearly magnets for growth.
Over the next 30 years, 66 million people will move to cities and their metro areas, accounting for 96 percent of the nation’s total population growth.
Because our nation’s roads are already congested, our water systems suffer from aging and leaking pipes, and our electrical grid needs modernization, mayors believe the Presidential aspirants and their policy agendas should be focused on cities and urban areas.
Further, mayors will stress that cities are home to innovation, creativity and cultural diversity, thus they need federal support and a national infrastructure policy that directs funding to metro areas which are the lifeblood of our economy and where our future growth will occur.
Oklahoma City, OK Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM President
New Orleans, LA Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Vice President
Columbia, SC Mayor Stephen Benjamin, USCM Second Vice President
Baltimore, MD Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, USCM Immediate Past President
Albuquerque, NM Mayor Richard J. Berry, USCM Advisory Board
Tom Cochran, USCM CEO & Executive Director
Errol Louis, NY1 News Political Anchor & Moderator
Sherry Glied, NYU Wagner Dean and Professor of Public Service
WHEN: Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Forum 12:00pm-1:30pm | Doors Open 11:30am
WHERE: SVA Theatre | 333 West 23 Street, New York NY 10011