Brookings Forum: Building Inclusive Infrastructure

May. 15, 2018 , 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
NACo/NLC Leadership Center

The three-part forum, hosted by Brookings Institute, will be to investigate how infrastructure policy can help address broader societal challenges, especially economic inclusion. The agenda is as follows:

Panel 1: The Inclusion Challenge: Framing the major challenges we see in broader society against the built environment

  • Tanvi Misra, Staff Writer, CityLab, Moderator
  • Hon. Jim McDonough, Commissioner, Ramsey County, Minn.
  • Ellory Monks, Co-Founder, The Atlas Marketplace
  • Brooks Rainwater, Senior Executive and Director of the Center for City Solutions, National League of Cities

Panel 2: Building Inclusive Place: Innovations around physical access to opportunity, place-based design, and local businesses interest

  • Mitch Herckis, Senior Director of Programs, Route Fifty, Moderator
  • Mark Fisher, Chief Policy Officer, Indy Chamber
  • Stephanie Gidigbi, SPARCC Policy, Capacity, and Systems Change Director & Senior Adviser, Urban Solutions, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Shauen V.T. Pearce, Director of Economic Development and Inclusion Policy, City of Minneapolis, Office of Mayor Jacob Frey

Panel 3: Technology for Public Good: Innovations around equitable use of technology, including data, broadband and transportation mobility

  • Adie Tomer, Fellow, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, Moderator
  • Shoshana Lew, Chief Operating Officer, Rhode Island Department of Transportation
  • Tom Schenk, Chief Data Officer, City of Chicago
  • Angela Siefer, Executive Director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Join us in building America’s future.

Learn about how counties across America – urban, suburban, rural and everything in between – are strengthening infrastructure every day.

May 15, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

NACo/NLC Leadership Center
660 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC

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