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Topic: Hot Topics

Wednesday, November 15

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NLC University: Smart Cities: Innovation in Transportation and Infrastructure

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Thursday, November 16

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NLC University: REAL Action 201: Advancing Racial Equity in Local Government

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  • Julie Nelson Senior Vice President - Race Forward/Center for Social Inclusion
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NLC University: Let’s Talk Climate — Applied Research and Practical Guidance for Local Engagement

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  • Dan Barry Director of Path to Positive Communities - ecoAmerica
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dynamic Duos: How Philanthropies are Helping Cities Revitalize

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  • Theaster Gates Social Practice Artist - Chicago, Illinois
  • Ryan Whalen Global Partnerships Portfolio Director - The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Gia Biagi Principal of Urbanism and Civic Impact - Studio Gang
  • Carol Coletta Senior Fellow - The Kresge Foundation
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Getting Smart About Smart Technology Pilot Projects

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Reducing Burdens on City Services: Moving High Utilizers Past the Revolving Door

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  • Jean Haughey Director of Youth Services - Enfield, Connecticut

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Friday, November 17

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Getting Started on Sustainability – Local Governments Taking the Lead

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  • Cooper Martin Program Director for the Sustainable Cities Institute - National League of Cities

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  • Dan Barry Director of Path to Positive Communities - ecoAmerica
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Strategies to Counter State Preemption

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  • Brooks Rainwater Senior Executive & Director, Center for City Solutions - National League of Cities

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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Getting Started with Building Racial Equity in Your City

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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Simplifying Water Management

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Recovering from Catastrophe: A Film and Discussion on Community Leadership

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Saturday, November 18

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Connected Vehicles: Is Your City Ready for this New Technology?

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  • Joe Waggoner CEO and Executive Director - Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Leading Community Resilience: Lessons Learned

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  • Douglas Melnick Chief Sustainability Officer - San Antonio, Texas
  • Lisa Craig Chief of Historic Preservation - Historic Preservation
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

REAL Results for Racial Equity

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10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Build Strong Response Tactics For Catastrophic Events

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  • Dennis Storemski Director of the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security - Houston, Texas
  • Jon Swanson Metropolitan Emergency Services (MEMS) Director - Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Lori Pampilo Harris Senior Advisor to Mayor Buddy Dyer - Orlando, Florida