Interactive World Cafe

3:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Key Building Blocks for Communities for All Generations

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Mayors and local officials work hard to build thriving cities: cities where people want to live, work, learn, play and pray; and cities where they want to and can raise their families and live a lifetime. In thriving cities, all generations—from the youngest child and their families to the older, life-experienced adult—feel supported. This world-café... Read more »

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Developing the Workforce: A Pipeline to Success

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Attracting and retaining a new generation of city employees—and supporting skill development in the private sector—stand out among current ways municipal leaders can advance local workforce development. Join this highly interactive session to discuss ways municipal officials and key partners meet these challenges and opportunities head on, including advancing new types of apprenticeships and career... Read more »

1:00 pm - 2:14 pm

Unpacking How to Embed Racial Equity Across City Government

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Governing for racial equity requires sustained effort, strategies and tools to achieve change to policies and practices throughout municipal government. This world-café session features city leaders and racial equity practitioners, including from our host city of San Antonio, experienced in embedding racial equity in municipal government, who will share the lessons they have learned leading... Read more »

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Breakthroughs in Sustainable, Livable Cities: 2020 and Beyond

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2020 is a crucial moment for many government sustainability strategies to address climate change and engage residents in ways that strengthen community. It is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the first year that governments around the world will report progress toward the Paris Climate Accord, making it a benchmark year for local leaders... Read more »