Breakout Cities



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Breakout Cities are
shaping the new economy

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The pandemic has accelerated the growth of North America’s mid-sized cities, positioning a new group of Breakout Cities at the forefront of national growth and economic development. 

The growth in these mid-sized cities is outpacing larger cities, driven by residents seeking more affordable housing, complete neighborhoods, less traffic congestion and increasingly vibrant economies, all supercharged by remote work opportunities. 
 
That’s why CityAge is launching a new digital series that will bring together mid-sized cities from across North America and around the world - this October 19, starting by taking a look at how every mid-sized city can seize opportunity in this new economy. 

speakers include:

Bruce Katz

Director,  
Drexel University

Founder,
New Localism Associates

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Madeline Rogero

Former Mayor,
City of Knoxville, TN

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Paul TenHaken

Mayor,
City of Sioux Falls, SD

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Patrick Seeb

Executive Director,
Destination Medical Center (DMC)

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Lauren McLean

Mayor,
City of Boise, ID

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Van R. Johnson

Mayor,
City of Savannah, GA

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Christopher Cabaldon

Former Mayor,
City of West Sacramento, CA

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Karen Freeman-Wilson

Former Mayor,
City of Gary, IN

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Aaron Thomas

President & CEO,
Accelerator for America

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Corey Cook

Director of Operations and Logistics,
Erie Downtown Development Corporation, Erie, PN 

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Hillary Schieve

Mayor,
City of Reno, NV

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Agenda for Oct 19th

(ALl times CT)

11:00 AM Welcome by Event MC
11:05 AM Opening Comments by Paul TenHaken
11:15 AM Presentation by: Bruce Katz
11:30 AM Panel 1:  How Breakout Cities Are Building the Future
12:00 PM Presentation by: Christopher Cabaldon

12:15 PM Panel 2: Leveraging Federal Funds for Future Generations
1:00 PM Session Close

Specific areas of focus will be:

Sam Liccardo

Mayor of San Jose, CA 

Libby Schaaf

Mayor of Oakland, CA

Emma Stewart

Head of High Tech, Engie Impact

Mary Papazian

President, San Jose
State University

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