Global Economic Recovery: Cities Lead the Way
I just registered for the 2009 Richard J. Daley Urban Forum here in Chicago and the panels look great!
Panel 1: Economic Recovery & Urban Reinvestment
Economic recovery is dependent on a commitment to reinvesting in cities. Participants will discuss the impact of national stimulus plans and regional and local initiatives on urban areas. They will identify the key obstacles to these recovery efforts and will explore the leadership strategies by which cities can enhance job creation, manage the housing crisis, and reinvigorate urban institutions.
(I geek about urban reinvestment)
Panel 2: Economic Revitalization: Education and Healthcare
Cities are at the center of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, all of which are necessary elements in our ability to climb out of today’s growing world recession. Focusing on education and healthcare, panelists will discuss the most imaginative steps to reinvest in a sustainable future for cities and how those steps can have an impact that reaches far beyond urban areas.
(Creativity and entrepreneurship are two of my favorite things!)
Participants in the Forum will explore two key questions: What are the key obstacles to recovery? And what are the most imaginative steps we are taking to reinvest in a new and sustainable future?
And to top it off, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will deliver the keynote address at 5th Annual Richard J. Daley Urban Forum
A friend of mine Scott VanDenPlas attended the 2007 forum and has a great writeup of the recap here.
See you all there!