Big Ideas for Cities Event Coming to Miami Beach, Florida

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The one-day event will provide a platform for America’s mayors to share their “big ideas” that are driving economic resilience within their communities.

Miami Beach. (Getty Images)
On April 15th, the National League of Cities will convene in Miami Beach for an interactive dialogue with mayors who are deeply committed to moving our country forward by taking bold steps at the local level. (Getty Images)

This is a guest post by Angelica Mercado.

Each spring, NLC hosts Big Ideas for Cities, a one-day TEDx-style event where mayors from big cities share the innovative strategies being used to address challenges and create solutions in their communities. Big Ideas for Cities has previously taken place in Chicago and Los Angeles, and has featured discussions on different approaches to city innovation, citizen engagement and solutions to common municipal issues. Mayors have discussed topics ranging from infrastructure and the environment to socioeconomic and racial inequities and economic justice.

This year, Big Ideas for Cities: Economic Resilience will take place in Miami Beach, Florida, on Friday, April 15, and will feature talks from mayors across the country on the “big ideas” that are driving economic resilience within their communities.

City leaders share a common interest in building stronger, more inclusive and more livable communities, and offer strategies at the event that can be shaped to best address the challenges facing many cities across the country. Big Ideas for Cities: Economic Resilience will feature a series of panels and talks in order to discuss common challenges and opportunities, and will end the day with concrete ideas for collaboration moving forward.

Featured speakers will include:

James Fallows, Moderator – The Atlantic Monthly
Mayor Andy Berke – Chattanooga, Tennessee
Mayor Aja Brown – Compton, California
Mayor Ken Miyagishima – Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mayor Mark Stodola – Little Rock, Arkansas

Attendees will receive three credits in the National League of Cities University Certificate program, in addition to the opportunity to attend a special networking event at the conclusion of the Big Ideas for Cities program. Register today!

About the Author: Angelica Mercado is an intern with the National League of Cities University.