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CityLab Baltimore convened top urban stakeholders from around the country to discuss some of the most pressing issues US cities face. From blight and health to arts and culture, we explored the challenges and successes of the community. We examined the building blocks of economic development and discuss lessons learned from top mayors.
This gathering served as an important precursor to CityLab Paris to be held this October 22-24. For the past four years, CityLab has gathered the most creative global mayors and city practitioners alongside artists, academics, funders, and other public and private sector leaders from around the world.
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- Wednesday, August 02
- 2:00 p.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
- 2:05 p.m.Spotlight on Small BusinessChrystal Boykins, Co-Owner, Cuties on Duty
Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies; 108th Mayor of New York City
- 2:10 p.m.Baltimore’s Next ChapterIntroduction by Calvin Butler, Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore Gas and Electric
Mayor Catherine Pugh, City of Baltimore
With Alison Stewart, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
- 2:40 p.m.Revitalizing NeighborhoodsMichael Braverman, Director, Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development
Maurice Cox, Planning Director, City of Detroit
Judy Reese Morse, Deputy Mayor for Citywide Initiatives, City of New Orleans
With Gillian White, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
- 3:10 p.m.From Blight to Bright in AlbanyMayor Kathy Sheehan, City of Albany
With Sammy Hoi, President, Maryland Institute College of Art
- 3:30 p.m.Afternoon Break-
- 3:45 p.m.Welcome BackKathleen Carlson, Government Innovation Programs, Bloomberg Philanthropies
- 3:50 p.m.Battling Opioids: Lessons from the Front LinesNicole Alexander-Scott, Director, Rhode Island Department of Health
Michael Botticelli, Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine, Boston Medical Center
Josh Sharfstein, Associate Dean, Public Health Practice and Training, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health, City of Baltimore
With Alison Stewart, The Atlantic
- 4:20 p.m.Telling Baltimore’s StoriesD. Watkins, Editor at Large, Salon; Professor, University of Baltimore
With Beth Blauer, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence
- 4:30 p.m.City as Muse: Energizing Community Through the ArtsElissa Blount-Moorhead, Filmmaker, Curator and Author; Principal Partner, TNEG Film Studios
Juan Ortiz, Artist
Lu Zhang, Artist
With Jessica Solomon, Senior Program Officer, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
- 5:00 p.m.Closing ThoughtsKathleen Carlson, Bloomberg Philanthropies
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