Mayors from Across Nation to Discuss Future of Cities at "Big Ideas for Cities" Event in Chicago

Mar 26, 2014, 17:11 ET from National League of Cities

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National League of Cities' NLC University and the University of Chicago will present "Big Ideas for Cities," an event featuring mayors from around the country offering compelling talks on ideas, initiatives or innovations that can make a dramatic difference to the future of our cities. The event will cover a wide range of topics, such as new approaches to closing the achievement gap in education, sustainable solutions for cities, inclusive growth, climate adaptation and resilience and strategies for leveraging partnerships that deliver results for cities. The event is open to the media.

Who: Featured presenters include:

  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago, Ill.
  • Mayor Chris Coleman, Saint Paul, Minn.*
  • Mayor Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City, Utah*
  • Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia, Penn.
  • Mayor Michael Coleman, Columbus, Ohio
  • Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary, Ind.
  • Mayor Betsy Hodges, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Mayor Jean Quan, Oakland, Calif.

*NLC Leadership

Friday, April 11, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT

Venue SIX10
610 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Ill.

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The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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SOURCE National League of Cities