Today’s mayors are tackling new challenges

Seal for the San Diego Mayor.

Alaina Harkness, fellow in the Centennial Scholar Initiative at Brookings and the Project on 21st Century City Governance, discusses the key findings from her report on the evolving role of mayors and their position on the frontlines of public policy challenges like refugee resettlement and workforce development.

Also in this episode, Mark Muro, senior fellow and policy director in the Metropolitan Policy Program, introduces his research on the digitalization of the American workforce.

Show notes:

Leading beyond limits: Mayoral powers in the age of new localism

Power and problem solving top the agenda at Global Parliament of Mayors

Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producer Brennan Hoban. Additional support comes from Chris McKenna, Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, and David Nassar.

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