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Census 2020: Navigating the national and local challenges

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Welcome remarks & State of the Census: What’s at stake for the nation

Welcome remarks & State of the Census: What’s at stake for the nation
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Responding to Census challenges in local communities & Closing remarks
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Responding to Census challenges in local communities & Closing remarks

Since 1790, the United States has conducted a once-a-decade census of its population. As we approach 2020, the stakes are increasingly high for cities and regions, which depend on a full, fair, and accurate population count to ensure their fiscal health and political strength. On April 1, one year ahead of Census Day, the Metropolitan Policy Program, in partnership with the National League of Cities Institute, explored key issues confronting Census 2020. Two panel discussions probed the technical, political, and funding challenges facing the census at the national level, and how local leaders are forging strategic partnerships and bottom-up initiatives to ensure a complete and accurate count in their communities. Following the panel discussions, speakers answered questions from the audience.

Agenda

Welcome

Cheryl Cohen Effron

Chair - Charles H. Revson Foundation

Member - Brookings Board of Trustees

State of the Census: What’s at stake for the nation

John H. Thompson

Executive Director - Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics

Former Director - U.S. Census Bureau (2013-2017)

Responding to Census challenges in local communities

Joseph Salvo

Chief Demographer - NYC Department of City Planning

Closing remarks

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