Three years from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, city economies have rebounded, but conditions are not back to “normal.” Mayors face new and persisting questions that surfaced during the pandemic, including how to chart the future of their downtowns in an era of hybrid and remote work, how to improve public safety equitably, how to address the affordable housing crisis, and how to help their residents cope with the pandemic’s lasting impacts on mental health.
On Wednesday, January 18 – on the eve of the Winter U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting – Brookings Metro hosted a conversation between Brookings Interim President Amy Liu, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, and Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, who will discuss their efforts to chart new futures for their cities one year into their mayoral tenures.
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