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    Chicago Forum on Global Cities

    Panelists discussed world urbanization and how cities were dealing with politics, the economy, violence, innovation, and climate change. Gillian Tett moderated. Chicago Mayor Rahm…

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    Book Discussion on Sun, Sin and Suburbia

    Geoff Schumacher talked about his book Sun, Sin and Suburbia: An Essential History of Modern Las Vegas, in which he describes the challenges Las Vegas faces and their similarities to those…

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    President Obama Remarks to U.S. Conference of Mayors

    President Obama delivered remarks at a White House reception for members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He emphasized the importance of the partnership between cities and the…

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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Discussion on Clean Power Rules

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, Bob Perciasepe, and others talked about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, which sets…

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    Mayors' White House Visit

    Josh Earnest was joined before the daily White House briefing by the mayors of Kansas City, Missouri; Fresno, California; and Boston, Massachusetts. They talked about issues and…

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    Police Reform and Public Security

    Mayors of Baltimore, New Orleans, and Chicago discussed police reform and public safety in cities with St. Louis Police Chief Samuel Dotson. They discussed community policing and…

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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Opening News Conference

    Officers of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and other mayors spoke to reporters at the beginning of the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting to present their agenda, “The 2016…

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    Panel Discussion on Writing About Cities

    Luc Sante, author of Low Life; Vivian Gornick, author of the The Odd Woman in the City; and author David Ulin, talked about the role of cities in an age of globalization. The panel was…

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    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake on Urban Policy

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake (D) spoke about urban issues important to Americans living in cities and their metropolitan areas. Other topics included the riots in her city…

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    Panel Discussion on the Future of Baltimore

    Panelists talked about the future of the city of Baltimore, Maryland. “Baltimore: The Path Forward” was a panel discussion in the Literary Salon at the 20th annual Baltimore…

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    New Technology and Cities

    Dustin Haisler talked about technology shifts in cities around the world. Mr. Haisler, formerly chief information officer for the city of Manor, Texas, is an civic technology…

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    Building Resilient Cities Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    Eve Troeh moderated a panel discussion on how to build resilient cities to withstand storms like Katrina and Sandy. A video clip was shown from a Land of Opportunity production. …

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    Urban Riots

    Panelists talked about the history and causes of urban riots, such as historic ones in Watts and recent ones in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland. Topics included the…

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    Most Liberal and Conservative Cities in America

    Christopher Warshaw, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), talked by telephone about his study of the nature of…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Is Your City Liberal or Conservative?” The question was inspired by Forbes magazine’s recently published list of top…

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    Book Discussion on Project Fatherhood

    Jorja Leap talked about her book, Project Fatherhood: A Story of Courage and Healing in One of America’s Toughest Communities, about men living in the Watts neighborhood of Los…

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    Community Policing and Baltimore Protests

    Panelists talked about lessons learned from the unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Topics included ways to improve community policing,…

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    Community Development Efforts

    Civic and policy leaders talked about community development efforts in distressed neighborhoods experiencing poverty, unemployment, foreclosures, and racial divides. The panelists…

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    Inner-City Poverty

    Robert Woodson talked about his views on ways to relieve inner-city poverty, which included resident participation in neighborhood development.

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    Book Discussion on Doing the Best I Can

    Professor Kathryn Edin talked about her book, Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City, about the myths and realities of inner-city fatherhood. This interview is part of Book…

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