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Keeping Cities Strong: A Mayoral Forum with the Presidential Campaigns on Transportation, Water & Energy

Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:00 pm

Event hosted by: NYU Wagner

Event hosted by: U.S. Conference of Mayors

Join NYU Wagner and the U.S. Conference of Mayors for a discussion with the presidential campaigns on why infrastructure is key to both economic security and public safety.
In their “2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure,” The American Society of Civil Engineers states that “Every family, every community, and every business needs infrastructure to thrive. Infrastructure encompasses your local water main and the Hoover Dam; the power lines connected to your house and the electrical grid spanning the U.S.; and the street in front of your home and the national highway system.” A strong and safe infrastructure is critical to support healthy and vibrant cities. Yet, many of our roads, bridges, water, and sewer systems in the U.S. are in serious disrepair. As infrastructure across the country continues to age and deteriorate, and as we become increasingly reliant on energy, cities are struggling to afford basic maintenance, much-needed upgrades, and new projects. It is imperative that the next President address these issues.
Surrogates representing both the Trump and Clinton campaigns will present their candidates’ views on infrastructure. Distinguished mayors from cities across the country will then question and discuss the candidates’ positions.
The Honorable Stephen Benjamin
Mayor of Columbia, SC
The Honorable Richard J. Berry
Mayor of Albuquerque, NM
The Honorable Mick Cornett
Mayor of Oklahoma City, OK & U.S. Conference of Mayors President
The Honorable Bill de Blasio
Mayor of New York, NY
The Honorable Mitchell J. Landrieu
Mayor of New Orleans, LA
The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Mayor of Baltimore, MD
Representing Hillary Clinton:
The Honorable Edward G. Rendell 
Governor of Pennsylvania (2003-2011); Mayor of Philadelphia (1992-2000);
Co-Chair, Building America’s Future
Representing Donald Trump: 
To Be Determined
Moderated by:
Errol Louis
Political Anchor of NY1 News
The event will be livestreamed! Watch here.