Cities Matter Summit

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Housing, Infrastructure and Placemaking in a Post-Covid World: Silicon Valley has been a key hub of innovation and change for decades. Covid and remote work will bring changes to Silicon Valley, but investment in strong cities and infrastructure will play a key role in how we work, live and play and help us come back stronger, happier, and healthier after the pandemic.

Kicking it off, United States Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, will sit down with San Jose’s Mayor Sam Liccardo for a conversation on our infrastructure. Joining us later in her first major talk with Silicon Valley since being named to the Federal Transit Administration, will be Nuria Fernandez. To conclude the program, President Pro Tempore of the California Senate, Toni Atkins, will be giving an overview of the new California housing package. With President Biden’s history-making infrastructure plan next in the national conversation, find out what’s next federally for the Bay Area and how equity figures in. You won’t want to miss it!

SPECIAL GUEST

Pete Buttigieg
United States Secretary of Transportation

AGENDA

Opening Keynote: Infrastructure In-Depth with Secretary Pete Buttigieg
Inside the Biden-Harris Administration’s New American Jobs Plan with interviewer Sam Liccardo

Infrastructure Equity for Stronger Cities: Panelists
Therese McMillan Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission 
Senator Scott Wiener, Senator, Housing Chair, State of California 
Walter Wilson, South Bay Civil Rights Advocate
Moderator: Teresa Alvarado, Chair, CA Water Commission

New Administration, New Equity 
Nuria Fernandez, FTA Deputy Administrator 

Q&A 
Nuria Fernandez, FTA Deputy Administrator 
Moderator: Ahmad Thomas, CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Fireside Chat: “Developing a New Way Forward”  
Alexa Arena, Senior Director of Real Estate Development for San Jose, Google
Moderator: Vince Rocha, Director of Housing, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Crosstalk: “Housing in a Post-Covid Silicon Valley”
Michael Van Every, President, Republic Urban Properties
Supervisor Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County

Closing Keynote Conversation: “Unpacking the 2021 CA Senate Housing Package”
Toni Atkins, President pro Tempore of the California State Senate

LOGISTICS
Friday, April 16, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST
This is a VIRTUAL event.

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Apr 16 2021
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