In this discussion hosted by the Milken Insitute, the future of cities are discussed. At this juncture, we have good notion of what a 21st century city should look like. In many ways, though, our cities don’t match that picture. Among those concerns is the effect of declining municipal finances on urban infrastructure that’s in great need of renewal. What adaptations are required for cities to deal with the demographic, economic and resource challenges they face? What are the smarter cities doing right in finance, energy, transportation? How can public-private partnerships contribute to solutions? Are the best approaches to be found overseas or within the U.S.?
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