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Rebuilding America’s Cities: Look to the Future with Conversations November 16-17 | THIRTEEN


For the third consecutive year, The WNET groupwhich houses New York’s PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21and operator of the New Jersey State Public Television Network NJ PBS and NPR station WLIW-FM, will lead a national discussion on how we can reimagine America’s cities for the future. Through two days of virtual conversations, Rebuilding American Cities 2022 will seek to uncover bold steps to build better and more sustainable cities in a post-pandemic reality. Make the conversation truly nationalRebuilding American Cities 2022 offers expanded insight by partnering with public media stations in New York, New Jersey, Denver, Phoenix, Seattle, Miami and Atlanta.

Thought leaders from across the country, including Anthony S. Fauci MDdirector of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Brad Smith, president and vice president of Microsoft – will share ideas on how our cities can solve problems of economic development, health, education, criminal and social justice and climate change. Attendees will hear first-hand from mayors of major US cities about the developments they foresee on the horizon. Reconstruction of American cities Roundtables will be held daily, November 16 and 17, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. Free virtual events are open to the public. Registration is mandatory. Click on here to register (wnet.org/acr)

“We are proud to deliver Reconstruction of American cities, a platform dedicated to the issues that matter most to our communities, for the third year in a row,” said Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of The WNET Group. “The conference brings together diverse innovators and active community leaders in thoughtful dialogue about constructively redesigning our cities. With the help of renowned journalists, we will explore the critical concerns that cities currently face and discuss sustainable and achievable solutions.

Rebuilding American Cities 2022 is an extension of success Reconstruction of American cities conferences in 2020 and 2021, which was launched by NJ PBS’ news division, NJ Spotlight News. The conferences began by focusing on the New Jersey and New York area, then expanded the following year to include cities in the Midwest, Southwest and West Coast in partnership with WTTW/Chicago, Houston Public Media and KCTS 9/Seattle.

American Cities Rebuilding 2022 Speakers

Participants include (subject to change):

  • Leonard L. Adams, Jr., MBAFounder and CEO, Quest Community Development Organization
  • Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent for CNN and Host of PBS’ Amanpour and company
  • Cory BookerUnited States, Senator, New Jersey
  • Rev. Dr. Susan Hillary Bucksonpastor of Allen Temple AME Church, Atlanta, GA
  • Mileyka Burgos-Floresactivist and executive director and CEO of The Allapattah Collaborative
  • Mayor GT BynumCity of Tulsa, OK
  • Miguel A. Cardona12e american secretary education
  • Tony ChoCCIM, CEO and Founder, Future of Cities
  • Josh CohenStaff City Reporter, Crosscut, Seattle, WA
  • Former Mayor Mick CornettOklahoma City, OK
  • Dana DonatiCEO, United Aviate Academy, Phoenix, AZ
  • mark doneCEO, King County Regional Homelessness Authority, Washington
  • Anthony S. Fauci, MDDirector, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • Jack Fordjournalist and co-host, MetroFocus
  • Charles Gibsonanchor, ABC World News
  • Jeff Greenfieldjournalist and political, media and cultural analyst
  • Mayor Michael B. Hancock, City of Denver, CO
  • Joshua HumphriesDirector of Housing and Community Development, City of Atlanta, GA
  • Walter Isaacsonauthor and journalist, contributor to PBS’ Amanpour and company; Professor of History, Tulane University
  • Shavar D. JeffriesCEO, KIPP Foundation, San Francisco
  • Dana Knowlesmultimedia reporter, Rocky Mountain PBS
  • Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Director of Accessibility, Microsoft
  • Charles L. Marohn, Jr.author, founder and president, Strong Towns
  • Brittany MorganDirector of Economic Stability, The Miami Foundation
  • Miles O’Brienjournalist
  • Jorge M. PerezPresident, CEO, Founder, Related Group
  • Otis Rolley, Head of Philanthropy and Community Impact at Wells Fargo & Company; President of the Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Rhonda SchafflerBusiness Correspondent, NJ Spotlight News
  • John SchreiberPresident and CEO, NJ Performing Arts Center
  • Neal ShapiroPresident and CEO, The WNET Group
  • Brad SmithPresident and Vice President, Microsoft
  • Myrna SonoraRegional Vice President, South Florida, Prospera
  • Hari Sreenivasan, journalist and contributor to PBS’ Amanpour and company
  • Shanta Thank youartistic director, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Megan Thompsonreporter and producer, PBS News Weekend
  • Eduardo VilaroArtistic Director and CEO, Ballet Hispánico, New York
  • Daniel H. WeissPresident and CEO, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Ben Wilsonauthor
  • RJ Youngnational college football writer and analyst FOX Sports
  • Paula Zahnjournalist and co-host, NYC ARTS

Panels and discussions will be recorded and available for viewing at the end of each session.

Rebuilding American Cities 2022 is a production of the WNET group. American Cities Rebuilding 2022 is made possible by Presenting Sponsor, Wells Fargo, and Official Sponsor, PSEG. Websites: wnet.org/acr; #AmericanCitiesRebuilding