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Thursday, September 8 • 9:15am - 10:40am
City Knowledge Transfer: A Global Exchange — how can cities learn from each other? LIMITED

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In a constant competition for the best companies and most talent, what benefits can come from a global knowledge exchange amongst cities?  How do we transfer city innovations to rural and suburban areas?  Can this knowledge lead to economic benefits increasing Job opportunities, improving accessibility, balancing income equality, assuring safety?  What policies will help drive this exchange?



Moderators
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Amanda Eaken

Deputy Director of Sustainable Communities, National Resource Defense Council
Amanda Eaken is deputy director of sustainable communities with NRDC. Her primary focus is reducing transportation sector greenhouse gas emissions through improved land use and transportation planning and policy. She was actively involved in the passage of SB 375, which will provide... Read More →

Speakers
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Mark Dowd

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, United States Department of Transportation
Mark K. Dowd is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the Department of Transportation. He also serves as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary. Mark has extensive policy experience in transportation, technology, energy and environmental matters, and is leading... Read More →
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Carlos Cruz-Casas, P.E.

Assistant Director, Department of Transportation Development - Miami-Dade County
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Margarita María Parra

Program Officer, Environment Program, Hewlett Foundation
Margarita María Parra serves as a program officer in the Foundation’s Environment Program. She directs the Foundation’s grants to support sustainable transportation, a critical component of the Foundation’s work to reduce transportation-related air pollution and greenhouse... Read More →