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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?

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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 transportation funding and regulatory incentives for regions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through improved long-term growth plans. She represented the... Read More →

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Carlos Cruz-Casas, P.E.

Assistant Director, Transportation Strategic Planning, Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works
Carlos joined the recently merged Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works to lead the Transportation Strategic Planning Division. His primary focus is to introduce mobility innovation to Miami-Dade County and plan for a fully integrated transportation system. His career includes both public and private sector experience ranging from conceptual design to implementation of pedestrian, bicycle, transit, traffic and safety projects... Read More →
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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 the Department on a number of innovative initiatives including the Smart City Challenge. | | Before joining the Department of Transportation, Mark was a senior... Read More →
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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 gas emissions in the United States, China, Mexico, Brazil, and Europe. | | Parra joined the Foundation in 2010 from ClimateWorks Foundation in San... Read More →