Discover how autonomous, connected vehicles and ridesharing services – such as Uber and Lyft, are transforming the transportation industry. Learn how to manage these new systems within the existing transportation environment and the explore the practicality of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in America’s cities and towns. This session will equip you with the knowledge to innovate transportation infrastructure in your community through a lens of equity for all —including elderly, disabled, low-income  and other marginalized individuals. Get information that will enable you to determine what improvements are best for cities in terms of pilot projects and diversifying modes of transport.

Credits: 2
Specialization Area: Infrastructure | Technology | Transportation
Level: 201
Audience: All
Cost: $150 by September 30

As a continuation of the 101 level course, you will get an opportunity to dig deeper and learn from peers about best practices and shared challenges. Structural changes to daily operations, budgeting, communications, decision-making and community leadership, are a critical component for mayors and other city leaders seeking traction on advancing a racial equity strategy. Specialists from the NLC REAL (Race, Equity and Leadership) team and the Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE) will demonstrate how to break down barriers and find solutions related to the specific challenges of addressing institutional and structural racism in local government.

Credits: 2

Specialization Area: Leadership
Level: 201
Audience: All
Cost: Free | $160 on-site

*Breakfast provided

“Made in the U.S.A.” has made a comeback, offering cities an opportunity to capitalize on the new era of American manufacturing – “The Maker Movement.” This seminar will examine how the Makers—a combination of today’s artisans, computer engineers, and small-scale manufactures—are a growing part of the local small business ecosystem. These micro-businesses design and develop products at home or in public workspaces to market and sell online. As the maker movement scales, these 21st-century artisans will need unique business development support. Learn how to unlock the growth of maker entrepreneurs to increase innovation and build a stronger local economy.

Credits: 2
Specialization Area: Community & Economic Development
Level: 101
Audience: Local Elected Officials
Cost: $150 by September 30