Big trends in tech, labor, finance, and community development have major implications for communities working to drive inclusive economic growth. In places as diverse as Dallas, Detroit, and London, private and public partners are teaming up to test social innovation models and pursue place-based strategies to help cities evolve, empower communities to build ladders of opportunity, and enable businesses to adapt and play a leading role in growing markets. This work has taken on renewed urgency in the wake of recent global political developments.
Reimagine Communities is a peer-learning meeting of business and civic leaders, policy experts, and practitioners and will explore these developments in light of several trends:
- The rise of the sharing economy, emerging technologies, and bourgeoning tech economies outside Silicon Valley
- A changing workforce and ways of working, demographic shifts, and an evolving labor market
- Innovations in financing, including social impact bonds, pay for success models, and an increasing focus on long-termism
- Persistent pockets of unemployment and poverty as well as widespread income inequality
Plinio Ayala, president, Per Scholas
- Erika Poethig, Institute fellow and director of urban policy initiatives, Urban Institute
Sanjiv Yajnik, president of Financial Services, Capital One
Connie Yowell, CEO, Collective Shift
View the full speaker list and agenda here.