Keynote | Looking Ahead to Greater & Greener 2024


Picking up on the themes in our Mayors Forum, our day two keynote speaker will address the multi-functional roles of parks, trails, and public spaces in creating more equitable cities. This is an especially urgent topic with the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act last year, as cities seek to better understand how to use their parks and public spaces for climate resilience and green infrastructure, and how to direct new investments to address equitable access to places that are so critical for supporting physical and mental health and wellness, as well as creating community wealth and more equitable economies.

Keynote Speaker

Deb Haaland

Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior