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NLC Conference Sessions

Featured Sessions on Health – City Summit 2018 in Los Angeles:

Effective Financing Strategies to Build Cities of Opportunity – Thursday, November 8 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)Click to learn more

Cities are under increasing pressure to address issues that affect the health and well-being of residents. At the same time, they face mounting constraints on resources. This workshop will:

  • Introduce a financing framework with which cities can assess their funding streams;
  • Explore innovative approaches from funders and other thought leaders on leveraging various sources of funding to address major factors that affect how well we live and how long we live;
  • Identify ways of working across systems to achieve greater impact across issues.

World Café: Tools to Mitigate the Housing and Homeless Crisis – Friday, November 9 (10:30 to 11:45 am) Click to learn more

An exclusive opportunity for meaningful discussions about housing and homelessness topics with peers and experts. Get solutions to address housing issues like affordability, access and preservation of existing inventory. Hear how leaders develop new communities an implement policy that will safeguard affordable housing for all and take home strategies to address homelessness.

Public Forum: Strategies to Strengthen Local Democracy, Friday, November 9 (1:30 – 2:45 pm PT)Click to learn more

Stronger local democracy is critical, especially during times of national political turmoil. Join city leaders as they go deeper on a range of topics on strengthening the capacity of local government and the vibrancy of civic participation. The forum will be co-hosted by CityLab with both NLC conference attendees and the general public.

Building a Culture of Health and Addressing the Threat of Preemption, Saturday, November 10 (9:00 – 10:15 am PT) Click to learn more

A Culture of Health offers everyone the opportunity to make healthy choices and to increase their well-being. Cities are ideal places to build a Culture of Health because they are where many of us live, work, and play. But as local leaders take steps to improve their communities by policy or programs, states legislatures are increasingly standing in their way. This session will introduce a framework for understanding the vision behind a Culture of Health and it will feature practitioners’ stories of success and opposition.

The Housing Crisis: Strategies for Affordable, Safe and Healthy Homes, Saturday, November 10 (9:00 – 10:15 am PT)Click to learn more

Housing is a complex issue that has risen to the top of the priority list in cities across the nation. Lean about the complex issues surrounding housing affordability, the impacts of healthy homes, and tools to address these issues in communities around the nation.