Retrofitting Metropolis

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed just how much of our current infrastructure isn’t health conscious, environmentally friendly or equitably distributed. Unequivocally, the city infrastructure of 2030 must include these features and be able to adapt to a changing natural environment. From transit systems to building standards to digital infrastructure, this session will explore how city infrastructure is the first large-scale opportunity to right systemic wrongs in constructing a prosperous future for all residents. We’ll discuss what opportunities might exist for cities to retrofit and redesign how cities are constructed.


Karina Ricks, Director, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, City of Pittsburgh, PA
Eric Boyette, Secretary of Transportation, North Carolina
Brooks Rainwater, Senior Executive & Director, Center for City Solutions, National League of Cities