Focus on Cities

Online, April 13, 2021


Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 10:00–11:30 a.m. EST

As political and social trends continue to evolve through and beyond the pandemic, how have US cities changed—and what opportunities do they have for economic agency and value creation in the post-pandemic era?

Is the COVID-related urban exodus real and lasting, or temporary and immaterial? What does the moving line between urban and suburban mean for investment and development decisions in central business districts? And are central business districts going to be a thing of the past?

This AFIRE Virtual Event welcomes city and county economic development leaders from US cities to discuss the challenges and the long-term futures of the US metro, and the role institutional investors have to play in following or leading opportunities and value creation in US cities?

This event is open to all members and invited guests.


Brian Golden, Director, Planning & Development Agency, City of Boston

John Falcicchio, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Washington, DC

Ambassador Nina Hachigian, Deputy Mayor for International Affairs, City of Los Angeles 

Kevin Plummer, Chairman, Tampa Downtown Partnership & Head of Tampa Preparatory School 

Samir Mayekar, Deputy Mayor for Neighborhood and Economic Development, City of Chicago

Victor Hoskins, President and CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (Virginia)

More TBA


Designed as part of AFIRE’s membership program, AFIRE Virtual Events provide a recurring digital format for AFIRE members to stay connected beyond in-person meetings.

AFIRE Virtual Events are recorded and made available for members only.


Asmait Tewelde, Meeting Director 202 312 1404

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