Category: Discovery & Impact

Title: Event: Georgetown Mayors Summit: Recover Stronger

Date Published: February 3, 2021

Georgetown Mayors Summit: Recover Stronger

The comprehensive social and economic impacts of COVID-19 have called urban economies and governance structures into question. With social inequities laid bare, health networks in need of repositioning, and central business districts and mass transit systems utilized at only a fraction of their capacity, Mayors face dire realities of slashed city budgets and strained relationships with public and private partners.

As cities search for new ways to build trust through local health systems, overcome depleted budgets and restore jobs, how might this moment in time represent an unprecedented opportunity for Mayors to advance civic innovation and overcome institutionalized legacies of exclusion?


  • The Honorable William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh


  • Uwe Brandes, Professor of the Practice, Faculty Director, Georgetown Global Cities Initiative
  • Sheila Foster, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy, Georgetown University

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Maria Cancian, Dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University