Research Spotlight – Mayors Survey

Research Spotlight: National Survey of Mayors

What are the greatest obstacles facing 21st century mayors? Which policy areas do mayors care most deeply about? With federal support diminishing as urban populations steadily rise, how can mayors lead their cities towards a more stable and sustainable future? In a first-of-its-kind National Survey of Mayors, the Initiative on Cities examined how America’s most dynamic political leaders thrive in a time of political gridlock.

In our conversations with dozens of mayors around the country, inequality emerged as a nearly ubiquitous problem facing urban leaders. How can mayors address increasing income inequality? What can be done to mitigate disparities in wealth distribution and development across neighborhoods? Mayors serve on the font line. What resources do they need to excel?

Please join the BU Initiative on Cities to discuss key Survey findings on Tuesday, January 27th, from 5:30pm-8:00pm, at Boston University’s Washington DC campus, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, Washington DC, 20036. Co-author and political scientist David Glick and Eric Shaw, Director of the Office of Planning for the City of Washington, DC, will examine how our nation’s mayors are approaching urban inequality. Professor Glick’s presentation will be followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A.

The IoC will be hosting a cocktail reception for all event attendees prior to the panel discussion, from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

If you are not able to attend in person, we encourage you to tune in to our Google Hangout broadcast from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Urban Seminar Research Spotlight