2023 Menino Survey of Mayors Release Event
Date & Time: Thursday, March 7, 12:00-1:30 pm ET
Location: The Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
Lunch will be provided
Attend an exclusive briefing on the 2023 Menino Survey of Mayors, the 10th year of this annual project led by the Boston University Initiative on Cities and supported by The Rockefeller Foundation. The 2023 Menino Survey is based on live interviews with more than 100 mayors from around the country and explores their views on topics ranging from land use and permitting, to clean energy and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), to government accountability and control.
Passed in 2022, the IRA features unprecedented federal investment in environmental initiatives, providing $370 billion in resources for clean energy technology. What progress has been made towards this federal initiative and what is to come in 2024? The Menino Survey found that mayors believe that lack of public knowledge about the IRA’s provisions is a key obstacle to widespread uptake of climate-friendly technologies, and that local permitting processes also pose a potent obstacle to adopting these technologies and building new infrastructure projects.
Following the survey briefing, hear from a panel of leading mayors and experts on ways local governments are taking advantage of IRA funds to move toward carbon-free, climate resilient cities – as well as some of the challenges in doing so.
Speakers & Panelists
To be announced soon!