2018 International Conference on Municipal Fiscal Health – Program Materials

Conference Event Page

Conference Program

Speaker Biographies


Session Presentations

Plenary: Creating Inclusive and Equitable Cities: Launch of Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) Cities Report

Paolo Veneri, OECD

Sock-Yong Phang, Singapore Management University

Manuel Velarde, Municipality of San Isidro, Lima, Peru

Moderated Panel: Decline & Regeneration: Challenges and Opportunities of Fiscally Distressed Cities

Jeffrey DeWitt, District of Columbia

Research Presentations: Measuring the Fiscal Health of Municipalities & Developing Warning Systems for Local Fiscal Distress

Bruce McDonald, North Carolina State University

Tracy Gordon, The Urban Institute

Moderated Panel: US Tax Reform and Its Impact on State and Local Government Finance

Jane Campbell, National Development Council

Andrew Reschovsky, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Research Presentations: Evaluating Municipal Fiscal Systems

Howard Chernick, Hunter College, City University of New York

Michael Overton, University of Idaho

Moderated Panel: Meeting the Global Infrastructure Gap

Michael Bennon, Stanford Global Projects Center

Anaclaudia Rossbach, Cities Alliance

Joyce Man, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School

Research Presentations: The Role of Land Based Revenues in Municipal Revenue Frameworks

Cynthia Goytia, Torcuato Di Tella University

Martim Smolka, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Moderated Panel: Revitalizing America’s Legacy Cities

Alan Mallach, Center for Community Progress

Workshop: Government Finance Officers Association Fiscal Sustainability Index

Shayne Kavanagh and Vincent Reitano, GFOA

Workshop: United Nations Capital Development Fund Global Lessons in Sustainable Finance

David Jackson, United Nations Capital Development Fund

Off-site Mobile Workshop: Live Case Study of Detroit – From Bankruptcy to Revitalization

Detroit Mobile Tour Highlights

Moderated Panel: Fiscal Challenges Posed by Climate Change

David Levy, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Municipal Fiscal Health & Rural Communities

Craig Maher, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Moderated Panel: Intergovernmental Transfer Systems & Their Role in Municipal Revenues

Diego Aulestia Valencia, IDE – Universidad de Los Hemisferios

Workshop: University of Chicago U.S. Public Finance 

Michael Belsky, University of Chicago

Workshop: Land and Urban Development 

Ciro Biderman, Getulio Vargas Foundation

Antonio Azuela, Social Research Institute at UNAM

Plenary: Charting the Course for the Future: Municipal Finance that Enables Sustainable Development

Robert Lewis-Lettington, UN-Habitat

Video: How Habitat III Can Ripple Across the Urban Planning World