The 20 Best Solutions of 2020 – Next City

The 20 Best Solutions of 2020

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – Friday, December 11, 2020

Register now for the virtual workshop and to receive our special issue magazine, “The 20 Best Solutions of 2020.”

Themes: Racial Equity & Protest, Pandemic Response, Looking Ahead to 2021

Join Next City for our live, four-day Solutions of the Year virtual event series. This year we will introduce you directly to the practitioners and writers from our editors’ picks for the 20 best solutions of 2020. We will explore the year’s many challenges, ranging from the ongoing fight for racial equity and justice, to the COVID-19 pandemic, to the most severe jobs and housing crisis since the Great Depression. Anyone working for greater equity in cities will be able to take inspiration from this event into 2021.

And all who register will receive a copy of our annual Solutions of the Year special issue magazine. Every solution in the magazine will be represented during the virtual workshop, which is your chance to understand these ideas more deeply and ask questions.

The presentations and panels for Next City’s Solutions of the Year address racial equity and protest, the pandemic response, climate change and citizen reentry. In this time of great hardship and social isolation, we seek out programs and movements that showcase how communities organize for civic action, find innovative ways to deliver aid, and challenge lawmakers to finally make good on the promise of an equitable society. Next City’s mission to elevate positive change matters now more than ever. Join us to celebrate these innovators, their solutions, and the journalists who report on them.

This multi-day event, comprised of six sessions, will frame the conversation for 2021, taking inspiration from what we’ve learned over the past year. You can purchase a single ticket to all of the events for just $35 or register for each event individually. Individual event registration is pay what you wish and space is limited.

DAY 1: December 8 (Tuesday)
Theme: Racial Equity & Protest

“Moving Money From Cops to Communities Keynote
1 to 2 p.m. ET / 10 to 11 a.m. PT (60 min)

“Meeting This Moment: 3 Responses to the Nation’s Reckoning on Racial Injustice”
3 to 4 p.m. ET / 12 to 1 p.m. PT (60 min)

DAY 2: December 9 (Wednesday)
Theme: The Pandemic Response

“4 Covid Innovations to Carry Forward”
1 to 2 p.m. ET / 10 to 11 a.m. PT (60 min)

“Solutions for Food Insecurity”
3 to 4 p.m. ET / 12 to 1 p.m. PT (60 min)

DAY 3: December 10 (Thursday)
Theme: Looking Ahead to 2021

“Solutions for Environmental Justice in Cities”
1 to 2 p.m. ET - 10 to 11 a.m. PT (60 min)

“A Next City Reporter’s Round Table: Ideas we love, and solutions we’re watching for 2021.”
3 to 4 p.m. ET — 12 to 1 p.m. PT (60 min)

“Reckoning with Race, Mass Incarceration & Housing Discrimination presented by Just Cities”
5 to 6:30 p.m. ET — 2 to 3:30 p.m. PT (60 min)

Stay tuned for announcements about our speakers and information on how to register for the networking event on the final day, Dec. 11.

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