During this webinar, the Kinder Institute will present results from a new report on the urban Sun Belt, host a panel discussion and begin a conversation about whether the Sun Belt should have a separate urban policy.

The urban Sun Belt accounts for almost half of U.S. population growth – and large metropolitan areas in the Sun Belt are dealing with a specific set of issues that are different from the rest of the country. This webinar will explore findings from a new report from the Kinder Institute on the urban Sun Belt and include a panel discussion with urban experts.


Bill Fulton, Director of the Kinder Institute and former Mayor of Ventura, California


Henry Cisneros, former Mayor of San Antonio and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Marissa Aho, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Houston and former Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Los Angeles

Wellington “Duke” Reiter, Executive Director, University City Exchange, Arizona State University

Mary Newsom, former Director of Urban Policy Initiatives, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Urban Institute.

This program is eligible for 1.5 CM credits from the American Planning Association.