Resilience of Cities During the Pandemic and Protests
Speaker: Al Hutchinson, President & CEO, Visit Baltimore
Moderator: Esra Calvert, Chief Data Advisor, Entrada Insights
The resilience of cities has been tested amid coronavirus and protests around the country. The media headlines referred to it as the end of big cities. It may take cities years to reach their former vitality. While this perspective paints a pessimistic portrayal of cities, adversity can bring out the best in cities. There lies a great opportunity to come out of this global crisis with a vision which reflects shared values, inclusion, diversity, well-being, quality of place, quality of life and long-term thinking; most importantly tourism’s role in the community. Learn how Visit Baltimore is leading the way through efforts in building an inclusive culture through the beloved Visit Baltimore brand. Most importantly, tourism plays a critical role in placemaking and defining the community shared values. Al has a great story to tell – adversity brings out the best in us. It is not the end of cities, after all!
Sponsored by: Destination Analysts