As values change with new generations and shifting social structures, the governments that support these communities must also change. A wide variety of trends – from polarized voting patterns to movements for collaboration or dissent – make the shape of future governance at all levels of authority less clear than in the past.


  • What is the future of local government? Will regions gain greater influence or will cities and towns remain primary?
  • How will governance structures and processes shift in order to meet the changing needs of the residents, workers, and visitors to the city?
  • What other models and approaches can we learn from?
  • Will transit and mobility services remain distinct market offerings or will organizations cooperate for greater seamless mobility?