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Shane Karns

How will technology and innovation impact city infrastructure? Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen discussed with:

  • The Honorable Mitch Landrieu, President, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Mayor, New Orleans
  • The Honorable Eric Garcetti, Chair, U.S. Conference of Mayors Infrastructure Task Force, Mayor, City of Los Angeles
  • Dr. Mory Gharib, Director, Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies, California Institute of Technology
  • Mr. Dan Katz, Director of Global Public Policy and North American Projects, Hyperloop One

Thank you Postmates for sponsoring this event.

Mayor Garcetti introduces Mike Allen and welcomes him to Los Angeles. Shane Karns
Dr. Gharib discusses how autonomous systems (i.e. flying ambulances) will improve public safety. Shane Karns
Katz explains how Hyperloop One could transform transportation. Shane Karns
In LA's historic Union Station, Mike speaks with Mayor Garcetti and Mayor Landrieu about the importance of investing in infrastructure. Shane Karns
Mike asks the two mayors the chances they'd face each other in a primary. Garcetti responds: "I was hoping you'd say 'ticket.'"Shane Karns
The future tastes good.Shane Karns

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Why it matters: Democrats are taking a huge risk by trying to force through an increase of the debt limit in its must-pass funding bill. The move is wishful thinking on behalf of Democrats who are hoping they can get at least 10 centrist Republicans to balk, as well as an effort to put Republicans on record opposing it.

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Why it matters: Biden will take the podium in New York on Tuesday with his own international credibility in question after the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. His administration also is struggling to build international momentum to fight climate change, the pandemic and rising global authoritarianism.