San Francisco Fed explores the future of cities in ongoing virtual series, The New Future of Work

SAN FRANCISCO ­– Advance registration is now open for the next installment of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s ongoing virtual series, The New Future of Work.

On November 23rd, Mary C. Daly, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, will moderate a discussion about what the changes brought on by COVID-19 will mean for the people who live and work in America’s cities. As new, remote work options decouple employees from their employers’ physical locations, panelists will discuss the future of city centers across the country, the urban and rural divide, and how small businesses and essential, onsite workers could be affected.

Featured panelists include:

  • Keisha Lance Bottoms, mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Earvin “Magic” Johnson, chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE)
  • Lauren McLean, mayor of Boise, Idaho
  • Enrico Moretti, professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley

The online event is open to the public and will be livestreamed from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST on November 23rd. Register in advance to submit your questions for the panelists and stay updated about the event. After the discussion, archived video will be available on-demand.

Additional events in The New Future of Work series will be announced at

Update: This release was updated on November 12, 2020.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (SF Fed) serves the public by promoting a healthy, sustainable economy, and supporting the nation’s financial and payment systems. With offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Portland and Phoenix, the Bank serves the Twelfth Federal Reserve District, which includes one-fifth of the nation’s population and represents the world’s fourth-largest economy. As part of the nation’s central bank, the SF Fed informs monetary policy, regulates banks, administers certain consumer protection laws and acts as a financial partner to the U.S. government.