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

November 9, 2020

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.

Tom Flannigan
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, with branch offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Portland, and a cash processing office in Phoenix, provides wholesale banking services to financial institutions throughout the nine western states. As the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve System formulates monetary policy, serves as a bank regulator, administers certain consumer protection laws, and is fiscal agent for the U.S. government. Follow us on Twitter at