cityFest 2019

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San Antonio CityFest showcases ideas and issues that are integral to progressive change in San Antonio. This annual urban ideas festival features two days of thought leaders, elected officials, and community members sharing the stage.

San Antonio native Robert Hammond will deliver the keynote address Nov. 6 at CityFest, presented by the Rivard Report.

Robert Hammond

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Friends of the High Line

The Rivard Report’s second annual CityFest will feature San Antonio native Robert Hammond, who helped lead the effort to transform an abandoned rail line into an acclaimed urban park, as its keynote speaker.

Co-Founder and Executive Director of the High Line, Robert Hammond had the vision and foresight to lead the effort to build an elevated park on an abandoned railway line in New York City 20 years ago. In 2017, he formed the High Line Network, which focuses on the equitable development of underused city infrastructure to develop new urban landscapes.

Click here for Robert Hammond’s TED Talk, Building a Park in the Sky.

2019 CityFest Distinguished Speakers

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