The Summit that will take place in Paris 14-16 May 2012 is organized by the New Cities Foundation aims at placing the city at the heart of the global discussion. According to the organizers this by invitation-only event is new in both content and form. It will mix high-level conversations featuring some of the most recognized global urban thought leaders and decision makers — mayors, CEOs and business leaders, academics, architects, technologists, media leaders and entrepreneurs — with innovative demos and interactive thematic workshops.
Workshop topics include: mobility, the creative and connected city, the just city, water, greener buildings, infrastructure finance, and regional sessions. China, India and Latin America are a particular focus area. The Summit will also highlight the modern urban utopias and experimental cities that are a rich urban laboratory for future cities.
The theme of the Summit, Thinking Ahead, Building Together, reflects the belief of the “New Cities Foundation” that understanding and contributing to the common urban future will require audacity, analysis and, above all, partnership. The Foundation, working closely with a rich and diverse ecosystem of members and partners, would like participants at the Summit to be inspired and equipped to make positive change.
About the New Cities Foundation
The New Cities Foundation is a non-profit Swiss institution dedicated to improving the quality of life and work in the 21st-century global city, with a particular focus on the new cities of Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa.
The Foundation sees cities as humanity’ s most important source of innovation, creativity, and wealthcreation.
The Foundation believes that achieving the vision of building more sustainable and dynamic urban communities can only be done through innovative partnership. It serves a unique role in developing new models of collaboration between the public, private, and academic sectors.
Through its Task Forces the Foundation leverages its members’ expertise, relationships and products in the service of a more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable urban future.
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