The Atlantic, The Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies are hosting the event “CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges,” taking place October 6-8, 2013, in New York City. The event brings together 300 global city leaders’”more than 30 mayors, plus urban theorists, city planners, scholars, architects, and artists’”for a series of conversations about urban ideas that are shaping the world’s metro centers.
The summit features conversations on economic development; the environment and sustainability; cultural investment; big data; and the intersection of public safety, privacy, and technology; as well as smaller breakout sessions exploring topics like redevelopment, urban infrastructure, transportation, urban expansion, and the creation of the next tech city.
Agenda (All times are EST)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
9:15 AM / Opening Remarks
9:40 AM – 10:30 AM / Engines of Prosperity: Urban Success Stories of Economic Development
10:45 AM – 11:35 AM / City 2.0: Creating the Next Tech Cities
11:50 AM – 12:40 PM / Is Redevelopment Good For Everyone?
1:40 PM – 2:30 PM / Getting There: Today’ s Smartest Investments in Tomorrow’ s Transportation Solutions
2:45 PM – 3:35 PM / Big Data: Innovation and Ideas for a Smarter City
3:35 PM – 3:50 PM / If Mayors Ruled the World
Special Evening Session
8:00 PM’‚/ Ecological Infrastructure: Case Studies For Urban Resilience and Sustainability
9:15 PM’‚/ Cultural Investment: Creating A Civic Identity Through The Arts
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
8:15 AM / Public Safety, Privacy, and New Technologies
8:45 AM / Commissioners Interview
9:15 AM / Slimmer Cities: Promising Strategies for Fighting Obesity
1:00 PM / Closing Session
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