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Global Cities+Social Good

July 9, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


It is not news that the urban sphere is becoming ever important. By 2050, over 70 percent of humanity will be living in urban centers, in the greatest shift in humanity’s living conditions since the shift from hunting and gathering to agriculture.

But more than that, urbanization—just like globalization—has become a fundamental process affecting the landscape of international affairs, defining the human experience in the 21st century as never before. This innovative half-day summit will explore the nexus between technology and policy and how they are contributing to better and more sustainable urban living.

The summit will bring together mayors, public policy experts, leaders in technology and city design, and influencers in the private sector to discuss best practices and offer engaging insight into the future city.

Join Diplomatic Courier, Sister Cities International, and +SocialGood for a discussion on future cities!

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8:00 AM
Breakfast & Registration
8:45 AM
Welcome Remarks
Ana C. Rold, Editor-in-Chief, Diplomatic Courier
Reid Detchon, VP Energy, UN Foundation
9:30 AM
Interview: What Makes a City a “Global City”
Marek Gootman, Director, Global Cities Initiative, Brookings Institution
Interviewed by: Rolf Rosenkranz, Editor, Devex
9:40 AM
Panel I: Cities: From Local to Global
  • Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia
  • Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Tacoma
  • Mayor Brad Cole, Former Mayor of Carbondale, IL
    Chairman Emeritus, Sister Cities International
  • Mary D. Kane, President and CEO, Sister Cities International
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
Interview: Better City, Better Life
Margot Kane, VP Strategic Initiatives, Calvert Foundation
Interviewed by: Sarah Jones, Sarah Jones Report
11:00 AM
11:10 AM
Panel II: Global Cities+Social Good
  • Jean-Claude Saada, Chairman and CEO, Cambridge Holdings, Inc.
  • Reid Detchon, VP Energy, UN Foundation
  • Andrew Salkin, COO, 100 Resilient Cities, Rockefeller Foundation
  • Jordan Goldstein, Managing Director and Principal, Gensler Washington
  • Leanne Rios, Communications Specialist, UNDP
11:45 AM

Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous support: Cambridge Holdings, Inc., the Willard InterContinental, and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

Find more information at futurecity.splashthat.com



July 9, 2014
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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