More than half the world’s population lives in cities and this number continues to grow. The rural-to-urban transformation creates challenges and opportunities for humankind.
Please join the Atlantic Council, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, UN-Habitat, and other partners on February 4, 2014 for the Washington, DC launch of a national series leading up to World Urban Forum 7 in Medellín, Colombia, in April 2014. Domestic and international public- and private-sector speakers will compare their innovation experiences and offer recommendations for capitalizing on urban investments.
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
H.E. Luis Carlos Villegas, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States
Mathew Burrows, Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Atlantic Council
Public-Private Partnerships for Equitable Twenty-First Century Cities
Ana Marie Argilagos, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pamela Flaherty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Citi Foundation
Alonzo Fulgham, Vice President for Strategy and Sustainable International Development, CH2M HILL
Jason Marczak, Deputy Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council (Moderator)
Harnessing Urban Innovation for Global Inclusive Development
Javier Leon, Principal Specialist, Urban Development and Housing, Inter-American Development Bank
Michael Metzler, Acting Director, Development Credit Authority, USAID
Jaana Remes, Principal, McKinsey Global Institute
Nicholas You, Chair, World Urban Campaign Steering Committee; Special Advisor, Guangzhou Institute of Urban Innovation
Filiep Decorte. Chief Technical Advisor, UN-Habitat (Moderator)