Urban Innovation at Home and Abroad:
Steps to Build Resilient, Equitable Societies
A World Urban Forum 7 Kickoff Event
Please join the Atlantic Council, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, UN-Habitat, and other partners on February 4, 2014 from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. for the 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, Housing and Urban Development, 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
, Guangzhou Institute of Urban Innovation

Filiep Decorte, Chief Technical Advisor, UN-Habitat (Moderator)

For more information on WUF7 in Medellín, Colombia—convened by UN-Habitat—please visit: www.unhabitat.org/wuf

Unable to attend in person?
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Be part of the conversation and interact with the experts by asking questions through the webcast or submit questions on Twitter at #ACUrban

For event-related questions, please contact Abby Moore.