International Forum: Remaking Emerging Cities to Guide Urban Growth and Infrastructure

Setting the Stage: Overview of Global Urban Challenges
Anjali Mahendra, Ph.D., Director of Research, World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable Cities

Keynote: Redesigning Rapidly Growing Cities
Juan Camilo Gonzalez, North City General Manager, Bogota, Colombia

Keynote: Reinvigorating a River and a City
Dr. Yılmaz Büyükerşen, Mayor, City of Eskisehir

Panel Session: Creating Family-Friendly Downtowns
Moderator: Gil Penalosa, Founder & Chair, 8-80 Cities
Speakers: Mayor Erion Veliaj, Tirana, Albania | Dave Hutch, Director, Planning and Park Development, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation | Jennifer Smith, Program Director, Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy

 

Session Presentation Slides

Slide Deck: Keynote: Reinvigorating a River and a City | Dr. Yılmaz Büyükerşen

Slide Deck: A Place Beyond Belief | Erion Veliaj

Slide Deck: Creating Family-Friendly Downtowns Part 1 | Gil Penalosa

Slide Deck: Creating Family-Friendly Downtowns Part 2 | Gil Penalosa

Slide Deck: Managing Growth Sustainably and with Equality | Juan Camilo González

Slide Deck: Global Urban Growth Patterns – Dr. Anjali Mahendra

Keynote Speaker

Juan Camilo Gonzalez

Advisor, Bogota City Hall

Anjali Mahendra

Director of Research, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Erion Veliaj

Mayor, Municipality of Tirana, Albania

Plenary Supersession Forum

Dave Hutch

Director, Planning and Park Development, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Jennifer Smith

Program Director, Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy

Gil Penalosa

Founder and Chair, 8-80 Cities

Speakers

Aytac Unverdi

Head of Civil Works Department, Eskisehir Metropolitan Municipality