Hosted by The Atlantic in partnership with The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, CityLabis one of our most innovative programs of the year, bringing together 300+ of the world’s top mayors, urban experts, city planners, writers, technologists, economists, and designers. The goal of the 3-day program is to foster constructive dialogue and create scalable solutions for city leaders to share with their constituencies across the world.
Just recently, the program was named Best Conference of 2013 at the FAME Awards. The inaugural program took place last fall in New York City, and this year, we brought the program to Los Angeles.
Physicists Geoffrey West and Luis Bettencourt of the Santa Fe Institute have looked at data from cities around the world to try to understand what, exactly, they are. They've found that surprising patterns underlie the growth of all urban systems.
CityLab will once again bring together top urban theorists, municipal leaders and other key voices that contribute to the vibrance of cities around the world to discuss metropolitan ideas and innovation.