AtlanticLIVE Guidelines

September 28 – 30, 2014 Los Angeles, California

Hosted by The Atlantic in partnership with The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, CityLab is 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'll be taking the program to Los Angeles.


To register for CityLab's public program, Making L.A., please click here.


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Live Stream Agenda (all elements are subject to change; times listed in both Eastern and Pacific time)


8:45 a.m. PT / 11:45 a.m. ET  Welcome and Introductory Remarks

  • James Bennet, Editor-in-Chief and Co-President, The Atlantic
  • Michael Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies

9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET  What's Mine is Yours? The New Dynamics of the Sharing City

  • Brian Chesky, CEO and Founder, Airbnb
  • April Rinne, Chief Strategy Officer, Collaborative Lab
  • Arun Sandararajan, Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, New York University
  • David Sheard, Council Leader, Kirklees Council

9:35 a.m. PT / 12:35 p.m. ET  The Business of Innovation at City Hall

  • Eric Garcetti, Mayor, Los Angeles
  • Interviewer: Walter Isaacson, President, The Aspen Institute

9:55 a.m. PT / 12:55 p.m. ET  A Lesson on Urban Resilience

  • Henk Ovink, Principal, Rebuild by Design and Senior Advisor of HUD; Special Advisor to Secretary Shaun Donovan of Housing and Urban Development
  • Interview: James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic

10:15 a.m. PT / 1:15 p.m. ET  Future of Mobility

  • Donald Shoup, Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA
  • Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Bloomberg Associates
  • John Zimmer, CEO, Lyft
  • Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

10:45 a.m. PT / 1:45 p.m. ET  Mayors Solutions to Income Inequality

  • Alan Berube, Deputy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
  • Bill Peduto, Mayor, Pittsburgh
  • Blair Taylor, Chief Community Officer, Starbucks
  • Moderator: Richard Florida, Co-Founder and Editor at Large,; Senior Editor, The Atlantic

11:15 a.m. PT / 2:15 p.m. ET  Municipal Integrity

  • Tanja Santucci, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Peter Eigen, Chairman, Transparency International
  • Rose Gil-Hearn, Bloomberg Associates

11:40 a.m. PT / 2:40 p.m. ET  Sustainable Food Systems

  • Dan Barber, Owner and Executive Chef, Blue Hill Farm

12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET  Wrap Up

  • Margaret Low Smith, Vice President, The Atlantic and President, AtlanticLIVE


12:25 p.m. PT / 3:25 p.m. ET  Welcome/Introduction

  • James Anderson, Bloomberg Philanthropies

12:55 p.m. PT / 3:55 p.m. ET  Immigration Panel

  • Tonantzin Carmona, Director, Chicago’s Office of New Americans
  • Ron Brownstein, Editorial Director, Atlantic Media

1:25 p.m. PT / 4:25 p.m. ET  How to Stop a Runaway Industry: What Cities Can Learn from the Flight of Hollywood

  • Katherine Oliver, Bloomberg Associates
  • Michael Lombardo, Vice President of Programming, HBO
  • Paris Barclay, President, Directors Guild of America
  • James Bennet, Editor-in-Chief and Co-President, The Atlantic

1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET  Closing/Thank You

  • Margaret Low Smith, Vice President, The Atlantic and President, AtlanticLIVE  

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