Growing Cities: An Atlantic Forum on Sustainable Urbanization

February 18, 2016
New York City

December’s climate talks in Paris were historic diplomacy — almost 200 nations committed to reducing greenhouse gases. And now the question is: how? We explored how cities around the globe are working to become more sustainable and efficient — from buildings to transportation and everyday goods — to meet the demands of growing populations and keep urban arteries pumping. How can new technology answer the challenge? How will urban planners, developers and policy makers work together to transform cities from the inside out, as their populations grow and travel in an ever more connected world?

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Note: All times are ET

  • Thursday, February 18
  • 8:30 a.m.Welcome RemarksMargaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • 8:45 a.m.Transforming Cities from the Inside OutJoe Allen, Director of the Healthy Buildings Program, Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment
    Nilda Mesa, Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
    Russell Unger, Executive Director, Urban Green
    With  Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • 9:15 a.m.A Blueprint for Growing CitiesMaria Aiolova, Director of Global Programs, CIEE, and Co-Founder, Terreform ONE
    Gary Handel, President, Handel Architects LLP
    Sharon Pinkerton, Senior Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Policy, Airlines For America
    With  Steve Clemons
  • 9:45 a.m.No Food Left BehindDan Barber, Chef, Blue Hill and Founder, wastED
    With  Steve Clemons
  • 10:05 a.m.Closing RemarksMargaret Low Smith


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