CityLab

CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges

October 6 – 8, 2013
New York, NY, New York

The Atlantic, The Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies hosted the inaugural  "CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges," from October 6-8, 2013, in New York City. The event brought together 300 global city leaders—more than 30 mayors, plus urban theorists, city planners, scholars, architects, and artists—for a series of conversations about urban ideas that are shaping the world's metro centers.

The summit featured conversations on economic development; the environment and sustainability; cultural investment; big data; and the intersection of public safety, privacy, and technology; as well as smaller breakout sessions that explored topics like redevelopment, urban infrastructure, transportation, urban expansion, and the creation of the next tech city.

To see highlights of the event, read The Atlantic Cities' coverage, and view photos on our Facebook page.

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