CityAge: The Global Metropolis

World’s City Builders Arrive in New York To Build The Future

New York City — More than 250 experts in city building, from 50 cities across America and around the world, will be gathering in New York City to take part in The Global Metropolis to discuss how to design, build and run the world’s metropolitan areas in a time of environmental and social change.

NYU President John Sexton will host the event on June 18 and 19 at NYU’s Eisner and Lubin Auditorium on the 4th floor of the Kimmel Center, located at 60 Washington Square South.

For registration information please visit here.

“The Global Metropolis will explore the great challenges that confront us as well as the opportunities for innovation and progress as we live through the greatest rate of urbanization in human history,” said Mr. Sexton. “How we build, rebuild, and sustain our cities ranks among the most consequential choices of our time.  Our future economies, our local and planetary environments, and the standards of living of billions of people will depend on the decisions we make in this age of the city.”

Those attending this unique conference, run by CityAge, are coming to New York from Mexico City, Shenzhen, China, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Seoul, South Korea, London, UK, Toronto, Copenhagen, Manchester, UK, Quezon City, Philippines, Vancouver, Atlanta, Seattle, Kansas City, the United Nations and many more.

The 70 speakers include Commissioner Amanda Burden, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, AAF President Ronald Bogle, NYU President John Sexton, Lightyear Capital Chairman Donald Marron, Marron Institute Director Paul Romer, Bjarke Ingels, Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Grosvenor Research Director Richard Barkham, Commissioner Carter Strickland, and many others. See the full list of speakers here.

“This is a unique opportunity to converse directly with the people who are building — and rebuilding — the worlds cities in a period of profound change,” said Miro Cernetig, co-founder of CityAge America. “How we build our cities in this generation will hold consequences for centuries to come.  This is a focus on the solutions that can chart a sustainable and prosperous path for the world’s cities.”

CityAge holds events around North America to explore the business of city building. More than 3,000 people have attended CityAge forums, which Ron Bogle, President of the American Architectural Foundation, has called one of the leading urban forums.

“CityAge brings together the leaders driving that change for informed and insightful discussions about what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next,” said Bogle, who is master of ceremonies at the two-day gathering.  “The future of cities is being shaped at CityAge.”
You can see a full program of discussions here, and a list of confirmed participants here.

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CityAge America                     CityAge America
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Featured image courtesy of Aurelien Guichard.

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