WRLDCTY: Global Forum for Urban Innovation 2023

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WRLDCTY: Global Forum for Urban Innovation 2023

WRLDCTY gathers urban innovators, placemakers, and entrepreneurs to shape the future of our cities.


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The Times Center 242 West 41st Street New York, NY 10036

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About this event

Join the who’s who of city-making at WRLDCTY.

Meet the world’s leading urban innovators - bold minds who have made it their mission to flip ideas on their heads and take unconventional approaches to experimenting, building and shaping better cities for tomorrow.

October 2-3, 2023: Global Forum including talks and workshops in a limited, intimate gathering with leading urban innovators from around the world.

October 4, 2023: Guided Tours and Urban Labs bring ideas, projects, and experiments to life.

With two days at the Times Centre in New York City, plus one day of hands-on experiences, WRLDCTY exposes the pathways to urban ingenuity by digging into projects that are solving city challenges in ambitious ways.

2023 Speakers & Presenters Include:

Linda Mai-Lotti, Global Creative Director, Retail, Nike

Jeff Speck, City Planner, Urbanist, Author

Kimberly Driggens, Executive Director, Washington Housing Conservancy

Dror Beneshetrit, Founder & Principal, Supernature Labs

Dr. Amy Myers Jaffe, Director, Energy, Climate and Justice Sustainability Lab, NYU

Haley Lowry, Global Director, Sustainability, DOW

Steven Cornwell, Global Director, Brand, ERA-co

Signe Kongebro, Head of Sustainability, Global Design Director, Henning Larson

Dr. Hila Oren, CEO, Tel Aviv Foundation

Ronald Lu, Hong Kong Architects

Matthias Hollwich, Founder, HWKN Architecture

Baharash Bagherian, CEO, URB

David Adam, Global Cities UK

Carla Guerrera, CEO, Purpose Driven Development

...and more.

About the organizer

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WRLDCTY is designed to inspire real urban innovation so you can help change our cities for good.

WRLDCTY is the only global city event of its kind, an executive forum and gathering that spans Urban Planning, Real Estate and Technology to inspire and discuss solutions to our most pressing urban issues.