Post-Pandemic Cites: Planning for the Next 2.5 billon Residents
The projected increase of 2.5 billion people moving to cities over the next 30 years with the advent of climate change and the new threat of pandemics constitutes an unprecedented challenge facing the world today. The transition in a world of finite resources calls for the re-thinking of many of the premises which have guided the development of human existence. The survival of Homo Sapiens is dependent on controlling global warming, infectious disease, making urbanization sustainable, housing affordable and accessible and working toward an equitable us of the world’s resources for all. The pandemic of 2020 presents an opportunity to chart a new future.
Keynote: President-Elect of the General Assembly, TBC Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, UN Under Secretary-General & Executive Director, UN-Habitat Ms. Jane Frederick, FAIA, President, American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC Ms. Kim Yao, FAIA, President, American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter Mr. Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, President, Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU)
Moderator: Ms. Mary Stack, Executive Director of Cambridge Forum, Cambridge, MA
Mr. Peter Calthorpe, Architect, urbanist and author, San Francisco, CA Planning for post pandemic cities: how pandemics and climate change can bring a new world
Mr. Kamran Khan, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, BlueDot, Toronto, Canada Role of big data analytics in a post-pandemic world
Ms. Karen Harris, Managing Director, Macro Trends Group, Bain & Company, New York, NY Post-Pandemic impact for global economies
H.E. Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Uganda High Commissioner to Ghana & Immediate Past Deputy Executive Director, UN-Habitat Post-pandemic impact for emerging urbanism in Sub-Sahara Africa
Mr. Chris Williams, Ph.D., Director, UN-Habitat, New York Office A shared responsibility for the future
The conference is organized by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU) in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter.
Virtual, free & open to the public.
AIANY, UN Habitat, Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization
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