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June 2018, Issue No. 1
Countdown to WCS 2018!
1 MONTH TO THE WORLD CITIES SUMMIT 2018!
WCS 2018 DAY PASSES NOW AVAILABLE!
A SPECIAL RATE FOR ACCESS OF ALL WCS THEMATIC TRACKS AND FORUMS ON
TUESDAY 10 JULY 2018
Come and hear from thought leaders and industry giants and shape the global narrative of cities. The Day Pass also allows you entry to the City Solutions Singapore, the Singapore Government Pavilion, City Innovators, a range of co-located events and site visits (additional fees apply).
LATEST TOP GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY LEADERS PARTICIPATING IN WCS
Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary General, United Nations
H.E. Lee Meng-yen, Mayor, Tainan City
H.E. Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan, Minister of Public Works, Liberia
H.E. Temmar Abdellatif, Mayor, Zeralda
Sam Aziz, Mayor Emeritus, City of Casey
Benoît Dorais, President of the Executive Committee, Montréal
Tika Ram Kafley, Thrompon, Gelephu
Hon. Kesara Sanayake, Mayor, Kandy
H.E. Mohamed Sefiani, Mayor, Chefchaouen
Lord Mayor Laurent Wehrli, Lord Mayor, Montreux
H.E. Abdelkader Zoukh, Governor, Algiers
What to Expect at WCS 2018
LEE KUAN YEW WORLD CITY PRIZE LECTURE
Monday, 9 July 2018
1.30pm – 2.15pm
The Prize Lecture is one of the key highlights at the World Cities Summit. Delivered by the 2018 Prize Laureate, Seoul, the lecture is a platform that celebrates the Laureate’s achievements in the creation of liveable, vibrant, and sustainable urban communities with a high quality of life.
Hear from 2018 Special Mention cities, Hamburg, Kazan, Surabaya and Tokyo, on their diverse urban development experiences as case studies for cities around the world. Each speaker will present their unique content, the challenges faced, and the urban solutions deployed.
WORLD CITIES SUMMIT PLENARY: IS COLLABORATION THE PANACEA FOR LIVEABLE AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES OF THE FUTURE?
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
2.00pm – 3.00pm
The World Cities Summit Plenary Session will round off discussion over two days and pull together the insights and best practices in governance, planning, resilience and innovation, with a focus on the development of liveable and sustainable cities for the future. It will also reiterate the importance of collaboration between city leaders and urban stakeholders to co-create liveable, competitive and sustainable environments.
Moderator: Peter Ho, Chairman of Urban Redevelopment Authority and Former Head of Civil Service, Singapore
Panellists: Lucy Turnbull, Chief Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission
TRANSFORMATIVE RESEARCH FOR FUTURE CITIES: A GLOBAL NETWORK
Date: 11 July 2018 (Open – Registration Required)
Organised by: Future Cities Laboratory at The Singapore-ETH Centre
The Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) launches an ambitious vision to create a global research network focused on “Transformative Research for Future Cities”, and invites you to help shape it at this symposium. The unprecedented scale and complexity of urbanization calls for deeper and broader collaboration between scientists, planners, designers, artists and city makers in government, industry and civil society. Building on foundations established by FCL in Singapore and ETH Zurich in Europe, the network we envision will generate new paradigms for sustainable future cities. The symposium will showcase examples of cutting-edge transformative research on high density and building more responsive and inclusive cities, describe the vision, and provide an opportunity to enrich it.
Date: 11 July 2018 (Open – Registration Required)
Organised by: Cooling Singapore, Singapore-ETH Centre
Singapore is warmer than it has to be – by as much as 7˚C in some places. This is due to the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect, a well-known man-made phenomenon affecting large and densely populated cities. The Cooling Singapore team will present a UHI mitigation roadmap to guide policy and help coordinate long-term UHI mitigation efforts and R&D activities. The research is conducted by a multi-disciplinary team led by the Singapore-ETH Centre in collaboration with colleagues from NUS, SMART, and TUM CREATE. The team will share their experience in gathering inputs from government, the research community, and private sector in developing the roadmap, and present findings from the project.
LOOKING GLOBAL FOR LOCAL IMPACT IN URBAN ASIA
Date: 10 July 2018 (Open – Registration Required)
Organised by: Urban Life Institute (ULI) and Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC)
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) works with cities around the world to share best practices in land use and real estate development through the Advisory Services Programme, a 71-year-old initiative that has completed over 600 panels in 47 states, 12 countries, and four continents. The session’s discussion leaders have participated as panellists on these projects, and will share lessons learnt, best practices from each project, and the impact the Advisory Services Programme has had across all communities.
City Portraits: Rotterdam – Healthy Food for Everyone
Rotterdam’s Food Garden is not a normal garden. Set up in 2010, the Garden harvests fresh and healthy vegetable and fruits to supply the Food Bank Rotterdam – an organisation that delivers free food packages to low-income households.
With no fertilizer and chemical pesticides being used, and having enough space for different crops and species to grow at the same time, the Garden was designed to ensures both ecological sustainability and economic viability.
This social initiative champions a healthy city, supporting a sustainable urban society without poverty and social exclusion and with fresh food for everybody.
Rotterdam’s story, along with other city features, will be published in an e-Publication, City Portraits, during WCS 2018. There will also be a digital showcase exhibition at Level 5 of the Summit.
Join Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) subject matter experts at the HPE hospitality suite where we will showcase three key innovation areas in a digital city – Smart Lighting, Smart Transport, and Smart Surveillance. You will be able to explore our success stories about Smart Lighting in Taoyuan, Taiwan; get insights into how big data analytics is used to support Smart Public Transport planning; and discover Smart Surveillance – an end-to-end security solution featuring video analytics and video synopsis. Visit the HPE hospitality suite at Room 4211, Level 4!
Location: Room 4211, Level 4, Marina Bay Sands
Date: 8 – 11 July 2018
Time: 8.30am – 5.30pm
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