CityLab 2014

September 29 - 30, 2014


Better Parking Meters Have Data-Driven Variable Pricing

Donald Shoup discusses the innovations in city parking and which cities have a leg up on the competition, and why.

Cities Need to Speed to Scale on Immigration

Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed advises cities to 'speed to scale' when it comes to immigration reform.

Communities Working Together with AirBnB

Brian Chesky, CEO and Founder of AirBnB, shares international examples of how communities came together with AirBnB to host those in need.

Leaders in Cities are Getting Big Things Done

Michael Bloomberg, Found of Bloomberg Philathropies and former Mayor of New York City, discusses how leaders in cities are creating change in the U.S. while officials at the National level are paralyzed by politics.

Manufacturing to Scale

Maker's Row Matthew Burnett and Kate Sofis, director of SFMade, describes today's urban manufacturers as smaller, nimbler, and more connected.

No Place Is Prepared for the Next Hurricane Sandy

Sommer Mathis and Henk Ovink compare the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy to other global disaster sites in terms of being prepared for the next one.

The Wish Lists to Combat Income Inequality

Mayor Bill Peduto of Pittsburgh and Alan Berube, Deputy Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program, explain the top items on their wish list to combat income inequality locally and nationally.

What Will Fail the Soonest?

The Honorable Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, discusses what system of transport may fail first and where.

What's Next for LA Transportation?

Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles discusses what is on the horizon for LA transportation,

Why Cities Love Hollywood

Katherine Oliver, of Bloomberg Associates, explains how cities and other countries benefit when Hollywood decides to film on location.

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About this conference

Hosted by The Atlantic in partnership with The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, CityLab is one of our most innovative programs of the year, bringing together 300+ of the world's top mayors, urban experts, city planners, writers, technologists, economists, and designers. The goal of the 3-day program is to foster constructive dialogue and create scalable solutions for city leaders to share with their constituencies across the world.

Just recently, the program was named Best Conference of 2013 at the FAME Awards. The inaugural program took place last fall in New York City, and this year we'll be taking the program to Los Angeles.

About The Atlantic

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