CityLab 2015

October 19 - 20, 2015


Athens Mayor: Innovation in Times of Crisis

Giorgos Kaminis, Mayor of Athens, Greece, describes a new radio station that broadcasts in Arabic for refugees.

Before Olympics, Rio de Janeiro Analyzes Traffic Data

Waze's Paige Fitzgerald and Pedro Peracio, Chief Digital Officer of Rio de Janeiro, look at how traffic data is helping the city plan for the Olympics.

How Can Smart Cities Help India's Poor?

"Unless urbanization is affordable, it will not be sustainable," says environmentalist Sunita Narain.

Open Government is the Future of Democracy

How can open data help cities and citizens? Co-operative Group's Mike Bracken talks tech and trust building.

Ronald Davis: How to Measure Justice

Ronald Davis, Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) at the U.S. Department of Justice, looks at how police departments measure safety and crime in cities.

What Makes America the Tech Capital of the World?

Michael Bloomberg describes what makes a tech-friendly city and America's "fail, try again" mindset.

About this conference

The Atlantic, in partnership with The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, will once again convene preeminent mayors, urban scholars, architects, city leaders and innovators to address problems facing metropolitan areas. CityLab-the groundbreaking summit named Best Conference at the 2015 Folio FAME Awards-will feature presentations, field trips, tutorials and roundtable conversations among these leading minds to advance the bold, scalable ideas and solutions they are using to transform metro centers around the world.

This year, CityLab is heading to London-a locale booming with breakthrough ideas in both the public and private sectors. Building on the foundations established in New York City and Los Angeles, this year's event will explore income inequality, safety, mobility, infrastructure and other dynamics of modern metropolises to create more livable and sustainable cities.

About The Atlantic

Since 1857, The Atlantic has helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.

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