Growing Cities: An Atlantic Forum on Sustainable Urbanization

February 18, 2016
8:30 - 10:10 am EST


Thursday, February 18

8:30 am EST Welcome     Watch On-Demand
  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE
8:35 am EST Linking Business with Sustainable Urbanization: A CEO Perspective     Watch On-Demand
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  • Gregory Hayes, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Technologies Corporation
  • Moderated by: Matthew Bishop, Senior Editor, The Economist Group
8:45 am EST Transforming Cities from the Inside Out     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • Joe Allen, Director of the Healthy Buildings Program, Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment
  • Nilda Mesa, Director of NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability
  • Russell Unger, Executive Director, LEED AP, Urban Green
9:15 am EST A Blueprint for Growing Cities     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • Maria Aiolova, Co-Founder, Terreform ONE
  • Gary Handel, Founding Partner, Handel Architects LLP
  • Sharon Pinkerton, Senior Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Policy, Airlines For America
9:45 am EST No Food Left Behind     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • Dan Barber, Chef at Blue Hill and Founder, wastED
10:05 am EST Closing Remarks by Margaret Low Smith     Watch On-Demand
  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE

About this conference

December's climate talks in Paris were historic diplomacy - almost 200 nations committed to reducing greenhouse gases. And now the question is: how? We'll explore how cities around the globe are working to become more sustainable and efficient - from buildings to transportation and everyday goods - to meet the demands of growing populations and keep urban arteries pumping. How can new technology answer the challenge? How will urban planners, developers and policymakers work together to transform cities from the inside out, as their populations grow and travel in an ever more connected world?

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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