Micheal Ighodaro, Program and Policy Assistant, AVAC
Alexandre Mars, Founder and CEO, Epic Foundation
Rebecca Rosen, Associate Director for Data Resources and Data Strategy at the Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University
Matthew Slutsky, Managing Director of Partnerships, Change.org
Angela Brown Burke, Mayor of Kingston, Jamaica
James Nxumalo, Mayor of Durban, South Africa
WITH Alex Wagner, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
About this conference
Today, over half of the world's population lives in urban areas. Cities attract the best and brightest talent. They offer opportunities and access. They are political and economic centers. Modernizing cities are uniquely equipped to offer their citizens premium health and wellness resources and the necessary measures to take advantage of them. Despite this potential, there are disparities where access to quality resources are not equally available to the poor and disadvantaged. On the occasion of the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS and the Fast-Track Cities Initiative, The Atlantic will ask: "Could the solution to challenges that span the globe start at a single dot on the map?"
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 theatlantic.com, 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.