On Wednesday, March 14, WRI’s Interim President, Manish Bapna, will be participating in a keynote panel discussion at the VERGE DC conference in Washington, D.C. hosted by Greenbiz.

The panel discussion, Cities as a Catalyst for Sustainability, will focus on how to develop smart sustainable cities by integrating emerging technologies, developing public-private partnerships, and radically improving city efficiencies.

Bapna will be joined by Daryl Dulaney, President and CEO of Siemens Industry. Mark Lee, Executive Director of SustainAbility, will moderate the discussion.

For more than a decade, WRI has been developing innovative approaches to sustainable urbanization. Recently, the Caterpillar Foundation announced a five-year, $12.5 million grant to WRI to advance the progress of environmentally sustainable and livable cities in China, India, and Brazil.

Please find more information about the panel below and at the VERGE DC website.

VERGE DC Keynote Panel

Manish Bapna Interim President, World Resources Institute
Daryl Dulaney President and CEO, Siemens Industry
Moderated by Mark Lee Executive Director, SustainAbility

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
5:25 - 5:55 p.m.

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA 22202

Registration information available here.

To set up media interviews with Manish Bapna, please contact Michael Oko, Tel. (202) 729-7684; moko@wri.org.