A seminar led by Mathis Wackernagel, co-creator of the Ecological Footprint and CEO of Global Footprint Network, on cities and resource security.
A seminar led by John McKibbin, Research Principal at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney, on "ecohacking."
A seminar led by Sumila Gulyani, Global Lead for Urban Development Strategy and Analytics at the World Bank, on building cities that are livable, inclusive, compact and sustainable.
A seminar led by David Satterthwaite, Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development, on the unrecognized scale of the urban underserved.
A seminar led by Arturo Ardila-Gomez, Global Lead for Urban Mobility and a Lead Transport Economist at the World Bank, on the book, 'Sustainable Urban Transport Financing From the Sidewalk to the Subway: Capital, Operation, and Maintenance Financing.'
A seminar led by Annette Kim, Associate Professor at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy, on rural-to-urban land-use conversions in Ho Chi Minh City, Beijing’s subterranean housing market, and Shanghai’s overcrowded housing units market.
A seminar led by Somik Lall, Lead Economist and Program Lead for Urban Development Analytics in Africa for the World Bank, on harnessing the potential of cities as engines of economic growth.
A seminar led by Robert McDonald, Lead Scientist for the Global Cities program at The Nature Conservancy, on urban conservation and natural infrastructure.
A seminar led by Jenna Davis of the Woods Institute of the Environment and Stanford University on improving access to and quality of water and sanitation services for low-income urban households.
A seminar led by Somsook Boonyabancha, Chairperson of the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights on community driven city-wide slum upgrading and housing development.
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