Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Organised by: Centre for Liveable Cities and Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore
Register/website: World Cities Summit 2014
Description: The World Cities Summit (WCS) is the global platform for urban leaders of government, private sector, academia, professional and international organisations to address liveable and sustainable city challenges in an integrated manner, share good urban governance practices and innovative solutions, and forge partnerships. The Summit is action-oriented, being geared towards helping urban leaders and practitioners find solutions for the challenges they face. Held in conjunction with the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, WCS enables delegates to network with an even wider group of public and private sector players and to discover synergies between urban planning, water and environmental solutions.
Our main highlights for WCS would include:
• WCS Mayors Forum – The World Cities Summit Mayors Forum is an annual by-invitation only global event for city mayors and leaders to discuss pressing urban issues and share best practices. It is a highlight of the World Cities Summit.
• Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Lecture & Forum – The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Lecture is a dedicated platform for the Prize Laureate to share its achievements with the international audience while the Prize Forum is a session for Special Mentions of the Prize to share insights from their experiences in overcoming urban challenges.
2014 Laureate: City of Suzhou
2014 Special Mentions: City of Medellin and Yokohama.
• WCS Young Leaders – The latest addition to the WCS calendar, the WCS Young Leaders is envisioned to be an effective meeting platform for young urban leaders to engage in ideas exchange on urban issues and kick-start initiatives to tackle urban issues in a multi-disciplinary manner.
• Plenary Sessions and Thematic Tracks – A series of high-level plenary sessions provide strategic insights from senior city and organisational leaders on the interplay of leadership and governance and the latest debate on liveability and sustainability. The plenary sessions are complemented by thematic tracks for in-depth discussion of specific urban issues.
The various thematic tracks include:
– Building safe and liveable cities
– Will Mayors Rule the World?
– Building Resilient Cities
– Making Plans into Reality
– Innovative Urban Solutions for Liveable and Future-Ready CIties
• In-Focus Forums – Potential buyers, partners and investors interested in urban solutions will gather to uncover opportunities in upcoming city-level projects, development hotspots, industry trends and policies in key markets including China, India, ASEAN and Latin America. The forums capture the energy of urbanisation across the world today, and highlight opportunities for investment and partnership.
• Site Visits – Site visits are specially designed learning journeys hosted by Singapore’s public-sector agencies. Participants will have an interactive on-site experience to better understand how urban policies and programmes have been implemented in Singapore. Site visits would include valuable trips to the nature like Botanic Garden and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and green buildings like Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and GreenTech Park’s Central Green Core.
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