Creating the Cities of the Future


As part of Climate Diplomacy Week, The Delegation of the European Union to the United States and The Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C are pleased to invite you to Creating The Cities of The Future - How do we use Technological Advancements and Citizen Engagement in Planning the Smart, Sustainable, Attractive and Viable Cities of the Future?

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast and Registration

Anna Lindh Hall

 9:00 a.m. – Welcome remarks

HE Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States

Video Messages from youth activists and Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Energy Union 

Fireside chats and panel discussions moderated by David Livingston, Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced Energy, Atlantic Council

9:15 a.m. – Opening Fireside Conversations

Jakub Gibek, Head of Climate Policy Unit, Ministry of the Environment, Poland, & Bureau of COP24 Presidency

Ana Unruh Cohen, Staff Director, Select Committee on Climate Crisis, US House of Representatives

Mayor Eugene W. Grant, Seat Pleasant, MD

10:00 a.m. – Panel 1 – Sustainability Matters for Cities & the Planet

Chuck Bean, Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Henrik Frindberg, Environmental Director, City of Helsingborg

Elizabeth Heider, Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska USA (invited)

Daniel P. Conner, Senior Advisor, D.C. Department of Energy & Environment

10:40 a.m. – Panel 2 – Planning the Cities of the Future

Mina Marefat, Adjunct Lecturer- SCS MPS Urban and Regional Planning, Georgetown University

Manuel Pérez Romero, Founding Partner nodo17 group, Professor at the Instituto de Empresa in Spain

Lisa McNeilly, Director of Sustainability, City of Baltimore

11:20 – Closing Remarks

HE Stavros Lambrinidis

Ambassador of the European Union to the United States

2019-05-29 08:30:00 2019-05-29 11:30:00 America/New_York Creating the Cities of the Future European Union Delegation in the US: Creating the Cities of the Future House of Sweden, 2900 K Street, NW, Washington European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
May 29, 2019

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

House of Sweden,
2900 K Street, NW,
Washington 20007
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