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28 June – 1 July World Cities Summit Singapore. CDIA is a supporting partner of the World Cities Summit. This premier event brings together leaders and policy makers with leading experts in their fields to identify innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing cities today. The inaugural Summit in June 2008 brought together more than 800 delegates including leaders, mayors, policy makers and the civil society. To build on its success, the Summit this year will offer a high-level and strategic platform comprising plenary sessions, technical workshops and an exhibition.
The theme for the World Cities Summit 2010 is Livable and Sustainable Cities for the Future. It will be a four-day event focusing on leadership and governance, eco-friendly and liveable cities, and harmonious and sustainable communities. Through the exchange of ideas and knowledge, cities can learn from each other to identify practical, scalable and replicable solutions to the challenges they face.
The Summit will comprise high-level plenary sessions by world-renowned leaders, policy makers, visionaries, and futurists. They will deal with cross-cutting issues around the interplay of people, policies, markets and technologies facing cities today, with specific emphasis on the three broad themes of Leadership and Governance for Vibrant and Livable Cities, Building Sustainable and Eco-friendly Cities and Fostering Harmonious and Sustainable Communities. Complemented by high-level expert panel discussions, delegates would be able to review today’s achievements as well as explore tomorrow’s possibilities.
Speakers and participants will examine exemplary city models and solutions, as well as deliberate on strategies for addressing major developmental challenges. Delegates will have ample opportunities to interact through the various workshops and networking events. Specially designed study tours will cover areas of urban planning, public housing and transportation, infrastructure, energy-efficient built environment, landscape and urban biodiversity management, waste management and sustainable development in Singapore.
Event details and programme can be found on the website: www.worldcities.com.sg