Join us and put Sustainability in Action, for seven generations! Be part of the twin green and digital transformations that are creating a flourishing future for our cities. Fulfill the mission of UN SDG Goal 11: “Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.”
Take home new insights to improve life in your community.
Who will be there?
Representatives from over 100 cities from 35 countries will present their challenges, successes and lessons learned. Experts from industry and academia, including SMEs and start-ups, will showcase tried and tested solutions. Together they will create “action tanks”, held over several sessions, where stakeholders can put together a rich set of alternative actions to move our cities forward. Hybrid attendance (online and onsite in Tel Aviv, the startup nation!) ensures sharing and collaboration on a global scale.
What will we talk about?
We will use three main themes to organize the challenges and opportunities facing our communities on the path to sustainability.
The Climate Crisis
As home to most of the earth’s people, cities bear the burden of reducing green house gas emissions to lessen global warming. In addition we must be ready to protect our people from unavoidable climate change induced problems expected in the coming decades. Sub themes include:
- Attenuating the urban heat island
- Facing the problems of sea-level rise and episodic flooding due to extreme weather.
Self Sufficient Cities
Long supply chains for food and goods, major engineering for water supply and waste removal – our cities have large carbon footprints and are vulnerable to climate disasters. Increasing urban self-sufficiency and local production can help. Sub themes include:
- Food tech, green walls, and urban agriculture
- Urban water and waste challenges
- Energy resilience and efficiency
Future Cities, Future Jobs
Cities have always been incubators for change. In the current period of rapid changes and disruptions in the global economy, cities need to continue to be leaders in positive innovation. Sub themes include:
- Urban planning and development
- Liveable environment and quality of life
- Innovation districts and living labs
- Stimulating and supporting growth of local economies
- Public safety and security
- Manufacturing and production
What will we do?
On a “blank canvas”, with worldwide landscapes to be integrated into the picture, participants can paint their ideas. At the end of the conference, the canvas will show a vibrant mixture of possible solutions, contacts, skills and knowledge shared among the participants. With follow up, this “big picture” we create can become the basis for standards and best practices that will help each city see and act in the future.