We are headed for an era where two thirds of humans will live in cities, where dozens of mega-cities will be larger in population than 150 of the smaller UN member states each, where cities will be the hubs of global economy and innovation - what will an urban world look like? What kind of governance will the world need to master the future?
The Future of Cities TV Debate staged by Korea's global TV channel, Arirang, and ICLEI will discuss challenges and opportunities for a Planet of Cities.
Moderator: Konrad Otto-Zimmerman, Secretary General, ICLEI
David Cadman, Vice Mayor, Vancouver, Canada; President, ICLEI
Martha Delgado, Minister for Environment, Mexico City, Mexico; Vice President, ICLEI
Hironori Hamanaka, Former Vice Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Environment, Japan
Mary Jane C. Ortega, Secretary General of CITYNET, Japan
Farhad Suri, Councillor and former Mayor of Delhi, India
Valerie Brown, Supervisor, Sonoma County Board, USA
Rae Kwon Chung, Director Environment and Sustainable Development Division
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)'
Jeb Brugmann, Founding Partner, The Next Practice; Founder of ICLEI