George Burciaga, U.S. Mayoral Roundtable: Connected City Game Changers

In November 2023, the U.S. Mayoral Roundtable, led by George Burciaga, was recognized at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona with the Governance and Economy Award, honoring his trailblazing work in the smart city sector. A Chicago visionary, Burciaga’s innovative strategies have addressed critical urban challenges in the United States, particularly those exacerbated […]

A New Era of Tech-empowered Cities

More than ever, cities are embracing the unstoppable evolution of emerging technologies. AI, IoT, smart infrastructure, data-driven design and advanced digital services are all converging to shape the cities of tomorrow. How is technology effectively unleashing opportunities for creating innovative urban ecosystems in the digital age? How can decision-makers envision an urban future where technology […]

World Economic Forum: Navigating Urban Frontiers with Jeff Merritt

The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any […]

EUROCITIES: Digital transformation, urban innovation and development with Andre Sobczak

Eurocities is the network of major European cities, with over 200 of Europe’s largest cities to improve the lives of over 130 million residents across 38 countries. We work in all areas of interest for cities, from culture to mobility, environment to social affairs, economic development to smart cities. We facilitate learning experiences between cities […]

Metropolis: Creating a global network for urban collaboration with Jordi Vaquer

Metropolis brings together the governments of 141 urban agglomerations worldwide. Founded in 1985, today the association is the focal point of expertise on metropolitan governance. Raising the voices of metropolises to the global agenda and building capacity to deliver public policies and services, Metropolis contributes to finding common answers to the challenges of metropolisation. We […]

C40 Cities: Vision for a resilient and equitable future with Helene Chartier

C40 is a network of nearly 100 mayors of the world’s leading cities who are working to deliver the urgent action needed right now to confront the climate crisis and create a future where everyone, everywhere, can thrive. Mayors of C40 cities are committed to using a science-based and people-focused approach to help the world […]

CEMR: Advocating for European Municipalities and Regions with Fabrizio Rossi

The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) is a prominent European organisation representing local and regional governments across the continent. With a rich history of advocacy and collaboration, CEMR serves as a vital platform for sharing knowledge, fostering cooperation, and advocating for the interests of over 150,000 local and regional authorities. CEMR plays a […]

UCLG: Emilia Saiz, Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is the world organization of local and regional governments and their associations, representing and defending their interests on the world stage. UCLG’s network of members represents 70% of the world’s total population and is present in all world regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, the Middle East and […]