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World Cities Summit in Singapore

February 25, 2010

The conference will commence with high-level plenary sessions by world-renowned leaders, policy makers, visionaries, practitioners and futurists. They will deal with cross-cutting issues around the interplay of people, technologies and markets facing world cities today, with specific emphasis on the three broad themes of Leadership and Governance for Vibrant and Liveable Cities, Building Sustainable and Eco-friendly Cities and Fostering Harmonious and Sustainable Communities. Complemented by expert panel discussions, delegates would be able to review today’s achievements as well as explore tomorrow’s possibilities.

Highlights of World Cities Summit 2010

The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is a biennial award to recognise individuals and organisations that have made outstanding contribitions to the creation of vibrant, liveable and sustainable urban communities around the world. It seeks to recognise individuals and organisations responsible for urban initiatives that display foresight, good governance or innovation in tackling the many urban challenges faced by cities.

These urban initiatives should incorporate principles of sustainable development and demonstrate an ability to bring social, economic and environmental benefits in holistic way to communities around the world. The Prize will also place an emphasis on practical and cost effective solutions and ideas that can be easily replicated across cities. The inaugural Lee Kuan Yew World Cities is co-organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (URA) and Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC). For more information please refer to

The World Mayors Forum is a gathering of mayors to discuss solutions to the common urban challenges. The forum will provide practical recommendations for joint actions where Mayors and city officials can work together to make their cities a better place – more liveable, with healthier citizens, better housing and better education.

Networking Forums are country-led forums with eminent speakers from across the globe. Speakers comprise representatives from government, trade and research organisations, key technology providers, financial institutions and urban authorities. They will share a myriad of areas including city management, development projects and opportunities in the global urban sector.#

There’s also a great line of speakers that’ll be there:

Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf

His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola (San)

Mr Bruno Berthon

Mr Daniel Biau

Dr. Dieter Salomon

Mr Finn Petn

Mr Herbert Dreiseitl

Mr Jeff Cooper

Mr Jim Clifton

Mr Joel Kotkin
Professor Joshua (Jim) Swithenbank, BSc, PhD, DSc, DEng

Mr Jonathan Mills

Mr Kamal Nath

Dr. Noeleen Heyzer

Mr Peter Schwartz

Mr Richard M. Rosan

Dr. Robert W. Schumacher

Professor Dr. Steffen Lehmann

Dr Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard
Ms Saskia Sassen

I personally am really really excited that this is going to be held here in Singapore. Now, if only someone would sponsor me to go…. 😉


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