The New American City
The National Press Club
June 13 & 14, 2017
The United States requires a period of investment in its cities and infrastructure that will be measured in the hundreds of billions of dollars.
How can we best ensure these investments are most effective in their effort to renew America’s cities, re-invigorate downtowns and neighbourhoods, modernize services and grow the economy for all Americans? Moreover, how can we ensure maximum return for this private and public investment?
To look at these vital national questions, CityAge is proud to be organizing the next edition of our Summit on the New American City in Washington, DC in the summer of 2017.
CityAge: The New American City will explore the investments, partnerships and ideas that will be essential for the United States’ future success.
We hope you can join us. Register today.
NB: DRAFT AGENDA ~ SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Day 1 ~ June 13th, 2017
5:30 – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception at The National Press Club
Day 2 ~ June 14th, 2017
7:30 am Breakfast Served
8:30 am Welcome by Event MC
8:40 am Opening Presentation
9:00 am Session 1: The Business of City Building
America’s cities are a major investment opportunity. How should these investments be best structured? Are public-private partnerships an ideal model in each case? If not, why not? How can American airports and utilities best be renewed? Where will the funding streams to support these investments through their lifecycle come from?
9:45 am Presentation by: TBA
10:05 am Presentation by: TBA
10:25 am Morning Break
10:50 am Session 2: The Need for Infrastructure Spending Reform
The recent construction of a new metro line in Madrid, Spain cost $100 million a mile to build. The most recent addition to the New York subway cost $2.6 billion per mile. Why? American infrastructure requires reform of its procurement and planning procedures as much as it requires new investment. This panel will set out the paths of reform and maximizing investment.
11:40 am Presentation by: TBA
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Session 3: New Models of Development in City-Building
What are the best-case studies in development taking place across the country that build value for investors and cities alike? How are cities leveraging their real estate and other assets to create maximum value? How can we best incorporate design into the next generation of city-building that embraces architectural and planning innovations?
1:50 pm Presentation by: TBA
2:10 pm Presentation by: TBA
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
2:45 pm Presentation by: TBA
3:05 pm Session 4: New Technologies in City-Building
What new technologies are essential to operating America’s cities? How do we ensure that new investments to physical, digital and operational infrastructure incorporate the leading technology of the future to position cities and their citizens for economic success? What is the role of data and cyber-security in city-building?
3:50 pm Presentation by: TBA
4:10 pm Session 5: The Resilient American City
Rapid change is occurring to America’s cities as a result of population and demographic changes and a changing climate. How can we ensure America’s urban infrastructure is built to accommodate these challenges and thrive decades into the future? What are the best-case studies in building resilient American cities? What should be the main focus in future infrastructure spending?
5:00 pm Conference Close