The New American City
The National Press Club
June 14, 2017
Urban regions are the engines of American economic growth. And the United States requires investment in its cities’ infrastructure, operations and design that will be measured in the hundreds of billions of dollars.
Why are some American urban regions thriving, while others are not? What are the vital ingredients to drive growth and dynamism in America’s cities? What’s the role of infrastructure in driving American urban competitiveness, and how should investments in infrastructure (both physical and digital) best be designed, structured and implemented?
To look at these important questions, CityAge is proud to be organizing the next edition of our Summit on the New American City in Washington, DC on June 14, 2017. A welcome reception will be held on the evening of June 13.
CityAge: The New American City will explore the investments, partnerships and ideas that will be essential for the United States’ future success.
NB: DRAFT AGENDA ~ SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Day 1 ~ June 13th, 2017
5:30 – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception ~ Location TBD
Day 2 ~ June 14th, 2017
7:30 am Breakfast Served
8:30 am Welcome by Event MC: Ron Bogle, President, American Architectural Foundation
8:45 am Hold
9:05 am Session 1: The Business of City Building
Why are some American cities thriving, while others are not? What are the vital ingredients to drive growth and dynamism in America’s cities? What’s the role of infrastructure in driving American urban competitiveness, and how should investments in infrastructure best be structured?
9:45 am Presentation by: Grosvenor Americas
10:05 am Hold
10:25 am Morning Break
10:50 am Session 2: New Partnerships in City Building
What are the best national case studies in public private partnerships? How can cities, as well as other major land-owning institutions like universities, leverage their real estate and other assets to create maximum value? How are the optimal partnerships structured? How can we best incorporate design into the next generation of city-building that embraces architectural and planning innovations?
11:40 am Terry Bennett, Lead Strategist, Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk
12:00 pm Fred Ellermeier, Vice President, Smart and Integrated Infrastructure, Black & Veatch
12:20 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Session 3: The Mobility Revolution
Cities around the country are seeing rapidly growing demands on transportation infrastructure, at the same time as technology and business models force rapid change. How can new technology and data build better transport networks, make them more interactive, and more efficient? What are the public-private partnerships necessary to fund these investments? Urban transportation may be changing more rapidly than ever – this panel will review its current state.
2:00 pm Presentation by: National Development Council
2:20 pm Jon Campbell, Vice President, Experience and Service Design, Continuum
2:40 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 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?
3:45 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