The Urban Crisis

Richard Florida, Professor and Author of The New Urban Crisis; Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama; Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls; Denis Mizne, CEO, Lemann Foundation; Claudio Orrego, Governor, Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile. Moderated by Edward Luce.

Chicago Forum on Global Cities 2017: Friday Plenaries, Flash Talks, and Closing

What policy priorities are needed for global cities to drive more sustainable and inclusive prosperity? How does today’s technology revolution affect how cities build a strong, enduring, middle class? How are cities providing access to the skills and training needed for city youth to fill the jobs of tomorrow? Can global cities grow a thriving creative class without a new urban crisis perpetuating small areas of affluence aside much larger areas of disadvantage?

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8:15 a.m.

8:30 a.m.
The Urban Crisis

9:30 a.m.
Fireside Chat

9:45 a.m.
The Future Economy

10:45 a.m.
Fireside Chat: Globalization 4.0

11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m.
Flashtalk: Designing a Border Town

11:40 a.m.
The 2017 Urban Challenge: Global Migration and Refugees

12:40 p.m.
Flashtalk: Fragile Cities

12:55 p.m.

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