Our virtual and hybrid events bring our unique network of experts together to explore the next urban trends

Transitioning Cities Towards a Nature-Based Future

Sep 19, 2022

A 2-day event to strengthen our collective knowledge and capacity to plan and design cities with nature. Around the world, cities are stepping up to the fight against climate change through ambitious commitments to decarbonize urban areas. Centering nature-based solutions and increasing blue and green spaces within urban landscapes not only boosts the ability of cities to act as powerful carbon sinks but offers a multitude of co-benefits for people, creating more resilient, healthy, and equitable places in the process. 

Sustainable Urban Mobility Systems of the Future

Sep 30, 2021

The Greenfield Cities Alliance Dialogues 2021 On September 23, 2021, NewCities convened the second edition of the Greenfield Cities Alliance Dialogues 2021 in New York City at Cornell Tech’s Verizon Center in partnership with the university’s Urban Tech Hub. Titled “Sustainable Urban Mobility Systems of the Future,” this installement explored how greenfield city projects might act as…

Wellbeing Cities 2021 | Rethinking Public Health [panel]

Jun 30, 2021

WELLBEING CITIES INITIATIVE Rethinking Public Health Replay & Takeaways Inextricably linked with the social and economic wellbeing of communities, public health is foundational to a thriving society, yet continues to be a major challenge facing cities. In this panel, experts will discuss what we’ve learned about equity and wellbeing over the last year through the…

Unlocking Wellbeing through Connectivity

Jun 23, 2021

WELLBEING CITIES INITIATIVE Unlocking Wellbeing through Connectivity Replay & Takeaways While we’ve all been living a more local life over the last year, mobility demands have transformed dramatically in our cities, making more sustainable practices commonplace for many and underscoring the need for coexistence among modes. In this session, we sit down with leaders who…

Rewilding Cities | NewCities x Future of Cities

Apr 05, 2021

Rewilding Cities April 20, 2021 | 3pm PDT | 6pm EDT Before society unthinkingly returns to “normal,” how can we seize this moment to decarbonize and “rewild” our cities, resetting our relationship with nature? If there is one thing the last year has taught us, it’s the pressing need for greater access to public green…

Higher Ground Event Highlights

Dec 01, 2020

Fireside Chat with Shaun Donovan, Former US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development & John Rossant, Chairman of NewCities Shaun Donovan shared his hopeful predictions for the change of administration, his past and present campaign motivations, and his prioritization of equity and inclusion into all aspects of his leadership. Here were a few things that…

Higher Ground

Oct 08, 2020

Climate change is already impacting cities around the world, including where people are moving and why, the housing and real estate markets, and nearly every aspect of life in cities. In partnership with the City of Orlando, NewCities is excited to launch our initiative, Higher Ground. Through a virtual event format, we will explore and…


Sep 30, 2020

The world around us is changing as never before. In the face of an unprecedented global crisis, our cities – and how we move about them – cry out for rapid rethinking. We need a world of mobility that better serves our cities and their citizens — not just a recovery that returns to the…

Wellbeing Cities 2020 HIGHLIGHTS

Sep 15, 2020

Day 3 – September 17 Follow our Twitter Moments. Last but not least, Day 3 was loaded with engaging speakers, fruitful conversations, and forward-looking solutions. Scroll down for the key takeaways and replays!   Trending Topics: #HigherGround #ClimateMigration #Mobility #Sustainability #Collaboration #CommunityInvestment   Opening Panel – Getting to Higher Ground: Climate Migration and Resilience in…

Opening Panel: Rethinking Health and Homes After Coronavirus

Aug 24, 2020

Speakers: Eugene Jones, President & CEO, Atlanta Housing Authority Richard Gerwitz, Managing Director and Co-Head, Citi Community Capital Jacqueline Waggoner, VP and Market Leader, Southern California, Enterprise Community Partners Moderator: Sasha Perigo, Freelance Writer, Housing and Homelessness 5 Key Takeaways 1. Health and housing go hand in hand: Covid-19 has exposed the fissures of America’s…