Communication and Cities: NewCities Chairman to Speak at Hamburg Event on Urban Development

IBA Dock – (c) IBA Hamburg

On September 6, 2013, John Rossant, NewCities Founder and Chairman, will speak at Future of Cities: A Forum for Regenerative Urban Development, an international event taking place in Hamburg, Germany, from September 4 – 7.

This high-level conference brings together 150 mayors, city planners, scientists and representatives of civil society and the private sector to discuss key challenges for future urban development.

John Rossant will participate in a panel devoted to communication, and its vital role in helping us build more regenerative world cities.  His fellow panelists are Alejandro Echeverria, Editor of This Big City and Darren Hall, Manager, Bristol Green Capital Partnership. The session will be moderated by Shauna Sylvester, Executive Director, Carbon Talks and Fellow at the Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue.

The panelists will explore how communication can transform cities for the better, allowing for more inclusivity and plurality of voices. They will also discuss how communication between world cities can be beneficial for the global urban landscape.

An invitation-only event, the Future of Cities forum is organized by the World Future Council, an international non-profit organiation. It takes place at one of the world’s premier sites of sustainable urban development: a district of 50,000 inhabitants which the City of Hamburg is transforming into a carbon neutral area powered by 100% local renewable energy.

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