Richard Florida, editor-at-large, Atlantic CITIES
Carol Coletta, vice president, Communities and National Initiatives, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Mayor Karl Dean, City of Nashville
Bruce Katz, vice president and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Bob Steel, deputy mayor for Economic Development, City of New York
The CityLab summit brings together 300 global city leaders—more than 25 mayors, plus urban theorists, city planners, scholars, architects, and artists—for a series of conversations about urban ideas that are shaping the world’s metro centers. The summit features conversations on economic development; the environment and sustainability; cultural investment; big data; and the intersection of public safety, privacy, and technology; as well as smaller breakout sessions exploring topics like redevelopment, urban infrastructure, transportation, urban expansion, and the creation of the next tech city.