Brian Chesky, CEO and Founder, Airbnb
April Rinne, Global Sharing Economy and Shareable Cities Advisor
Arun Sundararajan, Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, New York University
David Sheard, Council Leader, Kirklees Council
Moderator: James Bennet, Editor-in-Chief and Co-President, The Atlantic
Presented by the Aspen Institute, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the second annual CityLab: Global Solutions to Urban Challenges will bring together 300 global city leaders — 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 will further develop conversations started at last year’s CityLab 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.