Panel session 7 - The role of future cities

The key role of major/smart cities in global infrastructure development and climate change agenda. 

Headline: It is estimated that 60% of global carbon emissions stem from major capital cities due to urbanisation. This will be a high-level panel discussion comprising key city leaders from the C40 grouping and consulting experts from the industry. 
•    What are the major cities’ climate change challenges? 
•    What are the urgent actions taken to confront the climate crisis and create a future where everyone can thrive? 
•    What are the latest mobilities and environmental legislative measures in practice to decarbonise the major cities?  
•    What are the innovative consulting engineering solution practices to mitigate climate change challenges? 
•    How realistic is the 15-minute city?
•    How can cities, central government and asset owners collaborate more effectively to unlock the available funding for city development?
•    How do we strike the right balance between private and public funding for city development? 

Moderator: Anthony Barry, President, FIDIC

Keynote speaker: Michael Haigh, Infrastructure advisor and former Mott MacDonald Chief Executive 


Location Name
The Fairmont Grand Hotel - Ballroom ABC
Anthony Barry Michael Haigh Richard Vestner Greg Clark CBE Estelle Monod Shirley Rodrigues Gulnara Roll Abimbola Oladeinde Sylvester Turner
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
11:50 AM - 1:00 PM (CEST)
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