Cities for life
The Global Summit on inclusive, smart and resilient cities
On 21 and 22 November 2016, the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and the Mayor of Medellin, Federico Gutierrez, will co-host the second edition of Cities for Life, the global Summit on inclusive, smart and resilient cities in partnership with le Forum SmartCity-La Tribune at Paris City Hall.
Cities attract and create wealth. Yet, fast-growing urbanization fosters massive and rising inequalities in income and leads way too often to social exclusion. These inequalities cannot keep on widening: we have to invent solutions which, thanks to new economic opportunities and new technologies, will enable inequalities reduction as well as promoting a more harmonious and ecological development in cities.
That is why Mayor Hidalgo and Mayor Gutierrez have wished to create an unprecedented international mobilization of mayors, local leaders, corporations, NGOs and experts to reinvent the “city for all”!
In the wake of Habitat III and building on its results, Cities for Life will be the first international meeting of cities under the aegis of the UN, OECD, Rockefeller and Ford Foundations to work on concrete initiatives to promote inclusive growth and social innovation.
For two days, more than 500 local leaders, corporations and experts from all over the world will share preparatory work and solutions through co-creation sessions, workshops and a start-ups village to build the inclusive cities of the future.