3rd GPSC Global Meeting

When

Sep 16-20, 2019

Time

09:00 AM

Where

São Paulo, Brazil

   “Catalyzing Sustainable Urban Futures” Program at a Glance

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Event brochure is available here

This global conference will be held September 16–20 in São Paulo, Brazil. Government leaders, city practitioners, and global experts will convene over five days to explore how they can work together to plan, finance, and implement sustainable development trajectories for our cities. Three key urban development partners—the World Bank’s Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC), Brazil’s Sustainable Cities Program (SCP), and the host city of São Paulo—are collaborating to organize the conference. The event will jointly be GPSC’s 3rd Global Meeting and SCP’s 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Cities.

The conference will be headlined by a Mayors’ Roundtable and will attract participation by thought leaders in high-level plenaries from national governments, international organizations, and the private sector. Many of these participants will be leaders from the GPSC network. The event will include SCP’s Sustainable Cities Award Ceremony, which will showcase Brazil’s best urban solutions, and it will also include the launch of Brazil’s Sustainable Cities Knowledge Platform and Innovation Observatory, which are led by Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation, and Communication.Ten thematic sessions will cover a wide range of topics that are critical to understanding today’s urban sustainability opportunities and challenges:

  • Urban benchmarking and data-informed decision making
  • Green urban development, biodiversity, and natural capital accounting for cities
  • People-centered urban planning and development
  • Unleashing of the circular economy
  • Financing of nature-based solutions
  • Innovative technologies and sustainable solutions for development
  • The benefits of urban agglomeration for labor and income
  • Governance transparency and anti-corruption approaches
  • Mainstreaming of gender and race in urban planning and development

Attendees will have opportunities to actively participate in technical panels and pop-up development talks, and to share how their government, city, or organization navigates its own unique pathway toward urban sustainability. They will also be able to register for GPSC City Academy learning streams on climate action planning (led by C40, part of GPSC’s resource team), transit-oriented development (led by the World Bank), municipal public-private partnerships (led by the World Bank) and geospatial data and spatial planning (led by the ESA). A range of site visits will allow delegates to learn how São Paolo is responding to the opportunities and challenges of developing sustainably. 

Please contact GPSCsp2019@worldbank.org if you have any questions regarding the event. 

Agenda as of July 24, 2019

Monday, September 16

 

09:00-17:30

City Academy 1

Climate Action Planning

City Academy 2

Municipal Public-private Partnerships

City Academy 3

Transit-oriented Development

City Academy 4

Geospatial Data and Spatial Planning

 

Tuesday, September 17

 

09:00-17:30

City Academy 1

Climate Action Planning

City Academy 2

Municipal Public-private Partnerships

City Academy 3

Transit-oriented Development

City Academy 4

Geospatial Data and Spatial Planning

Sustainable Cities Sharing of Lessons Learned

Wednesday, September 18

 

09:00-10:30

Opening Remarks

Partnership Exchange Between the World Bank and City of São Paulo - Cultural Performance

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:30

Mayors’ Roundtable Hosted by the City of São Paulo

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Sustainable Cities Award Ceremony

Launch of the Brazilian City Platform and Observatory

15:00-15:15

Break

15:15-16:30

 

Thursday, September 19

09:00-10:30 (All Parallel Sessions)

Thematic Session 1

Geospatial Data and Spatial Planning

Thematic Session 2

Inclusiveness and Affordable Housing

 Thematic Session 3

The Role of Public Management in Generating Opportunities, Work and Income

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:30 (All Parallel Sessions)

Thematic Session 3

Urban Regeneration and Riverfront Development

Thematic Session 4

Urban Biodiversity and Natural Capital Accounting

Thematic Session 6

Urban Planning: Addressing Gender and Race Inequalities

12:30-14:00

Lunch Bytes: Lunch Talks

14:00-15:30 (All Parallel Sessions)

Thematic Session 7

Financing Sustainable Urban Development

Thematic Session 8

Transit-oriented Development

Thematic Session 9

New Mechanisms for the Challenges of Public Management

15:30-16:00

Break

16:00-16:30

Conference Closing

Summarizing the key takeaways of every session

Friday, September 20

09:00-14:00

Site Visits

An opportunity to learn how one of the world’s biggest cities is innovatively responding to its sustainability challenges

 

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