Creating a Win-Win: Achieving Urban Growth and Climate Goals through Spatial Transformation


Mar 26, 2019


10:30 AM


MC13-121, World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC


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The Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC) cordially invites you to join our high-level event “Creating a Win-Win: Achieving Urban Growth and Climate Goals through Spatial Transformation”. The session aims to encourage city leadership and development practitioners to leverage a coordinated approach to the challenges of land governance, sustainable urban development, and climate change.

Distinct urban practitioners, subject matter experts, and the World Bank senior management will form a panel to explore the linkages between these three broad topics, showcase successful examples of how various cities have enacted spatial transformation, and discuss how integrated approaches and compact urban development (CUD) can help cities achieve their long-term sustainability aspirations. During this event, the World Bank will launch a major report titled “Chongqing 2035: Spatial and Economic Transformation for a Global City”, which provides strategic direction to the future urban development of Chongqing, the largest Chinese city by area and population.


10:30 am – 10:40 am

Opening Remarks

  • Ms. Laura Tuck, Sustainable Development Practice Group Vice President, World Bank

10:40 am – 10:50 am


Key Findings of Chongqing 2035 Report: Economic and Spatial Transformation to a Global City

  • Ms. Xueman Wang, Senior Urban Specialist, World Bank


10:50 am – 11:05 am

Keynote Speech:

  • Mr. Peter Calthorpe, Founding Father of Transit-oriented Development, Calthorpe Analytics

11:05 am – 11:45 am


Panel Discussion:

Moderated by Mr. Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, GSURR Senior Director, World Bank

  • Mr. Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, Centre for Livable Cities of the Ministry of National Development, Singapore
  • Ms. Anu Ramaswami, University of Minnesota, Lead Author IPCC Working Group on Human Settlements, Infrastructure & Spatial Planning
  • Mr. Wei Xu, Research Fellow at Harvard University, Development Research Center of the State Council, China
  • Ms. Ellen Hamilton, Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank 


11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Q&A with the Audience












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