Session 3

The Next Edge: Cities as Urban Laboratories

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 02:00 pm

As they grow in complexity, cities must both identify and apply the ideas that increase sustainability, affordability and economic growth. How can universities, the private sector, and municipal leaders cooperate to catalyze the new urban models, technologies and management architectures to build the sustainable cities for the 21st Century?

  • Stephen Toope, President, University of British Columbia
  • Lise Thorsen, City of Copenhagen
  • Gary Murphy, Chief Project Officer, Smart Metering, BC Hydro
  • Dianne Watts, Mayor of Surrey
Chair: Wal van Lierop, President and CEO, Chrysalix