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    Tuesday
    Apr302013

    DISCUSSION: TRANSPORT AND TRAFFIC

    DISCUSSION: TRANSPORT AND TRAFFIC
    An effective and energy-efficient transport network is the skeleton of a sustainable city, allowing residents to move from home to work with a minimum of congestion, pollution or emissions. The solutions are different for old cities and new cities, and for rich cities and poor cities. But the traditional model of urban expansion followed by new roads has created a vicious spiral where new roads beget more cars, which beget the need for more roads. New, more sustainable ideas for city transportation not only reduce emissions, but also improve quality of life.

    Moderated by Joe Nocera, Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times

    Confirmed panelists:
    Walter Hook, president, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
    Peder Jensen, head of programme, governance and networks, European Environment Agency
    Anna Nagurney, director, Virtual Center for Supernetworks, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts
    Naveen Lamba, intelligent transportation lead, IBM
    Janette Sadik-Khan, NYC transportation commissioner
    Tuesday
    Apr302013

    DISCUSSION: GREEN BUILDINGS AND URBAN DESIGN

    DISCUSSION: GREEN BUILDINGS AND URBAN DESIGN
    Sustainable cities need energy-efficient buildings and the current symbol of urban architecture – the glass and metal skyscraper – scores badly in this regard. What kinds of building should be the centerpieces of new sustainable cities? Are current green building codes leading us in the right direction? Nearly half of the world’s new megacities will be in China and India: how can their leaders ensure that the millions of new structures in these cities use energy sparingly and follow sustainable urban planning?

    Moderated by Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic, The New York Times

    Confirmed panelists:
    David Fisk, co-director of the BP Urban Energy Systems Project and Laing O’Rourke Professor in Systems Engineer and Innovation, Imperial College London
    Hal Harvey, C.E.O., Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC
    Katrin Klingenberg, Passivehouse Institute, USA
    Jonathan Rose, founder and president, Jonathan Rose Companies
    Martha Schwartz, professor in practice of landscape architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and co-founder, Working Group for Sustainable Cities, Harvard University

    Tuesday
    Apr302013

    PLENARY: THINK NATIONAL, BUT POWER LOCAL

    PLENARY: THINK NATIONAL, BUT POWER LOCAL
    A sustainable city will use a high proportion of renewable energy, but there is a Catch-22: sites that generate renewable electricity – wind farms, solar farms and tidal generators – tend to be far away from urban centers. How can we create grids that get renewable energy from the places it is made to the hundreds of millions who will use it? Meanwhile, how can we increase and incentivize localized power generation and supply? Options include district heating and cooling, and buildings producing their own power through solar powered roofs or single wind turbines, and then sharing that power through a smart grid.

    Moderated by Thomas L. Friedman, Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times

    Confirmed panelists:
    Sabine Froning, C.E.O., Euroheat and Power
    Patricia Hoffman, assistant secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy
    Kevin Burke, chairman, president and C.E.O., Consolidated Edison, Inc.

    Tuesday
    Apr302013

    THE MAYORS’ PANEL: HOW DO WE REINVENT OUR CITIES FOR THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?

    THE MAYORS’ PANEL: HOW DO WE REINVENT OUR CITIES FOR THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?
    The city of 2025 could be crisis-ridden if the world doesn’t create more sustainable models of urban development. Research says that our cities will continue to expand and increase in population, while their populations will bring rising consumption and emissions. Alongside these huge challenges, there are also opportunities for businesses: electric vehicles, new low-carbon means of cooling, and energy efficient buildings. We ask a group of mayors to outline an urban planning strategy for 2025.

    Moderated by Bill Keller, Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times

    Confirmed panelists:
    Jaime Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil
    Stephanie Miner, mayor of Syracuse
    Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia
    Greg Stanton, mayor of Phoenix

    Tuesday
    Apr302013

    OPENING ADDRESS: New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference 2013

    OPENING ADDRESS
    Michael Bloomberg, mayor of the City of New York and chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

    Introduced by Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher, The New York Times