This evening event explores how Vancouver has maintained its status as a livable community accelerating clean growth, while investigating how we can further enable such centres of innovation to address the challenges that lie ahead.
Director of Entrepreneurship, SFU
CEO, Science World British Columbia
Acting Mayor, City of Vancouver
CTO, Kindred Systems Inc.
A conversation emphasizing local solutions to global issues, Shaping Davos brings Vancouver to Davos and Davos to Vancouver.
The sheer density of cities fosters collaborative creativity that has produced some of humanity’s greatest ideas from the industrial to the digital revolutions. However, coupled with unprecedented growth, the urban centres of the 21st century are increasingly complex spaces faced with a number of challenges related to population growth, as well as resource and climate change pressures. As more than 66% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, cities around the globe will be pushed to become more efficient, intelligent and resilient ecosystems. Specialists from municipal leadership, industry and social enterprise will discuss these topics and engage in an audience Q&A session. The evening, moderated by Bob Elton, CRO of Vancity, will bring together scholars, policy-makers, business leaders, local community members, and students. Click here for full details.