Third Party Event

26 Apr 2022 - 27 Apr 2022

This, combined with unsettling climate reports and soaring social injustice, has invited a rethink on what the next phase of urbanization in the Americas will look like. National and local governments must address how future cities will be powered and connected, how to make buildings and transport more sustainable and efficient, and how to turn cities into clean, safe and equitable places to live and work for all citizens. 

Although there is no doubt that Covid changed modern urban living, the narrative that big cities will cease to exist is premature, to say the least. 
In fact, with more than half the world’s population living in cities already, it is projected to rise to 60 percent by 2030, according to UN reports. How will cities need to evolve to adapt to the challenges of climate change and the new hybrid ways of living and working? What will the post-pandemic city look like? What factors contribute to successful urbanization models? And how are city goals financed and achieved with limited resources? 

The Financial Times is thrilled to launch the Future Cities Americas forum which will bring together government leaders, corporates, innovators, academics, investors, and financial services, to establish a common vision for the sustainable, equitable, and safe cities of tomorrow. 

Key Themes:

  • Private and public sector partnerships – How to build effective teams and partnerships on the road to city transformation?
  • What are existing and new financing models for smart cities? – How to create the infrastructure which enables greater equity and economic participation?
  • Buildings and built environment – How can the built environment be a part of a solution to climate and societal issues in the city?
  • Smart mobility – How to speed up the eMobility evolution?
  • Energy transition – How can cities become a driving force in addressing climate change and driving energy transition efforts forward?
  • Governance and funding – As the worlds of crypto and fiat assets become more intertwined, what form should new regulation take?

For more information, visit our website.