The World Cities Summit will commence with high-level Plenary Sessions which explore the theme of high-density, economically competitive and highly liveable cities for the future in different dimensions. Attended by ministers and senior policy makers, business leaders, practitioners and futurists, the plenary sessions will deal with cross-cutting issues around the interplay of people, technologies and markets facing cities today, with specific emphasis on leadership and governance, sustainable and eco-friendly cities as well as harmonious and sustainable communities.
Complementing the plenary discussions, there will be a series of high level Flagship Urban Solution Tracks for government representatives, policy makers and industry experts to discuss the challenges and solutions faced by cities in greater detail, covering areas of urban planning, infrastructure financing, public housing, built environment, waste management, climate change and urban biodiversity.
Highlights of World Cities Summit 2012
The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is a biennial award to recognise individuals and organisations that have made outstanding contribitions to the creation of vibrant, liveable and sustainable urban communities around the world. It recognises those responsible for initiatives that display foresight, good governance or innovation in tackling the many urban challenges faced by cities.
The Prize is co-organised by Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC). For more information please visit www.leekuanyewworldcityprize.com.sg
The WCS Mayors Forum is an annual event organised by CLC as an exclusive and international platform for mayors to discuss practical best practices for high-density, high-liveability urban development. It is an opportunity to network with other mayors, CEOs of Singapore public agencies, chiefs of International Organizations and leading urban experts. The inaugural Forum in 2010 was a resounding success that attracted 30 mayors from 28 cities in 21 countries while the 2nd edition in 2011 attracted more mayors from 30 cities.