Sustainable City Finance

Sustainable City Finance

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The New York Academy of Sciences

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Presented by the Urban Age Institute and the New York Academy of Sciences

 

A green economy must be environmentally and monetarily sustainable. Paying for green technologies, jobs, buildings, cars, and infrastructure will require innovations in how we see, use and exchange money and credit. A dual crisis -- of the environment and of the banking system -- provides us with a 'magic moment': to enable sustainability in cities and regions, plus provide adequate financing for those local governments to utilize new technologies and transition to a cleaner and greener urban age.

Sustainable cities are home to green consumers, triple bottom line green businesses, entrepreneurial nonprofits and government agencies. Financing for the best initiatives is delayed and inadequate. Unconnected pieces and spigots left over from the carbon-based economy are corrosive legacies, and their investment practices do not suit the sustainable city's financial needs. We must think anew about credit, money, banking, ratings and investment.

"Sustainable City Finance" will gather thought leaders and pioneers who are working to implement solutions, to share their views of what exists, what is needed, and how sustainable cities can best leverage the reform of banking and credit markets.

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Agenda


January 6, 2010

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

PRE-CONFERENCE RECEPTION
Sponsored and Hosted by
The Van Alen Institute
30 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor
New York City

January 7, 2010

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION and BREAKFAST
The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor
New York City

9:00 AM

WELCOME
Ellis Rubinstein, The New York Academy of Sciences

OPENING REMARKS
Gordon Feller, Urban Age Institute

SESSION I: Sustainable Urban Lifelines in the 21st Century: Global South and Global North

Moderator: Nancy Rutledge Connery, NextGen Infrastructure

9:15 AM

Michael Singer, Michael Singer Studio
E. Sarah Slaughter, MIT Sloan School of Management
Barry H. Caldwell, Waste Management, Inc.

10:00 AM

Big Picture: Responding to Global Urban Development Trends
Abha Joshi-Ghani, The World Bank Group

SESSION II: The Sustainable City in the Sustainable Region

Moderator: Armando Carbonell, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

10:20 AM

Rohit T. Aggarwala, Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, City of New York
Albert F. Appleton, Former Chief of NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Robert D. Yaro, Regional Plan Association

11:10 AM

Coffee Break

THREE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

11:30 AM

Breakout #1 - Sustainable City Finance: How it Works on the Ground–Case Studies
Moderator: Thierry Paulais, Cities Alliance
Pegeen Hanrahan, Mayor of Gainesville, Florida
Jack D. Hidary, SmartTransportation.org; Jack D. Hidary Foundation
Seth W. Pinsky, NYC Economic Development Corporation
Brian English, CHF International (India)

Breakout #2 - Transforming Cities - Different Approaches in Different Cities
Moderator: Neal Peirce, Citistates Group; Washington Post Writer's Group
Nicolas Buchoud, Urban Development in the Office of the President of Ile de France
Gary Lawrence, Ove Arup
Keshav Saran Varma, The World Bank
Shankar Raj Kandel, Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office (Nepal)
Jan Olbrycht, European Parliament -URBAN Intergroup (Belgium)

Breakout #3 - Urban Mobility: Much More than Cleaner and Greener
Moderator: Thomas Wright, Regional Plan Association
Michael Serafino, Zipcar, Inc.
Susan Zielinski, University of Michigan SMART Program
Sheila Watson, FIA Foundation (United Kingdom)
Bill Reinert, Toyota Motor Sales, USA
Sophie Sabine Punte, Clean Air Initiative-Asia Center (Philippines)

12:20 PM

LUNCH

SESSION III: A Low Carbon Marketplace: Risks and Needs

Moderator: Vickie A. Tillman, McGraw-Hill Companies

1:20 PM

Michael Wilkins, Standard and Poor's Ratings Services (United Kingdom)
Steven Dreyer, Standard and Poor's
Harvey M. Bernstein, McGraw-Hill Construction
Peter V. Murphy, Standard and Poor's Ratings Services

SESSION IV: Financing Mechanisms that Work

Moderator: Robert Buckley, The Rockefeller Foundation

2:20 PM

Eduardo Rojas, Inter-American Development Bank
Yan Peng, Clean Air Initiative-Asia Center (People's Republic of China)
Andrew Carman, Siemens Financial Services, Inc.
Somsook Boonyabancha, Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (Thailand)

SESSION V: New Angles on Old Problems: How Will More Money Flow?

Moderator: Peter J. Miscovich, Jones Lang LaSalle

3:15 PM

Gordon McLaren, ESEP Ltd (Scotland)
Jonathan F.P. Rose, Jonathan Rose Companies
Ron Dembo, ZeroFootprint (Canada)

SESSION VI: Private Sector and Global Organizations as Key Partners

Moderator: Nicholas You, Office of the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT (Kenya)

4:00 PM

Harry Verhaar, Philips Lighting B.V. (The Netherlands)
Manoel Antonio A.A. Da Silva, ARCADIS Logos Ltda. (Brasil)
Helcio Tokeshi, Estruturadora Brasileira de Projetos, S.A. - EBP (Brasil)

CLOSING SESSION: Beyond Smart Cities

5:00 PM

Ian T. Brown, Gallup Institute for Global Cities
Tim E.J. Campbell, Urban Age Institute

5:45 PM

RECEPTION

Speakers

Organizer

Gordon Feller

Urban Age Institute

Speakers

Rohit T.  Aggarwala

Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, City of New York

Albert F.  Appleton

Former Chief of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection

Harvey M. Bernstein

McGraw-Hill Construction

Somsook Boonyabancha

Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (Thailand)

Ian T. Brown

Gallup Institute for Global Cities

Nicolas Buchoud

Urban Development in the Office of the President of Ile de France

Robert Buckley

The Rockefeller Foundation

Barry H. Caldwell

Waste Management, Inc.

Tim E.J. Campbell

Urban Age Institute

Armando Carbonell

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Andrew Carman

Siemens Financial Services, Inc.

Nancy Rutledge Connery

NextGen Infrastructure

Manoel Antonio A. A. Da Silva

ARCADIS Logos Ltda. (Brasil)

Ron Dembo

Zerofootprint (Canada)

Steven Dreyer

Standard and Poor's

Brian English

CHF International (India)

Pegeen Hanrahan

Mayor of Gainesville, Florida

Jack D. Hidary

SmartTransportation.org; Jack D. Hidary Foundation

Abha Joshi-Ghani

The World Bank Group

Shankar Raj Kandel

Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office (Nepal)

Gary Lawrence

Ove Arup

Gordon McLaren

ESEP Ltd (Scotland)

Peter J. Miscovich

Jones Lang LaSalle

Peter V. Murphy

Standard and Poor's Ratings Services

Jan Olbrycht

European Parliament -URBAN Intergroup (Belgium)

Thierry Paulais

Cities Alliance

Neal Peirce

Citistates Group; Washington Post Writer's Group

Yan Peng

Clean Air Initiative Asia Center (People's Republic of China)

Seth W. Pinsky

NYC Economic Development Corporation

Sophie Sabine Punte

Clean Air Initiative Asia Center (Philippines)

Bill Reinert

Toyota Motor Sales, USA

Eduardo Rojas

Inter-American Development Bank

Jonathan F.P. Rose

Jonathan Rose Companies

Michael Serafino

Zipcar, Inc.

Michael Singer

Michael Singer Studio

E. Sarah Slaughter

MIT Sloan School of Management

Vickie A. Tillman

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Helcio Tokeshi

Estruturadora Brasileira de Projetos, S.A. - EBP (Brasil)

Keshav Saran Varma

The World Bank

Harry Verhaar

Philips Lighting B.V. (The Netherlands)

Sheila Watson

FIA Foundation (United Kingdom)

Michael Wilkins

Standard and Poor's Ratings Services (United Kingdom)

Thomas Wright

Regional Plan Association

Robert D. Yaro

Regional Plan Association

Nicholas You

Office of the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT (Kenya)

Susan Zielinski

University of Michigan SMART Program

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