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Financing Smart Cities: Sustainability and Urban Planning Experts to Convene at the Academy

Leaders will discuss how sustainable cities can best leverage the reform of banking and credit markets.

Published January 04, 2010


The New York Academy of Sciences and the Urban Age Institute present Sustainable City Finance, a discussion among more than forty pioneers of green business, urban planning, and sustainable finance about how sustainable cities can best leverage the reform of banking and credit markets, and provide financing adequate to adopt new technologies and transition to a cleaner and greener urban age.

WHO: Organizer: Gordon Feller, CEO, Urban Age Institute

More than forty speakers, including:
Rohit (Rit) Aggarwala (Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, City of New York)
Robert Buckley (Rockefeller Foundation)
Andrew Carman (Siemens Financial Services)
Abha Joshi Ghani (Manager of Urban Development, World Bank)
Jan Olbrycht (Member of the European Parliament (Poland))
Neal Peirce (Washington Post Group)
Yan Peng (Clean Air Initiative-Asia (Peoples Republic of China))
Seth Pinsky (NYC Economic Development Corporation)
Bill Reinert (Toyota Motor Sales)
Eduardo Rojas (Inter-American Development Bank)

WHEN: Thursday, January 7, 2010 | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Networking reception will follow.

WHERE: The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St., 40th floor

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The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide since 1817. With 24,000 members in 140 countries, NYAS is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. NYAS' core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large.