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Leveraging the crisis to build better cities

Nov 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm UTC+1

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Leveraging the crisis to build better cities

City governments have leveraged the crisis to build better cities and transition towards more sustainable, climate friendly, and culturally innovative transports, urban planning and programming. This panel will bring together city representatives, thought leaders and innovators to discuss how crisis has provided an opportunity for transformation, changed mind-sets and new urban lifestyles.


  • Eddie Copeland, Director, London Office of Technology and Innovation, UK
  • Micco Grönholm, Head of Future, Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Gabriela Gomez-Mont, Founder and principal at Experimentalista, Former head of the Mexico City Innovation Lab
  • Stephanie Wade, Manager & Designer, Innovation Teams, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Moderator: Aziza Akhmouch, Head of Division, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

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Nov 18, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm UTC+1
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Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, OECD
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