The New Cities Summit 2014 in Dallas, TX – Video Result and Re-Cap


2014 New Cities Summit, Dallas: Urban Leaders and Thinkers from Across the World Call for Urban Re-imagination

World’s Top Urban Leaders and Thinkers came together in Dallas, Texas on June 17-19, 2014 for the New Cities Summit

• 92 international speakers from across public, private, non-profit and academic
sectors to animate discussions on “Re-imagining Cities: Transforming the 21st
Century Metropolis”
• 800 participants from over 40 countries expected to converge in Dallas for New
Cities Summit
• New Cities Summit to showcase outstanding urban innovators from around the
world through WhatWorks talk series and finalist stage of AppMyCity! contest
• Summit to underscore the importance of arts and culture in cities through talk
series curated by the Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN)

Dallas, TX ( June 5, 2014) – The New Cities Foundation today unveiled the complete program of the third annual New Cities Summit, which takes place in the Dallas Arts District, Texas, from June 17 – 19, 2014.

The New Cities Summit is the leading global event on the future of the urban world. The Summit is a platform for action-oriented discussion and knowledge sharing among leaders, thinkers and builders of global cities. The theme of this year’s event is Re-imagining Cities: Transforming the 21st Century Metropolis.

The Summit takes place in the acclaimed Winspear Opera House, designed by Foster & Partners, in the heart of the Dallas Arts District – America’s largest contiguous arts district.

The list of speakers from all over the world included:

Mike Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas
Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth
Fahd Al Rasheed, Managing Director & CEO, Emaar Economic City
Lady Barbara Judge, Chairman, UK Pension Protection Fund
Nithya Raman, Director, Transparent Chennai
Zhigyong Fu, Vice Director, Information Art and Design Department; Academy of Arts
and Design, Tsinghua University
Dave Brown, Chief of Police, City of Dallas
Sean Donohue, CEO, Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport
Esther Dyson, Founder, The Way to Wellville; Chairman, EDventure
Wim Elfrink, Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions & Chief Globalization Officer, Cisco
Bernard Manyenyeni, Mayor of Harare
Jamie Lerner, Celebrated Urbanist, Former Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil
Richard Sennett, Centennial Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics;
University Professor of the Humanities, New York University
Mpho Franklin Parks Tau, Executive Mayor, Johannesburg
Geoffrey West, Distinguished Professor & Former President, Santa Fe Institute
Aaron Hurst, Founder and CEO, Taproot Foundation & Imperative
Juan Carlos Izagirre, Mayor, San Sebastian – Donostia
Harold Madi, Director of Urban Design, City of Toronto
Huang Rui, Artist and Founder, Stars Group and 798 Beijing Art District

This video captures highlights from the New Cities Summit in Dallas, Texas. The Summit brought together 820 international participants from over 50 countries, and 95 speakers contributed to a program dedicated to “Re-imagining Cities: Transforming the 21st Century Metropolis”.

Find out more:

Did you missed the entire 2014 New Cities Summit in Dallas, or keen to revisit some of the sessions? Then check out the official e-book below, containing all session summaries and videos by clicking here.


Click image above to read the sessions in pdf.

Peerby wins AppMyCity! contest for best new urban app

Urban leaders and thinkers from across the world selected the Dutch mobile application Peerby as winner of the $5,000 AppMyCity! contest for the world’s best new urban app. The vote was cast at the New Cities Summit in Dallas today, following presentations by a total of three international app developers. To read more, click here

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