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Video: Making Cities Healthy, Green, and Sustainable - AQ Winter 2014 Launch

Monday, March 10, 2014

On February 26, the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank and AS/COA launched the Winter 2014 issue of Americas Quarterly entitled “Our Cities, Our Future.” A group of experts gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss how cities across the Americas are coping with challenges such as rapid urbanization, climate change, and social inclusion. Panelists assessed a key question:  what are cities doing to adapt to climate change, improve livability, and become more socially integrated?

Opening Remarks:

  • Gustavo Arnavat, United States Executive Director, Inter-American Development Bank


  • Tim Docking, Lead, Emerging Markets Funding Group, IBM Public Sector
  • Abha Joshi-Ghani, Director for Knowledge Exchange and Learning (WBIKL), World Bank Institute
  • Ellis Juan, General Coordinator, Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Michael Sorkin, Director, Graduate Program in Urban Design, City College of New York
  • Christopher Sabatini, Editor in Chief, Americas Quarterly; Senior Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (Moderator)