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Sustainable Urban Development Forum

Stanford University Quad
January 18, 2020 - 8:30am
Mackenzie Room, The Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, 475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA

This event is Free. Registration is required.  Please register here.

Featured Keynote Speakers and Panelists Include

• Kevin Rudd - 26th Australian Prime Minister, Chair of International Towns Federation
• George Papandreou – 182nd Prime Minister of Greece
• Thomas Ridge - First U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania 
• Xinli Zheng - Vice Chairman, China Center for International Economic Exchange
• Steven Chu - Professor of Physics, Stanford, Co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Physics
• James O. Leckie - Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford
• Marcus Feldman - Professor of Biology, Stanford
• Yi Cui - Professor of Material Science and Engineering, Stanford
• Arun Majumdar - Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford
• Bruce Cain - Professor of Political Science, Stanford
• Michael Lepech - Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford
• Sameer Sharma - Global General Manager (Cities & Transportation) for IOT Solutions, Intel
• Allen Shi - Director of Corporate Partnerships, Mobility, IoT, Smart Cities, Plug and Play
• Stephen Zoepf - Chief of Policy Development, Ellis & Associates
• Jie Wang - Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness, Stanford
• Cody Simms - Partner, Techstars
• Todd McKean - Director of Supplier Sustainability - Asia, Apple

Moderated Panels

Panel I: Sustainable Energy Provision and Natural Environment will focus on topics ranging from energy resource and generation technologies, to the impacts of electrification of the economy, to urban-focused opportunities for addressing climate change.

Panel II: Sustainable and Smart Technologies at City Scales will focus on topics ranging from the value proposition of smart city and smart town technologies, to preventing the creation of a greater digital divide globally.

Panel III: Our Changing Towns: Innovation and Globalization will focus on topics ranging from the need to balance globalization opportunities with cultural preservation, to preventing “brain drain” from smaller urban centers, to improving citizens’ lives by leveraging innovation and globalization.


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