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November 19, 2018

Brookings & CMU Co-Host Sustainable Development Goals Event

The Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on improving global econmoic cooperator, flight global poverty and redue social stress. The program identifies target aduence and policy opportunites and on November 29, 2018, they've invited the City of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University to the debate in Washington D.C. 

Brookings and Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy will co-host the event with city officials from Los Angeles, New York and Pittsburgh. Together they will explore the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and how they can help solve economic, politcal and environmental challenges to their cities and their residents. They will also debate how to to lead and reach the global goals by 2030.

Metro21: Smart Cities Institute, Executive Director, Karen Lightman will be in the middle of the debate as a panelist on the panel discussion.

The panelists include: 

  • Anthony F. Pipa (Moderator)
    Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development
  • Grant Ervin
    Chief Resilience Officer -City of Pittsburgh
  • Karen Lightman
    Executive Director -Carnegie Mellon University’s Metro21 Smart Cities Institute
  • Penny Abeywardena
    Commissioner for International Affairs -Mayor's Office, City of New York
  • Nina Hachigian
    Deputy Mayor - City of Los Angeles

With cities like LA and NY promoting their efforts to reach the SDG goals by 2030, and cities like Pittsburgh leading innovation, the panel explore what strategies have proved successful and the role technology can play. Following the discussion, panelists will take questions from the audience. If you're interested in attending please register. 

The event is in Washington D.C. at the Brookings Institute 
Full event details: US Cities in Pursuit of Viable Futures: Taking on the Sustainable Development Goals
Please Register to Attend 

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