Building Net Zero Cities

October 7, 2021
12:00Pm - 2:00pm ET
digital event


creating sustainable cities for the future


Cities will lead the way to a net-zero future. CityAge’s Net Zero Cities program will focus on the digital tools, smart infrastructure and innovative design needed to make cities leaders in reducing carbon emissions.

In partnership with Concordia University and Project Greenlight, leaders in building sustainable cities for the future, we’ll connect leaders in architecture, engineering, technology and government who are making our net zero future a reality.

Register, at no cost, to explore innovations in urban design, energy systems and advanced digital technology that will reduce our carbon footprint through tangible, affordable solutions.


speakers include (with more to come):

Ursula Eicker

Founding Co-Director,
Next Generation Cities Institute, Concordia

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John McPherson

Sector Development Manager,
Vancouver Economic Commission

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Jeanne Holm

Deputy Mayor,
Budget and Innovation,
City of Los Angeles

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Eric Larson

Senior Research Engineer,
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment,

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Jay Nath

City Innovate

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Rahul Parekh


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Sander Dolder

Senior Vice President,
New York Economic Development Corporation

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Sandeep Ahuja

Co-Founder and CEO,

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Andrew Marino

Senior Managing Director & Head of Strategy,

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Kameale Terry

Co-Founder and CEO,

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Agenda for oct 7th

(ALl times ET)

12:00 PM Welcome by Event MC
12:05 PM Presentation by: Eric Larson
12:25 PM Presentation by: Ursula Eicker
12:40 PM Panel 1: Urban Tech for a Net Zero Future
1:15 PM Presentation by:  John McPherson

1:25 PM Panel 2: Procurement in the era of our Climate Crisis
2:00 PM Session Close

Themes for diScussion include:

Sam Liccardo

Mayor of San Jose, CA 

Libby Schaaf

Mayor of Oakland, CA

Emma Stewart

Head of High Tech, Engie Impact

Mary Papazian

President, San Jose
State University

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9:15 - Welcome & participant introductions by CityAge

9:17 - Intro and Preview of the CityCube, by IBI President David Thom

9:25 - CityAge introduces Rick Cole as moderator of session

9:26 - Rick’s opening comments

9:30 - 9:50: Three comments on the question: What’s the status and future of Silicon Valley’s infrastructure and urban design?

9:48 - 10:40: Round robin, led by Rick Cole

10:40 - 10:45: Closing thoughts & thank you, by Rick Cole
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