Cities are where the vast majority of human beings live, work and breathe. Cities are where policy is formed; where finance houses determine the flows that contour the future; where commerce and industry provide ever evolving products, services and jobs; where scientific and technological research provides new dreams to dream. For the first time, as part of Sustainability Week 2018, the Sustainable Cities Conference unites these threads to provide a holistic vision of the urban future grounded on hard facts and economic data.
7:00 - 8:30
8:30 - 8:40.
Welcoming address by Executive Mayor Solly Msimang, including rapporteur’s feedback from ACCSF.
8:40 - 9:00
“A new economic operating system for Africa”
To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (STGs), it is imperative to upgrade the continent’s growth and development model so as to drive issue-specific transformations across the continent.
9:00 - 10:00
Achieving SDG 11 through responsible, inclusive, effective decision-making
10:00 - 11:00
Modelling sustainable finance
11:00 - 11:45
11:45 - 13:00
Creating the conditions for urban health and wellbeing
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:00
Creating competitive advantage – sustainably
15:00 - 16:00
Science, innovation and technology for sustainable development