The Inclusive City, 2nd Annual Fletcher-MasterCard Inclusion Forum, May 1-2, 2014

Day One: Open Conference Agenda

***The agenda is rapidly evolving. Be sure to check back soon for updates***

 Please note dress code for attendees is business/business casual.

Thursday, May 1

 8:00  Registration Breakfast

 9:00

 Welcoming Remarks

  • Weiping Wu, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University
  • Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean of International Business and Finance, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
  • Walt Macnee, President, MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, and Vice Chairman, MasterCard Worldwide
 9:15

 Debate: The Road to the Inclusive City runs through...

 Moderator:

  • David Sanderson, Visiting Professor in Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Three rounds of arguments and rebuttals by each side (in an Oxford-style debate), followed by questions and commentary from the audience and a plenary vote.

 The Road to the Inclusive City runs through... City Hall:

  • Matt Nohn, Loeb Fellow, Harvard University
  • Fernando Ona, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University
  • Corey Zehngebot, Senior Urban Designer and Architect, Boston Redevelopment Authority

 The Road to the Inclusive City runs through... the slums and bazars:

10:15  Break
10:30







 Keynote Address: "The Promise of the City"

  • Ed Glaeser, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and

    Author of the New York Times bestseller, Triumph of the City
11:30

 Insights on How to Unlock the Promise of Cities

Join industry leaders as they reveal recent findings from original research on city competitiveness, housing, and growth from around the world.

 Presenters:

  • Shannon Bouton, Practice Manager, Sustainable Cities & Cities Special Initiative, McKinsey & Company
  • Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, Chief Economist and Chair of Academic Advisory Council, MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth
  • Vikram Jain, Head, Low-Income Housing Practice, Monitor Inclusive Markets

 Research:

12:30

 Lunch Spotlight Sessions:

Grab a boxed lunch and join one of four spotlight sessions to discuss key topics in urban inclusion. Each session will take on a unique format, engaging participants and attendees in collaborative discussion.

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 Panel: Built Environment & Housing for Inclusion

 Chair: Weiping Wu, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University

 Panelists: Beth Chitekwe-Biti, Julio Dávila, Vikram Jain, Caroline Wanjiku Kihato

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 Discussion: Infrastructure & Investment, Considering Private-Public Partnerships

 Chair: Pat Schena, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Business Relations, The Fletcher School

 Panelists: Roger Berry, Jim Brenner, Michael DiGregorio, Christopher Tehranian

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Health Equity and the Inclusive City in the Global South

 Respondent: Mkaya Mwamburi, Director, Tufts Center for Global Public Health

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 Panel: Innovation in the City, Collaborative Consumption & The Sharing Economy

 Panelists: Theo Forbath, Nigel Jacob, Corey Zenghebot

 2:00

 On Cities: A Conversation on City Culture & Film

 Hosted by:

  • Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean of International Business and Finance, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
 2:15







 Special Session: "Leading an Innovative City"

 Keynote Speakers:

  • Benjamin Barber, Author, If Mayors Ruled the World
  • Tom Menino, Former Five-Term Mayor of Boston (1993-2013), Current Co-Director of Initiative on Cities, Boston University

 Followed By:

  • Q&A with Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean of International Business and Finance, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

 3:15

 City Deep Dive: Medellín

 Panelists:

  • Julio Dávila, Professor of Urban Policy and International Development, University College London
  • Diane Davis, Professor of Urbanism and Development, Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Jota Samper, PhD Candidate, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning

 4:00

 Break

 4:15  City Deep Dive: Addis Ababa

 Panelists:

  • Alex de Waal, Executive Director, World Peace Foundation, The Fletcher School
  • Andreas Eshete, Former President, Addis Ababa University
  • Samuel Gebru, CEO, Ethiopian Global Initiative
  • Elias Schulze, Africa CEO, Kaymu.com
 5:00  City Deep Dive: Mumbai

 Panelists:

  • Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean of International Business and Finance, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
  • Vikram Jain, Head, Low-Income Housing Practice, Monitor Inclusive Markets
  • Raina Singh, Development Officer, Pratham USA
  • Holli Semetko, Asa Griggs Chandler Professor of Media & International Affairs, Emory University
 5:45

 Vision Talk: "Making the Inclusive City a Reality"

  • David Harris, Provost and Senior Vice President, Tufts University
 6:20

 Reception

 Speaker:

  • Manil Suri, Author, "City of Devi"  and "The Death of Vishnu"

 7:30  DAY CONCLUDES