The Solutions Symposium is by-invitation, and is designed for key mid- to senior-level practitioners in the fields of financial inclusion, urban design, and multi-sector partnerships as well as exceptional students. Registrants should plan to come at the beginning of the day and stay throughout. This live problem solving session will bring together multidisciplinary teams to tackle current issues in the Forum’s three spotlighted cities: Medellín, Colombia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Mumbai, India.
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The Solutions Symposium is designed for key mid- to senior-level practitioners in the fields of financial inclusion, urban design, and multi-sector partnerships as well as exceptional students.
Teams will be assigned and a broad problem statement will be provided prior to the event . Talks on Thursday and Friday of the conference will lend some real-life flavor and context. On Friday, teams will meet, ideate, and present their solutions to a panel of experts. Sessions will be conducted in collaboration with process facilitators from innovation design firms, Continuum and frog design.
Friday, May 2
Welcoming Remarks and Topic Discussions
- Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean of International Business and Finance, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
- Weiping Wu, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University
Group Break-Outs Assemble
Problem Solving Session
*The agenda is rapidly evolving,
but topics will include:
- Making the Sharing Economy Work
- Building Toward Disaster: Climate Change and City Ambitions in Vietnam
- This Land is my Land: Crowd-funding & Community-based Civic Financing
- Scaling Up: Low-Income Housing in Urban India
- The Power of Local Government: Land & Infrastructure
- Smart Cities: Citizens & The Digital Future of Services
Group leaders will include:
- Michael DiGregorio,
The Asia Foundation
- Rodrigo Davies,
MIT Media Lab
- Vikram Jain,
Monitor Inclusive Markets
- Julio Dávila,
University College London
- Caroline Wanjiku Kihato,
University of the Witwatersrand
- Craig Driver,
|| Pitch & Judges Panel