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New America NYC: Which Cities Will Survive the 21st Century?

In collaboration with Future Tense

Just as cities are becoming the world's preeminent economic, technological, and even diplomatic actors, they face unprecedented risks from financial volatility, climate change, political violence, and the spread of pandemics. The concentration of demographics, wealth and talent could either drive a renaissance of innovation and well-being or a cataclysmic chain reaction that threatens the world's major population centers. Which cities will have the luck, foresight, and resilience to cope with 21st century risks such as rising sea levels, terrorism, subsidence, financial crises, and economic inequality?

Join New America NYC and a group of leading thinkers in urbanization and innovation in conversation about the challenges facing the 21st century metropolis and which cities are best equipped to address them.


Daniel Brook
Author, A History of Future Cities

Greg Lindsay
Author, Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next
Contributing Writer, Fast Company

Benjamin Barber
Author, If Mayors Ruled the World
Political Theorist

Saskia Sassen
Professor and Co-Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
Author, Expulsions: When Complexity Produces Elementary Brutalities (Harvard University Press, 2014)

Parag Khanna
Author, Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization  
Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:15pm
New America NYC
199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B
New York, NY 10012

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