Urban Talks

The Seventh session of the World Urban Forum will feature Urban Talks, a series of discussions with some of the world's most renowned economists, urbanists, and thinkers. These are 1-hour long keynote or conversation sessions that discuss the urbanization process from an array of professional perspectives. They will highlight the various angles through which citizens interact with cities, and identify intersections and commonalities for intra-urban collaborative opportunities.

Read about this year's featured experts below. 



Joseph Stiglitz

Nobel Laureate in Economics; Professor, Columbia University

Richard Florida

Professor, University of Toronto and NYU; Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Brent Toderian

City Planner & Urbanist; Founder, Toderian Urban Works; Former Vancouver Chief Planner

Leon Krier

Architect, Urban Planner, and Architectural Theorist Pioneer