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For the second year in a row, the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) will convene its External Advisory Committee —a group of distinguished mayors, former mayors and urban experts from all over the Americas—in Washington D.C.

These experts will share their perspectives and experiences on how to improve public spaces and make cities more efficient, livable and competitive. Join us on September 5 and ask them your questions regarding urban development.



2:30 pm     

Introduction and Opening Remarks by Ellis J. Juan, General Coordinator, ESCI

2:45 pm     

The City and Public Space: Presentations by the members of ESCI’s External Advisory Committee

Sergio Fajardo, Former Mayor of Medellín, Colombia

Jordi Hereu, Former Mayor of Barcelona, Spain

Manny Díaz, Former Mayor of Miami, U.S.A.

Casio Taniguchi, Former Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil

Mónica Fein, Mayor of Rosario, Argentina

Lori Healey, Chief of Staff of Former Mayor of Chicago Richard Daley

Jeff Risom, Director at Gehl Architects Consultants


3:30 pm     

#AskTheMayor: Q&A session with the experts

Moderator: Carolina Barco, Senior Advisor, ESCI



Sergio Fajardo
Former Mayor of Medellin, Colombia


Jordi Hereu
Former Mayor of Barcelona, Spain


Manny Diaz
Former Mayor of Miami, Florida


Monica Fein
Mayor of Rosario, Argentina


Jeff Risom
Director, Gehl Architects-Urban Quality Consultants


Cassio Taniguchi
Former Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil


Lori Healey
Former Chief of Staff for Mayor of Chicago,
Richard M. Daley


Carolina Barco (Moderator)
Senior Advisor,
Emerging and Sustinable Cities Initiative



 Would you like to ask a question to one of our experts?

• If you are in Washington D.C., register here and ask your question during the event.

• If you can’t come to the event:



Send us a video that summarizes a problem or challenge that you think your city is facing by using the following format:

“My name is ____ and I live in (city)_____. (Brief problem description). What can my city do to solve this problem?”

Just make sure that your video does not exceed 30 seconds. Upload it to YouTube and share it with us via Twitter (@BID_Ciudades ) using the  hashtag #AskTheMayor by September 1st.


Tweet yor questions via (@BID_Ciudades ) using the hashtag #AskTheMayor .


If you can't come to the event, join the live webcast here:


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