June 4

10:00 AM

11:15 AM

Opening Plenary: WHAT IS THE HUMAN CITY?

In this ‘century of cities’, what are the attributes of the human city? For ‘We the Urban People’, what are the most pressing challenges and the most promising opportunities to create better cities for all? Can the smart city be human too? How important are leadership and governance in the advent of the human city? How important is partnership across sectors? Can the smart city be human? What is the relationship between the human city and innovation? How well does the human city do in terms of dynamism, creativity, sustainability and equity? Can and should every city aim to be a human city? Can megacities be human? How can participants at the New Cities Summit enable the human city?