Johns Hopkins SAIS to host panel discussion, “Innovative Cities: Creating the Future,” on Thursday, September 28, 2017

“Innovative Cities: Creating the Future,” a panel discussion, will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
In a time of increasing uncertainty at the federal level, U.S. cities are a bright spot for innovation. But what will tomorrow’s cities look like and how will that impact the billions of people who live there? How will autonomous and electric vehicles impact daily life? What can cities do about climate change? What is the role of the private sector in solving these and other problems alongside the public sector? A panel of experts will discuss these and other topics during the conversation.
The event is presented by the Global Leaders Forum by the Energy, Resources and Environment (ERE) Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS.
Doug Kaufman,
CEO at TransLoc
Harriet Tregoning
City planner, and former D.C. Planning Director
Peter Hirshberg
Founder of Maker City Project
Sabrina Sussman
Senior Policy Advisor for the City of New York, Mayor’s Office
Wil Kohl
Senior Adviser to the ERE Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS
Time and Date
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by emailing Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Camera setup will only be permitted from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Media Contacts
Shonda Hurt
External Programs, Outreach and Marketing Manager
Energy, Resources and Environment Program (ERE)
202.349.0989 office
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
About the Energy, Resources and Environment Program
The Energy, Resources and Environment (ERE) Program of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies is an interdisciplinary graduate program focused on developing innovative solutions to urgent global energy and environmental challenges. The program educates students who aspire to play leadership roles at global, national and local institutions that will shape the world's future. ERE faculty provide students with the intellectual framework and analytic skills to devise solutions to policy, financing, technological and governance challenges facing the international community.
For more information, visit the Energy, Resources and Environment Program or @ERESAIS
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
For more information, visit or @SAISHopkins

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