Shaping Davos 2016 – World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Monday, January 18, 2016 Sparkling Palette Blog 0 Comments

Subject: Re-imagining the Cities of Future, Islamabad Session
Shaping Davos 2016 – World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

Curator Global Shapers Islamabad Hub, Javeria Masood jointly in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, Pakistan, organizeda dialogue of thinkers and doers of Pakistan that are actively shaping our communities. The event facilitated a productive discourse between varied stakeholders of our city, to collectively comprehend, imagine and strategically envision and design the future.
Under the theme of ‘Re-imagining the Cities of Future’, Global Shapers Islamabad hub has been selected as the four cities participating in the Annual Meeting in Davos through a live virtual session. The segment of our participation is called Shaping Davos where we will be bringing the perspective of Islamabad to a Global audience.
The local session held today at the auditorium of Planning Commission brought together the local community representatives, policy makers, political and business leaders, architects, planners, designers, non-profit organisations, tech enthusiasts, journalists, etc. A debrief of this will later be virtually shared at the Davos Summit.

The program had two majorcomponents, one is a break-out session where we in smaller but varied and rich groups collectively envisioned a better and smarter city. This lead into he second component where we will come as one group and share our propositions, strategies, insights and questions from the first part in a round table conference. 

The sessions were convened by Javeria Masood (curator Global Shapers), Malik Ahmad Khan (member infrastructure and regional connectivity) and Chowdhry Anwar (chief Physical Planning and Housing).

Urbanization continues unabated globally, but cities facing massive population growth cannot cope with rising infrastructure demands. How should citizens rethink, redesign and rebuild their cities?Following are the three aspects on the agenda:
- Influencing key community behaviors
- Engaging citizens to solve municipal problems
- Deploying technology and smart systems

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