Emanuel joined Motorola CEO Greg Brown, Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter and Mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoe on the first panel entitled "Transforming Government to Promote Innovation."
The panel focused on how collaborations with cross-sector partners can help local governments overcome obstacles and transform government operations to better meet 21st-century needs and goals. Panelists discussed how these new partner collaborations offer creative solutions and untapped opportunities to address barriers to urban growth and vitality—including financial challenges and other contemporary pressures of unprecedented magnitudes.
The second panel, "Generating New Value from Local Assets," brought together Katherine Sierra, VP for sustainable development at The World Bank, Mayor of Johannesburg Amos Masondo, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. President and Chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees Christopher Kennedy and Mayor of Mexico City, Marcelo Ebrard Casauban. The panel addressed cities' physical local assets, such as natural resources, cultural assets and places of historical importance, which could be improved or transformed in ways that could bring new pride and value to local communities and, ultimately, attract new local economic value and growth.
The last panel, "Rebooting the Economy with a Premium on Talent" included Mayor Daley, Mayor of Amman Municipality Omar Maani, Mayor of Penalolen Claudio Orrego Larrain and Anne El
SOURCE Richard J. Daley Global Cities Forum
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