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The Big Rethink: Cities After COVID-19 - Is It Finally Infrastructure Week?


Jul 29, 2020 11:32 AM

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Julie Kim
Senior Fellow, Financing Strategies @NewCities
Dr. Julie Kim joined NewCities in February 2015 as the first Senior Fellow to lead our newly launched Financing Urban Infrastructure Initiative. Dr. Kim holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and is currently based at Stanford’s Global Projects Center.
John Macomber
Senior Lecturer @Harvard Business School
John Macomber is a Senior Lecturer in the Finance unit at Harvard Business School. His professional background includes leadership of real estate, construction, and information technology businesses. At HBS, Mr. Macomber's work focuses on the future of cities, particularly as aided by the private finance and delivery of public infrastructure projects in both the developed and emerging worlds. His teaching combines infrastructure finance (including public-private partnerships), investing in resilience (notably in the face of sea rise in some areas and drought in others), economic development, and the impact of new technologies in delivering new infrastructure and making old infrastructure more efficient.
Sascha Haselmayer
CEO @ Citymart; Fellow @ New America
Over the past 20 years Sascha has led urban innovation, economic development and government innovation projects in over 40 countries. He trained as an architect and urbanist in London, am is a fellow at New America in the Public Interest Technologies group, an Ashoka Fellow and globally recognized expert on urban and local government innovation. In 2011, he founded Citymart, an organization that transformed expectations and practices of public procurement by reliably introducing civic engagement, diversity, problem-solving and innovation into a bureaucratic process that deploys over $1 trillion into US communities. To-date, Citymart has implemented innovative procurement practices in 135 cities in 35 countries that led to better community outcomes and brought 30,000 creative small and disadvantaged businesses to bid for government contracts.