Enrico Moretti

Professor · Haas School of Business & Department of Economics |University of California, Berkeley

Expert on urban economics and labor economics

Labor Economics Urban Economics The Economics of Cities and Regions

Solomon Darwin

Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation | Executive Director, Center for Growth Markets · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Hailed as the “Father of the Smart Village Movement”

Open Innovation Smart Villages / Smart Cities Business Models Innovation Strategies for Emerging Economies Business Ecosystems

Prof. Suzanne Garon

Professor · School of Social Work, University of Sherbrooke

Ph. D. in Sociology (Frankfurt, Germany, 1992) is a full professor at the School of Social Work of the University of Sherbrooke

Age-friendly Environments Social Work Lifelong Learning Gerontology Research Community Development

Meng Cong

Manager, Market Insights and Analytics · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Meng Cong is the Manager of the Market Insights and Analytics team at IDC Canada

Smart Cities Risk Analysis Economics and Behaviour Forecasting & modeling Measurement Models

Leni Schwendinger

Owner/Principal · Leni Schwendinger Light Projects, NightSeeing™

"Fun, moving, exciting! Is how I would describe Leni's Talk and LightWalk."

Urban Nights Lighting Nighttime Environment Cities Design

Gerald Gamm

Professor of Political Science and History · University of Rochester

Gamm is an expert in U.S and urban politics

Congress State Politics U.S. Politics Urban Politics State Legislatures

Anne Berit Rafoss

Project Coordinator - National Network of Age-friendly Communities · The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities

Anne Berit has been responsible for creating awareness of the age-friendly agenda in Norway.

Ageing Age-Friendly Networks Health Politics Healthcare Sector Elderly Care Stategies

Tiffany Muller Myrdahl

Urbanist and Feminist Geographer · Simon Fraser University

Specializes in equity and inclusion. Uses policy analysis and collaborative research with women and LGBTQ people to examine urban change.

Geographies of social difference (with an emphasis on gender and sexuality) Municipal Social Inclusion Policy Qualitative and Mixed Method Research Oral history methods for research and policymaking

Siddharth Chandra

Professor and Director · Michigan State University

An expert on: Asia; demography; drug policy, trafficking, and use; economics; epidemiology; India; Indonesia; influenza; health; history.

Influenza India Economics Demography Asia

Nigel Wallis

Research Vice President, IoT & Industries · International Data Corporation (IDC)

IDC Canada's Research Vice President for Internet of Things and Industries

Internet of Things Vertical Markets Software Markets Economic Analysis

Xuefei Ren

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert in the politics of urban development, globalization, social change, art and cultural industries

International architecture China Urban Development

Mirya Holman

Associate Professor · Tulane University

Mirya Holman is an expert on women and politics, local politics, research methods and environmental politics.

Local Politics Political Behavior American Politics Political Science Women and Politics

Mr. Glenn Miller

Senior Associate · Canadian Urban Institute

Glenn Miller is a Senior Associate at the Canadian Urban Institute.

Urban Planning Education and Training Active Ageing Built Environment Public Policy

Norman Garrick, Ph.D.

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department · University of Connecticut

Professor with a focus on civil engineering, transportation behaviors, parking, public transit, and bicycle lanes.

Bicyclist and Pedestrian Facility Design and Planning Urban Street Networks Civil Engineering Urban Planning Transit Planning

Gil P. Klein

Associate Professor of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Rabbinic Judaism Architectural History Talmud and Midrash Sacred Space Roman Cities

T. William Lester, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Lester is an expert on the impact of minimum wage and living wage policies on urban economic development.

Economic Development Labor Market Institutions Living Wage Policies Minimum Wage Policies Labor Economics

Joe T. Darden

Professor · Michigan State University

An expert on urban residential segregation, fair housing issues and neighborhood racial/socioeconomic inequality.

Socioeconomic Inequality Racial Inequality Urban Affairs Ferguson Racial Protests

William Hatcher

Interim chair of the Department of Social Sciences · Augusta University

Dr. William Hatcher focuses on public administration and social, economic and political institutions in local communities.

Public Administration Public Policy Community and Economic Development Health Policy Public Budgeting and Finance

Professor Marina Novelli

Professor of Tourism and International Development · University of Brighton

She is committed to generating new knowledge on ways in which tourism can play a key role in sustainable development.

Travel Policy Tourism in Africa International Tourism Sustainable Tourism International Development

Eric Corey Freed

Founding Principal · OrganicARCHITECT

Green architect, author and visionary

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ESG Investment Strategies Green Buildings Green Architect Carbon