• Gleacher Center, Room 400 (map)
  • 450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
  • Chicago, IL, 60611
  • United States

As a precursor to the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellín, Colombia, in April 2014, please join regional thought-leaders in Chicago for a provocative discussion about cutting-edge practices for realizing the global city of tomorrow.  Leading public, private, academic, and non-profit sector experts will share their insights on data-driven approaches to urban planning, design, health, education, water infrastructure, and crime prevention.

1:00 p.m.  Welcome & Opening Remarks

Ian H. Solomon, Vice President, Office of Global Engagement, University of Chicago
Alaina Harkness, Program Officer, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

1:30 p.m.  Computation, Data, and Mobile Devices to Understand, Design, Sustain, and Enhance the City

Charlie Catlett, Director, Urban Center for Computation and Data, Senior Computer Scientist, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory (Moderator)
Brenna Berman, Commissioner and CIO, Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), City of Chicago
Kate Cagney, Associate Professor, Sociology and Health Studies, Director, Population Research Center, NORC & University of Chicago
Melissa Gilliam, Co-Founder, Game Changer Chicago Design Lab, Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics Chief, University of Chicago  
Stacy Lindau, Associate Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Medicine-Geriatrics, Director, South Side Health and Vitality Studies (SSHVS), University of Chicago
John Tolva, former Chief Technology Officer, City of Chicago, President, PositivEnergy Practice

2:45 p.m.  Sustainable Water in the 21st Century City

Seth Snyder, Section Leader, Process Technology Research in the Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory (Moderator)
Mary Ann Dickinson, President and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency
Dr. Manian Ramesh, Chief Technology Officer (retired), Water and Energy Services, Nalco  Company
Debra Shore, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
David St. Pierre, Executive Director, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Karen Weigert, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago

3:45 p.m.  Harnessing Data for Violence Prevention, Safety and Opportunity: Who are you going to trust, the data or your lying eyes?

Maurice Classen, Program Officer, Community & Economic Development, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Moderator)
Jonathan Guryan, Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy in the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University; Co-Director, University of Chicago Urban Education Lab
Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab; Co-Director, University of Chicago Urban Education Lab
Mark Saint, Site Director, Match Education

4:45 p.m.  Concluding Remarks

Richard Longworth, Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Derek R.B. Douglas, Vice President, Office of Civic Engagement, University of Chicago