Based on the theme of “Liveable and Sustainable Cities of Opportunity”, the sixth World Cities Summit Mayors Forum, from 8 to 10 June 2015, will be hosted in New York City, USA. New York City is the ideal venue for critical urban conversations to take place. For generations, New York City has been a beacon of opportunity, a cosmopolitan city of immigrants building a better life for themselves and their families. New York City is many things to many people: a global hub of finance, fashion, media, culture, technology and design; an increasingly resilient coastal city; a five-borough path-work of polyglot neighbourhoods and cultures; a cutting-edge centre of cool. The next forum will bring the unique city leaders’ roundtable closer to cities in the Americas for the first time, and feature special speakers and luminaries from the region, to deepen the discourse on urban solutions, encourage greater international collaborations between cities and provide opportunities to translate many of the ideas into real solutions.
The World Cities Summit Mayors Forum is an annual by-invitation only global event for mayors and city leaders to discuss urban issues and share best practices. The forum was initiated by Singapore in 2010 as a response to the urgent need for cities to come together to address pressing urban challenges. It has since become one of the biggest and most important platforms for mayors and city leaders to generate new insights, ideas and solutions that can be applied to many cities. It is a key highlight of the broader World Cities Summit, held once every two years (the next World Cities Summit will be taking place from 10 to 14 July 2016), and is co-organised by the Centre for Liveable Cities and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore.