About the Event
The Sustainable Cities Summit will bring together the mayors of the 145 cities in the Philippines with private sector professionals and practitioners to discuss major issues in developing Liveable Cities – Basic Services, Mobility, Resilience, and GovTech. Local and international experts have been invited to share ideas and best practice around these key challenges and share how current digital trends and emerging technologies can bring about innovation in cities and communities.
The Summit will also serve as the launch and starting point for the Dashboard and Liveable Cities Challenge. The Dashboard is a visual database of key indicators of all the cities in the Philippines, which will be useful for local chief executives, investors, and residents in assessing the competitiveness and liveability of cities. Meanwhile, the Challenge is a 90-day design competition where cities will have the opportunity to meet mentors and compete to pitch their design solutions to a panel of experts in early 2020. Key stakeholders from private sector and experts form the Steering Committee which provide expertise and guidance for the Challenge.
The summit is organized by the United States Agency for International Development together with the Liveable Cities Challenge and the League of Cities of the Philippines. This event is made possible through our partners Globe Telecom, Shell Philippines, Dassault Systèmes, Bases Conversion and Development Authority, Mynt (GCash), ABS-CBN News Channel, and BusinessMirror.