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Ecocity World Summit 2023: Connecting Communities
Barbican Centre. London, UK
Directed and curated by Gonzalo Herrero Delicado by commission of NLA.
A project delivered in partnership with NLA, MCI, London & Partners, Barbican and Ecocity Builders, with significant support from the Mayor of London, United Nations Environment Programme, HM Government, City of London, London Councils and the London Festival of Architecture.
Programme organised in partnership with the Earthshot Prize, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Obel Award, Central Saint Martins - UAL, The Bartlett - UCL, and The Architects' Journal.
First held in 1990, the Ecocity World Summit is the pioneer and longest-running global conference on ecology and cities. Every two years it brings together urban stakeholders from across the globe to focus on key actions cities and citizens can take to rebuild our human habitat in balance with living systems.
Across three days, the 2023 edition of the Ecocity World Summit held at the iconic Barbican Centre in London, welcomed over 2,000 delegates and 125 speakers across 33 sessions, six workshops, one exhibition and other events, all in response to the annual theme Connecting Communities.
As the Summit Director, the job included the programme curation, overviewing of the commercial, marketing and sponsorship strategies and management of led high-level relationships with senior partners and supporters, as well as chairing the academic and programme committees.
Keynote speakers included architects Norman Foster, Yasmeen Lari and Lina Ghotmeh, academics Carlos Moreno, Saskia Sassen and Marina Otero, climate justice activist Mikaela Loach, former UN Chief Scientist Joseph Alcamo and London's Deputy Mayor Shirley Rodrigues.
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