World Cities Summit

World Cities Summit

Start Date June 20, 2021
End Date June 24, 2021
Venue Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Country Singapore

Liveable & Sustainable Cities: Adapting to a Disrupted Word

UPDATE: World Cities Summit has been rescheduled to 20 – 24 June 2021 due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

The biennial World Cities Summit (WCS) is an exclusive platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships.

In the next decade, cities will face a slew of disruptions arising from climate change, social shifts and new technologies. How cities adapt to these disruptions will be critical for their liveability and sustainability. The World Cities Summit brings together cities, businesses and experts at the forefront of these issues to discuss how cities can adapt to a disrupted world.

Event highlights

  • Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize
  • Mayors Forum
  • Young Leaders Symposium
  • Plenaries and thematic tracks
  • Site visits
  • City solutions Singapore
  • Networking events

Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize

This biennial international award honours outstanding achievements and contributions to the creation of liveable and sustainable urban communities around the world. The lecture and forum discussions will focus on the four key pillars of a city’s success: liveability, vibrancy, sustainability and quality of life.

Mayors Forum

A by-invitation-only annual event, this forum is a global platform for mayors, city leaders and frontrunners of international organisations to discuss pressing urban challenges and share best practices.

Plenaries and thematic tracks

A series of high-level plenaries will provide strategic insights by senior leaders from cities, governments, international organisations and industry sectors on cross-disciplinary policies, management strategies and solutions. Plenary sessions will be complemented by four concurrent thematic tracks for in-depth discussions on specific issues related to urban governance, planning, resilience and innovation.