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Future of Cities

Tune in Virtually for the Spring 2021 Event

Details Coming Soon!


About the Conference

Wharton's first Future of Cities Conference centered on the theme of "Reviving our Cities" amid the health and economic crises caused by COVID-19. Through panels, fireside chats, and lightning lectures with leading industry and academic experts in real estate and transportation, we explored how urban areas are coping and examine paths forward for post-COVID order in major American cities.

Supporting Our City

As our city, region, and nation face a public health crisis, many of the kids Boys and Girls Club serves also face an educational crisis. The shut down of public schools, after school programs, and youth development facilities due to COVID-19 makes the work of Boys and Girls Club even more vital to the kids. The Boys and Girls Club is currently serving lunches and feeding children at 5 of their locations as well as providing Virtual S.T.E.M., Literacy, and Club programming daily.

The Conference is free, but we ask you to join us in supporting the Boys and Girls Club by making a donation here:

Previous Speakers


Co-Founder | Vox


Senior Mobility Strategist | City of Detroit Office of Mobility Innovation

Former CEO | Cart Rides


Founder & CEO | Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants

Former Traffic Commissioner | New York City


President Emerita | University of Pennsylvania

Former President | Rockefeller Foundation


Co-Founder & CEO | Revel


Editor | Axios Navigate


Vice President, Chief Economist & Head | Freddie Mac Economic & Housing Research Department


University Professor | University of Toronto’s School of Cities & Rotman School of Management

Distinguished Fellow | NYU & FIU

Co-Founder & Senior Editor |The Atlantic City Lab


Co-Founder & CEO | Remix


Founding General Partner | Trucks Venture Capital


Co-Director | Penn Institute for Urban Research


President & CEO | M&T Realty Capital Corporation


Co-Director | Penn Institute for Urban Research

Previous Sponsors


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