July 18   Niemeyer   11:15 - 12:15   |   Strategy

Future Master Planning. Development Agenda of Leading Megacities

Today a strategic vision for the future is critical both for the megacities in the leading countries sieged by rapid growth, ageing, unbridled migration and pollution, and for the cities in the developing countries entering the process of mass urbanisation. In each case, the choice of development priorities and strategic scenarios is defined by the city’s specific agenda; while some megacities focus on sustainable growth, others invest in building smart city. It often happens, too, that strategic plans fail due to excessive cost, unmanageable complexity or lack of institutional support. 

  • What are some of the strategic visions adopted by the leading megacities? 
  • What metrics are used to measure the results of the programmes? 
  • How should we articulate the strategic agenda for it to be workable and supported by all stakeholders?


Galal Hazem
Partner, PwC in UAE
Eduardo Moreno
Director of Research and Capacity Development, UN-Habitat
Hila Oren
CEO, The Tel Aviv Foundation
Jerry Hultin
President and Co-founder, Global Futures Group

First Row Experts

Simonetta Cenci
Deputy Mayor of Genoa for Urban Development