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CityLab 2022 will feature mayors, city innovators, business leaders, urban experts, artists, activists, and more who will discuss and discover replicable solutions to pressing issues such as leading their communities through pandemic recovery to welcoming refugees from global conflicts to combatting climate change.

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Laura Aalto

Executive Director for Culture and Leisure Division at the City of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland

Araf Ahmadali

Director of Art and Culture for the City of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands

James Anderson

Head of Government Innovation Programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies New York, U.S.A.

Sean Audain

Strategic Planning Manager for Wellington City Council, New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand

Mike Bloomberg

Founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies New York, U.S.A.

Muriel Bowser

Mayor Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Amanda Burden

Principal of Urban Planning at Bloomberg Associates New York, U.S.A.

Tonantzin Carmona

David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Piotr Cywinski

Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Oświęcim, Poland

Fleur du Bonheur

Musician Tilburg, Netherlands

Aleksandra Dulkiewicz

Mayor Gdańsk, Poland

Salla Eckhardt

Director of Digital Building Lifecycle Innovation at Microsoft Seattle, U.S.A.

Justin Elszasz

Chief Data Officer Baltimore, U.S.A.

Adam Freed

Principal of Sustainability Practice at Bloomberg Associates New York, U.S.A.

Mark Foster

Managing Director Strategic Advisory Management

Lebawit Lily Girma

Editor at Large for Skift Silver Spring, U.S.A.

Meredith Glaser

Director of the Urban Cycling Institute Amsterdam, Netherlands

Steven Goldsmith

Derek Bok Professor of the Practice of Urban Policy Harvard Kennedy School

Ricardo Hausmann

Economy Professor at Harvard Kennedy School of Government Boston, U.S.A.

Stacy-Marie Ishmael

Managing Editor for Crypto at Bloomberg News New York, U.S.A.

Karrie Jacobs

Writer and Educator Brooklyn, U.S.A.

Ivan Jimenez

Managing Director Bizkaia Talent

Nancy Jouwe

Cultural Historian Utrecht, Netherlands

Norbert Kettner

Managing Director of the Vienna Tourist Board Vienna, Austria

Ashley Kilroy

Regulatory Consultant and former Director of the Department of Excise and Licenses for the City and County of Denver Denver, U.S.A.

Andreas Kipar

Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Landscape Architecture Nature Development Milan, Italy

Ronald Leopold

Executive Director of the Anne Frank House Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kate Levin

Program Lead of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Program New York, U.S.A.

Elizabeth Linos

Professor of Public Policy and Management at Harvard Kennedy School Boston, U.S.A.

Zé Lobo

Executive Director of Active Transport Rio de Janerio, Brazil

Claudia López Hernández

Mayor Bogota, Colombia

Melissa Martin

Chef and Author of Mosquito Supper Club New Orleans, U.S.A.

Nuala McGovern

Broadcaster for BBC News London, U.K.

Andrea Mechelli

Professor of Early Intervention in Mental Health at King's College, London London, U.K.

Eleni Myrivilli

Chief Heat Officer for the City of Athens, Greece, and Senior Advisor for Resilience and Sustainability at Arsht Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center Athens, Greece

Amir Nizar Nuabi

Artistic Director of The Walk Productions London, U.K.

Henk Ovink

Special Envoy for Water to the United Nations Amsterdam, Netherlands

Akwasi Owusu-Bempah

Sociology professor University of Toronto

Victor Pineda

Founder and President of World Enabled Berkeley, U.S.A.

Linda Poon

Staff Writer at Bloomberg CityLab Washington, DC, U.S.A.

Dan Porterfield

President and CEO of the Aspen Institute Washington, DC, U.S.A.

Janette Sadik-Khan

Principal of Transportation at Bloomberg Associates New York, U.S.A.

Mariano Sagasta

Architect at Office for Metropolitan Architecture The Randstad, Netherlands

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

Host of “Common Ground Berlin” Podcast Berlin, Germany

Vivian Schiller

Director of Aspen Digital at Aspen Institute Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Marta Segura

Chief Heat Officer and Climate Emergency Mobilization Office Director Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Remigijus Šimašius

Mayor Vilnius, Lithuania

Grace Simrall

Chief of Civic Innovation and Technology Louisville, U.S.A.

Jennifer Sondag

Executive Editor at Bloomberg CityLab New York, U.S.A.

Paul Supawanich

Director of Programs for Global Designing Cities Initiative Atlanta, U.S.A.

Ming Tang

Chief Data and Analytics Officer of National Health Service, England London, U.K.

Erika Thi Patterson

Campaign Director for Action Center on Race and the Economy Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Dilla Thomas

TikTok Historian Chicago, U.S.A.

Baratunde Thurston

Host of "How to Citizen" Podcast Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Yuliya Tychkivska

Executive Director of Aspen Institute Kyiv Kyiv, Ukraine

Geerte Udo

CEO of Amsterdam and Partners Amsterdam, Netherlands

Elke Van Den Brandt

Minister for Mobility, Public works and Road Safety Brussels, Belgium

Kadir van Lohuizen

Photojournalist Amsterdam, Netherlands


Artist in Residence at the Royal Carré Theatre Amsterdam, Netherlands

OK Williams

DJ London, U.K.

Randall Woodfin

Mayor Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.

Vladimir Yavachev

Project Director of the Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation Paris, France

Peju Alatise

Artist Lagos, Nigeria

Bryce Dessner

Classical Composer and Guitarist for The National Paris, France

David Dudley

Senior Editor Bloomberg CityLab

Femke Halsema

Mayor Amsterdam, Netherlands

Zef Hemel

Professor of Regional Planning and Design at Delft Technical University Amsterdam, Netherlands

Eugenia Kargbo

Chief Heat Officer Freetown, Sierra Leone

Francine Lacqua

Anchor and Editor-At-Large Bloomberg Television

Julia Noordegraaf

Professor of Digital Heritage at University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands

Feargus O'Sullivan

Contributing Writer at Bloomberg CityLab London, U.K.

Maarten Ouboter

Hydrologist for Waternet Hydrologist for Waternet

Sander van der Waal

Research Director at Waag Futurelab Amsterdam, Netherlands

Douglas Wood

Director of the Criminal Justice Reform Initiative at the Aspen Institute New York, U.S.A.

Daniel Wurtzel

Artist Brooklyn, U.S.A.