BUILD is moving to the United States! The Urban and Regional Policy Team at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the City of Bilbao, Spain, are excited to announce the new location for the next Bilbao Urban Innovation and Leadership Dialogues (BUILD) convening.
The fourth edition of BUILD will be taking place in Detroit, Michigan, November 15-18, 2017. More information to come this spring. Hope to see you there!
At the inaugural convening of BUILD in 2014, GMF launched a unique forum for leading transformative change in cities that supports greater sustainability, inclusion, and global engagement. The diversity of voices and experiences represented at BUILD facilitated a rich transatlantic policy dialogue, while also focusing on the specific leadership tools needed to advance change at a local level. This combination of policy and leadership dialogue shaped two cohorts of BUILD participants and created a transatlantic learning bridge between cities on both sides of the Atlantic. BUILD 2014 introduced these themes and established a transatlantic framework for understanding the opportunities and challenges of leading sustainable, inclusive, and globally engaged cities. BUILD 2015, the exploration of these themes deepened by exchanging concrete policy tools and leadership tactics to move from ideas to action. At BUILD 2016, GMF added a new dimension to the exploration of urban transformation — the impact of the digital age on the people, places, and economies of transatlantic cities.