Tying the Knot: Linking BUILD Themes for Change – BUILD 2015
Andrew Tuck, Editor, Monocle
Kevin Acklin, Chief Development Officer, City of Pittsburgh, PA
Jeff Johnson, Journalist; Partner and Chief of Strategy, JIJ Communications
Ibone Bengoetxea, Deputy of Public Administration & Institutional Relations, Provincial Government of Biscay
Michael Münter, Policy Director, City of Stuttgart, Germany
Tonya Allen, President, Skillman Foundation
At BUILD 2014, speakers and participants began to draw parallels and explore the connections between the conference themes of leading urban transformation and bolstering global engagement. BUILD 2015 digs deeper into how leaders can link and leverage these agendas to establish more sustainable, inclusive, and globally engaged cities. By exploring policy parallels and leadership strategies, participants will deepen their understanding of pursuing an integrated approach to leading change that cut across silos, sectors, and scales. The transatlantic leaders serving as panelists in the morning session have each taken steps to connect the dots between these agendas, and will share their personal experiences, professional successes, and ideas for the future.