Future Perfect conference tackles climate change, livability, interlocal cooperation
10 October 2015
In celebration of its 75th Founding Anniversary, the local government of Quezon City recently conducted an international conference titled “Future Perfect: Cities at the Forefront of Change and Development.” Held last 8-9 October 2015 at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, the conference was organized by UP NCPAG and CLRG on behalf of Quezon City.
Mayor Herbert Bautista, Quezon City’s chief executive, graced the occasion and welcomed around 300 participants from parts of the Philippines and the world.
The conference is “indeed very timely as cities around the world are now striving to attain that vision— a vision to provide a better life, a vision to create a better future not only for today’s generation but the future as well,” said Bautista.
“We are all a work in progress. Thus, it is important that we continue to thirst for new ideas and solutions to be able to fully address our needs and our desires. With collaboration and information sharing among stakeholders, I believe that the work that needs to be done has already been half fulfilled,” Bautista added.
The conference had both academics and practitioners who discussed issues and their respective views on climate change, livability in cities of rapid growth, and interlocal cooperation. Setting the tone of the conference were City University of New York’s Peter Marcotullio, Knight Foundation’s Benjamin Dela Peña, and UCLG’s Bernadia Tjandradewi. They shared recent trends in the study of climate change, livability and interlocal cooperation, respectively.
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