Change for Good
Shape the cities of tomorrow at WRLDCTY, a global celebration of urban culture, design and innovation.

Cities are transforming before our eyes, a real-time metamorphosis that’s creating bold new ideas and solutions. WRLDCTY brings you into the heart of it, blurring boundaries and time zones to gather the world's most inspired entrepreneurs and architects, designers and artists, city lovers and city makers. Be part of the WRLDCTY experience—join our global community to find originality, audacity and answers that can fast-forward our cities into the future.

“The world’s largest festival dedicated to the future of cities”
“The WRLDCTY Festival Is How We’re Going to Visit Cities in 2020”
“The Davos of cities”
Join the community and be the first to learn about our new speakers, host cities and everything in store for WRLDCTY 2021.

Highlights of 2020

WRLDCTY debuted on October 22, 2020—kicking off a 3-day virtual festival of non-stop conversations, connections and experiences broadcast from leading cities around the world.

Never had an event brought so many different perspectives and leaders from around the world together to discuss and shape the future of our cities. At a time when travel was at a standstill, WRLDCTY, the world’s largest city event in history, offered the opportunity to discover the best of the world’s cities through discussion with developers and CEOs, insights from futurists and architects, opinions from mobility experts, and more.


A unique lineup, at the intersection of thought leadership and culture

Richard Florida

Author, Thought-Leader & Urbanist

Bjarke Ingels

Founder, BIG

Dan Doctoroff

CEO, Sidewalk Labs

Shin-pei Tsay

Director of Policy for Cities and Transportation, Uber

Greg Clark

Global Head, Future Cities & New industries, HSBC Group

Fred Olayele

Chief Economist, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Chip Conley

Airbnb Strategic Advisor for Hospitality & Leadership Modern Elder Academy Founder

David Miller

Director, International Diplomacy, C40

Chris Boardman

Cycling and Walking Commissioner for Greater Manchester

Micah Kotch

Managing Director, URBAN-X by MINI

Andrew Weir

Senior Partner, Hong Kong, Vice Chairman, KPMG China, KPMG Global Chair, Asset Management

Andre Brumfield

Principal, Global Leader | Cities + Urban Design, Gensler

Jennifer Keesmaat

CEO, The Keesmaat Group & former Toronto Chief City Planner

Professor Lily Kong

President, Singapore Management University

Dr Edmund Lee

Executive Director, Hong Kong Design Centre


Unique virtual experiences from the world’s best cities

Namaste your Day with Manhattan Beach's Justin Randolph
Wander through West Kowloon's Art and Culture
See Graffiti as Art
Stop Everything with a Global Meditation Journey
Seed an Uban Farm with Brooklyn Grange
Savor Cape Town’s Wines from Township to Terroir
Get Spin-Savvy with DJ Masha
Inspire Your Inner Hitmaker with Songwriter Mélat
Get the Beat with Anna Bjurstam's Meditation Drumming
Demystify the Mystic with Austin's Be Where How?