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The world’s best ideas about cities. From the best cities in the world.

WRLDCTY is the first global city event of its kind, a forum that brings together urban innovators and visionaries, practitioners and thought leaders for 3 days of inspiration, conversation and connections. WRLDCTY is broadcast from the world’s best cities to inspire change and shape better cities for tomorrow.

“What a fantastic conference”
“The world’s largest festival dedicated to the future of cities”
“The Davos of Cities”


150+ speakers
70+ sessions
3 days
8 host cities
10,000+ participants
100+ countries

Attend in-person in New York or online from anywhere in the world.

A lab for urban innovation as cities move from recovery to renaissance.

An audience of more than 10,000 global change-makers and city builders

A round-the-world event broadcast from New York, London, Dubai, Singapore, Toronto, Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Houston.


Learn and be inspired by acclaimed leaders in architecture, proptech, innovation, arts, culture, design, mobility, retail and recreation.

Visions of a Post-Pandemic City with Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder & Creative Director of PAU Studio and Dean at the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley

The Art of City Making Now with Urbanists & Authors Richard Florida and Charles Landry

The Future of Autonomous Vehicles with Waymo Head of Global Policy Michelle Peacock

The New Geography of Cities with Peter Murray, Chairman of New London Architecture

The Permanent Pop Up Future of Retail with BoxPark Creator and Founder Roger Wade

Healing Public Spaces Through Joy Award-Winning Placemaker and Penguin Random House Author Jay Pitter

Build Better to Build Community with Studio Gang Founder Jeanne Gang

Gender, Gen-Z, and Reimagining Public Space with Make Space for Girls Co-Founders Imogen Clark and Susannah Walker

Conquering the Clean Mobility Challenge with Urban-X by Mini Managing Director Micah Kotch

Augmenting a City’s Reality with Marshmallow Laser Feast Founder & Artist Barney Steel

Keys to the City of the Future with former Vancouver Chief City Planner Brent Toderian

Public Art for the 21st Century with Zolty, Co-Founder of BREAKFAST in New York

Join Us

Join us in-person in New York and online around the world.

Pre-Sales, $495
  • Access to WRLDCTY on October 26th at the Times Center in New York City
  • On-site refreshments and snacks
  • Breakout sessions and networking breaks
  • Full access to the event app and WRLDCTY on-line, including 1 year of on-demand recordings
Pre-Sales, $95
  • Full access to the event app and WRLDCTY online, including 1-year of on-demand recordings matchmaking, networking and breakout rooms.