October 3-5, 2022
In-person in New York at the Times Center
WRLDCTY is designed to inspire real urban innovation so you can help change our cities from the ground up.
We are the definitive gathering that brings together a community of catalysts who are leading urban innovation through vision, experiments and projects that are transforming life in communities across the globe.
WRLDCTY exposes the pathways to urban ingenuity by digging into applied projects that are solving urban challenges in ambitious, inventive and collaborative ways.
Professor, Urbanist & Writer
Founder & Senior Advisor
After two successful editions online, bringing together more than 10,000 leading urban leaders, developers and placemakers, WRLDCTY is excited to welcome you in-person to the Times Center in New York City for an intimate gathering of the world’s leading urban innovators and city-makers for three days of exciting on-site and off-site programming, tours and networking.
Founding Partner & CEO, Gehl
Helle is Founding Partner and CEO of Gehl. She started the company with Professor Jan Gehl in 2000. Through her leadership, strategic and organizational talent, the office has developed a knowledge base and experience portfolio that is respected internationally in the field of urban design and urban development. Over the years of its existence, Gehl has been awarded multiple prizes and recognitions for their contribution to making cities more livable and sustainable around the world.
President, The Howard Hughes Corporation
Dr. Bahiyyah Maroon
Author & CEO, Polis Institute
Managing Director, Lendlease for Google Real Estate Development
Senior Director of Real Estate Development, Google
Principal, Zaha Hadid Architects
Founder, Heatherwick Studio
President & CEO, NYCEDC
President, Oxford Properties
See the full lineup of 2022 Speakers.
Tour of Little Island
with Thomas Heatherwick
Thomas Heatherwick will take you on a personal tour of Little Island, created by Heatherwick Studios to reimagine public space through the restoration of Pier 55 following Hurricane Sandy. Little Island boasts dazzling views and rests on 132 concrete columns on the Hudson River.
Tour of Greenpoint
with OMA’s Jason Long
OMA’s Jason Long will take you on a personal tour of Greenpoint Landing, located at the northern tip of Brooklyn. The former site of warehouses and rope factories has been transformed into a new neighborhood. Gaze up at the 745 residential unit Skyscraper, where 30% of the units will be mixed-income offered at an affordable rate.
Tour Tin Building at the Seaport
with Howard Hughes Corp.
Take a personal tour of the soon-to-open Tin Building at the Seaport, an immersive culinary concept curated by acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The 530,000-square-foot culinary marketplace is located on the site of the original Fulton Fish Market and is steeped in nearly 400 years of history.
VIP Reception at the
Museum of Ice Cream
Join 100 of your closest WRLDCTY fellows for a special reception at the Museum of Ice Cream. Enjoy an assortment of cocktails as you tour multiple magical rooms, including the world-famous sprinkle pool and NYC’s highest indoor slide!
2-days and nights of networking with the world’s leading developers, cities, urban planners, innovators and designers who come together to inspire and roll up our sleeves together towards transformative impact.
The on-site program at the Times Center is made even richer with off-site experiences at some of New York’s most ambitious projects hosted by renowned urban experts who are addressing urban challenges in ambitious, inventive, and collaborative ways.
Since 2020, WRLDCTY has innovated in so many ways, engaging with the world’s leading cities, developers and urban visionaries and practitioners from all around the world to create a new community of catalysts, leading urban innovation and breaking down silos between disciplines.
See more details on our FAQ page.
Want to purchase group tickets, speak or sponsor WRLDCTY?
Get in touch with us email@example.com
Sign Up Now to Stay Connected:
Join our newsletter and stay updated on what's coming up at WRLDCTY