On June 29, Director of Urban Expansion, Solly Angel, gave the keynote address at the WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities roundtable, for a prize awarded to projects or initiatives that contribution to sustainable urban transformation. His speech was published as “Sparking Inclusive Urban Transformation in These Revolutionary Times,” in TheCityFix. On participating in the learning roundtable:
...it focused on building blocks for urban transformation—on generating useful and practical knowledge about a specific urban problem, acting in a conscious way on the problem, and reflecting and measuring the effects of that action.
This approach is an essential ingredient of the budding “science of cities,” following in the footsteps of medical science in discovering the anatomy of cities, identifying their specific ailments, and discovering and testing effective cures.