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Follow the Data Podcast: How Central America’s Largest City is Going Digital

What happens when you put more than 500 city leaders, experts, innovators, and artists from representing cities around the world in one room? 

We found out once again at Bloomberg CityLab 2022, the ninth meeting of the preeminent global cities summit organized by Bloomberg Philanthropies in partnership with the Aspen Institute – ideas, innovation, and scalable solutions. 

Held in Amsterdam in October, in CityLab’s first in-person convening since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, global mayors, prominent city innovators, business leaders, urban experts, artists, and activists tackled how to solve some of the pressing issues facing cities around the world – from leading their communities through pandemic recovery to welcoming refugees from global conflicts to combatting climate change.

Around the world, cities are leading the way. Sessions explored the challenges cities are facing – and successfully addressing – across climate, infrastructure, technology, migration, mental health, and more. One of the most powerful conversations was between James Anderson, who leads the Government Innovation program at Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, of Mexico City. 

On this episode, listen in with us, as they discuss how city leaders can lead digital transformations in their municipalities to make sure that everyone has access to the rights that they deserve as citizens, through digital services, connectivity, and direct access to information or governmental services.

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