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Bloomberg CityLab

Every year, Bloomberg Philanthropies hosts CityLab, the preeminent global cities summit which gathers the most influential mayors and voices from hundreds of cities worldwide. Bloomberg CityLab was founded on the principle that the most important innovation is happening at the local level and that global impact can be achieved when cities share solutions.

The 2024 Bloomberg CityLab will take place in Mexico City from October 14 to 16.

The tenth Bloomberg CityLab took place in Washington, D.C. in October 2023 in partnership with the Aspen Institute. The event brought together more than 500 city leaders, experts, innovators, and artists from around the world from over 200 cities spanning 40 countries and six continents across the globe. In addition, more than 100 mayors attended Bloomberg CityLab 2023 from leading cities in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Latin America to attend sessions addressing challenges cities are facing regarding climate, infrastructure, technology, migration, gun violence, and more.

Summits have made international headlines, and generated tangible takeaways for attendees. Past CityLab conferences have been hosted in New York, Los Angeles, London, Miami, Paris, Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Amsterdam.


A Decade of Bloomberg CityLab

It’s important for any of us that serve to always be in the business of literally pulling and getting best practices and ideas and solutions. The best way to find them is from other mayors that have been doing the work. When you can borrow, steal, or loan a best model from somewhere else it accelerates your ability to scale it for your community or your city.

Randall Woodfin, Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama

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Top photo: Bloomberg CityLab 2024 will take place in Mexico City, and include panel discussions, one-on-one interviews, interactive breakout sessions, artistic performances, and excursions to destinations across the city.