The Big Question 2

Asking the Future of Cities to Global Scholars


The Big Question Project was a special program at WHCF 2023.


 The project was conducted in the form of relay interviews, in which speakers and key figures at the 1st World Health Cities Forum were asked questions on various issues related to defining and implementing resilient, sustainable, and smart health cities, and the experts answered the questions, and then asked the next question to another speaker or expert.


 Following Professor Lawrence O. GOSTIN, who participated in the first relay interview, the second relay interview was conducted by Professor Todd Cort, a senior professor at Yale School of Management.. For 20 years in consulting and academia, he has applied scientific and economic perspectives to corporate social and environmental responsibility (or sustainability) to identify the tools, mechanisms, metrics, and indicators that create the most value for investors, companies, and society. 


His experience ranges from “on the ground” implementation of sustainability programs to developing corporate-level communications and investor strategies. He also serves as faculty co-director of the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) and the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (YISF), and serves on various advisory boards, including the JUST Capital Science Advisory Board, the PRIME Alliance Impact Advisory Board, and the Merck Sustainability Advisory Board.


In this interview, Cort argues that while there is a strong understanding of urban health and smart cities, there is a lack of understanding of the impact on issues related to income inequality in cities, and that conversations about standardized concepts, universally adoptable metrics, and capital financing are needed to ensure healthy cities.

(For more information, see the video of Prof. Cort's interview)

How can we make cites more resilient, regenerative, and smart?

Todd Cort

Senior Lecturer, Yale School of Management 

The Big Question 2

Asking the Future of Cities to Global Scholars


 The project was conducted in the form of relay interviews, in which speakers and key figures at the 1st World Health Cities Forum were asked questions on various issues related to defining and implementing resilient, sustainable, and smart health cities, and the experts answered the questions, and then asked the next question to another speaker or expert. 


 Following Professor Lawrence O. GOSTIN, who participated in the first relay interview, the second relay interview was conducted by Professor Todd Cort, a senior professor at Yale School of Management.. For 20 years in consulting and academia, he has applied scientific and economic perspectives to corporate social and environmental responsibility (or sustainability) to identify the tools, mechanisms, metrics, and indicators that create the most value for investors, companies, and society. 


His experience ranges from “on the ground” implementation of sustainability programs to developing corporate-level communications and investor strategies. He also serves as faculty co-director of the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) and the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (YISF), and serves on various advisory boards, including the JUST Capital Science Advisory Board, the PRIME Alliance Impact Advisory Board, and the Merck Sustainability Advisory Board. 


In this interview, Cort argues that while there is a strong understanding of urban health and smart cities, there is a lack of understanding of the impact on issues related to income inequality in cities, and that conversations about standardized concepts, universally adoptable metrics, and capital financing are needed to ensure healthy cities. 


(For more information, see the video of Prof. Cort's interview)

How can we make cites more resilient, regenerative, and smart?


Todd Cort

Senior Lecturer, Yale School of Management 

ABOUT US

sponsor

World Health City Forum

info@worldhealthcityforum.org

(22004) 28F, G-Tower, 175, Art center-daero, Yeonsu-gu,

Incheon, Republic of Korea


Seoul Office (03127) 7F, 190, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, 

Seoul, Republic of Korea

ⓒ World Health City Forum

ABOUT US

Sponsor

World Health City Forum

info@worldhealthcityforum.org

(22004) 26F, G-Tower, 175, Art center-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea

Seoul Office (03127) 7F, 190, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

ⓒ World Health City Forum