e-imagining The Future of Islamabad‏

Curator Global Shapers Islamabad Hub, Javeria Masood jointly in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, Pakistan, organized a dialogue of thinkers and doers of Pakistan that are actively shaping our communities. The event facilitated a productive discourse between varied stakeholders of our city, to collectively comprehend, imagine and strategically envision and design the future.

Under the theme of ‘Re-imagining the Cities of Future’, Global Shapers Islamabad hub has been selected as the four cities participating in the Annual Meeting in Davos through a live virtual session. The segment of our participation is called Shaping Davos where we will be bringing the perspective of Islamabad to a Global audience.

The local session held today at the auditorium of Planning Commission brought together the local community representatives, policy makers, political and business leaders, architects, planners, designers, non-profit organisations, tech enthusiasts, journalists, etc. A debrief of this will later be virtually shared at the Davos Summit.

The program had two major components, one is a break-out session where we in smaller but varied and rich groups collectively envisioned a better and smarter city. This lead into he second component where we will come as one group and share our propositions, strategies, insights and questions from the first part in a round table conference.

The sessions were convened by Javeria Masood (curator Global Shapers), Malik Ahmad Khan (member infrastructure and regional connectivity) and Chowdhry Anwar (chief Physical Planning and Housing).


Urbanization continues unabated globally, but cities facing massive population growth cannot cope with rising infrastructure demands. How should citizens rethink, redesign and rebuild their cities? Following are the three aspects on the agenda:

– Influencing key community behaviors

– Engaging citizens to solve municipal problems

– Deploying technology and smart systems

Global Shapers Global Shapers Community- an initiative of the World Economic Forum is a network of Hubs developed and led by emerging leaders, who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. The hubs aim to help young people self-organize for impact and to ensure that they have a seat at the table everywhere agenda is being shaped.

Annual Meeting 2016, World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The World Economic Forum holds its Annual Meeting every year in Davos, Switzerland. The meeting brings together some 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals, and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world.


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