Projects

We are engaged in a number of projects in urban areas around the world – in India, Europe, the United States, Latin America and the Middle-East.

These projects range in scope from:
  • Testing out new and interdisciplinary approaches to solve complex social and environmental problems.
  • Addressing access to basic services in unequal urban centers.
  • Helping establish innovation centers.
  • Creating multidisciplinary private-public-people partnerships.
  • Creating inter-city networks focused on the adoption of innovative approaches best practices.

The Last Projects

PGT launch meeting in Mumbai in collaboration with the Reliance Foundation, September 2012
PGT launch meeting in Mumbai in collaboration with the Reliance Foundation, September 2012 The meeting brought together an interdisciplinary group of ten global thinkers who met over two days to debate some of the critical issues and challenges facing our world today, keeping in mind the changing geopolitical equations and the transformative potential of technology and innovation. The first day was centered to introductions and thoughts on the role of the think tank. On the second day, discussions focused on strategic and thematic areas. One of the key objectives of this first meeting was to identify a few key areas of focus for future meetings and to agree on outputs and deliverables. Watch the CNBC coverage of the meeting. For more information, download the event's brochure.
Cities for Life Quito and Paris 2016 PGT is one of the organizing partners of Cities for Life Paris 2016, the global summit on inclusive, smart and resilient cities which will be hosted by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo along with Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez on November 21-22, 2016. The summit is co-organized with UN Habitat, the OECD, the Ford Foundation, C40, 100 Resilient Cities, the Rockefeller Foundation, the French Development Agency (AFD), the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and FMDV. Besides helping with the design of the conference and content, PGT’s contribution is two-fold: In preparation for this Global Summit and harnessing the opportunity of Habitat III in Quito, PGT was one of the organizing partners of the Cities for Life Prep-Meeting in Quito on Oct. 17-18. The meeting brought together Mayors, experts, practitioners and citizens and focused on The Future of Urban Innovation. It included Keynote speeches, panel discussions as well as co-creation session on urban innovation for inclusion.
Cities for Life Quito and Paris 2016
PGT second plenary meeting in Paris, March 2014
PGT second plenary meeting in Paris, March 2014 The meeting brought together an interdisciplinary group of twenty global thinkers who met over two days to debate the issues and opportunities arising from the massive urbanization wave our planet is going through, especially in the emerging and developing world. Urbanist-architects, academics, former Mayors, elected officials, and industry representative also joined the meeting to inform the discussions. The group had a working-dinner with Ms. Fleur Pellerin, France’s Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy. As an outcome of the meeting, PGT decided to explore cooperation with Mayors grappling with urbanization challenges around the world, to define, design and deploy a limited set of pilot projects/collaborations on inclusive and sustainable urban development harnessing the power of innovation and technology