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Thursday, April 10 - St. Francis Hotel
6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception, St. Francis Hotel (210 Don Gaspar Avenue)
Friday, April 11 - La Fonda Hotel
7:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast - New Mexico Room (ground floor, La Fonda) and Continental Breakfast and Registration - La Terraza Room
9:00 Welcome, Simon Levin (Co-Chair, SFI Science Board & Princeton University)
9:15 Introduction to SFI and Overview, Geoffrey West (SFI President and Distinguished Professor)
9:30 An Ancient Perspective on the Urban Experience, Jeremy Sabloff (Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania)
10:30 Break
11:00 Global Cities, Saskia Sassen (Columbia University and author of "The Global City")
12:00 p.m. Discussion, Led by Henry Wright (SFI External Faculty, Science Board and University of Michigan)
12:30 p.m. Lunch, New Mexico Room (located on ground floor)
1:30 Green Cities: Sustainable Urban Development, Matthew Kahn (UCLA and author of "Green Cities")
2:30 Discussion, Led by J. Doyne Farmer (Professor, Santa Fe Institute)
2:45 Break
3:00 Growth, Innovation and the Pace of Urban Life: Is it Sustainable?, Geoffrey West (SFI President and Distinguished Professor)
3:45 The Urbanizing World: A New Quantitative Understanding of Cities Holds the Key to the Global Sustainability Transition, Luis Bettencourt (SFI and Los Alamos Laboratory)
4:30 Discussion, Led by Geoffrey West (SFI President and Distinguished Professor)
5:00 Adjourn
6:15 Sandia Express Shuttles depart La Fonda from the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail & E. San Francisco Street
6:30 Cocktails and Dinner at SFI
7:30 Dinner, Noyce Conference Room
8:30 SFI: Impact and Influence, Musings of Dr. Murray Gell-Mann (Distinguished Fellow, Santa Fe Institute)
9:00 Shuttles return to La Fonda