RE:SHAPING CITIES – Post-pandemic perspectives

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June 4 @ 11:00 am
October 8 @ 12:00 pm
Live Online
Online DC United States
ULI Learning


Webinars will take place from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT.



We are living in challenging times. ULI and the Sharing Cities Alliance invite you to join us to learn about opportunities for change in our post-pandemic world.

In this environment, predicting how the future will unfold is next to impossible. However, we know that technological, social, and environmental developments within our societies are changing the way we live, work, learn, and play. We know that resilience is essential to our ability to adapt and resilience is born, in part, from information exchange and problem solving. Therefore, it is critical to exchange insights and try to turn challenges into opportunities, together. We invite you to participate in this learning experience designed to expose you to different people sharing their experiences and perspectives.

Join ULI experts and your host, Harmen van Sprang, cofounder of shareNL and the Sharing Cities Alliance, for a series of “just in time” educational webinars where you will hear from leading experts around the world on managing through disruptions in their fields. Benefit from the knowledge of two broad and diverse networks of cross-disciplinary thought leaders to position yourself proactively to address the future of our cities holistically and thoughtfully. Through this live webinar series, you will be invited to share your own ideas and engage in thought-provoking conversations with your peers. Take a moment out of your day to gain insights into and new perspectives on the post-pandemic city to be the visionary that your community needs to thrive.

This eight-session educational series is presented in one-hour topical segments throughout the summer by ULI Learning.

  • June 4, Living & the City
  • June 18, Work & the City
  • July 2, Tourism & the City
  • July 16, Mobility & the City
  • August 27, Sustainability & the City
  • September 10, Society & the City
  • September 24, Technology & the City
  • October 8, 10 Steps Towards 2030

All webinars will take place from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT.

Host Bio

Harmen van Sprang
Cofounder of shareNL and the Sharing Cities Alliance

Harmen van Sprang is a forward thinker. With his firm he helps business leaders and through his foundation he empowers city leaders to adapt to an ever-changing world. Harmen made his mark with the emerging sharing economy. Now, he inspires and advises prominent private and public organizations that sense and see the need to transform towards a more social, sustainable, and shared society. Harmen is experienced in industries such as real estate, transportation, travel, retail, insurance, and logistics. In addition, he consults with cities including Washington, D.C., New York, Toronto, Amsterdam, Cape Town, Singapore, and Seoul. Harmen is a globally renowned speaker and has also co-authored an award winning business book.



Registration Fees

ULI Members $25/webinar
ULI Members $160 for the series
Nonmembers $50/webinar
Nonmembers $320 for the series


Living & the City

In the first in a series of webinars, we will focus on how our lifestyles, our homes, and our immediate living environments are adapting to our rapidly changing world. What do our homes look like during and after this pandemic? What new functions and spaces would we need? In what ways can we make use of flexible spaces and shared services within and around our properties? How do we maintain a level of privacy and space for ourselves and our work? How will technology play an even bigger role? How connected with, or disconnected from, our communities are we? can we afford to live in the homes we live in today? What new models have already emerged and will continue to grow?

These are some of the topics we will address during this webinar. We will learn from cross-sector examples and perspectives from around the world. and our guest speakers will share their latest insights. We welcome your engagement and encourage active participation and learning.

Guest Speakers

Daniel Haltia, Circular Business Designer
Ingka Group

Designing circular business models with the people and furniture at the heart of design. Exploring and transforming IKEA to take the lead together with others to become climate positive in 2030. During the last four years been part to build IKEA’s circular team and develop methodology, met with over 100’s people in more than 13 countries around a better life, and responsible for circular innovations at Ingka, IKEA’s largest franchisee which represents 90% of the total IKEA revenue. Loves to run in the forest, visiting the underwater world and learn about more sustainable ways to enjoy food.


Sander Dolder, VP, Smart and Sustainable Cities
NYC Economic Development Corporation

Sander Dolder is a Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation where he designs, builds, & leads efforts to expand the NYC economy by catalyzing emerging sectors, developing innovation ecosystems, and forging public-private partnerships. Through its Urbantech NYC program, Sander has spearheaded the growth of the smart cities sector in NYC into a global leader. He is currently leading post-COVID economic recovery efforts.


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