The World Cities Summit honors Danish Kurani as a World Cities Summit Young Leader in recognition of his contribution to the field of urban liveability and sustainability. He is one of 153 recipients worldwide. Fellow recipients included Bjarke Ingels (BIG), Carlo Ratti (MIT Senseable Cities Lab), Mayor Naheed Nenshi (Calgary), Alejandro Aravena (Elemental).
The World Cities Summit Young Leaders aims to bring together leaders from diverse urban sectors who are committed to actively catalyse change in cities and help shape urban development agendas. The summit is a premier global platform for world leaders and experts to exchange new ideas on sustainable urban solutions.