21.06.2013 | Stadt Bonn: The Triumph and the Tragedy of Cities – Pathways towards Regenerative Cities

Bonn_Logo_Sustain_1002[1]From June 20th to 23rd the World Future Council (WFC) will hold its Annual General Meeting in Bonn. The WFC consists of 50 respected personalities from all five continents representing different backgrounds from governments, parliaments, the arts, civil society, science and business. Together they form a global voice, speaking up for the needs and rights of future generations. The international council members will convene in Bonn for intensive discussions about current developments and the WFC’s future work program.

Within this context the City of Bonn and the WFC are hosting a public panel discussion titled “The Triumph and the Tragedy of Cities – Pathways Towards Regenerative Cities”. The panel discussion focuses on how to operationalise the vision of regenerative cities. Enabling governance structures,  communication strategies, and in particular, the role of citizens in this endeavour will be highlighted.

The panel also addresses how North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas, is managing a transformation towards a more sustainable system.

The Mayor of the City of Bonn Jürgen Nimptsch and the Chairman of the World Future Council Jakob von Uexküll cordially invite you to this International Panel Discussion and Reception Friday, 21 June 2013, at 7.00 pm at the Old Town Hall of the City of Bonn Marktplatz, 53111 Bonn.
Among the speakers are

  • Jürgen Nimptsch, Mayor of the City of Bonn
  • Jakob von Uexküll, Chairman of the WFC
  • Johannes Remmel, Minister of the State of North Rhine-Westfalia
  • Professor Herbert Girardet, Author and Honorary Councillor of the WFC
  • Frances More Lappé, Author and Councillor of the WFC

The event will be held in English.

If you are interested in attending, please register for the panel discussion via e-mail to zusagen(at)bonn.de.

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