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Future Cities - A Transatlantic Townhall Project

This hybrid event, organized by the Aspen Institute Germany, brings together Berlin, Atlanta and L.A. for trends and ideas for "Responsive and Responsible Cities":

Cities around the world are growing rapidly, making it even more important to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and develop forward-looking strategies. To counter challenges ranging from climate to inequality to mobility, cities must be responsive to their citizens’ needs and priorities, requiring responsible leadership. Two issues are on top of the urban to-do list: Youth empowerment and workforce development. To shape the leaders of tomorrow, cities need to engage the young generation in decision-making early on. Offering economic opportunities and taking measures to develop a workforce fit for tomorrow’s challenges are necessary. Cities are not in this alone – transatlantic relations offer the ideal framework to cooperate and learn from the experiences of each other. By keeping a global outlook, cities ensure the local impact of their policies in a sustainable and inclusive way.

Global Outlook, Local Impact: The Transatlantic Potential for Citizen Engagement
The Next Generation: Youth Empowerment at the City Level
Bridging Cultures: Workforce Development and Immigration

Panel speakers include:

Paige Alexander (CEO, The Carter Center)
Clyde Higgs (President & CEO, Atlanta BeltLine Inc.)
Vanessa Ibarra (Director, Mayor’s Office of International & Immigrant Affairs, City of Atlanta)
Anna Roach (Executive Director & CEO, Atlanta Regional Commission)