- June 26, 2023
- June 26, 2023
As part of the “Future Cities” project, Aspen Institute Germany will host a discussion on “Responsive and Responsible Cities: Implementing Urban Futures” on June 26, 2023 in Atlanta.
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.
The event will take place with selected stakeholders on site in Atlanta and virtual guests from Berlin and Los Angeles. The workshop will be accompanied by input from Janean Lewis (Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Andre Dickens, Youth Development & Education, Chief Policy Office, City of Atlanta) and Erica J. Bolden (Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and People Analytics, Mercedes-Benz USA). Confirmed panelists 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) and Anna Roach (Executive Director & CEO, Atlanta Regional Commission). “Future Cities” creates a discussion platform for urban stakeholders from the three cities to provide impetus for the development of cities and raise awareness of their complexity in the transatlantic discourse.
You can register for the event here