6 May, 2021

Mayors as Progressive Motors

DATE: 11 June 2021

TIME: 14:00 – 15:15 (CEST)

Mayors as Progressive Motors


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From Hungary to the United States, too many national governments have succumbed to illiberal powers during the past decade. During the same period, many cities and urban areas remained centers of democracy, innovation, and international cooperation. How can cities continue to emerge as actors that deliver progressive change? Does the future of liberal democracies lie in the hands of mayors? As our societies emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, cities will play a role in delivering a more just and green planet as well as bridge social divides in metropolitan areas.  This session will debate how urban areas can promote democracy and a sustainable environment within their city limits and beyond.

The Speakers

Executive Director of the „Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship“ and the „Future of Diplomacy Project“, Harvard Kennedy School
Deputy Mayor, City of Strasbourg
Candidate for Governing Mayor of Berlin
Lord Mayor of Budapest, Hungary
Director at Placemaking Europe
Climate Resilience Program Manager, City of Boston
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