Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow: Urban Sustainability in Germany

Lecture | April 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Max Gruenig, President of Ecologic Institute US

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany

Cities are leading the transition to a post-carbon economic model and envision sustainability in all three dimensions: environmental, social, and economic. Mr. Gruenig will focus on three primary sustainability areas: urban mobility, water management, and energy-efficient buildings. Across these topics, cities increasingly recognize that a sustainable future is rooted in their citizens and, hence, requires an open-ended participatory model focusing on dialogue and collaboration.
This Lecture is organized by the Center of German and European Studies at IES in cooperation with the American Council on Germany, San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter, and was made possible by a generous grant through the European Recovery Program – Transatlantic Encounters.

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