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The Green European Foundation alongside Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks and Oikos Think Tank is organising an experts meeting to explore different ideas to make cities more liveable and sustainable places.


Cities all around the world have the potential to be the primary drivers behind the transition towards a sustainable and just society. At the moment, however, cities cannot provide a good life for all within planetary boundaries. They are still part of an economic system that depends on hyper consumption and extractivism. In this context, a foundational shift is needed, starting with a transformation in our world view. A shift that departs from the view of humans as homo economicus, towards a mode of living that recognises the fundamental vulnerability of human and non-human life. A world view based on the ethics of care as the founding principle for a new city. The question is how we can make this world view a reality. Whit what reforms can local politicians start working today? This expert meeting will focus on the reforms that local politicians can start working on today and explore the contours of a framework for an ecologically and socially just city.


This expert meeting is part of the Green European Foundations project Cities as Places of Hope, in which we highlight inspiring examples of progressive cities across Europe which are the frontrunners of the social-ecological transition.


Dirk Holemans, Coordinator of Oikos Think Tank, Co-president of the Green European Foundation
Hans Rodenburg, Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks, Project Coordinator


Date and time: Tuesday, 18th October from 15.00 to 17.00 CET.

Audience: This expert meeting will take place in Dutch and is invitation only.


This project is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks and Oikos Think Tank with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.

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