• Thu, 27. April 2023
  • 17:30 - 11:30
  • Innsbruck, City Hall Plenary Hall 6th floor

"Is there a new solidarity of cities? Reflections on the transformation of cities in

Prof. Dr.in Felicitas Hillmann
In recent years, global crises such as the climate crisis, the pandemic and the migration crisis have meant that cities have been and continue to be very challenged. While national regulations do not (or cannot) respond to a wide range of challenges, cities are becoming beacons of hope for refugees, migrants and displaced persons, for example. The lecture focuses on the new role of the city as a problem solver for global crises and shows that this change is at least partly related to the introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations in 2015, using the example of how cities deal with migration to show that the "new solidarities", as they exist in the form of the work of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and through action forums between cities, are part of a far-reaching urban transformation. A key feature of this transformation is the need for a different approach to and targeted management of migration and mobility.
An event organized by the City (Urban Planning, Urban Development and Integration) and the University of Innsbruck.
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