Michael Münter

Dr. Michael Münter ist zwar gelernter Bankkaufmann, hat aber in der Staatskanzlei von Baden-Württemberg, im Deutschen Bundestag und an der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg wichtige Funktionen übernommen. Zuletzt übernahm Dr. Münter im Dezember 2021 die Funktion des Ministerialdirektors im Ministerium für Umwelt, Klimaschutz und Energiewirtschaft Baden-Württemberg. Davor war er bei der Stadt Stuttgart tätig, unter anderem als … Continued

Fabian Dattner

Fabian Dattner is the founder and CEO of Dattner Group, a leadership consultancy specialising in cultural transformation, executive development and working with women. Well-known as a leadership activist, she is passionate about challenging leadership paradigms and advocates for an engaged, collaborative culture. With 36 years of experience, Fabian helps thousands of leaders recognise that leadership … Continued

Eugen Antalovsky

Eugen Antalovsky ist ehemaliger Geschäftsführer der Urban Innovation Vienna GmbH und des europaforum wien, dem Zentrum für Stadtdialog und Europapolitik. Er verfügt über umfangreiche Erfahrung in nachhaltiger Stadtplanung und internationaler Stadtpolitik. Seine Arbeit mit Wissenschaftler:innen, Stadtoberhäuptern, städtischen Investor:innen und kommunalen Unternehmen konzentrierte sich auf die aktuellen Herausforderungen der Metropolen im Kontext des globalen Wettbewerbs. Eugen … Continued

Anni Sinnemäki

As the first female Deputy Mayor responsible for city planning, traffic system, and real estate, Anni Sinnemäki works to make a difference in building a cohesive and sustainable city every day. She strongly emphasizes combining land use planning and traffic planning: This includes replacing motorways with city boulevards, making Helsinki carbon neutral by 2035, investing … Continued

Birgit Rusten

Birgit is programme director at FutureBuilt in Oslo. In that role, she’s working with facilitating climate-friendly architecture and urban development in the Oslo region. Birgit’s passionate about new innovative solutions and showing that it’s possible to realize buildings and city areas with a very low carbon footprint. The projects of the very successful network FutureBuilt … Continued

Jeff Risom

As Chief Innovation Officer at Gehl, Jeff Risom works at the intersection of all the things we share in cities – from parks and streets to food systems – and the way we experience them. It is his mission to transform the way cities are shaped by making public life an intentional driver for design, … Continued

John Judge

John Judge is CEO of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), the oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization in the U.S. providing high quality outdoor recreation programs and leadership training. With more than 20 years of civic leadership experience, John leads AMC in enacting its community of 325,000 people in outdoor recreation and conservation stewardship. He … Continued

Christina Salmhofer

Christina works as sustainability strategist for the city of Stockholm. She’s currently working at the Stockholm Royal Seaport, the largest urban development area in Sweden and one of Europe’s largest urban development projects with sustainability ambitions: a former brownfield area is converted into a vibrant and attractive city district with at least 25.000 residents and … Continued

Gerhard Schuster

Gerhard Schuster has worked in real estate for more than 30 years. His ambition in aspern Seestadt – the urban lab of Smart City Wien – is to use his expertise to help build a city that changes the way we plan cities in the future. He invites and supports gamechangers from different realms, brings … Continued

Johanna Schäfer

Johanna Schäfer is founder and CEO of BonnLAB which is a city lab for the citizens of Bonn, Germany. BonnLAB is multifunctional – it is a public living room, an office for urban development & participation, a coworking space, a social innovation point, an event location and the headquarter of the NGO PROJECTSbonn. The organizations … Continued