Symposium Transformation through Trialogue on Site

Save the Date: Transformation through Trialogue on Site – Symposium September 1st and 2nd 2022

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Transformation through Trialogue on Site I September 1st and 2nd I Pop-Up Campus I Aachen

Current urgent transformation tasks in cities - such as coping with the Covid 19 pandemic or climate change - show that the joint work of actors in cities is needed. The observation is that transformative research, urban planning and development within the administration as well as city makers are a driving force. They work together particularly efficiently to find solutions for the common good and sustainability - but so far often rather in dialogue. This should now change with the help of long-term strategies for a trialogue! 

The aim of the workshop is to jointly develop the respective local trialogue and to reflect on strategies for long-term cooperation between the three groups of actors. There will be space for exchange in the individual groups of actors as well as a joint panel discussion on the potential and challenges of cooperation.

We cordially invite you to share your ideas and experiences and thus contribute to the transformation of our cities towards sustainability!


The symposium addresses:

-    Urban planners and urban developers within city administrations
-    City makers from civil society
-    Transformative researchers
-    And all those who would like to become such, i.e. active students and people who are interested in the development of their cities.

The symposium offers:
-    Jointly develop strategies for local trialogue
-    Growing together as a local trialogue
-    Networking and exchange with own sphere of actors from other cities
-    A relaxed atmosphere and informal exchange

Schedule of the symposium (preliminary programme):

Thursday, 01.09.2022
17:00 Informal kick-off
17:30 Welcome and introduction
18:00 Urban dining on the roof terrace
20:00 Transformative games evening/informal evening

Friday, 02.09.2022
09:00 Kick-off and introduction into the day
09:10 Input on the trialogue
09:30 Exchange on the trialogue on site with cities from A(achen) to W(uppertal)
11:15 Exchange of experiences in the stakeholder groups
12:00 Break
13:00 ThinkTank - first results
13:30 Developing strategies for trialogue together
15:00 Panel discussion (requested a.o. BBSR, vhw, Deutscher Städtetag)
16:30 Closing chord and conclusion

For more information, please see the flyer. More details here

First thoughts on the trialogue are written down in this article.

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