Michael Münter

Dr. Michael Münter may have trained as a bank clerk, but he has risen to take on significant roles with the State Chancellery of Baden-Württemberg, the German Bundestag, and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Most recently, Dr Münter took on the role of Director General at the Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy … Continued

Fabian Dattner

Fabian Dattner is the founder and CEO of Australia’s Dattner Group, a company dedicated to helping corporations, organisations, and communities better understand one another and the world they inhabit. Where it comes to leaders, there are those who inspire us to look for change, and there are those who empower us to lead it. Few … Continued

Eugen Antalovsky

Eugen Antalovsky is the former CEO of Urban Innovation Vienna GmbH and europaforum wien, the Centre for Urban Dialogue and European Policy. He has extensive experience in sustainable urban planning and international urban policies. His work with scientists, city leaders, urban investors, and municipal companies focused on the current metropolitan challenges in the context of … 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