"Looking backwards or forward to the future?” – fifth edition of the discussion series starts

From 8 September, the Deutsches Hygiene Museum will once again be hosting a discussion series entitled "Looking backwards or forward to the future? Choosing how we want to live in Dresden" ("Zurück oder Zukunft? Wie wir in Dresden leben wollen"). For the fifth time, the event series is dedicated to the question of what the city could look like in 2030 and beyond. The IOER is organising the series together with the City of Dresden, the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Saxony and other partners as part of the BMBF funded project "The city of the future – Dresden 2030+" funded by the BMBF.

Dresden will change. But how? What do we see when we look beyond the year 2030? How could possible future scenarios be shaped? This year's edition of the discussion series "Looking backwards or forward to the future?" looks at sustainable forms of housing, ownership and opportunities for participation in the city. Perspectives of gender-equitable urban development will be examined. And the question is how citizens and municipalities can work together to achieve societal change that makes the city fit for challenges such as digitalisation, demography, pandemics and climate change.

The discussion series will once again bring future thinkers from other cities into conversation with people who are actively helping to shape Dresden: Experts from science and business, civil society, politics and administration will discuss with the audience.

Guests with an outside perspective include: Anja Dietel, city centre manager, Riesa/Saxony; Anna Ditges, director of the documentary "Who owns the city – citizens on the move"; Thomas Köhler, Zukunftswerkstatt Ihme-Zentrum Hannover; Dirk Neubauer, mayor of Augustusburg/Saxony; Ricarda Pätzold, Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik, Berlin; Barbara Willecke, landscape architect, Berlin.

Dates at a glance
Wednesday, 7 p.m., in German, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Lingnerplatz 1, 01069 Dresden.
08 September 2021: Wie geht die geschlechtergerechte Stadt? (How does the gender-equal city work?)
15 September 2021: Wie wohnen wir in der Zukunftsstadt? (How will we live in the city of the future?)
22 September 2021: Wem gehört die Stadt der Zukunft? (Who owns the city of the future?)
29 September 2021: Wie gestalten wir die Stadt gemeinsam? (How do we shape the city together?)

Tickets and information

Information on the project "The City of the Future"




The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development is jointly funded by the federal government and the federal states.

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This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.