Athens, October 2020

Denkraum Athens: Goodlife and Sustainable Cities

Denkraum is a series of events organized by the BMW Herbert Quandt Foundation that first happened in 2016 in Munich. It strives to be a forum where influential local leaders are not only called to reflect upon modern challenges but also to propose realistic solutions and finally have an impact in creating a sustainable future for their communities.
The Foundation cooperated with Impact Hub Athens organizing an event on Goodlife and Sustainable cities.

Re-examining the “Good Life”: A keynote by Alexandra Mitsotaki
Alexandra Mitsotaki, the World Human Forum President participated as the keynote speaker taking a more holistic view in her speech “Re-examining the Good Life” of the problems discussed in the Athens Denkraum. She stressed, “the UN SDG ‘number 11’, which refers to City Sustainability, cannot be achieved in vacuum, without also advancing the rest of the SDGs, like gender equality, justice, climate change” and others. She stated the belief that the overall goal encompassing all of them should be to build a new ecologic civilization together: this will give inspiration and show the path towards the specific SDGs.

-Athens, October 6-9, 2020