Dr. Nicole Hartmann initiates and works for campaigns and projects that address the Climate Crisis as one of the biggest threats to human civilization. Most recently she was part of the coordination team of the first German Citizen Assembly on Climate.
Doughnut Economics in Action: How Can True Smart Cities Use the Doughnut and its Data to Thrive in Balance?
Many municipalities worldwide have started using a new strategic compass to guide their development: the Doughnut. Conceived by Oxford renegade economist Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics offers a holistic model for sustainable development that combines the concept of planetary boundaries (i.e. environmental wellbeing) with that of social boundaries (i.e. human wellbeing) to create a measurable “safe operating space for humanity.”
In this session, leading practitioners involved in implementing the Doughnut model at a city and local municipality level will share their experiences. How can the Doughnut help municipalities to become true Smart Cities? How can Smart City data be included in the Doughnut? How does the Doughnut activate a more participatory culture between bureaucrats and citizens?
Dr. Andrew Fanning is Data Analysis & Research Lead at Doughnut Economics Action Lab, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. Andrew’s research in the field of ecological economics explores how to envision and move towards a world where people can achieve their aspirations while ensuring the burdens of economic activity are both ecologically safe and socially just.
Barbara Trachte is Brussels Secretary of State for Economic Transition and Scientific Research, as well as Minister-President of COCOF, the French Community Commission. She is the very first ecologist in the country to be in charge of the Economy portfolio.
Born in 1981 in Schaerbeek, in the Brussels-Capital Region, to a Belgian father and a Rwandan mother, Barbara Trachte has been a member of the Ecolo party since 1999. Involved with Amnesty International from a very young age, she rallies around the issue of the Rwandan genocide and the major debates on human rights throughout the world. As a lawyer at the Federal Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers, and later a lawyer at the Brussels bar, she is also involved in parallel in the Ecolo party, for which she was a candidate in the federal and regional elections of 1999 and 2000.
Katharina Schlüter is Senior Manager at the public consulting company PD – Berater der öffentlichen Hand GmbH.
She is expert for the digital and sustainable transformation of cities and region.
Referentin für Nachhaltigkeit und Innovation (Stadt BN) & Founder (FDC) / Stadt Bad Nauheim & Frankfurt Doughnut Coalition
Yuge Lei is the advisor for sustainability and innovation at the municipality of Bad Nauheim and the founder of Frankfurt Doughnut Coalition. She is currently implementing the first City Doughnut in Germany.
Yuge is a sustainable development consultant and researcher . She has advised, collaborated and researched with public and private institutions, multilateral organisations, educational institutions, non-profits, and innovators to create positive social and environmental impact.
She’s a keen systems thinker with the mission to enabling better connections between ideas, initiatives and individuals to enable a systemic approach to addressing the challenges of our time.