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Framing the Challenge

Plenary / Keynote & Discussion
German and English language

Which current trends and issues have an impact on cities? Which specific consequences do they have on people with low income? Which tensions and challenges arise for political decision-makers? Which strategies have been or are being applied to tackle these issues?

Mayor, City of Trieste Key Note
Head, Synthesis Forschung Gesellschaft m.b.H., Vienna Key Note
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath Chair


Head, Synthesis Forschung Gesellschaft m.b.H., Vienna

1974-1980 Institut für Höhere Studien
1977-1978 Harvard University
1980 University Kassel
1980-1981 London School of Economics
1982 Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
1993 a.o. Universitätsprofessor


Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

 Peter Woodward is an experienced independent facilitator. He specialises in the design and delivery of effective participative processes through his own business, Quest Associates Ltd. Assignments range from helping small teams to develop a strategy through to major multi-stakeholder international conferences. Peter supports clients from all sectors including local citizen groups, business, through to the European Commission. He is particularly active with clients who are working towards social, environmental and economic sustainability goals. Recent clients include the European Sustainable Development Network, EC EcoAP Green Innovation programme, the UK Charity Bank, The European Business Network and the Church of England. He has established a special reputation for bringing energy, enjoyment and added value into the conference setting.

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