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NYC: Structural Change and Rising Populism: How Cities Manage these Trends
July 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am EDT
The ACG will host a Breakfast Briefing with Lord Mayor of Dortmund, Ullrich Sierau.
Ullrich Sierau is the Mayor of the City of Dortmund. After completing his degree in urban planning at Dortmund and Oxford, he worked in the Ministry of Urban Development, Housing, and Transportation of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. In 1994 he became the director of the Dortmund-based Institute for Urban and Regional Development Research of North Rhine-Westphalia (ILS). From 1999–2007 he served as councilor and head of Dortmund’s Department for City Planning before being appointed planning officer for Urban Planning and Infrastructure in 2007.
In 2009 Ullrich Sierau was elected as Lord Mayor of the City of Dortmund and was re-elected in 2014. Since his election, Mayor Sierau has put major emphasis on implementing sustainable urban development projects. As a result, Dortmund was awarded the title of Germany’s Most Sustainable City in 2014 and won the title of Germany’s Most Digital City in 2018.