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Dialogue forums: Munich 2030

The forthcoming 2007/2008 dialogue forums will be the third series of discussions hosted by the Munich Re Foundation with the aim of increasing public awareness. The foundation intends to position the dialogue forums as a local brand, establishing itself as an active partner in the debate on "people at risk" in Munich.

What will life be like in 2030? What socio-economic realities will we be facing? Will play areas be dismantled to make room for retirement homes? Will we be further victims of educational deprivation? And how will we cope with the expected changes?
A series of five evening discussions will address these and other important issues.

The inaugural event “Munich 2030 – How will our cities change?” (in German) takes place on 7 November 2007 at 7.00 p.m. and introduces the audience to the 2008 dialogue forums. 
Mayor of Munich Christian Ude
Dr. Karlheinz Steinmüller, Futurologist
Venue: Munich Re Forum, Gedonstr. 10, 80802 Munich, Germany.

Presenter of all dialogue forums:
Dr. Patrick Illinger, Head of the Knowledge Division of the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008, 7.00 p.m. Munich’s residents: A dying breed? (in German)
Playgrounds versus old people’s homes
Dr. Reiner Klingholz, Director Berlin Institute for Population and Development
Dr. Elisabeth Merk, Director for Urban Planning, Munich City Council
Presenter: Dr. Patrick Illinger
Thursday, 21 February 2008, 7.00 p.m. Poor in a rich city? (in German)
Social cohesion versus economic prosperity
Prof. Meinhard Miegel, Director of the Bonn Institute for Economic and Social Research (IWG Bonn)
Friedrich Graffe, Director for Social Services, Munich City Council
Presenter: Dr. Patrick Illinger
Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 7.00 p.m. Learning in Munich (in German)
Educational deprivation versus private schooling
Prof. Max Huber, Vice-President of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), former Rector of the University of Bonn
Elisabeth Weiß-Söllner, Officer for schools, Department of Arts, Culture and Education, Munich City Council 
Presenter: Dr. Patrick Illinger
Tuesday, 15 April 2008, 7.00 p.m. Munich Riesling, 2030 vintage? (in German)
Positive versus negative effects of climate change
Prof. Manfred Stock, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Joachim Lorenz, Director for Health and Environment, Munich City Council
Presenter: Dr. Patrick Illinger


Munich Re Forum
Gedonstr. 10
80802 Munich