Head of International Dialogue
New Urban Progress
Restart the transatlantic relationship now
In turbulent times, we need to find ways to foster close transatlantic relations at all levels and to continue the conversation on how to implement measures of social progress. When intergovernmental dialogue fails, we believe the cities are the best actors to take on the challenges of tomorrow. For that reason, we’re launching “New Urban Progress”: a project aiming to create a platform for tackling key societal challenges with a fresh approach and becoming a laboratory for future transatlantic relations. By bringing young leaders from Germany and the U.S. together and connecting innovative urban initiatives on both sides of the Atlantic, we hope to rekindle the transatlantic bond from the bottom up and rebuild trust in it.