New Tools for Science Policy
How Complexity Science Can Guide Urban Transformations
Lessons from Germany
About the Seminar
March 29, 2023 9:00am—10:00am
Urban and regional economies must constantly adapt to challenges. From planned redevelopment efforts to unexpected shocks like natural disasters, these economies are in constant flux. How can we best plan for beneficial, inclusive economic transitions?
Recent breakthroughs in complexity science and related fields offer new insights and solutions to guide cities through economic transitions. Complexity science techniques were piloted in Lausitz, Germany, a region heavily dependent on coal mining and other extraction industries. German Energiewende (energy transition) policy aims to make the country climate neutral by 2025, which would replace extraction industries with new, green ones. This transition will need new infrastructure, new skills for workers, and new industries.
On March 29 at 9AM ET, join Shade T. Shutters (Arizona State University) and Bastian Alm (German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action) for a New Tools in Science Policy breakfast seminar. Examining how these new techniques have been applied in Germany gives a glimpse of how science can help cities in other countries navigate disruptions, whether due to energy policies, natural disasters, or simply reconfiguring local economies for a brighter future.
ASU Barrett & O’Connor Center
1800 I St NW
Washington, DC 20006
- Attendees are required to show proof of up to date COVID-19 vaccination with ID.
- Breakfast will be provided.
- Doors open at 8:30AM ET.
- This event will also be livestreamed. Register here to attend virtually.
Head of Division for Regional Economic and Structural Policy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Bastian Alm is the Head of Division for Regional Economic and Structural Policy in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. He focuses on reforming regional policy measures to enable transformation while also supporting local employment and…
Research Scientist, School of Complex Adaptive Systems, Arizona State University
Shade T. Shutters is a Research Scientist at ASU’s School of Complex Adaptive Systems where he directs the Laboratory for Regional Dynamics and Development and co-directs the Complexity Economics Lab. He is also external research faculty at the Global Climate…
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