Stuttgart has caught a cold. Not only the inhabitants of a city can be ill, also the city itself might have a bad health. Cities around the world, just like Stuttgart, continue to grow and grow. Now more than half of the world’s population live in urban areas- with immense impacts: Poverty, social exclusion, food insecurity, malnutrition, waste, emissions and vulnerability to climate change are soaring. Our cities are sick.
René van Veenhuizen's Keynote Speech