24th Berlin Colloquium
Living safely in the city of the future


The event planned for October 26, 2022 unfortunately cannot take place in the planned format. But since the subject is still highly topical, the invited experts will give live online presentations on a weekly basis rather than at the day event. The lecture series will begin in January 2023, and we will soon announce the exact dates on the website and in the social media.
The most important feature remains unchanged, however: The Daimler and Benz Foundation promotes dialog between the academic world and the public, so you can also engage in discussion with the individual speakers online.

Urbanization is a key trend of our century. This is evidenced not only by the rapid growth of megacities in many regions of the world, but also by the development of conurbations and entire metropolitan regions in Germany and Europe. According to estimates, around two-thirds of all people will be living in cities by 2050. However, this development is closely linked to matters of urban security.

What will the security of the inhabitants of cities be like in the future? Crime is a significant fear factor in the public perception, and scenarios of threat are affecting citizens' quality of life. But what factors influence people's actual and perceived security? What legal leeway exists, and what financial aspects must be taken into account when it comes to security issues?

The 24th Berlin Colloquium will provide answers to these and further questions from a multidisciplinary perspective. The individual lectures will focus on exemplary aspects and core areas of urban security, and on the well-being of the population; these factors include infrastructure, mobility, leisure activities, and major events in metropolitan areas. The experts will also examine key players and strategies that stand for responsibility and ensuring urban security.

The Berlin Colloquium event format
Experts from the fields of science, economics, and politics meet once a year for the Berlin Colloquium. The interdisciplinary topics covered by this series of events change annually and focus on the area of tension between humans, the environment, and technology. The Berlin Colloquium of the Daimler and Benz Foundation has been firmly established as a scientific event in the German capital for more than 20 years.

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