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The world has suffered from various problems including low growth, long recession, population aging, demographic cliff, climate change, environmental crisis, and collapsing community. The purpose of this conference, focused on the theme, “Transition of Civilization and the Role of Cities”,  is to review attempts and experiments of the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the world, to discuss where the world cities should go, and to form an international solidarity for transition of cities.

In the first session, “Transition of Civilization and the Challenges Facing Cities”, at 10:30am on Oct 11, John B. Cobb, the co-founder and current co-director of the Center for Process Studies in Claremont, California, David Korten, the former professor of the Harvard Business School, and Myung-rae Cho, the president of Korea Environment Institute, will give presentations and participate in a discussion about the necessary transition of civilization.

David’s presentation is “Transition to an Ecological Civilization: The Role of the City”.

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