Introducing Ecocity World Summit speakers, Part III

The next two weeks we will be highlighting the inspired thought leaders who will be speaking at Ecocity World Summit 2009.

Today: Wulf Daseking & Marcel Diallo

Wulf Daseking, Director of Planning City of Freiburg, GERMANY

wulf_dasekingMr Wulf Daseking has been the director of city planning in Freiburg, Germany, since 1984. For six years before that, he held a similar role at Mullheim/Ruhr. At Freiburg, Wulf is responsible for urban development, land development, landscape planning, master plan development and individual projects. He is an associate member of the German Federation of Architects, a member of the German Academy of Urban and Rural Development/Berlin an a member of the exert committee city planning of the German Congress of Cities. Wulf is also a lecturer in city planning at Freiburg University and at Darmstadt/University of Architecture City of Freiburg: http://www.freiburg-home.com

Monday, December 14, 13:45-15:15 Session 3: Sustainable City Design, Layout and Planning

Marcel Diallo, poet, musician, artist, philosopher, social entrepreneur, activist, California, USA

diallo_marcelMarcel Diallo is an American musician, poet, artist and community builder, known for his founding of the Black Dot Artists Collective, The Black New World and his revitalization efforts in West Oakland, California’s historic, predominantly African-American neighborhood. As a performance artist and an activist, Marcel Diallo has performed and shared the stage with such legendary poets and artists as Amiri Baraka, The Last Poets, David Murray, Kahil El Zabar, Sonia Sanchez, Kamau Da’oud, Marvin X, Piri Thomas, Micheal McClure, Lawrence Ferlingetti, as well as actor Don Cheadle. Diallo is currently active in land-based community building in his West Oakland neighborhood, with the intent of making sure that African-American residents do not get displaced by the rapid wave of gentrification that is taking hold of the historically black neighborhood. Black New World: http://www.blacknewworld.com

Monday, December 14, 11:00-12:30 Session 2: Legacy, Equity and Design

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