KoMet Conference 2020: "Future Narratives for Metropolitan Regions"


After the 2019 Conference, which focused on topics of mobility, the 2020 Conference of the Competence Field Metropolitan Research (KoMet) was dedicated to past as well as present images of metropolitan futures: What do desirable futures for metropolitan regions look like? What has become of earlier visions about the future? And what does the concept of "narrative" actually imply? During the conference entitled "Future Narratives for Metropolitan Regions" held on December 14, 2020, academics and practitioners discussed ideas for the future of metropolitan spaces both in the Ruhr Region and internationally. The event was organized by Prof. Dr. Jens Martin Gurr (University of Duisburg-Essen, Speaker KoMet), Prof. Dr. Cornelia Jöchner (Ruhr-University Bochum), Prof. Dr. Rolf Parr (University of Duisburg-Essen) and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Sonne (TU Dortmund University) and supported by the Emschergenossenschaft and Stiftung Mercator. Approximately 180 participants took part in the virtual event.