Gerald Babel-Sutter, Co-Founder & CEO, Urban Future

Gerald Babel-Sutter, Co-Founder & CEO, Urban Future

  • Gerald Babel-Sutter, is the co-founder, and CEO of Urban Future.

 

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Overview

“Cities need to become more sustainable in order to help solve our environmental problems. Together we need to do anything we can, to speed up urban transformation.”

—-Gerald  Babel-Sutter, passionate change-maker, co-founder, and CEO of Urban Future

Today’s guest is Gerald Babel-Sutter, the co-founder, and CEO of Urban Future. Gerard Babel has a conference and marketing background and has studied in a few of the most prestigious educational institutions in the USA, specifically at Harvard and New York University. He calls himself a change maker and currently lives in Austria.

00:31- About Gerald Babel-Sutter,

  • Gerald Babel-Sutter, is the co-founder, and CEO of Urban Future
  • Gerald Babel has a conference and marketing background and has studied in a few of the most prestigious educational institutions in the USA, specifically at Harvard and New York University.

01:03- What is Urban Future?

  • Urban Future is about people who drive change in cities to make them better and more sustainable.
  • It developed from a workshop idea into Europe’s biggest event and gathering for urban shapers.
  • It is not just an event where people get together, but it’s actually a global community of urban shapers, not just for the planners or the mobility people or the politicians but for everyone who wants to make change happen.
  • At this point, this community is about 50,000 people who are connected to Urban Future and who act on and share change-making ideas

06:10- What is a smart city?

  • According to Gerald, a smart city is a city that has strong leadership.
  • A city that has a very good social fabric, and it’s able to, in particular, solve challenges along the way quickly and efficiently.
  • The goal is to have livable cities that are also sustainable, and in order to achieve it, we need to address the factor of co2 emissions.

22:45- Learnings and Mistakes

  • If you’re not true to yourself in particular when it comes to personal relationships, it is a big source of trouble and emotional turmoil.
  • Be sure to do something for the right reason, and if it’s not the right reason, don’t do it.

24:49- How do your credentials help you?

  • If you want to change things, if you want to transform something or if you want to have an impact, if you have a dream that you want to follow, take the first step and do it.
  • You’re the only barrier from succeeding.

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  • Gerald Babel-Sutter, is the co-founder, and CEO of Urban Future
  • Gerald Babel has a conference and marketing background and has studied in a few of the most prestigious educational institutions in the USA, specifically at Harvard and New York University.

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