Local democracy in action for a greener, more peaceful world

November 5-8, 2009

Madison, Wisconsin

This conference will stimulate municipal efforts to engage citizens in their local democracies to promote a shift from carbon and nuclear energy sources to renewables and conservation, greener transportation and development practices, global elimination of nuclear weapons, and a transition from war spending to a peace economy.

Future Cities 2009 will feature experienced and knowledgeable , as well as excellent , and presentations and discussions.

The conference is organized on three tracks: , , and .

We are very pleased to welcome our keynote speaker, .

Hosted by , with participation from mayors and , and from representatives of the City of Hiroshima , Japan, including , a Hibakusha (survivor).

BACKGROUND

Cities are assuming an active role in nuclear abolition and climate protection initiatives. Over 900 mayors have signed the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, pledging to work to implement the Kyoto Protocol in their own communities.

Future Cities 2009 follows on a similar, smaller conference hosted by Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie last October. For the details on that event, .