|The Wildbad-Kreuth Declaration on the Global Stabilization through Decentralization - In search of the right balance between central and decentral solutions|
Loss of stable functioning of major market mechanisms, decay of good governance in many countries of the world, continuation of pollution and excessive exploitation of resources, vanishing interpersonal relationships and last but not least deterioration of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems stimulated a group of 39 scientists, representatives of regulatory agencies, NGOs, businesses and from media to explore whether shifting from globalization towards decentralization would re-stabilize the Earth system including its human dominated components.
|IESP Symposium on Intelligent Peri-Urbanization through Decentralization|
The symposium was held on May 6 at the Munich International Congress Center in conjunction with the 2014 IFAT Trade Fair. On May 7 the lecturers together with some invited guests met again in the Institute for Advanced Study of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen to reflect on the outcome of the symposium. The statements presented in the following may support better understanding the importance of peri-urban and rural areas, and the need for sustainable development of both regions.