The Greek Australian Dialogue Series continues next week with a zoom conference with the Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis.
Hosted by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Christos Karras, the Greek Consul General in Sydney, Kostas Bakoyannis will be talking about his plans to maintain Athens as a modern, vibrant metropolis. This includes how the city of Athens takes pride in its ancient inheritance, as much as it takes great pride in its modern self.
The Mayor will articulate his ambitious strategic goals for Athens: one, to reclaim or liberate quality public space; two, to adopt a new model of sustainable mobility and three, to make sure that these goals change without losing the soul of the city. Meaning that he does not want Athens to turn into a theme park.
Mr Bakoyannis will also talk about his plans to tackle pollution, heatwaves, COVID19, homelessness and strategies to make Athens one of the best cities in the world.
Mr Bakoyannis was elected Mayor of Athens in 2019, previously acting as Mayor of Karpenisi and Regional governor of Central Greece, from 2014 to 2019. He studied history and International Relations at Brown University and graduated from Harvard with a Master of Public Administration.
The video conference is open to all Greek Australians who wish to take part, with an opportunity to ask the Mayor a question in the Q&A session.
DETAILS FOR THE VIDEO CONFERENCE:
Date: Thursday, 22 April 2021
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM (AEST – NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, Qld)
Link: Zoom link will be forwarded to you after you RSVP
To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to secure your place in this video conference.