The "demographic change" working group the bamberger grunen presented its position paper at the AWO’s self-help day on maxplatz.
Judith aumuller-kirchschlager, peter gack and wolfgang schenker explained the problems that an aging citizenry poses for local politics, but also emphasized the opportunities that arise for a changing city: development of new neighborhoods and expansion of neighborhood offices, realization of new, communal forms of housing, a sustainable change in transportation, strengthening of a solidary, sustainable urban society, and expansion of family-friendly offerings.
Mdl ursula sowa was delighted with the position paper, which presented the problem in an impressive overall picture. "I would also like to see something like this in the bavarian state parliament." They have not yet realized that the signs of the crisis, such as the nursing shortage and the shortage of skilled workers, are only pointers to the real crisis, which will not reach its peak until 20 to 30 years from now.
Jonas glusenkamp, grunen’s candidate for mayor, promised to address the "megatopic" of nuclear power high on his agenda and expressed his firm conviction that he can take advantage of the leeway offered by the generational task of demographic change. "The challenges of demographic change can best be mastered in the participatory city that i want to make bamberg into."
Mapping in the household
Anton zahneisen of the working group of older citizens thanked the working group for its commitment to bringing this pressing issue out of its niche existence. He urged the city councillors present not to give in when it comes to funding the neighborhood offices. "Demographic change in all its facets is not only suitable for sunday speeches, but must also be reflected in the budget and city planning." .