Kathrin Faltermeier has been a research associate at the Franco-German Forum for the Future since May 2021. There, she deals with sustainable urban development, investigates local transformation processes in selected cities and municipalities, and accompanies research activities in France. Previously, she worked in higher education and science communication at the University of Bayreuth and was a municipal development consultant with a focus on local and participatory governance at the German Society for International Cooperation in Tunisia. Kathrin Faltermeier (M.A.) studied Applied Political Science at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg and at Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence. The Franco-German Forum for the Future was anchored in the Aachen Treaty in 2019 with the aim of supporting social-ecological transformation processes in the Franco-German exchange of experience. It accompanies cities and municipalities in both countries through research and dialogue and develops recommendations for action aimed at national governments. The Franco-German Forum for Future is funded by the BMBF and based at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam.