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April 1-3 | 2020

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Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.
Skills | How to become a CityChanger!
Stormwater | Don’t let your city drown.
Water (re)use | Let’s save our blue gold!
Districts | Upgrade your city!
Brownfields | Building new cities.
Public transport | The "moving people" challenge.
City logistics | Drama and Lifeline.
Creative Bureaucracy Festival
URBAN Green Infrastructure International Conference
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3.2. Very clever: Using public space for flood adaptation
11:30 - 13:00
How unlikely partnerships can save cities
L1 W3
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.
Stormwater | Don’t let your city drown.

An increasing number of innovative and creative water management teams find fantastic solutions for flood adaptation. From playgrounds to parks and from car parking facilities to sport fields: Cities are co-using public spaces for water retention during flooding emergencies. Hear about some amazing projects that have not only increased stormwater resilience but in fact created win-win-win-win situations improving the micro-climate, cleaning polluted water, enriching biodiversity and making public spaces more attractive.

SESSION CHAIR:
Matt Stewart | Strategic Designer | Berlin | Germany

SPEAKER:
Maria Matos Silva | Landscape Architect & Professor at the University of Lisbon | Portugal
Lisa Emilie Hoven | Engineer at Multiconsult | Oslo | Norway
Jeremy Anterola | Co-Founder of GreenScenario | Hamburg | Germany

3.3. Wanted: From freaky idea to global solution
14:30 - 16:00
How green roofs turned from “hippie idea” into a strategic adaptation tool
W3
Stormwater | Don’t let your city drown.

During extreme rain situations, holding back large volumes of water (even for as little as one hour) and releasing them slowly and with a time-delay into the drainage infrastructure can make the difference between having or not having a large-scale flooding. More and more cities embrace alternatives to large-scale infrastructure, which come with flashy names such as “Sponge Cities” or “Blue-Green Infrastructure". This session showcases the most effective projects from around the world: Hear from the people behind them, learn what works, what doesn’t and how they were able to convince stakeholders in thinking outside the box for innovative solutions.

SESSION CHAIR:
Cristina Matos Silva | Vice President of the Portuguese Association for Green Roofs & Assistant Professor at the Universit of Lisbon | Portugal

SPEAKER:
Johan Verlinde | Programme Manager Rotterdam Climate Adaptation Plan at the City of Rotterdam | The Netherlands
Filipe Araujo | Vice Mayor of Porto | Portugal
Annebeth Muntinga | Building Physicist and Sustainability Engineer at ABT | Delft | The Netherlands

3.4. Winning hearts & minds with irresistible rivers
16:30 - 18:00
Turning neglected rivers into highly functional public assets: this is how
W3
Stormwater | Don’t let your city drown.

SESSION CHAIR:
Matt Stewart | Strategic Designer | Berlin | Germany

SPEAKER:
João Dinis | Head of Accelerating Urban Transition Office at Cascais Ambiente | Portugal
Daniela Bischof | Project Manager at the City of Graz | Austria
Christine Konradi | Project Manager & Head of Team Water at freiland Environmental Consulting Civil Engineers Ltd. | Graz | Austria
Jan Edler | Member of the Board of Directors at Flussbad Berlin | Germany

0.8. CityChangers Party
18:30 - 21:00
Future Urban Leaders Network Launch

CARLOS LOPES | C2
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CARLOS LOPES | C2
CARLOS LOPES | C2
2.7. Speeding up change with experiments
11:30 - 13:00
Crucial lessons from urban living labs (JPI Europe)
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Skills | How to become a CityChanger!

In recent years so-called urban living labs have become fashionable - rightly so! People have discovered the power of co-creation to transform their cities. In city labs, they experiment together on a variety of pressing issues, from e-participation to water and mobility management. But what if your experiment goes wrong, what if a “higher force” threatens its success? We hear from master experimenters and how they continue to push for change despite the many uncertainties, including electoral change and shifting public opinion.

SESSION CHAIR:
Margit Noll | Chair of the JPI Urban Europe Management Board at FFG | Vienna | Austria

SPEAKER:
Jacob Hartmann | Senior Advisor at Sharing Copenhagen | Denmark
Anna-Lisa Boni | Secretary General of Eurocities | Brussels | Belgium
Jonas Bylund | Member of the Management Board at JPI Urban Europe | Stockholm | Sweden
Nicola Bacon | Director & Co-Founder of Social Life | London | UK
Thomas Drage | Representative for Climate Protection at the City of Graz | Austria

1.11. Covenant of Mayors
14:30 - 16:00
High-level Session on the EU Green Deal & Collaboration
L1
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.

2.4. How to deal with the ‘difficult ones’?
16:30 - 18:00
First-aid kit to prevent your project’s melt-down
L2
Skills | How to become a CityChanger!

Most projects have them: very loud and difficult opponents. And even though they are often just a relatively small group, they somehow manage to set the tone and capture a large share of media attention. Let’s find out how to deal with them and how you can ensure that your project remains on track.

SESSION CHAIR:
Jan-Jaap in der Maur | Owner of Masters in Moderation | Amsterdam | The Netherlands

SPEAKER:
Marco Buemi | Project Manager at the City of Turin | Italy
Caren Ohrhallinger | Managing Director at nonconform | Vienna | Austria
Hanna Marcussen | Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning | Oslo | Norway
Fredrika Friberg | Chief Creator at The Art of Urban Creation | Nacka | Sweden

0.8. CityChangers Party
18:30 - 21:00
Future Urban Leaders Network Launch

CARLOS LOPES | C3
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CARLOS LOPES | C3
CARLOS LOPES | C3
10.6. Climate-KIC Peer-to-Peer Exchange (by invitation only)
09:00 - 11:00

2.2. Trailblazing: How Portugal became #1 in public participation
14:30 - 16:00
It’s all about winning back trust
L2
Skills | How to become a CityChanger!

Portugal is the first country worldwide (!) to boast a national participatory budget. It’s the pinnacle of a culture of participation both cities and rural communities have fostered for many years. Learn from the pioneering minds behind the Portuguese success-story: How to create a culture in which people, once again, take ownership, winning back trust in public administrations. Which rules of thumb to follow, what critical mistakes to avoid!

SESSION CHAIR:
Giovanni Allegretti | Senior Researcher at the University of Coimbra | Portugal

SPEAKER:
Paulo Francisco | Head of the Participation Division at Lisbon Municipality | Portugal

0.8. CityChangers Party
18:30 - 21:00
Future Urban Leaders Network Launch

CARLOS LOPES | C4
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CARLOS LOPES | C4
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3.1. Why water retention should take center stage
09:30 - 11:00
Tackling stormwater at its source
W3
Stormwater | Don’t let your city drown.

During extreme rain situations, holding back large volumes of water (even for as little as one hour) and releasing them slowly and with a time-delay into the drainage infrastructure can make the difference between having or not having a large-scale flooding. More and more cities embrace alternatives to large-scale infrastructure, which come with flashy names such as “Sponge Cities” or “Blue-Green Infrastructure". This session showcases the most effective projects from around the world: Hear from the people behind them, learn what works, what doesn’t and how they were able to convince stakeholders in thinking outside the box for innovative solutions.

SESSION CHAIR:
Philipp Bouteiller | CEO of Tegel Projekt GmbH | Berlin | Germany

SPEAKER:
Lothar Fuchs | CEO of the Institute for Technical and Scientific Hydrology Ltd. | Hannover | Germany
Nicolas Londinsky | Deputy head of the Water and Sanitation service at the City of Paris | France
Jaran Raymond Wood | R&D Manager at Leca | Nordby | Norway
Saara Vauramo | Programme Director at LAHTI - European Green Capital 2021 | Finland

7.1. Welcome to the nightmare: Mobility in cities
11:30 - 13:00
Why we are so far away from finding a solution to the mobility challenge
M7
Public transport | The "moving people" challenge.

People and goods need to move. But today, most cities experience not only horrific congestion, but also suffer from side-effects such as health problems associated to toxic air & noise pollution, road safety hazards, as well as an increasing lack of space and funds to upgrade existing mobility infrastructure. Even though these dangerous issues had been on the horizon for a very long time, most city leaders didn’t dare to truly touch the delicate subject, fearing the backlash of their citizens. But today, even the most conservative leaders realize that the way we’ve been doing mobility is no longer working. This session takes us all on a journey from where we really are today to where we should (and can) be in the near future.

SPEAKER:
Martin Russ | Executive Director at AustriaTech | Vienna | Austria
Hanna Marcussen | Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning | Oslo | Norway
Miguel Gaspar | Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Security and Economy | Lisbon | Portugal
Jeff Risom | Chief Innovation Officer at Gehl | Copenhagen | Denmark

1.12. Financing urban climate actions
14:30 - 16:00
How Urban Transformation Capital help cities realizing their climate actions
L1
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.

To transform cities to zero-emissions, they will need to find ways to harness the power of financial capital at a new speed and scale. Today, however, financial markets aren’t generally able to invest in transformative climate action with their understanding of risk and return needed. Municipalities then lack sufficient capabilities, governance arrangements as well as models to mobilize financial resources with the speed and volume needed. An Urban Transformation Capital approach seeks to address this critical disconnect by ensuring that capital works systemically for accelerating action towards a city’s climate mission. This means working to “do what it would take”, rather than to only what actors are comfortable financing today. Join this session as we explore how cities are taking such an approach, and where we need to go next in 2020 to release a greater flow of urban transformation capital.

SESSION CHAIR:
Thomas Osdoba | Senior City Advisor at Climate-KIC | Toulouse | France

1.2. Critical: Bringing your vision to life
16:30 - 18:00
It's all about creating images and stories to relate to
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Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.

Okay, so you’ve got vision: now what? If you want to bring it to live, to prevent it from ending up in some drawer, it needs to be widely shared! Your job is to create images and a storyline people can emotionally relate to. People must “live” it. We will take a close look at some of the most powerful and successful visions, identify their key ingredients and learn the most effective ways to develop a vision that thrives.

SESSION CHAIR:
Katharina Serafimova | Social Entrepreneur | Mértola | Portugal

SPEAKER:
Luca Ballarini | Founder & President of Torino Stratosferica | Turin | Italy

0.8. CityChangers Party
18:30 - 21:00
Future Urban Leaders Network Launch

CARLOS LOPES | C5
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2.3. Crucial: Skills for public participation
09:30 - 11:00
What you will need to make participation work
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Skills | How to become a CityChanger!

So you’d like to ask your citizens and residents for their opinion – then what? Don’t vex them with half-baked consultation! Don’t rely on methodologies off the shelf! Learn what it really takes to make public participation work. What new possibilities might open up if there was real co-creation as opposed to consultation, which is often only a step away from tokenism? Hear and discuss which concepts work, and which don’t.

SPEAKER:
Maarit Kahila | CEO & Co-Founder of Maptionnaire | Helsinki | Finland
Husam Al Waer | Reader in Sustainable Design at the University of Dundee | UK
Erling Fossen | CEO of Oslo Metropolitan Area | Norway
Natalia Fishman | Advisor to the President at the Republic of Tartastan | Kazan | Russia

5.1. Roll up your sleeves: Revitalize your troubled districts
11:30 - 13:00
Why cities can’t afford broken neighbourhoods
D5
Districts | Upgrade your city!

As cities evolve and change, neighbourhoods change as well: some thrive and prosper, some appear to remain the same, and others struggle, crumble and are hit by crime – or worse: crash entirely. We will be looking not only at the many reasons why it is absolutely crucial for cities to revitalize such neighbourhoods, but it is also the starting point for us to look very closely at just how to actually do it. This inspiring session will showcase the tremendous opportunities these projects can be for cities and its citizens: socially, economically, financially, democratically, and yes: environmentally.

SESSION CHAIR:
Mario Raimondi | Co-Founder of El Desafio Foundation | Rosario | Argentina

SPEAKER:
Jorn Wemmenhove | Creative Strategist & Co-Founder of Humankind | Rotterdam | The Netherlands
David Sim | Creative Director at Gehl | Copenhagen | Denkmark
Luise Noring | Assistant Professor & Research Director at Copenhagen Business School | Frederiksberg | Denmark

5.2. Decarbonizing real estate: it works
14:30 - 16:00
This will change your view on how real estate development works
L1 D5
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.
Districts | Upgrade your city!

To decarbonize the built environment, cities will have to go new paths. That’s exactly what C40 and 12 cities from around the world have been doing with “Reinventing Cities”, the world’s largest ever competition for carbon neutral and resilient urban regeneration projects. But apart from realizing some amazing projects, it was particularly the learning curve for all parties involved that will make a huge difference in the future. Along the way of decarbonizing their real estate projects, city administrations, land owners, developers, architects and engineers found something way more powerful: a new state of mind for evaluating real estate projects. In this session you will hear the condensed knowhow and experience from dozens of projects that will hopefully change the way we develop projects in the future.

5.4. Against all odds: The affordable housing challenge
16:30 - 18:00
Why you should stop whining and just act
L1 D5
Districts | Upgrade your city!
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.

If you deep dive into affordable housing in large cities, things quickly get a little apocalyptical. Let’s be bold – very much like some cities already are – and make change happen: Let’s have a look at what can, has, and will be done in cities of different sizes. Experts from around the world will share how they have been tackling the challenge – from re-municipalization of housing and rent freezes to tackling vacancy and various PPP approaches. We’ll critically evaluate what works and what doesn’t.

SESSION CHAIR:
Orna Rosenfeld | Global Advisor on Housing, Author, Scientist & Award-Winning Urban Strategist | Paris | France

SPEAKER:
Bernhard Steger | Head of the Department for Urban District Planning and Land Use | Vienna | Austria
Lucía Martín González | Housing Councillor at Barcelona City Council | Spain
Robert Beaudry | City Councillor at the City of Montreal | Canada
Andreas Hofer | Director of the International Building Exhibition 2027 in the Stuttgart Region (IBA'27) | Germany
Florian Schmidt | Councillor at City of Berlin | Germany

0.8. CityChangers Party
18:30 - 21:00
Future Urban Leaders Network Launch

CARLOS LOPES | C6
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1.6. Climate action for all
11:30 - 13:00
If it benefits the few, the many will kill it.
L1
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.

The Yellow Vests have made it very clear: climate change is about much more than carbon emissions. Yes, green investments and carbon taxes lead to large emissions reduction, but policies by a middle-class obsessed with saving the world can backfire, crushing any hard-earned progress. We hear from cities achieving sustained CO2 reduction by focusing on people first, not emissions.

SESSION CHAIR:
Trude Rauken | Deputy Director of the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance | Oslo | Norway

SPEAKER:
Alisa Kane | Climate ACTION Manager at City of Portland | USA
Siddharth Sareen | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation at the University of Bergen | Norway
James Hardy | Head of Energy and London Power at Greater London Authority | UK
Lindsay Ex | Climate Program Manager at City of Fort Collins | USA


1.1. Visionary: Leading change through visions
14:30 - 16:00
How to unleash the power to drive change
L1
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.

Changing yourself is difficult. Being the driving force for change in groups, organizations and cities even more so. If you’re in the position of driving change and influencing others, you will need very particular skills. This session will show just how powerful visions can be in helping CityChangers to take others on a (change) journey.

SESSION CHAIR:
Jan-Jaap in der Maur | Owner of Masters in Moderation | Amsterdam | The Netherlands

SPEAKER:
Margaret Heffernan | Entrepreneur & Writer | Bath| UK

0.3. How to annoy Politicians
16:30 - 18:00
The Mikael Colville-Andersen Show for CityChangers
L1
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.

Get ready for Mikael Colville-Andersen, host of the TV Show “Life-Sized Cities”, to introduce you to the world’s most amazing CityChangers and their stories. Get out your phones, because it is up to you to vote live for those who should receive the prestigious “Life-Sized Cities” awards.

SESSION CHAIR:
Mikael Colville-Andersen | Urban Playmaker, Author & Host of the Urbanism TV Series 'The Life-Sized City' | Copenhagen | Denmark

SPEAKER:
Jacob Hartmann | Senior Advisor at Sharing Copenhagen | Denmark
Jason Roberts | Founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority | Dallas | USA

0.8. CityChangers Party
18:30 - 21:00
Future Urban Leaders Network Launch

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0.2. Mumble in the Jungle
14:30 - 16:00
exclusive for Young Leaders Programme

SPEAKER:
Jennifer Keesmaat  | CEO of The Keesmaat Group | Toronto | Canada
Gil Friend | CEO of Natural Logic, Inc. | Berkeley | USA
Erion Veliaj | Mayor of the City of Tirana | Albania
Arno Bonte | Vice Mayor of Rotterdam | The Netherlands
Natalia Fishman | Advisor to the President at the Republic of Tartastan | Kazan | Russia

0.4. Conversations in the Park: Meet the CityChangers in a private setting
16:30 - 18:00
exclusive for Premium Pass holders
L1
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.

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0.1. Welcome CityChangers
09:30 - 11:00
Let the fun begin!
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Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.
Skills | How to become a CityChanger!
Stormwater | Don’t let your city drown.
Water (re)use | Let's save our blue gold!
Districts| Upgrade your city.
Brownfields| Building new cities.
Public transport | The “moving people” challenge.
City logistics | Drama and Lifeline.

Welcome to the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference 2020 in Lisbon. Let us surprise you with this opening, setting the bar for the following 3 days. Get ready to be inspired, provoked, motivated and ready for more.

please arrive 15 early

SESSION CHAIR:
Jorn Wemmenhove | Creative Strategist & Co-Founder of Humankind | Rotterdam | The Netherlands

SPEAKER:
Fernando Medina | Mayor of Lisbon | Portugal
Margaret Heffernan | Entrepreneur & Writer | Bath | UK
Diogo Silva | Activist at 2degrees artivism | Lisbon | Portugal
Gerald Babel-Sutter | CEO of URBAN FUTURE global conference | Graz | Austria

2.1. How to mobilize
11:30 - 13:00
Mastering the task of getting others on board
L2
Skills | How to become a CityChanger!

To drive change, you need supporters. That’s why it is critical for CityChangers to identify and ultimately win over others for their cause: whether its experts, citizens, organizations, groups or entire city environments. But how do you get started, which do’s to follow and which don’ts to avoid? Let us share with you some very handy tools and methods that will help you improve your skills to mobilize others.

SESSION CHAIR:
Jan-Jaap in der Maur | Masters in Moderation | The Netherlands

SPEAKER:
Johanna Schäfer | CEO of BonnLAB | Bonn | Germany
Erion VeliajMayor of the City of Tirana | Albania
Jennifer KeesmaatCEO of The Keesmaat Group | Toronto | Canada
Maria Vassilakou | Former Deputy Mayor of Vienna and Founder of Vienna Solutions | Austria

7.2. The challenge of getting people from A to B
14:30 - 16:00
How cities are changing the way people move
M7
Public transport | The "moving people" challenge.

We want and need to make cities more efficient. In this respect, it’s a good thing that more and more people are moving to cities and cities, making them denser and denser. However, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to realize, that if we continue to have people move around the same way as they did in the past decades, it will end in one big and dirty gridlock: At one point, our cities will simply collapse! The solutions are quite obvious, however tackling in particular individual car traffic is a challenge only very few leaders have been willing to tackle. This session will look at the cities who did start their transformation journey, how they did it, what their lessons were, where they failed, and what experiences their leaders made along the way.

SESSION CHAIR:
Katja Diehl | Owner of She Drives Mobility | Hamburg | Germany

SPEAKER:
Mads Bruun Høy | Founding partner at Æra Strategic Innovation | Oslo | Norway
João Meneses | Secretary General of BCSD Portugal | Lisbon | Portugal

7.3. Route 1: All-in for public transport
16:30 - 18:00
Making public transport the backbone of urban mobility
M7
Public transport | The “moving people” challenge.

In cities it’s all about space & efficiencies. Successful public transport systems can offer just that: They require only a fraction of the space and are in many ways more efficient than individual mobility. That’s a surprise, right? As a city, you can do nothing, SOME public transport or you can go “all-in”. This session will take a close look at the cities that went “all-in”. Let’s hear their broad spectrum of experiences, ranging from planning, to building public support for it and funding the process. And yes, we will not spare the details on how they deal with car traffic.

SESSION CHAIR:
Eugen Antalovsky | Managing Director at Urban Innovation Vienna | Austria

SPEAKER:
Wouter van de Braak | Project Director at Hart van Zuid | Rotterdam | The Netherlands
Maria Vassilakou | Former Deputy Mayor of Vienna and Founder of Vienna Solutions | Vienna | Austria
João Camolas | Communication and Urban Cycling Advisor at the City of Lisbon | Portugal

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CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION | G2
CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION | G2
5.9. Mission Impossible: Making districts both, attractive AND affordable
14:30 - 16:00
Revitalization, density, affordability and gentrification: How to distribute value gains
CBF

It seems like set in stone: making a district more attractive automatically makes prices for housing to rise and ultimately unaffordable for those who already live there. Some see gentrification in a very positive way, others as a threat to democracy. We’ll hear from cities which have successfully revitalized neighbourhoods with and without gentrifying it. So, let’s take a close look.

SESSION CHAIR:
Andreas Hofer  | Director of the International Building Exhibition 2027 in the Stuttgart Region (IBA'27) | Germany

SPEAKER:
Cayce James | Strategic Advisor at the City of Seattle | USA
Gilbert Guaring  | Global Head of Marketing and Communications at UAP | Brisbane | Australia
Kristiaan Borret | Head Architect at Brussels Region | Belgium
Ricardo Veludo | Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning | Lisbon | Portugal

5.10. Closing Pandora’s box: Solutions to the touristification of cities
16:30 - 18:00
Finding the balance between citizens and tourists

Tourism is vitally important to a lot of cities. And it can play a critical role in boosting local economies and supporting the revitalisation of neighbourhoods. But what happens when the numbers of tourists keep growing, sparking a whole set of consequences ranging from environmental problems to challenges for the social fabric of neighbourhoods or entire cities? What if cities get “run over” by tourists and citizens can’t afford living in their own city anymore? When should we draw a line? Let’s find out how cities deal with the negative effects of tourism and what strategies and solutions can be found in touristic hotspots around the world.

SESSION CHAIR:
Luca Ballarini | Founder & President of Torino Stratosferica | Turin | Italy

SPEAKER:
Chetana Andary | Senior Principal at UAP | Brisbane | Australia

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0.0. Press Conference

UFGC20 Official Opening Press Conference

10.8. Metrex 1
11:30 - 13:00

2.8. Experimenters' workshop
14:30 - 16:00
All you need to know to get started
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Skills | How to become a CityChanger!

To make experimentation the “new normal”, CityChangers must learn a few crucial skills. JPI Urban Europe’s workshop provides you with key techniques and know-how for successful experimentation: Where to start, who to involve, how to find the right tools and methods, and – critically – what cards to deal should the experiment, against all odds, fail!

SESSION CHAIR:
Johannes Riegler | Stakeholder Involvement Officer at JPI Urban Europe | Vienna | Austria

10.9 Metrex 2
16:30 - 18:00

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CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION | G4
10.1. POLIS Assured Project Meeting (by invitation only)
09:30 - 11:00

10.2. POLIS Assured Project Meeting (by invitation only)
11:30 - 13:00

10.3. POLIS Assured Project Meeting (by invitation only)
14:30 - 16:00

6.5. How to duplicate successful smart-city elements
16:30 - 18:00
Workshop
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Brownfields| Building new cities.

Around the world, countless smart city projects try to change the way cities work. Some are successful, other not really. But many projects have elements that have been particularly successful. Shouldn’t we make sure that these successes are readily duplicated in all other projects? This highly interactive workshop will identify what kind of successes can be duplicated, how this is done and what prerequisites and partner environment is required for it. Meet the masterminds behind some highly acclaimed smart city projects, key urban planners and smart city experts.

SPEAKER:
Jorge Machado | Latin America Director at R20 | São Paulo | Brazil
Gerhard Schuster | CEO at Wien 3420 aspern Development AG | Vienna | Austria
Jose Galizia Tundisi | Secretary of the Environment in the City of São Carlos | Brazil

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10.4. POLIS Assured Project Meeting (by invitation only)
11:30 - 13:00

10.5. POLIS Assured Project Meeting (by invitation only)
14:30 - 16:00

1.4. Leadership for the greater good
16:30 - 18:00
How to lead for impact
L1
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.

Leaders often have a strong connection to their organizations – and often strong egos. But what changes, if it’s not about quarterly figures, succeeding within budgets or winning votes? What if it’s about something much larger and less tangible: the greater good? In this highly interactive 90-minute workshop you’ll experience first-hand what it requires to lead for the greater good.

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Unfortunately, UFGC20 had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. Please stay tuned for updates!

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Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.
Skills | How to become a CityChanger!
Stormwater | Don’t let your city drown.
Water (re)use | Let’s save our blue gold!
Districts | Upgrade your city!
Brownfields | Building new cities.
Public transport | The "moving people" challenge.
City logistics | Drama and Lifeline.
Creative Bureaucracy Festival
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6.1. Turning terrible into terrific: Brownfield re-development
09:30 - 11:00
How brownfields can be gold mines for cities
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Brownfields | Building new cities.

Most cities have them: formerly busy factories, mills, ports, military installations, hospitals, prisons and other infrastructure – but vacant and empty today. They taint the neighbourhood image, attract crime, can be health or safety hazards and at the same time use up what most cities are in desperate need for: space! It’s no surprise that cities want to find better uses for these areas – but unfortunately, many fail miserably in doing so in a sustainable way. This session will shed light on the potential of brownfields and start the track on how to develop them successfully in a sustainable way.

SESSION CHAIR:
Nadine Kuhla von Bergmann | Founder and Managing Director of Creative Climate Cities | Berlin | Germany

SPEAKER:
Jacob Kurek | Partner at Henning Larsen | Copenhagen | Denmark
Elad Eisenstein | Director of Cities and Regeneration at Ramboli | London | UK

6.2. Starting from scratch: Critical steps for your new neighbourhood
11:30 - 13:00
How to get started, where to begin, and who to involve
L1 D6
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.
Brownfields | Building new cities.

If your city has large areas of decommissioned buildings or infrastructure, you should not miss this session. We will walk you through the crucial first steps in brownfield redevelopment: from creating a shared vision and deciding who to involve in the dialogue, to setting up an authority and choosing a governance and ownership model. Let’s find out how the critical questions “who calls the shots” and “who pays” can be answered.

SESSION CHAIR:
Eugen Antalovsky | Managing Director at Urban Innovation Vienna | Austria

SPEAKER:
Rita Justesen | Director of Planning & Sustainability at CPH City & Port Development | Copenhagen | Denmark
Nicolai Riise | CEO of Mad arkitekter | Oslo | Norway
Asier Abaunza | Councillor at Bilbao City Council | Spain

6.3. A must: A new way of doing things
14:30 - 16:00
Large-scale developments require close collaboration of many teams
L1 D6
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.
Brownfields | Building new cities.

Larger brownfield areas can be so much more for cities than just additional buildings. In fact, they should be way more. These projects can provide housing, yes, but also be home to new mobility concepts, affect energy consumption, create a closer and inclusive community, improve safety, and so on. To achieve that, a very different kind of collaboration is required than what the different stakeholders in cities are “used to”. From urban planning and mobility departments, energy experts and public transport, to architects, developers, citizens and construction companies. This session will shed light on what to expect when you embark on this journey together.

SESSION CHAIR:
Jacob Kurek | Partner at Henning Larsen | Copenhagen | Denmark


SPEAKER:
Christina Salmhofer | Sustainability Strategist at Stockholm Royal Seaport | Sweden
Mindaugas Pakalnis | Chief City Architect at Vilnius Municipality | Lithuania
Dean Landy | Partner at ClarkeHopkinsClarke | Melbourne | Australia
Marianne Willemsen | Project Manager at the City of Eindhoven | The Netherlands

8.3. Distribute it: New & creative ways to distribute goods
16:30 - 18:00
How thinking outside the box helps identify new urban logistics facilities
M8
City logistics | Drama and Lifeline.

Conventional last-mile distribution systems are under operational pressure. As congestion increases and parking decreases, the cost for delivery companies rise. And with increasing land values in dense cities, previously available distribution space gets pushed out to the suburbs – adding further to emissions and congestion when driving longer routes. At the same time, the need to decarbonize the sector will soon become a requirement everywhere. But many creative minds are working on solutions: This session looks at some remarkable and unexpected approaches that have the potential to solve the challenge. Be amazed!

SESSION CHAIR:
Sita Holtslag | Sustainable Mobility at The Netherlands Enterprise Agency | Utrecht | The Netherlands

SPEAKER:
Niels Christ | Director Digital Sales & Alliances at Apcoa | Stuttgart | Germany
Julius Menge | Project Manager at Berlin Senate | Berlin | Germany

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7.5. Turbo-Boosting sustainable mobility
09:30 - 11:00
How data-sharing becomes the basis of disrupting old mobility
M7
Public transport | The “moving people” challenge.

Data-sharing is a huge myth and until now, only a few cities have truly engaged in it. But we are increasingly seeing that what we already know from the business world – such as clusters sharing data – also seems to work for cities: sharing data results in massive innovation. On top of that, smart people around the world find new sources and new ways to make data available, shared and useful every single day. No wonder experts argue that data-sharing is becoming critically important for the next stage of disruption for mobility in cities. But despite its huge potential value, data isn’t shared within cities largely due to concerns around privacy, competition, liability and cybersecurity. This session will demystify this space, share experiences and talk about how data sharing can apply in the European context, specifically with regards to GDPR.

SPEAKER:
Robert Dohrendorf | CEO of Graphmasters | Lausanne | Switzerland

4.2. The business case for saving and recycling water
11:30 - 13:00
How to crush the naysayers' arguments
W4
Water (re)use | Let's save our blue gold!

Why would any utility company in its right mind promote the saving of water when it is ultimately its sales volume that defines company “success”, flushes cash into cities’ budgets and defines management bonuses? Well, because in many cases it can make economic sense (apart from ecological sense). Let’s hear from cities, utility companies and businesses that have turned their business case for water upside-down.

SPEAKER:
Sergio Coelho | CEO & Co-Founder of Baseform | Lisbon | Portugal
Joaquim Poças Martins | Director of the Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environmental Section at the University of Porto | Portugal

4.3. Flush them: Breaking down the barriers to water reuse
14:30 - 16:00
Changing perspective to stop the madness
W4
Water (re)use | Let's save our blue gold!

Cities around the world are investing billions and billions into their infrastructure to provide safe drinking water: yet, only a small fraction of this water is used for drinking. Much water is simply flushed down the drains. This session brings innovators on stage who are actively breaking down the barriers that prevent water from being reused. Hear about the technologies to make it work, how to gain public acceptance, the lighthouse projects paving the way, and - most importantly - from the political leaders who fight to make it happen.

SESSION CHAIR:
Joaquim Poças Martins | Director of the Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environmental Section at the University of Porto | Portugal

SPEAKER:
Maria Gabriela Da Silva Costa | Senior Sustainability Consultant at Sweco UK | Maidenhead | UK
Marta Oliver Tizon | Environmental Technician at Sant Cugat del Vallès City Council | Spain

7.10. Route 3: Don’t avoid inconvenient conversations
16:30 - 18:00
Changing things will affect people’s lives, so be honest (and stay on top of the story)
M7
Public transport | The "moving people" challenge.

Conversations about the use of cars in cities are usually heated, emotional, polarizing, and very much populist. However, in most cases they are also completely missing the point. But if cities and regions truly want to reduce their emissions, sooner or later they must deal with it. And they must find a way to start the right conversation. We will meet some cities who have done just that and hear out their experiences: How did they frame the conversation? How did they communicate and how did the media report on it? How did they get the stakeholders involved and how did they avoid the typical black-and-white kind of discussion? Let’s find out.

SESSION CHAIR:
Michael Münter | Head of Strategic Planning and Sustainable Mobility at the City of Stuttgart | Germany

SPEAKER:
Filip Watteeuw | Council for Mobility, Public Space and Urbanism | Ghent | Belgium
Mark Nieuwenhuijsen | Director of Urban Planning, Environment and Health at ISGlobal | Barcelona | Spain

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2.6. How to make people care
09:30 - 11:00
Changing public attitudes
L2 W3
Skills | How to become a CityChanger!
Stormwater | Don’t let your city drown.

For people to take action and be part of change requires not only strong involvement, but also identification and emotional relevance. Whenever we want people to do something or change their behaviour, we must make them care about the matter. Let’s hear from masterminds who are experts in making others care, how they are doing it and which key learnings you will need to understand. Learn from their experience, how to win public trust, how to get citizens to take ownership, and which critical mistakes to avoid.

SESSION CHAIR:
Matt Stewart | Strategic Designer | Berlin | Germany

SPEAKER:
Susana Neto | Water Expert, President of the Portuguese Water Resources Association | Lisbon | Portugal
John Judge | CEO of the Appalachian Mountain Club | Boston | USA
Gil Penha Lopes | Researcher & Invited Professor on Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the University of Lisbon | Portugal
Jan Edler | Member of the Board of Directors at Flussbad Berlin | Germany
Mario Raimondi | Co-Founder of El Desafio Foundation | Rosario | Argentina

7.4. Mobility as a strategic leadership tool
11:30 - 13:00
The link between mobility, urban development and leadership
M7
Public transport | The "moving people" challenge.

Mobility is not only crucial to any city, but also interconnected to almost any other topic. That’s why it is quite surprising to see that so many cities have their mobility team working in a rather isolated silo. Why are only a few cities interlinking mobility with other critical disciplines, making out of mobility what it could be: a strategic instrument. Let’s explore the powerful possibilities when integrated into – for example – urban planning, energy planning, economic planning and lately also emission planning. We’ll hear from practitioners how to unleash mobility’s true powers – as well as about the challenges and problems of doing so.

SPEAKER:
Andreas Trisko | Chief City Planner | Vienna | Austria
Karen Vancluysen | Secretary General of POLIS | Brussels | Belgium
Björn Abelson | 2nd Vice Chairman of the Planning and Building Committee | Lund | Sweden

7.9. Focus on commuters
14:30 - 16:00
Changing the way commuters move will have the fastest impact
M7
Public transport | The "moving people" challenge.

In many regions, commuter traffic accounts for a large share of overall private traffic. That’s why focusing on attractive mobility alternatives for the large group of commuters usually pays off quickly in many ways: reducing individual trips, cutting CO2 emissions and increasing utilization of transport systems. This session will explore some of the most successful strategies to make commuters switch to public transport – effectively changing regional mobility patterns. Mobility managers and politicians will share their experiences and engage in Q&A sessions to answer any specific questions you might have.

SESSION CHAIR:
Eugen Antalovsky | Managing Director at Urban Innovation Vienna | Austria

SPEAKER:
Erik Tetteroo | Consultant for Urban Planning and Mobility at APPM & Lecturer at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences | The Netherlands
Sidsel Birk Hjuler | Head of Office for Cycle Superhighways | Copenhagen | Denmark

4.4. Making water management in cities really work
16:30 - 18:00
How municipal teams and stakeholders collaborate successfully
W4
Water (re)use | Let’s save our blue gold!

Most cities are operating in their structural silos. However, more and more cities realize that true water management is extremely difficult to handle with these structures. Drinking water works, wastewater also … but to get both work together with realizing substantial water savings, water recycling and at the same time dealing with flooding, stormwater or droughts is a different story. This session will provide you with the tools and understanding of how to get all relevant teams in sync to collaboratively work on the issues at hand.

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4.1. Day Zero: The day we run out of water
09:30 - 11:00
Beware of the moment the tap remains empty
W4
Water (re)use | Let's save our blue gold!

We all understand this: drinking water is our most precious resource. And yet we use it lavishly in leaking systems and for irrigation, street cleaning, flushing toilets, swimming pools, and for watering gardens. Fact is, we’re depleting our reservoirs. Rapidly! As a result, Day Zero – the day were’ running out of water – has already become a horrifying reality in some cities. Luckily, there is lots of know-how and technology to avoid it, but only few leaders are wise enough to tackle this timebomb, leading the way in their cities to a very different dealing with this most precious resource.

SESSION CHAIR:
Corinne Trommsdorff | Engangement Manager & Deputy to Operations Director at the International Water Alliance | Grenoble | France

SPEAKER:
Will Wynn | Honorary Mayor of Austin | USA
Michael Shank | Communications Director at the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance | Brandon | USA

2.5. Teams that get things done!
11:30 - 13:00
Understand how they do it
L2
Skills | How to become a CityChanger!

Most organizations have them: this one team others fear and envy at the same time, because it just seems to get every job done. Effectively, creatively, and fast. How come, some teams seem to be so much better than others in getting things done? That’s what this session will explore. And yes, you can actually learn and cultivate it.

SESSION CHAIR:
Jan-Jaap in der Maur | Owner of Masters in Moderation | Amsterdam | The Netherlands

SPEAKER:
Niklas Keller | Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Simply Rational Ltd. | Berlin | Germany

7.7. Route 2: Making people change their mobility behaviour
14:30 - 16:00
Ways to influence how people get around
L1 M7
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.
Public transport | The "moving people" challenge.

Yes, our current way to move people will not work in the long run. Options are obvious, and the changes already implemented in some places, as well as the opportunities we have, are manifold: But how on earth do we ultimately get people to change their current mobility behaviour? Let’s take a close look at some strategies from cities around the world, identify mistakes you should avoid and find out what worked and what didn’t. Take this opportunity to question mobility experts, public transport managers, communicators, politicians and all those who previously succeeded or failed in making others change their mobility behaviour.

SESSION CHAIR:
Jan-Jaap in der Maur | Owner of Masters in Moderation | Amsterdam | The Netherlands

SPEAKER:
Jeni Cross | Director of Research at the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University | Fort Collins | USA
Koen Kennis | Deputy Mayor for Mobility | Antwerp | Belgium
Paul Lecroart | Senior Urbanist at L'Institut Paris Region | Paris | France

7.11. Innovation for Urban Mobility – the way forward.
16:30 - 18:00
First lessons from Urban Innovative Actions mobility projects
M7
Public transport | The "moving people" challenge.

European cities are growing – and with them, also the challenges related to the movement of people and goods. Still, it remains open if new technological solutions will become the holy grails to solve those challenges. This workshop follows five cities who are at the forefront of acting as part of Urban Innovative Actions (UIA). They will share with us for the very first time their efforts to pull people from individual and motorized to collective and more sustainable modes of transport. The workshop will explore issues on the right mix and format of collaboration between city administrations and private entities, will provide hard evidence on the innovative ways to pull people from individual transport, and discuss the trade-off of privacy and communal good under the prism of data sharing and collection.

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5.5. That’s how they did it: Districts that got turned around
09:30 - 11:00
Get inspired by neighbourhoods from around the world
D5
Districts | Upgrade your city!

Open your eyes and pay attention: You’ll meet those people behind the projects that turned around neighbourhoods previously stricken by crime, pollution, gentrification, ghettoization, and a broad spectrum of troubles. Learn from them how they successfully revitalized these areas and be amazed by their experiences, fuckups and surprises along the way.

SESSION CHAIR:
Marco Buemi | Project Manager at the City of Turin | Italy

SPEAKER:
Haris Piplas | Research and Teaching Fellow at ETH Zurich | Switzerland
Vincent van der Meulen | Architect & Partner at Kraaijvanger | Rotterdam | The Netherlands
Ellen Manchen | Urban Designer at the Physical Planning Department of Amsterdam | The Netherlands
Marta Silva | Largo Residências | Lisbon | Portugal
Ellen Monchen | Urban Designer at the Physical Planning Department of Amsterdam | The Netherlands

5.6. This is your chance: Combining revitalization with climate action
11:30 - 13:00
See the possibilities to make an impact
D5
Districts | Upgrade your city!

Making new buildings sustainable will have an impact – however, only over time. But the opportunities that arise when revitalizing larger urban areas that already exist today are numerous, and immediate. Clearly, we should be talking about retrofitting buildings, however also the spaces between them, the mobility concept and local commerce play critical roles in both: increasing liveability and reducing the environmental impact. We just have to consider it.

SESSION CHAIR:
Siddharth Sareen | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation at the University of Bergen | Norway

SPEAKER:
Ulla Hahn | Architect & Project Manager at FutureBuilt | Oslo | Norway
Etienne Vignali | Project Manager for Sustainable Development at SPL Lyon Confluence | France
Maria Rodrigues | Technical and Financial Director of Lisboa E-Nova | Portugal
Nadine Kuhla von Bergmann | Founder and Managing Director of Creative Climate Cities | Berlin | Germany

5.7. Revitalizing neighbourhoods without $$$
14:30 - 16:00
Why some succeed and others fail
D5
Districts | Upgrade your city!

Even though many neighbourhoods urgently need revitalizing action, often the hands of decision makers seem to be tied by budgetary constraints. But still, in cities around the world magic happens in neighbourhoods, even without (big) budgets. This inspiring session will not only show you how creative solutions can have an impact in any city, but also which strategies seem to work, and which don’t. We’ll examine how arts & cultural activities can work as a superpower for revitalization, what role citizen engagement can play, and how short-term solutions can lead to long term strategies.

SESSION CHAIR:
Jorn Wemmenhove | Creative Strategist & Co-Founder of Humankind | Rotterdam | The Netherlands

SPEAKER:
Demetrio Scopelliti | Advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning and Public Space Design | Milan | Italy
Anna Resch | Project Manager at Lendwirbel | Graz | Austria
Caren Ohrhallinger | Managing Director at nonconform | Vienna | Austria

5.8. Critical Minds: Strategies to get people on board for revitalization
16:30 - 18:00
How citizen empowerment and collaboration can make all the difference
L1 D5
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.
Districts | Upgrade your city!

Neighbourhood revitalization can be tricky. After all: who knows what’s best for a neighbourhood? You can have the best intentions when planning, but then realize that stakeholders and citizens in particular don’t care at all about your solutions. Involving citizens and giving them a say can be critical for a successful revitalization - get a taste for who needs to be involved in what stage of revitalization projects, and what kinds of collaboration and governance come in handy to get things going.

SESSION CHAIR:
David Beurle | CEO & Founder of Future iQ | Minneapolis | USA

SPEAKER:
Diego Garulo | Planning, Community Culture and New Projects Officer at the City of Zaragoza | Spain
Elisabeth Meze | Sustainability Coordinator at City of Innsbruck | Innsbruck | Austria
Koen Kennis | Deputy Mayor for Mobility | Antwerp | Belgium
Jan Edler | Member of the Board of Directors at Flussbad Berlin | Germany

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8.1. The challenge of moving goods in cities
09:30 - 11:00
How to deliver more with less traffic and zero emissions
M8
City logistics | Drama and Lifeline.

Cities are getting fuller and denser. As they require more stuff to be transported, more construction sites to be supplied and more waste to be removed, urban freight traffic increases rapidly. A booming e-commerce sector with more shipments and higher delivery frequencies only adds to this growth. However, logistics companies find it increasingly difficult to operate due to heavy congestion, lack of parking and cities’ ambitions to get them out. So, the challenge is: how to move more and more things to more and more people with less and less available space … while decarbonizing the entire operation? A few brave ones do act and tackle this challenge.

SESSION CHAIR:
Philippe Crist | Advisor for Innovation and Foresight at the OECD | Paris | France

SPEAKER:
Sita Holtslag | Sustainable Mobility at The Netherlands Enterprise Agency | Utrecht | The Netherlands

7.6. Overwhelming: What to do with all that innovation
11:30 - 13:00
How cities (should) deal with new mobility options
M7
Public transport | The "moving people" challenge.

The speed of innovation in the mobility sector is astronomical. It’s almost impossible to keep track of all the new solutions revealed on any given day. New companies and services are being invented and cities are having a (very) hard time keeping up, let alone act rather than react on them. We’re talking about a universe of digital solutions, sharing offerings of any kind, micro mobility, on demand mobility, last-mile solutions, autonomous systems, and so on. Let’s find out how cities can deal with this amount of innovation, which solutions to look out for, and whether to embrace new offerings or regulate them.

SESSION CHAIR:
Jaime Ruisz Huescar | Co-Founder of Cities Forum | London | UK

SPEAKER:
Philippe Crist | Advisor for Innovation and Foresight at the OECD | Paris | France
Reinhard Birke | CEO of Upstream - next level mobility | Vienna | Austria
Luca Sacchi | Head of Strategic Innovation at Piaggo | Milan | Italy
Lior SteinbergUrban Planner & Co-Founder of Humankind | Rotterdam | The Netherlands

8.2. Stop it: No more entry for vans and trucks?
14:30 - 16:00
Making urban freight work in times of increasing traffic regulations
M8
City logistics | Drama and Lifeline.

Whether it is large freight, parcels, waste, or construction materials: Delivery traffic is booming. It’s an absolute critical task to move all the things needed. Still, more and more cities want it out – for good reasons: trucks are often noisy, inefficient, polluting, and blocking the flow of traffic, adding further to already heavily congested and polluted cities. With an increasing number of cities imposing restrictions, and space becoming less and less available … the question remains just how the needed logistics operations should work? Let’s investigate the cities and businesses who at the forefront of developing solutions.

SESSION CHAIR:
Giacomo Lozzi | Coordinator of Urban Freight Team at POLIS | Brussels | Belgium

SPEAKER:
Michael Münter | Head of Strategic Planning and Sustainable Mobility at the City of Stuttgart | Germany
Rainer Kiehl | Project Manager City Logistic at UPS | Hamburg | Germany

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1.3. Unlocking the potential of collaboration
09:30 - 11:00
How leaders enable collaboration to get amazing results
L1
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.

Collaboration is one of the critical success factors for mastering the challenges ahead of us. Cities, districts, businesses, universities, NGOs, start-ups, citizens and many more are collaborating for change. However, for every successful collaboration there are probably ten that fail miserably. So, let’s take a close look at this intangible ‘culture of collaboration’. We’ll find out how to nurture it, and what behaviour will instantly kill it.

SESSION CHAIR:
Jan-Jaap in der Maur | Owner of Masters in Moderation | Amsterdam | The Netherlands

SPEAKER:
Birgit Rusten | Programme Director at FutureBuilt | Oslo | Norway
Manuel Tanger | Co-Founder of Beta-i | Lisbon | Portugal
Arno Bonte | Vice Mayor of Rotterdam | The Netherlands

1.5. Want to make people change behaviour? Forget it!
11:30 - 13:00
Why you cannot change people – and what to focus on instead
L1
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.

As CityChangers around the world are passionately driving change, many regard “changing behaviour” of others as their biggest challenge. We can see why: Humans just hate to change. This session, however, argues that you should just forget about making people change. Instead, focus on people wanting to change. Find out how.

SESSION CHAIR:
Jan-Jaap in der Maur | Owner of Masters in Moderation | Amsterdam | The Netherlands

SPEAKER:
Jeni Cross | Director of Research at the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University | Fort Collins | USA
Daniela Basilio | Business Innovation Project Director at Beta-i | Lisbon | Portugal
Niklas Keller | Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Simply Rational Ltd. | Berlin | Germany

6.4. Brownfield unicorns: Turning big dreams into reality
16:30 - 18:00
Get inspired by showcases of one-of-a-kind sites and redevelopments
D6
Brownfields | Building new cities.

Let’s face it: Not every city has a decommissioned airport, racetracks, a slaughterhouse or jail to spare. But there are critical lessons to be learned from these brownfield “unicorns” that are relevant to any kind of redevelopment – or in that matter, to any case of large-scale change: How can we develop new visions? How can we best use existing heritage? How to involve the right stakeholders (and who might they be)? How can we push the boundaries for more sustainability? And what role does communication play for such projects?

SESSION CHAIR:
Jan-Jaap in der Maur | Owner of Masters in Moderation | Amsterdam | The Netherlands

SPEAKER:
Johan Snel | Urban Planner at the City of Amsterdam | The Netherlands
Elly Andriopoulou | SNFCC Grant Manager at Stavros Niarchos Foundation | Athens | Greece
Dávid Vitézy | Urban Director of the Hungarian Transport Museum | Budapest | Hungary
Philipp Bouteiller | CEO of Tegel Projekt GmbH | Berlin | Germany

0.9. FuckUp Night
18:30 - 19:30

Speakers? Our best kept secret.

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10.1. UGIIC: An introduction into green infrastructure benefits
09:30 - 11:00
UGIIC

Our cities need green infrastructures for a greener future. Experts in this field will present their work and talk about the importance of green infrastructures to improve the sustainability of our cities. In fact, green roofs and green walls have multiple urban and local benefits, some measurable and others intangible.

10.2. UGIIC Green infrastructure benefits - urban, local, measurable, intangible
11:30 - 13:00
UGIIC

Researchers have been studying and quantifying the benefits of green infrastructure. In a local scale, these systems can contribute to improving buildings in an environmental, economic and social level (acoustic conditions, energy savings, water management and treatment, property valuation, urban farming). In a larger scale, green infrastructures can improve our cities air quality, its biodiversity, contribute to carbon sequestration and mitigate the urban heat island effect. ​ 

10.3. UGIIC: Projects, policies and economic evaluation
14:30 - 16:00
UGIIC

Lessons learned from existing projects and local policies to promote the application of green infrastructures in buildings (private and public) and urban spaces (transport infrastructures, public spaces) are very welcome in this conference. Also, to promote the application of green infrastructures it is becoming more relevant to evaluate the cost of these systems along their lifecycle and compare them to the associated benefits.

10.4. UGIIC: Guidelines and industry
16:30 - 18:00
UGIIC

ANCV aims to release the Portuguese guidelines for green roofs. Guidelines are fundamental to develop quality and durable solutions. The industry experience is also relevant to better understand green infrastructure systems, their characteristics, their advantages and disadvantages and what are the difficulties of their installation and maintenance.

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10.7. Climate-KIC Peer-to-Peer Exchange (by invitation only)
09:00 - 11:00
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.

10.7. Climate-KIC Peer-to-Peer Exchange (by invitation only)
09:00 - 11:00

1.8. The Mission-Led Approach
11:30 - 13:00
How cities change their strategy to transform for zero-emissions
L1
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.

1.9. Pole position: Cities driving carbon neutrality (Part 1)
14:30 - 16:00
Start your mission with the best know-how available
L1
Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.

Adopting a carbon neutrality target is one thing. Having the stamina to turn good intentions into policy action, is quite another. When we start to think about what it will actually take, the task can seem impossible. One quickly feels overwhelmed and even somewhat depressed. No need to hang your head though: Guided by game changing policy work happening in the world’s climate vanguard cities, in this workshop EIT Climate-KIC and the Carbon Neutral City Alliance (CNCA) join forces to prepare you for your city’s stunning quest towards zero emissions.


1.9. Pole position: Cities driving carbon neutrality (Part 2)
16:30 - 18:00
Start your mission with the best know-how available

Adopting a carbon neutrality target is one thing. Having the stamina to turn good intentions into policy action, is quite another. When we start to think about what it will actually take, the task can seem impossible. One quickly feels overwhelmed and even somewhat depressed. No need to hang your head though: Guided by game changing policy work happening in the world’s climate vanguard cities, in this workshop EIT Climate-KIC and the Carbon Neutral City Alliance (CNCA) join forces to prepare you for your city’s stunning quest towards zero emissions.


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0.7. Communications Skills Workshop with Miriam Staley
09:30 - 11:00
exclusive for Young Leaders Programme

CHAIR:
Miriam Staley | CEO of Leading Minds Worldwide | London | UK

5.3. Facilitating temporary use of vacant buildings in your city
11:30 - 13:00
Learn how to breathe new life into abandoned buildings
L2 D5
Skills | How to become a CityChanger!
Districts | Upgrade your city!

This session focuses on how to actually implement temporary use in your city – and how to profit from it in multiple ways. Learn from cities that joined URBACT’s REFILL project, experts that deal with urban and rural vacancy on a daily basis (and even made a festival out of it) and examples of repurposing unusual sites and giving them a new identity.

SESSION CHAIR:
Francois Jegou | Managing Director of Strategic Design Scenarios | Brussels | Belgium

SPEAKER:
Caren Ohrhallinger | Managing Director at nonconform | Vienna | Austria

7.8. Pricing strategies for more public transport users
16:30 - 18:00
Political leaders beware: It’s all about getting incentives right
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Public transport | The "moving people" challenge.

The number of examples from cities around the world is increasing that show how changes in public transport pricing can have a huge impact not only on the number of riders, but also on topics such as rider satisfaction, vandalism and many more. Yes, this session takes a close look at the various pricing strategies and highlights critical learnings from design and implementation. But more importantly, we’ll also explore critical leadership lessons along the way and answer questions of financing such measures.

CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION | G5
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CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION | G5
CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION | G5
1.7. Climate communication that works
09:30 - 11:00
Which strategies work, and which don’t
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Leadership | Creating visions, change behavior.

Fasten your seatbelt: This session showcases some of the most effective climate action communication and identifies critical factors that will make your campaigns better. Let’s hear about behavioural science-based principles you must consider as well as about unusual and creative approaches. These 90 minutes will guide and inspire you in building your next campaign to influence the behaviour of others.

SESSION CHAIR:
Michael Shank | Communications Director at the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance | Brandon | USA

10.10. JPI Urban Europe (by invitation only)
11:30 - 13:00

7.12. Play the sustainable urban mobility game
14:30 - 16:00
Collaborate with the best to transform our streets
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Public transport | The "moving people" challenge.

Before even starting to talk about solutions to fix our urban mobility system, cities, businesses, advocates and mobility wonks – who may be at odds – must develop a common understanding around the causes and effects of these changes. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), will showcase a process where leading stakeholders will collaboratively engage in a dialogue to diagnose their urban mobility systems: What is the state of affairs? Next, they identify key challenges and opportunities allowing them to build collective ownership around solutions: What should be done? Finally, they align around top priorities to take home and start working on.

7.12. Play the sustainable urban mobility game
16:30 - 18:00
Collaborate with the best to transform our streets
M7

Before even starting to talk about solutions to fix our urban mobility system, cities, businesses, advocates and mobility wonks – who may be at odds – must develop a common understanding around the causes and effects of these changes. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), will showcase a process where leading stakeholders will collaboratively engage in a dialogue to diagnose their urban mobility systems: What is the state of affairs? Next, they identify key challenges and opportunities allowing them to build collective ownership around solutions: What should be done? Finally, they align around top priorities to take home and start working on.

7.12. Play the sustainable urban mobility game
16:30 - 18:00
Collaborate with the best to transform our streets
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Public transport | The "moving people" challenge.

Before even starting to talk about solutions to fix our urban mobility system, cities, businesses, advocates and mobility wonks – who may be at odds – must develop a common understanding around the causes and effects of these changes. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), will showcase a process where leading stakeholders will collaboratively engage in a dialogue to diagnose their urban mobility systems: What is the state of affairs? Next, they identify key challenges and opportunities allowing them to build collective ownership around solutions: What should be done? Finally, they align around top priorities to take home and start working on.

Mobility
Mobility
Water
Water
Districts
Districts
Leadership
Leadership

Unfortunately, UFGC20 had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. Please stay tuned for updates!

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FT 1 | Salt & Flamingos
09:00 - 13:00
Experience the beauty of Tejo nature reserve in a tour combining a visit to Samouco Salt pans and a bird-watching session

Not so far away from Lisbon’s city, across the elegant Vasco da Gama bridge, lies one of the largest wetlands in Western Europe. Come discover a salt pans reserve that owns its conservation to the environmental trade-off measures from the bridge construction. Prepare to be stunned by Tagus River Estuary huge variety of flora and fauna species, especially birds, and cross your fingers to be graced by the flight of the flamingos.

PARTNER: Salinas do Samouco
In order to promote the conservation and maintenance of the Samouco salt pans, as well as studying, implementing and managing the practical application of a socio-economic model of sustainable development for the Salinas Complex, the State established a foundation that he named “Foundation for the Protection of Environmental Management of Samouco Salt Pans”.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Site visit

WEBSITE:
www.salinasdosamouco.pt/



Photocredit: © Salinas do Samouco - Fundação para a Protecção e Gestão Ambiental

FT 18 | Architecture. Sustainability. CoWorking.
14:00 - 16:00
Pretend to go on a cruise, enter the iconic Terminal and explore one of Lisbon's most sustainable co-working spaces
 
 

Can work be (h)Eden? Pretend to go on a cruise and be hosted by one of the most sustainable co-working spaces in Lisbon, established in the recent iconic Lisbon cruise terminal, designed by the renowned architect João Carrilho da Graça. See how seriously this co-working space is committed to sustainable development and learn about its bioclimatic green facade, a photovoltaic system and the use of locally renewable materials. Who knows, you might have found yourself a new favorite place to work!

PARTNER: Heden Santa Apolónia
Heden are a group of passionate and committed individuals operating a network of high quality coworking and event spaces that cater to Lisbon’s growing community of discerning local and international coworkers and teams. With respective backgrounds and interests in architecture, design, hospitality and event managment, they have created a brand which aims to incorporate and reflect the unique energy of Lisbon. At Heden, work and life are integrated in a way that is stimulating, balanced and enriching. Already, they are the space provider of choice to leading innovative companies already working in or relocating to Portugal.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Site visit

WEBSITE:
https://heden.co/



Photocredit: © Heden

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FT 2 | Powering-up the new district
09:30 - 11:30
Explore this district heating and cooling network and learn how this solution for the energy transition challenge has cut 40% in CO2 emissions
 
 

Dive into the heart of the first District Heating and Cooling network in Portugal. You will visit the innovative high efficiency Trigeneration Plant of Parque das Nações, and hear all about its process of designing, building, financing and operating, that has been allowing for cuts of CO2 emissions by 40% and that made it one of the cases to be presented at the 2018 “Sustainable Energy for All” Forum.

PARTNER: Climaespaco
Climaespaço and the ENGIE Group were responsible for the introduction in Portugal of the concept of centralized distribution of thermal energy on an urban scale. The cold and heat network of Parque das Nações is the first infrastructure of its kind built in the country, having arisen following an international public tender launched on the occasion of EXPO'98. The result of a wide combination of innovative technologies in the field of thermal energy production and distribution, the Lisbon network is recognized as one of the most representative internationally. Climaespaço is in charge of the design, financing, construction and operating the entire system.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Site visit

WEBSITE:
http://www.climaespaco.pt/

FT 19 | Migrantours
14:00 - 16:30
From outsider to insider - an intercultural tour through Mouraria

Let yourself be guided by the eyes and life experience of a migrant inhabitant, through the most multicultural and lively neighborhood in Lisbon, Mouraria. Once a forgotten neighbourhood, seen as unsafe, it is now one of the most attractive spots of the city, with its intricated steep narrow streets, beautiful views and secrets waiting to be discovered in every corner. Check the legacy of fado music and sense the river nearby, while listening to a new language and letting the senses travel far.

PARTNER: Renovar a Mouraria
Associação Renovar a Mouraria (ARM) is a community-based organization that aims to revitalize the Mouraria neighborhood. ARM has developed several activities with the local population to promote cultural, social, economical and touristic dynamization, contributing effectively to the improvement of local living conditions.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Tour

WEBSITE:
https://www.facebook.com/migrantourlisboa/

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FT 3 | From abandonment to WOW
10:00 - 11:30
Find yourself in the middle of the Beato Creative Hub reconstruction site and learn how it will change the face of a neighborhood and boost Lisbon's start-up scene

How to revitalize derelict industrial urban areas into new dynamic zones? Beato Creative Hub, a Municipality project curated and managed by Start-Up Lisboa, is transforming an old and abandoned military factory into a new international hub of creativity, entrepreneurship, knowledge and innovation. It has already captured some global companies. Visit the construction site and see how this process works in theory and in practice.

PARTNER: Hub Criativo do Beato & StartUp Lisboa
The HCB is being built to provide working areas in harmony with leisure areas, differentiated services and ongoing cultural programming. Aligned with the best environmental sustainability practices and preservation of its industrial heritage, and inserted in the urban network and the community, its ultimate goal is to instil interaction between different types of people and industries, thus creating a dynamic, innovative and creative community. When the construction is completed, the HCB will be one of the largest entrepreneurship hubs in Europe, with about 50,000 square meters distributed over 18 buildings, estimated to create 3,000 new jobs among the companies that will occupy the space, along with the jobs created with the commercial dynamics that will respond to the needs of the new structure.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Site visit

WEBSITE:
https://hubcriativobeato.com/



Photocredit: © Sandra Pereira

FT 20 | Let's play!
14:00 - 16:00
Avoid main tourist routes and dive into the forgotten past of Lisbon’s West Side, unlocking the stories of long gone queens, firemen and revolutions

Get to know the Lisbon´s neighbourhoods Estrela and Prazeres like a local! Go on a self-guided walk and solve a trail of riddles. With the help of your phone, you will follow mysterious directions and answer location-based questions. During this treasure hunt, you’ll unlock local stories and city secrets and wander off the beaten path to find the best hidden spots.

PARTNER: Secret City Trails
Secret City Trails is a marketplace for city discovery games created by locals. The company was started, so locals could fall in love with their city again - and it worked! They created a new category for city exploration. Their games are played by both locals and travellers and are sustainable city explorations for small groups off the beaten track. Secret City Trails supports the local community by giving 25% of their revenue to the local creators of their games. They strongly believe in sustainable cities and it is their vision to promote cultural heritage and sustainable exploration through power of games.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Self-guided walk + riddle game

WEBSITE:
https://www.secretcitytrails.com/



Photocredit: © Secret City Trails

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FT 4 | Triggering urban renewal with Micro Actions
09:30 - 11:30
From "Rua Cor de Rosa" (Pink Street) to "Mercado da Ribeira" (Time Out Market)

Meet one of Europe's 12 most favourite streets according to the New York Times. Previously known as the destination for prostitutes and sailors, today one of the most dynamic parts of the city. Rua Cor de Rosa (Pink Street) project was the catalyst of this transformation. Start by learning about the concept and micro-actions behind it and finish with a tour through the nearby Time Out Market, curated by a team of journalists, where an old Lisbon Market coexists with one of the largest gastronomic spaces in the world.

PARTNER: Time Out Market
Why does a famous publisher’s name hang from the roof of a historic market hall? Why is a team of journalists running one of the world's largest gourmet food places? A concept created from scratch in 2014 by the team of Time Out Portugal, with only the best ideas and projects can stay in the market from one week to three years. If it’s good, it goes in the magazine, if it’s great, it goes into the market. On the one hand, 26 restaurants, 8 bars, a dozen shops and a high-end music venue, all with the very best in Lisbon; on the other hand, home to some of the city's best known, traditional market vendors of meat, fish, fruit and flowers. Today both sides are proud of having turned the building, its immediate surroundings and the whole Cais do Sodré neighbourhood into a huge attraction for visitors, together.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Site visit

WEBSITE:
https://www.timeoutmarket.com/lisboa/



Photocredit: © Time Out Market

FT 21 | Walkability
14:00 - 16:30
Learn to evaluate public space and find out the walkability index of the streets around UFGC venues in Lisbon

Among other things, Inclusiveness in cities means that everyone can take a safe and enjoyable walk. Walkability indexes are used to measure how friendly streets are to pedestrians, while taking a host of different criteria into account. Learn how to assess the walkability index in Lisbon streets with an engaged group of citizens that has been working in pedestrians’ rights and road safety for more than 20 years, and join the discussion about the quality of public space.

PARTNER: IFP - International Federation of Pedestrians | ACA-M - Associação de Cidadãos Auto-Mobilizados
IFP is a network of non-profit associations and individuals from all over the world, working for pedestrians and liveable public space. It was founded as an UN-accredited NGO in 1963 and has been promoting the rights of pedestrians ever since. The Association of Self-Mobilized Citizens advocates a social pact that values security and citizenship in transport. It defends the rights of Portuguese passers-by (be they drivers, passengers or pedestrians) and strives for their mobilization and civic accountability. The organization also mediates conflicts between citizens and the state and between private and collective interests, and demands accountability from public authorities and political, financial and economic agents, in matters of safety, inspection, and road regulation.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Walkability tour + activity

WEBSITE:
www.pedestrians-int.org | www.aca-m.org



Photocredit: © Ana Bragança

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FT 5 | In&Out. Mindfulness tour
09:30 - 12:00
Relax in mindfulness walking through Lisbon’s unique Green Corridor

Enjoy a dual-rhythm walk through one of Lisbon’s Green Corridors. Part I, “I am my walking” - an expert in mindfulness will guide you into a calming state by focusing on the senses, steps, breath, moving body, and on the sounds, smell and natural elements around you. Part II “I am the landscape” - facing Monsanto hill, ‘mountain meditation’ will be used to guide you in exploring the landscape around you and connecting your inner rhythms to a wider perception of your surroundings.

PARTNER: ColetivoZebra | Museu da Paisagem
ZEBRA Collective is a civil society organization.It exists to promote walking as a regular, natural, free, necessary, invigorating, healthy, free and liberating, rewarding activity. The name of the social innovation cooperative - ZEBRA - arises from the association with the crosswalks, which regulate the priority of pedestrians.It is an urban language, but the fact that it refers to the zebra, not the zebra crossing, refers to a natural, wild world where movement is an integral part of everyday life. It is also a reference to the limitations that walking has in the city today: subject to schedules, own places, conditioned by factors outside our will. Museu da Paisagem is a Portuguesecultural and scientific association dedicated to promoting awareness of the value of landscape for our well-being. Shaped by the concern that we are all responsible for the landscapes we inhabit and transform, Museu da Paisagem wants to help raising an active citizenship related to the environmental, social, cultural, as well as the deep identity aspects of landscape.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Walking tour

WEBSITE:
http://coletivozebra.org/sobre/ | https://museudapaisagem.pt/



Photocredit: © Coletivo Zebra & Museu da Paisagem

FT 22 | Portugal's largest green roof
14:00 - 16:30

Explore the 20,000 m2 green roof in the Alcântara Valley with the people who made it happen

PARTNER:
Águas de Portugal | PROAP

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP:
Site visit

WEBSITE:
www.adp.pt | www.proap.pt

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FT 6 | Lost spaces, segregation & gentrification
09:30 - 12:30
From social housing to Renzo Piano: dive into the city's regeneration hotspot of Marvila

Creative, technological and cultural activities are transforming Marvila into Lisbon’s new hotspot. Discover how inheritances from the rural and industrial past mingle with large social housing estates and regeneration efforts, discussing concerns on segregation and gentrification. Let yourself go on a walking tour through this district in rapid transformation and have a peak at Renzo Piano’s housing complex construction site.

PARTNER: CiTUA | IST
The Center for Innovation in Territory, Urbanism, and Architecture is a research center based in the Instituto Superior Técnico at the University of Lisbon. CiTUA’s outputs serve to highlight general empirical spatial and social patterns showing how urban territories function, and to demonstrate the diversity of territories based on the analysis of deviations from these patterns but will also serve to inform and validate new approaches and models concerning future territories. The faculty and students working with CiTUA use an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary problems and pursue innovative solutions by leveraging the assets of Tecnico, a research school located in a dynamic and diverse metropolitan city.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Walking tour

WEBSITE:
http://citua.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/



Photocredit: © Ana Brandão

FT 23 | Citizen participation vs. real estate market
14:00 - 18:00
What to do with a scenic heritage of great ecological and cultural value on the south bank of the Tagus?

Hop on a boat, cross the river to Barreiro and discover Quinta Braamcamp, one of the remaining examples of a tidal and windmill’s network in the Lisbon region. Find a beautiful landscape of high environmental and cultural value whose future is being challenged by the rising sea levels and pressure executed by real estate and touristm. Discuss different development perspectives with the resident’s movement ‘Bramcaamp for all’, recognizing the advantages of citizen-based solutions for the sustainability of their own neighbourhoods.

PARTNER: Plataform Brancaamp é de Todos
The “Quinta da Braamcamp é de todos” Movement aims to promote civic mobilization against the alienation of municipal property for speculative purposes.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Boat trip + site visit

WEBSITE:
braamcampdetodos@gmail.com



Photocredit: © Braamcamp é de todos

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FT 7 | Industrial Heritage Walk in Almada
09:30 - 12:30
Cross the river to find Cais do Gingal, an abandoned industrial site by the water and hear about its history and how it is about to change in the near future

Cais do Ginjal, formerly a strategic point of activities related to fishing, storage and distribution of goods, ilies today in ruins. Almada Municipality promises to change this reality. New gardens, shops, restaurants and housing will form the basis of an urban revitalization plan. Get to know the transformative dynamics of this territory, on a guided tour through this former industrial landscape near the river and prepare yourself for a wonderful panoramic view over Lisbon.

PARTNER: Centro de Arqueologia de Almada - Francisco Silva

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Walking tour



Photocredit: © WikiCommons - Vitor Oliveira

FT 24 | "Dar aos pedais": A bike ride
14:00 - 16:30
Hop on a bike ride with the citizen-based biking organisations that promote cycling in Lisbon!

Lisbon has already 60kms of bike lanes, and soon it will rise up to 150km. This plan includes the expansion of the public bike sharing system docks throughout the whole city. Come and try this innovative system and hear all about the Bike Network Plan, while meeting the citizen-based organizations that have been the leaders of bycicle usage promotion in Lisbon.

PARTNER: MUBi | Bicicultura | EMEL
MUBi is an association of urban cyclists who work together to improve conditions for the use of bicycles as a means of utility and recreational transport in Portugal. What unites them is the recognition of the basic right to negative non-discrimination at the legislative and social level, as well as the progressive restoration of the natural competitiveness of the bicycle in urban areas compared to the car.
Biciculture - Promotion & Education Center for Bicycle Mobility

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP:
Bike tour

WEBSITE:
https://mubi.pt/ | https://bicicultura.org/

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FT 8 | Follow the water
09:30 - 13:00
From the iconic Lisbon Aqueduct to the 'secret' underground gallery of Loreto

We are quite sure that Neil Armstrong and Jules Verne would also love to do this tour that will take you to explore Lisbon's historical water routes, from Aqueduto das Águas Livres to Galeria do Loreto. The first, above the city, constituted a large system with 58km of extension, whose function was to capture and transport water by gravity. The second, below the city, with around 3km was part of the water underground distribution system to Lisbon's public fountains. At the end, prepare to be amazed by where you will find yourself.

PARTNER: EPAL - Empresa Portuguesa de Águas Livres | Museu da Água
EPAL's activity is oriented towards the collection, production, transport and distribution of water for human consumption. They provide services related to water supply, namely, home care and assistance, laboratory analysis and control services, measurement and repair of meters and monitoring of distribution networks. EPAL also commercialized the information and management system AQUAmatrix®, for water, sanitation and solid waste management entities. They also created the water loss reduction system WONE®, and a service information and incentive to water use efficiency, named waterbeep®.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Walking tour

WEBSITE:
https://www.epal.pt/



Photocredit: © Museu da Água

FT 25 | The Bridge
14:00 - 16:30
Enjoy the amazing view 80 metres above the sea level in Alcântara and have fun exploring the bridge

The Interpretative Center of 25 de Abril Bridge – Pillar 7 Experience is located in Alcântara and its highlight it’s the viewpoint at the bridge level, around 80 meters from the ground level. The visit includes a virtual reality experience, where the participants are part of a bridge maintenance team, and the presentation of the original project model, a view of the river and an immersive experience about all the details of the bridge.

PARTNER: Infraestruturas de Portugal
Infraestruturas de Portugal, S.A. (IP) is a state-owned company which resulted from the merger of Rede Ferroviária Nacional (REFER) and Estradas de Portugal (EP). It manages the Portuguese rail and road infrastructure.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Site visit

WEBSITE:
https://www.infraestruturasdeportugal.pt/

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FT 9 | Lisbon South Bay
09:30 - 13:30
Get to know how the industrial brownfields of Tejo's south bank will be revitalized and check out VHILS's mural that pays tribute to all factory-workers

Can brownfields be the future of a unified south bay of Lisbon that strengthens the ability of this metropolitan area to compete with other European cities? What’s the role of urban marketing in all this? Go on a tour through three development sites and get to know the Industrial Museum, a tribute to one of Europe’s most important chemical-industrial complexes of the mid of the XX century. Be sure not to miss the mural from the renowned artist VHILS.

PARTNER: Baía do Tejo
Baía do Tejo, S.A., is a private company that has the mission of developing and increasing the value of its territories, promoting their urban and environmental requalification, at the same time as managing the business parks that are located in Barreiro, Seixal and Estarreja and promoting the Arco Ribeirinho Sul project.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Multi-site visit + museum tour + street art piece visit

WEBSITE:
http://www.lisbonsouthbay.com



Photocredit: © Ricardo Lopes

FT 26 | Accessible city tour
14:00 - 16:30
Explore the implementation of Lisbon's Pedestrian Accessibility Action Plan

3% annual local budget is allocated by the municipality directly to the “Pedestrian Accessibility Action Plan”. Important improvements on mobility are being made, including new public elevators in hilly historic areas. While experiencing the tours of the Soft and Assisted Castle Hill Accesibility Plan, learn more about the explanation of this plan, and (if possible) visit the Castle of São Jorge.

PARTNER: CML - Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Walkability tour

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FT 10 | Grass-roots urban regeneration
09:30 - 13:30
Come and check how an NGO and citizens took over the regeneration process through participative methodologies in three neighbouring districts

It's on the street level, where social and economic dynamics happen in the city. ‘Rés do Chão’ engages local actors and residents in the revitalization of unoccupied ground floors and the activation of public spaces, boosting local economy and increasing neighbourhood proximity relations. Join this tour to three districts of Lisbon and enjoy some time at Marvila Municipal Library where an overview of their recent developed projects will be presented.

PARTNER: Rés do Chão
Rés do Chão was founded 2013 aiming at developing strategies for rehabilitation and activation of ground floors and public space requalification. Since then, a set of innovative projects and tools were developed, as well as a methodology that contemplates different services. In the intervention contexts, together with a local agents network, Rés do Chão has contributed to the improvement, use and activation of ground floor spaces and the qualification and activation of public spaces, transforming urban areas through the strengthening of local economies and neighbourhood relations.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Tour and site visit

WEBSITE:
http://resdochao.org/



Photocredit: © Rés do Chão

FT 27 | River dialogues
14:00 - 17:00
Come on a critical tour through the waterfront regeneration projects that are changing the image of the city, its dynamics and its relation with the tagus river

“Giving the waterfront back to the people" has been one of Lisbon municipality slogans. Old docks and wharves are being transformed into new quality public spaces and urban infrastructures. Navigate through redesigned waterfront places while learning about the city´s current and future projects. Debate the municipality´s ambivalences in their strategies and discuss the impact of culture and leisure economy as well as the challanges brought through tourism and climate change.

PARTNER: ISCTE-IUL | DINAMIA'CET | FCT | 'Grand Projects'
The research project called ‘Grand Projects – Architectural and Urbanistic Operations after the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition’ aims at identifying, characterizing, debating, and reflecting the urban policies and architectural works produced in Portugal after the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition. The study is based on the conviction that the effects of this ‘urban laboratory’ cannot dispense a predominantly analytical and interpretative work, capable of mapping and qualifying the urban, projectual, and technological culture implemented in Portugal in the two decades that followed the Expo98 ventures.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Site visit

WEBSITE:
http://thegrandprojects.com/



Photocredit: © https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ribeira_das_Naus_(32435397670).jpg

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FT 11 | The dirty side of tourism
09:30 - 13:30
A critical walk through Lisbon's city center in a search for authenticity

Lisbon is in the middle of a major gentrification process. Short rental platforms and international real estate investments are disrupting housing prices and causing social problems. The local and authentic character of the city is an illusion built to seduce travelers at a time where the city is expelling its residents and traditional businesses. ‘We hate tourism tours’ will take you on a ‘critical’ walk to understand how Lisbon has changed and how a touristic operator can act responsibly in this context.

PARTNER: We hate tourism tours
An american friend once asked Bruno, if he didn´t want to start a business in the tourism industry. "I'm not a tourist guide man, I hate tourism tours!", he answered, "I'm doing this because i'm unemployed, i have time, I love my city and to share this love and knowledge with everyone. I want to make them understand things around here and that´s it". The immediate feedback of everyone in the van was: "We love it, do it, do it just like you are doing it now". And that is how We Hate Tourism Tours was born. It was not an idea or a project, it was something that already had started a long time ago, in Bruno´s notebooks and drawings and in the way he was traveling with his parents since he was just a little boy. We Hate Tourism Tours is a continuous exchange and cultural enrichment from people that see and wanna experience the world in a different way.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Tour

WEBSITE:
http://www.wehatetourismtours.com/



Photocredit: © We hate tourism tours

FT 28 | Alfama identities
14:00 - 16:00
A walk and talk through the heart of Lisbon

This walk and talk tour will take you through the heart of the historic neighborhood of Alfama, revealing the power of its identity, architecture, traditions, colors, smells and fado! You will learn how urban constraints can be turned into solutions through the good use of local resources and human creativity that generate new habits and forms of life. You will also be a witness to the fast transformations and challenges Alfama is going through, like gentrification and mass tourism.

PARTNER: Walk and Talk
"As architects living in Lisbon, we do believe that its great charisma comes from its life, realising that architecture is much more than the architectural icons." Walk and Talk aproach all the layers, complexites and interpretations of the city, in order to provide a real-life perspective of Lisbon and its development. Their goal is not to guide, but rather to share the experience of Lisbon through its 'lived architecture' on diferent scales, while establishing informal conversations and exchanging perceptions.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Walking tour

WEBSITE:
https://www.facebook.com/walkandtalklisbon/



Photocredit: © Walk and Talk

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FT 12 | Lisbon's mobility revolution
09:30 - 13:30
Experience the region's new public transport pass and how it transforms mobility and equity

PARTNER: EMEL | Lisboa Viva | AML

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Mobility tour

FT 29 | Queluz Botanical Gardens
14:00 - 17:30
How to keep urban green heritage alive?

Put on your crown and explore the former royal grounds in the recently renewed botanical garden of Queluz. Meet the experts, who are responsible for the conservation and management of UNESCO World Heritage´s vast cultural landscapes and enjoy a reinvigorating walk in a beautiful setting with Queluz National Palace in the background.

PARTNER: Parques de Sintra - Monte da Lua
Parks of Sintra-Monte da Lua, S.A. was created in 2000, following the UNESCO classification of the Sintra Cultural Landscape as a World Heritage Site. It is responsible for managing, safeguarding and enhancing the Sintra Cultural Landscape. As it does not use the State Budget, all the restoration and maintenance of the assets it manages are ensured by ticket sales, shops, cafeterias and event space rental. All their profits are invested in safeguarding and valuing assets under its management.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Site visit

WEBSITE:
https://www.parquesdesintra.pt/



Photocredit: © Luís Duarte

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FT 13 | Taste the funky fruit
10:00 - 12:00
Participate in a fruit challenge and get to know how the Fruta Feia collective fights food waste with their "ugly food market"

Do you know that most of the vegetables and fruits that we buy in the supermarkets have to be beautiful in terms of shape, color and size? Fruta Feia, a Lisbon co-op, created a urban market dedicated to the excluded "ugly fruit", generating value for local farmers and consumers, combating both food waste and unnecessary expenditure of productions resources. Meet this amazing project and challenge yourself to find the differences between ugly and pretty fruit in a unique "fruit challenge".

PARTNER: Fruta Feia
Fruta Feia co-op aims to reduce the tons of quality food that are returned to the land every year by farmers and thereby avoid the unnecessary expenditure of resources used in its production, such as water, arable land, energy and working time. By changing consumption patterns, the project intends to have all horticultural products with quality marketed equally, regardless of size, color and shape. They raise awareness about the problem of food waste and the fact that ugly food is not garbage, as well as regionality and seasonality. In the last six years, Fruta Feia has delivered one million euros to 253 farmers (parners), saved two tons of food waste, and it has increased its network up to 5500 members with 15,000 still on the waiting list. The innovative project is drawing a lot of media attention (press and tv) at national and international level, namely in the New York Times and Jornal Público.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Site visit

WEBSITE:
https://frutafeia.pt/



Photocredit: © Fruta Feia

FT 30 | Waterscape tales
14:00 - 18:30
Free your imagination and explore the fascinating past, present and future stories of Lisbon’s waterscapes.

An Indo-Portuguese rhino that never made it to the Vatican? Still resonating waves of Lisbon’s 1755 tsunami? An Iberian river with nine names? Join this urban exploration walk to discover fascinating stories while we venture into the confluence of two rivers and an ocean in Sacavém. Past, present and future narratives will merge into a new understanding of our relationship with water… and you will be part of it. Be ready to join a local community, enjoy public art and spend some time outdoors.

PARTNER: José Torcal
Jose Torcal is a Civil Engineer who has been working in sustainability and public space for over 7 years across 4 different countries. " My projects and interventions address climate change and improve our cities, starting at the community." Jose is commited to collaborating across sectors and organizations to support the global movement towards sustainable communities.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Walking tour + bus tour

WEBSITE:
https://www.josetorcal.com/



Photocredit: © José Torcal

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FT 14 | Food in the City
09:30 - 14:00
Follow Lisbon's food routes - how it was in the past, to the contemporary reality and to how it could be in the future

Discover Lisbon from a side, few have seen before: by traveling in time to discover Lisbon’s past and current foodscapes. First you will find yourself in the middle of the historical city, where vegetable gardens used to be and where landroutes let to the city’s main markets along the river. Then have an organic snack in Ribeira Market, where old food flows meet the emerging alternatives to conventional global food systems. And finally, discover a new city foodscape - a horticultural park, an organic municipal market and a volunteering association against food waste.

PARTNER: Mariana Sanchez Salvador
Mariana Sanchez Salvador is an architect and researcher, who focuses on how the spaces we inhabit are transformed by food systems and the activities associated with it. She has authored several national and international publications, and has received the Quelhas dos Santos Architect Award for the best Master Thesis in Architecture. Currently, she is developing her PhD thesis in Urban Studies on the Food Landscape of Lisbon, with the support of an Individual Doctoral Grant awarded by the Foundation for Science and Technology.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Walk and bus tour



Photocredit: © Mariana Sanchez Salvador

FT 31 | Let's re-bike Lisbon
14:00 - 16:30
The crazy bike tour with biking experts from across Europe to jointly solve some of Lisbon’s problematic areas for biking.

PARTNER: Mikael Colville-Anderson

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP:
Bike tour

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FT 15 | Picnic in Monsanto
09:30 - 16:30

Take a break in the shade of Lisbon Forest Park - the city's "green lung".

PARTNER:
CML - Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP:
Site visit

WEBSITE:
www.lisboa.pt

FT 32 | Money for the citizens
14:00 - 16:30
Learn how the participatory municipal budget works

'The Master Plan of 2012 focused on viable sustainability and local solutions have been central to bringing about the transformation of the city. Today, Lisbon is a city where citizens really are involved in the decision making process and a Participative Budget of 2,5M EUR is becoming more popular every year'. Get to know some of these projects

PARTNER: CML - Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Site visit

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FT 16 | Dive in: Flood protection infrastructure
09:30 - 14:30
Growing dunes against rising sea levels

Like so many areas today, Lisbon Metropolitan coast line is at major risk due to climate change. To decrease this vulnerability they use dune cords, important geological structures that protect the inland from rising sea level. Feel a little 'sea breeze', go through the dunes of Guincho-Cresmina and get to know this environmental recovery project that has earned Cascais Municipality the prestigious VISION Innovation for Sustainable Tourism Awards 2014.

PARTNER: Cascais Ambiente
Cascais Ambiente is the brand of services provided by EMAC - Empresa Municipal de Ambiente de Cascais, E.M., S.A., whose share capital is wholly owned by the Municipality of Cascais.
In addition to the urban cleaning and waste collection services with which it started its activity, Cascais Ambiente is also responsible for the management of urban green public spaces, for games and recreation in the municipality. After absorbing the municipal agencies Cascais Atlântico and Cascais Natura, it extended its competences to the management of natural resources and the coastline. Its work also includes promoting and carrying out activities aimed at preserving, qualifying and valuing the environment, environmental education and knowledge.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Site visit



Photocredit: © Cascais Ambiente

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FT 17 | Circular Lisbon
09:30 - 15:30
Join a tour about the city's circular economy hotspots and meet Lisbon's circular innovators

Circular economy is one of the key issues of economic and environmental sustainability, an unavoidable challenge for the future of cities. We invite you to go circular in Lisbon. See by yourself how a collaborative network is reducing waste while promoting social innovation. Learn how to give old clothing a second life, how to make fresh oyster mushrooms from coffee waste from Lisbon restaurants or even how to go hydroponic and grow food without soil.

PARTNER: Circular Economy Portugal
Circular Economy Portugal is a non-profit environmental NGO that aims to contribute to a sustainable society. Our main objective is to stimulate waste prevention, mostly in cities as they tend to be hotspots for unsustainable consumption and environmental impacts. We achieve this by raising awareness and running concrete projects around reuse/repair and social innovation. Furthermore, we support municipalities and companies to implement circular principles in practice.

TYPE OF FIELDTRIP: Multi-site visit

WEBSITE:
https://www.circulareconomy.pt/



Photocredit: © Eco Center Telheiras - Andreia Barbosa

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SE 1 | Masterclass with Jennifer Keesmaat
09:30 - 16:30
Within reach: Advancing Transformative Change

In a climate crisis, we need to approach our city differently. It simply won’t do to continue with the same processes, initiatives and infrastructure projects of the past. On the one hand, many cities, agencies, and organizations have the vision and plans they need to transform over the next generation. But change is too slow in light of the magnitude of the crisis we face.

This one-day masterclass is designed to build your capacity to develop and implement creative and strategic solutions to the most pressing challenges that our cities face. Drawing on Jennifer Keesmaat’s experience as the former Chief Planner of the City of Toronto, and using case studies such as the King Street Pilot, this approach to leadership transformation focuses on using your sphere of influence to seize immediate opportunities to create inclusive, sustainable, liveable cities.

The Keesmaat Group

Jennifer's speaker profile

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SE 2 | The Innovation Fund
10:00 - 12:00
10 bn EUR for driving innovative low-carbon technologies towards the market

The Innovation Fund is one of the first and largest EU funding programmes tangibly supporting the vision for climate neutral Europe by 2050. It is about unleashing low-carbon investments in all Member States and pressing the fast-forward button in our transition to a climate neutral, competitive and innovative EU economy.

The Innovation Fund aims to:

· help create the right financial incentives for projects to invest now in the next generation of technologies needed for the EU’s low-carbon transition;
· boost growth and competitiveness by empowering EU companies with a first-mover advantage to become global technology leaders; and
· support innovative low-carbon technologies in all Member States in taking off and reaching the market.

The first call for proposals under the Innovation Fund is to be launched in 2020, with the potential for €10 billion to be invested by 2030.

Join DG Clima and EIT Climate-KIC for this workshop, where we will hear about the innovative projects that cities are planning to put forward for the first investment round of the Innovation Fund, across the focus sectors:

· Innovative low-carbon technologies and processes in energy intensive industries, including products substituting carbon intensive ones
· Carbon capture and utilization / carbon capture and storage (CCS)
· Innovative renewable energy generation
· Energy storage


SE 3 | Lessons-learnt from transforming
14:00 - 17:00
Transforming Cities of South East Europe

Starting in the cities of Sarajevo, Skopje, Maribor, Križevci and Niš - EIT Climate-KIC is on a mission to support the transformation of a group of South-eastern European cities into some of the best possible places in Europe to live, work and visit by 2025.

These 5 frontrunner cities have defined the following goals that are fundamental to the mission:

1. Bring air quality in our cities to within World Health Organisation recommended limits by 2023
2. Achieve circular and net-zero greenhouse gas emission economies by 2030
3. Ensure that by 2025 all community members have equitable access to the fundamentals of wellbeing: decent housing, healthcare, education, mobility, food, water, green and vibrant public spaces, security and productive work opportunities
4. Reduce year on year the impacts of heat and flooding on our communities


Daunting? Yes, and… finding a way to do what we must do is guiding principle of this initiative. Demonstrating that a radical systems transformation is possible in cities requires us to start with such a reframing from a common, too incremental, approach of ‘what can we do next?’

Join us for an interactive workshop session to learn more about the journeys of these cities so far, share ideas on how we might go further and faster, and explore how we could work together to help grow a network of other cities across the region to accelerate a similar mission-led transformation.

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SE 4 | JPI Urban Europe AGORA
09:00 - 17:30
Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) in Europe - Urban Strategies towards the Energy Transition

Urban stakeholders are welcome to discuss strategies towards the European-wide implementation of PEDs, bring in their own perspectives and reflect on current activities.

There is a wide range of approaches, strategies and solutions regarding the achievement of climate targets and the energy transition in the urban context. To create a common vision and to position the concept of PEDs, the PED Programme has developed a framework definition that needs specification and operationalisation in local contexts.

The AGORA workshop on PEDs aims at developing, in an interactive setting, a joint understanding of PEDs through various stakeholder groups by:

· Sharing experiences on different approaches to the PED concept
· Elaborating the operationalization of the PED Framework according to regional/local perspectives
· Identifying and elaborating roles and perspectives of different stakeholder groups regarding the PED concept


Time:
Workshop: 09.00 - 15.00
Optional site visit: 15.30 - 17.30

More information: https://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/event-calendar/ped-agora-workshop-lisbon/