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Final Programme – 22.11.2017 – Brussels – 3rd International symposium on cities of tomorrow

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Towards cities for people

3rd International symposium on cities of tomorrow

Jan GEHL, architect ■ Paola VIGANÒ, architect
Agis TSOUROS (International Adviser – Global Healthy Cities – Former WHO Director)
Wednesday 22 november 2017 ■ 9:00 am to 4:30 pm ■ Brussels

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CEPESS is pleased to invite you to the 3rd edition of its international symposium on cities and urban innovation in the 21st century. The symposium will be dedicated to the Jan GEHL vision of cities for people.

Mobility, health, accessibility and conviviality are the main issues that will be discussed during the meeting.

How can we humanize cities thanks to soft mobility? Why should we encourage people to walk or to bike? How public transport will change in the 20 next years? Can we create and strengthen social cohesion and human relations by redesigning public space? How to design streets and squares to make cities more convivial and lively?

Are there cities where we can breath air of quality? Does living in cities increase risk for overweight and obesity? Which ways of life do we have to develop to stay in good health when living in a city ? Which public policies should we implement to make cities healthier? How to make cities accessible for all the people, including persons with reduced mobility? What are the needs of visual impaired persons and blind persons to move autonomously in a city? Are current cities ready to meet the ageing challenge?

The conference will gather 25 top experts from across Europe to address these fundamental questions. A unique opportunity for us to discuss with them and to build together the city of tomorrow.

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MORNING

8.30  Welcome coffee and registration of participants

9.00  Introductory remarks, Antoine DE BORMAN, Director of CEPESS

9.15 Linking cities, cities for the people, human cities? From the urban vision to concrete projects, Jeremy DAGNIES, senior policy analyst at CEPESS, invited lecturer at the Catholic University of Louvain

9.30  Cities for people, Jan GEHL, Architect and urban designer, Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

10.30  Coffee Break

11.00  The Project as Knowledge Producer, Paola VIGANÒ, Architect and urban designer, national urban planning award in France (2013), Professor.at EPFL Lausanne and IUAV

12.00  Political issues and perspectivesBenoît LUTGEN, President of the Humanist democratic centre

12.10  Panel debate

  With :

  • Dr. Agis TSOUROS, International Adviser on Health policy at national and city level, former director at World Health Organization, Invited Professor at the London Imperial College
  • Thierry PAQUOT, French philosopher
  • Salvador RUEDA, Director of Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona
  • Jan GEHL and Paola VIGANO

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MIDDAY

13.00  Lunch

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AFTERNOON

14.00  Parallel sessions (workshops will take place simultaneously)

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WORKSHOP N°1 – WALKING, BIKING, SHARING: TOWARD MOBILITY FOR PEOPLE

Chair: Juliette WALCKIERS, Inter-Environnement Wallonie, the union of the main Walloon environnemental associations

  • Emerging modes of transport in the european cities : opporunities to make cities more sustainable and convivial?, Laurent BARELIER, consulting firm CHRONOS (Paris, France)
  • Ghent, walkable and bike-friendly city : review of 20 years of redesigning and reorganazing the city, Frank VANDEN BULCKE, Director of Mobility Company, City of Ghent
  • Public transport in 2050: which possible scenario for Brussels?, Brieux DE MEEÛS, CEO of STIB, the Brussels Public Transport Agency

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WHORKSHOP N°2 – TOWARD SAFE CITIES THAT KEEP CITIZEN IN GOOD HEALTH

Chair: Lise NAKHLÉ, BECI, Chamber of Commerce of Brussels

  • Benefits of soft mobility on inhabitants’ health, Dr. Jehan LECOCQ, sports medicine specialist, Former President of the French Federation of Sport Medicine, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Strasbourg University
  • Examples of good practices supporting soft mobility in France, Benoit HIRON, CEREMA, French Centre for Studies and Expertise on Risks, Environment, Mobility, and Urban and Country Planning
  • Air quality, health and cities: which High-Tech solutions?, Frederic JOURDAIN, CEO of Thingsplay, a startup working for smarter cities and better quality of air

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WORKSHOP N°3 – DESIGNING AND MANAGING PUBLIC SPACE TO MAKE CITIES MORE CONVIVIAL AND LIVELY

Chair: Antoine BERTRAND, UCM, the Federation of freelance workers and owners of SMEs,

  • Shared spaces and conviviality: issues and good practices, Pierre VANDERSTRAETEN, Professor at Catholic University of Louvain, Vice-Dean of the Architecture Faculty
  • Converting urban multilane roads in pedestrian and lively streets : the « supermanzanas » (superblocks) project in Barcelone, Salvador RUEDA, Director of Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona
  • Importance of local stores for creating and enhancing social relations, Sophie CHEVALIER, Professor at University Jules Vernes in Amiens

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WORKSHOP N°4 – PERSONS WITH REDUCED MOBILITY AND AGEING PEOPLE : TOWARD CITIES ACCESSIBLE TO ALL ITS CITIZENS

Chair: Emilie DE SMET, ALTEO (Christian Mutuality)

  • Good practices to make cities accessible for people with disabilities, Vincent SNOECK, Atingo and CAWaB (federation of NGO caring for people with disabilities)
  • Being visually impaired and moving autonomously in cities: from dream to reality?, Nadia ARNONE, The Braille League (which helps the blind and the visually impaired in many ways)
  • Zorgzame buurten’ (caring neighbourhouds) in Brussels – an integrated approach to improve ageing in place, Olivia VANMECHELEN, Kenniscentrum Woonzorgzones Brussel, Agency that develops an integrated approach of districts for ageing people

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15.45   Leadership for health, equity and sustainable development at the local level: Healthy Cities in the 21st century, Dr. Agis TSOUROS, MD, PhD, FFPH International Adviser on Health policy at national and city level, Former Director, Policy and Governance for Health and Wellbeing and Director of Healthy Cities at WHO, Visiting Professor, Institute for Global Health Innovation at the Imperial College, London

16.30   Closing remarks, Céline FREMAULT, Brussels Minister for Housing, Environment and Energy

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Where? Koning Boudewijnstadion (Stade Roi Baudouin) ■ Marathonlaan 135, 1020 Brussels

Registration by 15th november 2017 Email: lachlan@cepess.be ■ Registration fees: 50 euros *

For further information : lachlan@cepess.be ■ 02/238.01.43

 * Catering and documentation included ■ Free registration for students, unemployed and retirees ■ Payment to the current account BE93-7995-0639-5067 with mention «symposium cities  + First name and last name »

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