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Below you find the program schedule for the Global Town Hall 2014. The detailed 2014 program is also available as PDF in English (759 KB).

Opening Metropolitan Solutions 2014

11:00-12:00 Keynotes

Moderators:

  • Joachim Richter, CEO, Project Finance International, Zell a. H., Germany
  • Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Bonn, Germany

Speakers:

  • Barbara Hendricks, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Berlin, Germany
  • Günther H. Oettinger, EU-Commissionar for Energy, Brussels, Belgium
  • Rada Rodriguez, Chairman of the Management Board, Schneider Electric, Ratingen, Germany
  • Wilhelm Molterer, Vice-President, European Investment Bank, Luxemburg
  • Vice Mayor for Sustainable Development, Inner City and Public Spaces, City of Rotterdam, Netherlands and Member of the ICLEI Global Executive Committee

City-Business Dialogue

13:00-13:15 Welcome

Philippe Joubert, Senior Advisor, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, WBCSD, Geneva, Switzerland

Snacks provided by WBCSD


13:15-13:45 Introduction on city-business dialogues:The final report of the WBCSD Urban Infrastructure Initiative

For more information on the WBCSD Urban Infrastructure Initiative, klick here.

Key questions for the upcoming days based on findings of past city-business dialogues organized by the WBCSD.

Moderator: Wolfgang Schuster, Former Lord Mayor of Stuttgart, Germany and Member of the German Sustainability Council

  • Philippe Joubert, Senior Advisor, WBCSD
  • Pedro Miguel Pires de Miranda, Corporate Vice President Siemens AG, Munich, Germany.
  • Wolfgang Teubner, Director of the ICLEI European Secretariat, ICLEI; Freiburg, Germany

13:45-14:15 Government-business collaboration for urban sustainability

  • Janez Potočnik, EU Commissioner for the Environment, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

14:15-15:30 How city-business dialogues can advance sustainable urban infrastructure

Moderator: Matthew Lynch, Project Director for Urban Infrastructure Initiative, WBCSD

Panelists:

  • Alexandra van Huffelen, Vice Mayor for Sustainable Development, Inner City and Public Spaces, City of Rotterdam, Netherlands and Member of the ICLEI Global Executive Committee 
  • Lucy Turnbull, President, German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GACIC) and former Mayor of Sydney, Australia
  • German EcoProfit Coordinator: EcoProgram as organized interaction locally
    Ulfried Müller, Department of Employment and Economy, City of Munich, Germany (More information on EcoProfit can be found here) Please click her for a downloadable PDF on EcoProfit. 
  • Pedro Miguel Pires de Miranda, Siemens AG
  • Wolfgang Teubner, Regional Director, ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany
  • Philippe Joubert, WBCSD

15:30-15:45 Turku: Impacts of city-business dialogue

Cities on Stage

  • Risto Veivo, Development Manager, Climate, Environment and Sustainability, City of Turku, Finland

Global Town Hall Lounge Talks

16:15-17:00 Learning by sharing:

The exchange with some panelists from the City-Business Dialogue session and interested local government and business representatives will be continued in a smaller group with the goal to dive deeper into the realities, opportunities but also hurdles and challenges of such a dialogue.

Prior indication of your interest is required, please send an email to: globaltownhall(at)iclei.org.

With: Ulfried Müller, Department of Employment and Economy, City of München, Germany and German EcoProfit Coordinator: EcoProfit as organized interaction locally



16:00-18:00 The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities

Moderator: Lutz Heuser

Speakers and Panelists:

  • Opening speech
    Günther H. Oettinger, Commissioner for Energy, European Commission, Brussles, Belgium
  • Strategy of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities
    Peter Molengraaf, CEO, Alliander N.V., Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Smart Cities in Europe - a city vision
    Jürgen Roters, Mayor, City of Köln, Germany
  • ICT for Smart Cities and Communities
    Wolfgang Heuring, Head of Research & Technology Center, Siemens AG
  • Smart City implementation challenges
    Michael Olszewski, Vice Mayor City of Warsaw 
  • Inspirational overview of future challenges for sector integration in Smart Cities and Communities
    Ludwig Karg, CEO B.A.U.M. Consult





18:15-19:00 Exhibitors' Background Talks

Exhibitors of Metropolitan Solutions and the Hannover Fair are invited for a small group discussion on how to organize and implement city-business dialogues.

Moderator: Thomas Rilke, Director, Metropolitan Solutions, Hannover, Germany

Speakers:

  • Matthew Lynch, Project Director for Urban Infrastructure Initiative, WBCSD
  • Wolfgang Teubner, Regional Director, ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany
  • Risto Veivo, Senior Advisor, Climate and Environment Policy, City of Turku, Finland (tbc)

Adaptation to Climate Change

Today’s infrastructure investments need to withstand tomorrow’s environmental conditions. How can infrastructure systems be designed to adapt to an unpredictable future?


9:00-9:30 Urban Video

Knowledge and Action - Climate Change Impacts in Asian Cities and Ways to Adapt


9:30-10:15 Adaption strategies for water management in Asian cities

Moderator: Emani Kumar, ICLEI Deputy Secretary General and Regional Director, South Asia Secretariat, Delhi, India

Presentations:

  • Introduction to adaption to climate change

    Holger Robrecht, Deputy Regional Director for Sustainability Management, ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany

  • Adaptive strategies for water management in Kaohsiung
    Lin-Hwa Chen, Deputy Director-General, Water Resources Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government, Chinese Taipei
  • Adaptive strategies for water management in Baguio
    Maria Adelaida Lacsamana, Department Head, Environment and Parks Management Office, City of Baguio, Philippines

10:15-10:45 How do we adapt to a changing climate?

Solution Screening

Moderator: Emani Kumar, ICLEI Deputy Secretary General and Regional Director, South Asia Secretariat, Delhi, India

  • Floating Cities
    Jan Willem Roël, General Manager, FlexBase, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Adaptive Water Management: From strategy to descion making
    Phil Woods, Principal Analyst Eco Efficiency, Livable City Solutions, Sydney Water, Sydney, Australia 

Questioning Panel:

  • Maria Adelaida Lacsamana, Department Head, Environment and Parks Management Office, City of Baguio, Philippines
  • Lin-Hwa Chen, Deputy Director of  Environmental Protection Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government, Chinese Taipei (tbc)

10:45-11:30 Urban adaptation strategies in Germany: Local and National

Moderator: Wolfgang Teubner, Regional Director, ICLEI European Secretariat, ICLEI, Freiburg, Germany

Presentations:

  • Hannover’s climate adaptation master plan
    Elisabeth Czorny, Head of Environmental Department, City of Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • Government support for adaptation in municipalities in Germany
    Sebastian Ebert, Federal Environment Agency, Dessau, Germany

11:30-12:00 Standard & Poor's

Green Seat

On the Green Seat:

  • Alois Strasser, Director International Public Finance Ratings, Standard & Poor’s, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Florian Stapf, Director‎ Client Business, Standard & Poor’s, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Questioning Panel:

  • Joachim Richter, Project Finance International, Zell a.H., Germany
  • Wolfgang Schuster, Former Mayor of Stuttgart, City of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (tbc)
  • Holger Robrecht, Deputy Regional Director for Sustainability Management, ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany

12:00-12:30 Rotterdam: Climate adaptation master plan

Cities on Stage

  • Alexandra van Huffelen, Vice Mayor for Sustainable Development, Inner City and Public Spaces, City of Rotterdam, Netherlands

Smart Cities

What makes a city "smart"? Better use of technology? More standardization and operational sustainablity indicators? And what about data security? Concepts and solutions are discussed and debated. 



12:30-13:00 Berlin: Smart City Berlin

Cities on Stage

  • Florian Lennert, Director, Intelligent City, Innovation Center for Mobility and Societal Change, InnoZ/LSE Enterprise, London School of Economics and Political Science, Berlin, Germany

13:00-13:45 Intelligent Cities: Routes to a sustainable, efficient and livable city

Organizer: German Association of Environmental Management (B.A.U.M. e.V.)

Presentations:

  • Intelligent Cities: Routes to a sustainable, efficient and livable city
    Maximilian Gege, President of B.A.U.M. e.V., Hamburg, Germany
  • Spurring regional development through energy efficiency
    Herbert Köpnick, Senior Principal, Bavarian State Ministry of Environment and Public Health, Munich, Germany

Snacks provided by B.A.U.M. e.V


13:45-14:00 Inputs from Moscow

Sergey A. Melnikov, Deputy Head, Department for Natural Resources Management and Environmental Protection, Moscow City Government, Russia (tbc)


14:00-14:20 Circular economy: Inputs from the 16th European Forum on Eco-innovation

What can cities, companies and citizens contribute to move towards a circular economy? Results of the 16th European Forum on Eco-innovation with the title “Wasted Potenital! Towards circular economy in cities” to provide inputs and answers for this question.

  • Paola Migliorini, European Commission, DG Environment, Brussels, Belgium

14:20-14:30 Smart Cities: A concept for the future?

  • Florian Lennert, Director, Intelligent City, Innovation Center for Mobility and Societal Change, InnoZ/LSE Enterprise, London School of Economics and Political Science, Berlin, Germany


14:30-15:15 Smart Cities Part 1: What makes a city "smart"?

Panel

Moderator: Richard Forster, Managing Director, PFD Publications / Cities Today Magazine, London, UK

Panelists:

  • Werner Spec, Mayor, City of Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • Marianne Linde, Director of Urban Development, TNO, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Kay Hartkopf, Smarter Cities Leader DACH, IBM, Hamburg, Germany

15:15-15:45 Amsterdam: the Transforming City

Cities on Stage

  • Joost Brinkman, Lead, Accenture Sustainability Services NL, Amsterdam, Netherlands

15:45-16:20 Smart Cities Part 2: Can smart cities be green, reliable and data secure?

Panel

Moderator: Richard Forster, Managing Director, PFD Publications / Cities Today Magazine, London, UK 

Panelists:

  • Mikhail An, First Deputy Director, Department of Science, industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship, Moscow City Government, Moscow, Russia
  • Ben de Clercq, EMEA Cloud & Service Providers Segment Business Development Director, Schneider Electric SA, Paris, France
  • Hans-Jochen Schneider, CEO, EnergieCity Leipzig GmbH, Leipzig, Germany
  • Emani Kumar, ICLEI Deputy Secretary General and Regional Director, South Asia Secretariat, Delhi, India
  • Norbert Ender, Smarter Cities Leader Switzerland, IBM, Zurich, Switzerland

International standards for sustainable cities

In 2012, ISO - the International Standardization Organization - started developing a new standard family ISO 37100 for “Sustainable Development of Communities", providing a new management system standard for sustainable communities, indicators for evaluating progress, and performance and metrics for smart urban infrastructures. This session will provide an overview over the ongoing ISO-standardization process and shed light on interests behind, the purpose it follows, and its potential benefits, impacts and risks for local governments to deliver on sustainability.


16:30-17:00 Future standards for sustainable cities

Food for thought

  • Christoph Stroschein, CEO, GESI and Chariman, DIN/DKE Steering Committee “Smart Cities,” Berlin, Germany


17:00-18:00 How much standardization is needed for sustainable cities?

Moderator: Alexandra van Huffelen, Vice Mayor, City of Rotterdam, Netherlands and Member of the ICLEI Global Executive Committee

Panelists from public sector:

  • Detlef Raphael, Beigeordneter, German Association of Cities, Köln, Germany
  • Werner Spec, Mayor, City of Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • Holger Robrecht, Vice Regional Director, ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany

Panelists from standardization institutions:

  • Bernard Leservoisier, AFNOR, France and Secretary of ISO TC 268
  • John Devaney, BSI Group, London, UK
  • Andrea Fluthwedel, Manager, Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN), Berlin, Germany

Panelists from private sector:

  • Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Senior Chief Engineer, Environmental Strategy Office, Hitachi, Tokyo, Japan

EcoMobility

Traffic and transportation infrastructures play a key role in shaping the appearance and character of our cities. EcoMobility is walking, cycling, using shared-transportation and light e-vehicles and integrating these diverse transportation options. What does this mean for urban infrastructure investments today and in the future?


9:00-9:30 Urban Video

Suwon EcoMobility World Festival


9:30-10:00 : EcoMobility: Infrastructure on the move

Food for Thought

  • The EcoMobility vision
    Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Chairman ICLEI Urban Agendas and Creative Director of the EcoMobility World Festival, Freiburg, Germany
  • EcoMobility World Festival 2013 in Suwon: First lessons learnt
    Heung-Soo Park, Head of Transport Department, City of Suwon, Republic of Korea

10:00-10:45 Ecomobile cities: Spotlight on cities’ good practices

Cities on Stage

Moderator: Jürgen Perschon, Executive Director, European Institute for Sustainable Transport (EURIST), Hamburg, Germany

Presentations:

  • Münster:
    The #1 bicycle city in Germany: Is it infrastructure that makes the difference?
    Heiner Bruns, Head of the Department for Green Spaces and Environmental Protection, City of Münster, Münster, Germany
  • Quito:
    Mobility Management: Smart Mobility for the Metropolitan District of Quito
    Germánico Pinto, Manager, Metropolitan Public Company of Mobility and Public Works (EPMMOP), Quito, Ecuador
  • Poznan:
    Poznan's Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for 2014-2025
    Ryszard Grobelny, Lord Mayor, City of Poznan, Poland

10:45-11:45 Vehicles for ecomobile lifestyles

Solution Screening

Moderator: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Chairman ICLEI Urban Agendas and Creative Director of the EcoMobility World Festival, Freiburg, Germany

Presented Solutions:

  • Urban Cable Cars
    Wolfram Auer, Doppelmayr, Wolfurt, Austria (tbc)
  • Car2Go
    Representative from Daimler, Car2Go
  • Kick Tryke
    Hans Constin, Constin GmbH, Berlin, Germany
  • MoVi
    Christoph Kirschner, Tünkers, Ratingen, Germany

Questioning panel:

  • Anna Wang, Director of Industrial Development and Investment Promotion Committee of Taichung City, City of Taichung, Chinese Taipei
  • Michael Glotz-Richter, Senior project manager 'sustainable mobility', Senate Department for Environment, Construction and Transport, City of Bremen, Germany
  • Jürgen Perschon, EURIST

11:45-12:15 Advancity: An ecosystem in support of sustainable urban innovation

  • Florence Castel, Managing Director, Advancity, Ile-de-France, France

12:15-13:30 Ecomobile cities: Sustainable mobility concepts

Cities on stage

  • Oslo:
    Greening the transport system
    Guri Melby, Vice-Mayor for Environmental Affairs and Transportation, City of Oslo, Oslo, Norway (tbc)
  • Bremen:
    People, places, transport

    Michael Glotz-Richter, Senior Project Manager 'sustainable mobility', Senate Department for Environment, Construction and Transport, City of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
  • Bonn:
    Mobility management of companies: How municipal support can kick-start action
    Werner Wingenfeld, Commissioner for City Development and Planning, City of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Taichung: 
    Building low-carbon Transportation
    Anna Wang, Director, Industrial Development and Investment Promotion Committee, City of Taichung, Chinese Taipei

Sustainable Procurement 

Public procurement can drive markets towards sustainability if it uses its enormous economic leverage to create new incentives. How can procurement regulations be used in ways that do not create roadblocks for innovation, but instead promote technological development?


14:00-14:30 Procurement of Innovations

Presentations

  • The latest developments on sustainable procurement and Procurement of Innovation
    Mark Hidson, Deputy Director ICLEI Europe and Director of ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Capacity Centre, Freiburg, Germany
  • The increasing prominence and importance of public procurement of innovation
    Bertrand Wert, European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry, Innovation Policy for Growth, B3, Brussels

14:30-15:30 The enormous potential of sustainable public procurement to drive innovation

Panel

Moderator: Wolfgang Teubner, Regional Director, ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany

Panelists:

  • Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor, Helsinki, Finland and Chair of ICLEI’s Procura+ Campaign
  • Jan Johansson, Energy Officer, City of Växjö, Växjö, Sweden
  • Sabine Poell, Head of Competence Center for Sustainable Procurement at the Procurement Office of the Federal Ministry of Interior, Bonn, Germany
  • Bertrand Wert, Policy Officer Industrial Innovation Policies, European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry, Brussels, Belgium
  • Mark Hidson, ICLEI Europe

15:30-16:00 Barcelona Province: Putting procurement at the heart of strategic decision-making

  • Mercè Rius i Serra, Deputy President for Environment, Province of Barcelona, Spain and Member of the ICLEI Regional Executive Committee for Europe

Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture means producing food where demand is the highest: in cities. This session presents examples of how modern cities can integrate new forms of producing food, be it vertically on walls or by using balconies, roof tops or green spaces. Energy, water and nutrition are used in highly efficient ways, creating new infrastructures.


16:00-16:30 Urban agriculture, Potential and need for action

  • Henk Renting, Resources for Urban Agriculture Foundation (RUAF), Leusden, Netherlands

16:30-17:00 Urban agriculture: Potential and need for action

Moderator: Henk Renting, RUAF

Presentations:

  • Barcelona:Green infrastructure and biodiversity: Policy, planning and projects
    Toni Pujol Vidal, Environment Officer, Urban Habitat, Barcelona City Council, Spain
  • Almere: Growing Green Cities
    Henk Meijer, Project Director Floriade Almere 2022, City of Almere, Netherlands 

17:00-18:00 Urban agriculture: Playground for idealists or new business sector?

Moderator: Henk Renting, RUAF

City Presentations

  • Barcelona: Green infrastructure and biodiversity: Policy, planning and projects
    Toni Pujol Vidal, Officer, Urban Development Strategy Unit, Barcelona City Council, Spain
  • Almere: Growing Green Cities
    Henk Meijer, Project Director Floriade Almere 2022, City of Almere, The Netherlands

What experts and companies can offer

  • Vertical farming, the new way of constructing houses
    Owe Pettersson, Chief Operating Officer, Plantagon International AB, Stockholm, Sweden
  • The tomato fish
    Representative from the Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei (IGB), Berlin, Germany and award winner of „Deutschland – Land der Ideen“ (tbc)
  • How to get citizens motivated
    Philip Kosanke , Transition Town Hannover
  • Vertical Farming: From prototypes towards a global movement
    Maximilan Lössl, CEO of Agrilution and founder of the Association of Vertical Farming

Global Town Hall Lounge


10:00-10:30 More about the EcoMobility World Festival 2013 in Suwon

  • Heung-Soo Park, Head of Transport Department, City of Suwon, Suwon,  Republic of Korea


11:30-12:30 Urban cable cars: An innovative new public transport system

  • Wolfram Auer, Doppelmayr, Wolfurt, Austria
  • Jürgen Person, Executive Director, European Institute for Sustainable Transport, Hamburg, Germany

14:00-15:30 Planting sustainable lifestyles: From urban gardening and agriculture to post carbon cities

With:

  • Thomas Köhler, Transition Town Hannover, Germany
  • Francisco Garcia, Transition Town Hannover, Germany
  • Rainer Sagave, Transition Town Hameln, Germany
  • Rolf Meinecke, Transition Town Dortmund, Germany

Please register (cost free) at the ICLEI stand.


Evening Reception


19:00-21:00 Reception hosted by Lord Mayor Stefan Schostok, City of Hannover

For local governments and their partners

The Lord Mayor of Hannover is generously inviting local government colleagues and their partners to an evening reception. Tickets and further information are available at the ICLEI stand.


Green Building


9:00-9:30 Urban Video


9:30-10:30 Mainstreaming green building strategies on a city-wide scale

Panel

Moderator: Silvia Hesse, Council Member Hannover Region and former Local Agenda 21 Coordinator, City of Hannover, Germany

  • Michael Dax, Managing Director German Sustainable Building Council (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen e.V.), Stuttgart, Germany
  • Steven Borncamp, President of the Romanian Green Building Council
  • Anna Jähnke,  Chairman of the Environment Department, City of Helsingborg, Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Hans-Jochen Schneider, CEO, EnergieCity Leipzig GmbH, Leipzig, Germany
  • Witta Ebel, Passive House Institute, Darmstadt, Germany

10:30-11:45 Advanced Green Cities

Moderator: Hans Mönninghoff, former Vice Mayor and Head of the Department of Economy and the Environment, Hannover, Germany

Cities on stage 

  • Tokyo: City programs to reduce carbon emissions from buildings
    Yuko Nishida, Planner, Bureau of Environment, Greater Tokyo Government, Tokyo, Japan
  • Bristol: European Green Capital 2015
    George Ferguson, Mayor, City of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Belo Horizonte: Strategies for sustainable urban infrastructure
    Délio Malheiros, Vice-Mayor and Secretary of Environment, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

11:45-12:15 Business Contributions

Moderator: Roman Mendle, Junior Officer, Smart Urban Infrastructure Project, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Presentations

  • Unique Lights: InnoLED – High-power LED solutions for street lighting 
    Stefan Kontermann, Head of Group "Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion," Department of Fiber Optical Sensor Systems, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Goslar, Germany
  • CIMA: Smart Production - The re-industrialization of the urban economy
    Arno Brandt, Office Manager, CIMA Institut für Regionalwirtschaft GmbH, Hannover, Germany (tbc)

12:15-12:45 LANXESS: How to make a city colorful and safe

Solution Screening

Presented Solutions:

  • Lutz Kohnert, Head of Global Competence Center Construction LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Business Unit Inorganic Pigments, Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany
  • Thomas Pfeiffer, Vice President Region EMEA & Global Key Accounts, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Business Unit Inorganic Pigments, Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany

Questioning Panel:

  • Dirk Engelke, Professor for Spatial Development, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, Switzerland
  • Joachim Richter, Project Finance International, Zell a.H., Germany

Snacks provided by Lanxess 


13:00-13:30 Construction 21 Green Building Solutions Awards

Awards Presenter: Véronique Pappe, Director, Construction21, Paris, France

  • Luc Minne, Director, Greenwal, Belgium
  • Steven Borncamp, Co-director of Construction21, Romanian Green Building Council

13:30-14:00 Urban development, architecture, and sustainable infrastructure

Moderator: Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Food for thought

  • Albert Speer, Architecture and Planner, Albert Speer & Partner GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

14:00-14:30 Innovation City Ruhr

Burkhard Drescher, Former Mayor of Oberhausen and CEO of Innovation City Ruhr, Ruhr, Germany


Climate Action and Low Carbon Development

Urban development is only sustainable if it aims for low-carbon/no-carbon cities. What approaches and integrated solutions are available now and in the near future? And how do these solutions fit into highly different local contexts in cities around the world?


14:30-16:15 Climate action plans of leading cities

Moderator: To be determined

Presentations:

  • Hannover:
    Sabine Tegtmeyer-Dette, Vice Mayor and Head of the Department Economy and Environment, City of Hannover, Germany
  • Seoul:
    One less nuclear power plant

    Hyug-jae Jang, Director of Climate & Environment Unit, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Hamburg 
    Holger Lange, State Secretary of Urban Development and Environment, Ministry of Urban Development and Environment, City of Hamburg, Germany 
  • Barcelona
    Mercè Rius i Serra, Deputy President for Environment and Albert Vendrell Roca, Officer, Department of Environment, Province of Barcelona, Spain

Discussion, including representatives of morning presentations


16:15-16:30 Urban Low Emissions Development Strategies (Urban LEDS): Framework for infrastructure decisions for the the future (Introduction)

Steve Gawler, Director International Program, ICLEI Indonesia Project Office, Jakarta, Indonesia


16:30-18:00 Urban Low Emissions Development Strategies (Urban LEDS): How cities act

Moderator: Maryke van Staden, Low-carbon City Program Manager, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Presentations from European cities (partner cities in international Urban LEDS project):

  • Helsinki:
    Helsinki in action, sharing approach and cost estimates

    Petteri Huuska, Environmental Planner, City of Helsinki, Finland
  • Warsaw:
    Warsaw’s low-carbon development

    Leszek Drogosz, Director, Infrastructure Department, City of Warsaw, Poland

Presentations from cities in emerging economy countries (model cities in international Urban LEDS project):

  • Balikpapan:
    Development experiences of Balikpapan

    Suryanto Ibrahim, Head, Regional Planning & Development Agency, Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • KwaDukuza:
    Low emission development and infrastructure

    Siyabonga Khanyile, Executive Director, Technical Services at KwaDukuza Municipality, South Africa 
  • Rajkot:
    Solar City development 
    Umat Hemaji, City Engineer, Rajkot Municipal Corporation, India
  • Fortaleza:
    Exploring new district developments

    Antonio da Silva, Analyst Relations in New District Real Estate Developments, Fortaleza, Brazil

Discussion: Messages to business partners


Global Town Hall Lounge Talks


 

Urban Nexus: Integrated urban planning and management

A sustainable future requires synergies and integrated strategies. Energy, water, waste and food production systems can no longer be planned and implemented separately. What opportunities exist for integrated solutions?


9:00-9:30 Thought for Food: The Documentary

Urban Video


9:30-10:15 Visions for the city of tomorrow

Food for thought

Moderator: Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Presentations:

  • The regenerative city
    Stefan Schurig, World Future Council, Hamburg, Germany
  • Reorganizing urban systems
    Katleen De Flander, Researcher, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS), Potsdam, Germany

10:15-11:00 Urban approaches to integrated planning and management (Urban Nexus)

Panel

Moderator: Jan Schlenk, Advisor, GIZ, Eschborn, Germany

  • Kathrine Brekke, Urban Researcher, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany
  • Stefan Schurig, World Future Council, Hamburg, Germany
  • Katleen De Flander, Researcher, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS), Potsdam, Germany
  • Johannes Sigulla, Project Leader, Smart Grid, Schneider Electric GmbH, Berlin, Germany

11:00-11:45 Integrated city development

Cities on stage

Moderator: Victorino Aquitania, Regional Director, ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat, Quezon City, Philippines

Presentations:

  • Freiburg: Sustainable City through integrated approaches
    Simone Ariana Pflaum, Director, Office of Sustainability Management, Freiburg, Germany
  • Sorocaba: Rethinking the City: Integrated Planning Approach
    Jussara de Lima Carvalho, Commissioner for the Environment, City of Sorocaba, Brazil

Panelist:

  • Johannes Sigulla, Project Leader, Smart Grid, Schneider Electric GmbH, Berlin, Germany

11:45-12:20 Integrated Urban Planning: Approaches and Cases

Presentations:

  • Integrating environment and economy policies and programs
    Hans Mönninghoff, Former Vice Mayor and Head of the Department Economy and Environment, Hannover, Germany
  • Cross-Cutting Solutions in Växjö
    Jan Johansson, Energy Manager, City of Växjö, Växjö, Sweden
  • Low Carbon Future Cities
    Daniel Vallentin, Deputy Head Berlin Office and Project Coordinator “Future Energy and Mobility Structures” Research Group, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Berlin, Germany

One planet living and young leaders: The future of urban lifestyles

How can young community and business leaders jointly help to advance sustainability in new and innovative ways? Which trends and developments do they have to take into account?


12:30-13:00 Urban infrastructure for one planet living: A lifestyles perspective

Food for thought

  • Michael Kuhndt, Head, Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) Wuppertal, Germany

13:00-13:45 Young Leaders: Next Generation Solutions?

Panel

Moderation: Dominic Fragillo, ICLEI Future City Leaders Initiative and Former Councilor of Town of Caroline, USA

  • Åsa Karlsson-Björkmarker, Member of the Executive Board, City of Växjö, Sweden
  • Simone Ariane Pflaum, Director of Sustainability Management and former Member of the City Council, City of Freiburg, Germany
  • Maximilan Lössl, Founder and CEO, Agrilution and Founder of the Association of Vertical Farming, Munich, Germany

13:45-14:30 Urban Infrastructure for the future: Our to-do list

Moderation: Susanne Salz, Expert, Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Wuppertal (CSCP), Germany

  • Hans Mönninghoff, Former Vice Mayor and Head of the Department Economy and Environment, Hannover, Germany
  • Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI, Bonn, Germany
  • Thomas Rilke, Director, Metropolitan Solutions