Sustainablecities. Setting the scene
Willem van Winden, UrbanIQ
Sustainable development:

"development that meets the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future gene...
Aspects
Climate Change
Mitigation: Lower emissions, lower energy use, reduction of
fossils etc.
Adaptation: water manageme...
Drivers
Ongoing global urbanisation
Green awareness & lifestyles
Technological change & opportunities
Economic motives & n...
Buzz words related to urban sustainability
Green buildings
Higher density & more public transport
Alternative energy gener...
Tools
Regulation
Fiscal measures
Infrastructure investments
Subsidies
Showcases
Procurement
Certification
…and more
Strate...
Strong link with the last two seminars!
•

The value and challenges of integrated approaches

•

Participative approach

•...
Today:
10.00-10.45 Keynote from Professor HaraldRohracher, Linkoping
University (Sweden): Cities as arenas of low carbon t...
Tomorrow:
8.45

Introduction and recap day 1

9.00-10.00

Cities, city politics and Europe: new perspectives, Jan Olbrycht...
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Presentation delivered by Willem van Winden (UrbanIQ)
for URBACT Training for Elected Representatives on Integrated and Sustainable Urban Development.
Seminar 3 (2-4 December 2013, Brussels, Belgium): Sustainability and change. How can cities tackle the challenges of climate change and assess their progress? And how to intervene in complex energy transitions while improving a city's quality of life?

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  1. 1. Sustainablecities. Setting the scene Willem van Winden, UrbanIQ
  2. 2. Sustainable development: "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland Commission) Title of presentation I Wednesday 14 December 2011 I Page 2
  3. 3. Aspects Climate Change Mitigation: Lower emissions, lower energy use, reduction of fossils etc. Adaptation: water management, extreme conditions, building Quality of life/Liveability Reduce pollution Increase green spaces Energy transitions Title of presentation I Wednesday 14 December 2011 I Page 3
  4. 4. Drivers Ongoing global urbanisation Green awareness & lifestyles Technological change & opportunities Economic motives & new business Energy (in)dependence Title of presentation I Wednesday 14 December 2011 I Page 4
  5. 5. Buzz words related to urban sustainability Green buildings Higher density & more public transport Alternative energy generation & use Waste-to-energy Electrical vehicles Smart grids Sharing economy Urban farming ….and more Title of presentation I Wednesday 14 December 2011 I Page 5
  6. 6. Tools Regulation Fiscal measures Infrastructure investments Subsidies Showcases Procurement Certification …and more Strategy? Role of cities? Role of politicians? Title of presentation I Wednesday 14 December 2011 I Page 6
  7. 7. Strong link with the last two seminars! • The value and challenges of integrated approaches • Participative approach • TED talk…
  8. 8. Today: 10.00-10.45 Keynote from Professor HaraldRohracher, Linkoping University (Sweden): Cities as arenas of low carbon transitions? 10.45-11.15 Coffee break 11.15-11.45 Table discussion: exchange on urban challenges regarding eco-cities 11.45-12.30 Peer review session 1 12.30-13.30 Lunch 13.30-15.00 European cities cooperating for energy-efficient urban environment, GérardMagnin, Executive Director of Energy Cities/Covenant of Mayors, and Joan CarlesSánchez, mayor of Sabadell, URBACT partner and member of the Covenant of Mayors (TBC) 15.00- 17.00 Peer reviews, including coffee 15.00-15.45 Peer review session 2 15.45-17.00 Peer review session 3 17.00-17.45 Cultural/exchange activity 20.00 Dinner in “La Rose Blanche”, Grand Place, Brussels Title of presentation I Wednesday 14 December 2011 I Page 8
  9. 9. Tomorrow: 8.45 Introduction and recap day 1 9.00-10.00 Cities, city politics and Europe: new perspectives, Jan Olbrycht, member of the European parliament's regional development committee 10.00-10.45 “How can politics steer urban transitions to sustainability?”: Introduction to transition management, urban sustainability and the role of government” by DerkLoorbach, Director of DRIFT (Dutch Research Institute on Transitions). 10.45-11.00 Coffee break 11.00 – 11.45 Group exercise: building blocks for an urban transition 11.45- 12.30 Synthesis: building a transition strategy together 12.30-13.30 Lunch 13.30-14.15 Reflection: the role of politics creating space for sustainability transitions 14.15-15.30 Local Action Plans: Moderated discussion on participants’ involvement/commitment with their local action plans and local support groups 15.30 16.00 Peer review session 4 16.00-16.30 Peer review session 5 16.30-17.00 Evaluation/collective debriefing Reception at the European Commission – Venue: EC building (Charlemagne) 18.00-19.00 Closing reception, by Nicholas Martyn, Deputy Director-General, DG for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission 20.00 Dinner at l'Estaminet du Kelderke, Grand Place, Brussels Title of presentation I Wednesday 14 December 2011 I Page 9

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