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Resilient Cities: Novel tools for local authorities
13 January 2015
Tour et Taxis, Brussels (Belgium)

EN Version

More than 50% of the world's population now live in urban areas with this figure set to rise to 70% by 2050. Coupled with the impact of climate change, this period of unprecedented urban growth is creating enormous environmental challenges for European cities. From the loss of urban biodiversity leading to increased flood risk to the ever-increasing demands of the city on surrounding rural areas, the challenges are many and daunting.

In response to this situation, over the last three years local authorities from 10 European cities have been working closely with researchers and business partners to come up with novel tools and innovative approaches to help European cities help themselves to build resilience from the inside out. At the “Resilient Cities: Novel tools for local authorities” event, local authorities from Dublin, Stuttgart, London, Rome, Brussels, Sofia and Rotterdam will showcase for the first time some of the outcomes from this collaboration and will explore with you the potential to share their experience and outcomes in other interested cities.

Resilient Cities: Novel tools for local authorities” is hosted by Brussels Environment in cooperation with EBN, the European Business and Innovation Centre Network at the brand new offices of Brussels Environment at Tour et Taxis in Brussels (Belgium) on 13th of January 2015.  The TURAS initiative is coordinated by UCD and funded by the European Commission.

For more information visit www.turas-cities.org.

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Version FR

Villes résilientes: Nouveaux outils pour les autorités locales
13 janvier 2015
Tour et Taxis, Bruxelles (Belgique)

Plus de 50% de la population vit actuellement dans les zones urbaines; un chiffre qui atteindra les 70% d’ici 2050. Associée à l’impact du changement climatique, cette période de croissance urbaine sans précédent crée d’énormes enjeux environnementaux pour les villes européennes. De la perte de la biodiversité urbaine donnant lieu à des risques accrus d’inondation aux demandes toujours croissantes des villes sur les zones rurales avoisinantes, les défis sont nombreux et considérables.

En réponse à cette situation, les autorités locales de 10 villes européennes ont travaillé, durant ces trois dernières années, en étroite collaboration avec des chercheurs et des partenaires commerciaux à l’élaboration de nouveaux outils et d’approches innovantes qui visent à soutenir les villes européennes dans la création de leur propre capacité de résilience de l’intérieur. Lors de la conférence “Villes résilientes: nouveaux outils pour les autorités locales”, les autorités locales de Dublin, Stuttgart, Londres, Rome, Bruxelles, Sofia et Rotterdam présenteront pour la première fois les résultats de cette collaboration et étudieront avec vous les potentialités de partager leur expériences et réalisations dans d’autres villes intéressées.

La conférence “Villes résilientes: nouveaux outils pour les autorités locales” est organisée par Bruxelles Environnement en coopération avec EBN - European Business and Innovation Centre Network dans les tout nouveaux locaux de Bruxelles Environnement à Tour et Taxis à Bruxelles (Belgique) le 13 janvier 2015.  TURAS est une initiative coordonnée par l’ UCD et financée par la Commission européenne.

Pour plus d’information, www.turas-cities.org.

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NL Versie

Veerkrachtige steden: nieuwe tools voor lagere overheden
13 januari 2015
Thurn & Taxis, Brussel (België)

Meer dan 50% van de wereldbevolking leeft in stedelijk gebied. Tegen 2050 zal dit bevolkingsaandeel 70% bedragen. Deze periode van ongekende stadsgroei, bovenop de impact van de klimaatverandering, houdt een enorme milieu-uitdaging in voor de Europese steden. De uitdagingen zijn veelvuldig en afschrikwekkend, van het verlies van stedelijke biodiversiteit en het toegenomen overstromingsrisico tot de gestaag toenemende druk van de stad op de omliggende landelijke gebieden.

Als antwoord op deze toestand hebben de lagere overheden van 10 Europese steden de voorbije drie jaar nauw samengewerkt met onderzoekers en businesspartners. Het doel was nieuwe tools en innovatieve benaderingen aan te reiken waarmee de Europese steden veerkracht kunnen opbouwen van binnen uit. Op het event “Resilient Cities: Novel tools for local authorities” zullen de lagere overheden van Dublin, Stuttgart, Londen, Rome, Brussel, Sofia en Rotterdam voor de eerste keer enkele resultaten van deze samenwerking voorstellen, en samen met u mogelijkheden zoeken om hun ervaringen en resultaten te delen met andere geïnteresseerde steden.

Resilient Cities: Novel tools for local authorities” wordt georganiseerd door Leefmilieu Brussel in samenwerking met EBN, the European Business and Innovation Centre Network in de gloednieuwe kantoren van Leefmilieu Brussel op Thurn & Taxis in Brussel (België) op 13 januari 2015.  Het TURAS-initiatief wordt gecoördineerd door UCD en gefinancierd door de Europese Commissie.

Meer informatie vindt u op www.turas-cities.org.

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13 Jan 2015

13:30 - 14:00
Atrium
  Registration & Refreshments

14:00 - 15:00
Auditorium
  Introductions and Inspirations
Plenary session
This ‘Resilient Cities’ conference has been organised by local authorities for local authorities.  In this openin...
15:00 - 16:00
Auditorium
  What's new for local authorities?
Plenary Session
Six local authorities from different cities and regions of Europe will present in 5 minute ‘pitches’ the new tools that they hav...
16:00 - 16:15
Atrium | Exhibition area
  Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:30
Terra
  New approaches to green infrastructure: walls, roofs and living rooms!
Transferring TURAS outcomes to other cities and regions
Green walls have been around for a long time as have green roofs but what about green living rooms? Following on from the presentation about...
16:15 - 17:30
Acqua
  Climate change adaptation: ‘How to do it?'
Transferring TURAS outcomes to other cities and regions
Following the introductions in the plenary session the two cases ‘Heat atlas’ and ‘Rotterdam adaptation strategy’ wi...
16:15 - 17:30
Sylva
  Vacant spaces and collaborative practices
Transferring TURAS outcomes to other cities and regions
Vacant or underused spaces can be understood as opportunity assets for a city, acting as a resource that can accommodate alternative and res...
16:15 - 17:30
Libellula
  New approaches to building resilient local economies
Transferring TURAS outcomes to other cities and regions
This breakout session will focus on the challenges and opportunities of developing alternative economic models that promote sustainable and ...
16:15 - 17:30
Barbula
  New fiscal zoning approaches and planning instruments to promote resilient peri-urban development
Transferring TURAS outcomes to other cities and regions
Suburbanisation as a pervasive trend in the development of the peri-urban areas of European cities most often takes the shape of urban spraw...
17:30 - 19:00
Atrium | Exhibition area
  Exhibition of TURAS outcomes & cocktail

An opportunity for further networking and discussions with the industry players, research partners and local authorities behind the TURAS ou...


Birgit de Boissezon
European Commission

Introductions and Inspirations



Georgette Rafailova
e-Content Store Sàrl

What's new for local authorities?



Johanna Varghese
Dublin City Council

What's new for local authorities?



Jo Sinclair
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Introductions and Inspirations



Julian Perdrigeat
Loos-en-Gohelle

Introductions and Inspirations



Luca Polizzano
BIC Lazio SpA

What's new for local authorities?



Marcus Collier
University College Dublin

Introductions and Inspirations



Markus Lankinen
Wirma Lappeenranta Ltd

Introductions and Inspirations



Nick van Barneveld
City of Rotterdam

What's new for local authorities?



Philippe Mertens
Association de la Ville et des Communes de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale

Introductions and Inspirations



Philippe Vanrie
EBN

What's new for local authorities?



Silvia Weidenbacher
Verband Region Stuttgart

What's new for local authorities?



Steffen Nielsen
University of Aalborg

What's new for local authorities?



Tine Heyse
Ghent City

Introductions and Inspirations



Zorica Nedovic Budic
University College Dublin

Introductions and Inspirations

A list of recommended "Green Key Eco Label" hotels can be found here. Participants to the event are encourage to book their night(s) in one of them:

Hilton Brussels City

Hilton Brussels City Hotel - Hotel Lounge

Place Charles Rogier 20
BRUSSELS, 1210
BELGIUM
TEL: +32-2-2033125
FAX: 32-2-2034331
res.brusselscity@hilton.com

Hotel Le Plaza Brussels

Blvd Adolphe Max 118-126
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel. +32 2 278 01 00
reservations@leplaza.be

Le Méridien Brussels

Le Méridien Brussels - Exterior

Carrefour de l'Europe 3
Brussels, 1000
Belgium
Tel. +32 2 548 42 11

reservations.brussels@starwoodhotels.com

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Standard Room

Rue du Fossé-aux-Loups 47
1000 Brussel
Belgium
Tel. +32 2 219 28 28
info.brussels@radissonblu.com

More hotels and B&B available here: http://www.green-key.org/menu/awarded-sites/belgium/brussels

EBN has negotiated a discount rate at Thon Hotel under the following code: TH35731119 (on how to book using the code please have a look at the following document).

The event will be hosted at the brand new premises of Brussels Enviroment:

 

TOUR ET TAXIS

Avenue du Port 86c Havenlaan 86c

B - 1000 - Bruxelles - Brussel - Brussels

 

How to get there

Public Transportation

Places where you can find public transportation:

TRAIN:
North Station
SUBWAY:
Line: 2 & 6Station: Yser
TRAM:
Line: 51Stop: Sainctelette
BUS - STIB:
Line: 14, 15, 89Stop: Picard
Line: 14, 15 - Stop: Tour & Taxis
Line: 57, 88 - Stop: Steamers
BUS - DE LIJN:
Timetable De Lijn
Line: 129, 620 - Stop Ribaucourt
Line: 213, 214, 230, 231, 232,
233, 240, 241, 242, 243, 245, 246,
250, 251, 260
Stop: Molenbeek St Jean - Ribaucourt

Alternative transportation

BICYLE:
Parking Villo: Rue Picard, 3 
SHARED CARS:
Cambio
Place Philippe Werrie 7-8
1090 - Brussels

ORGANISERS

Brussels Environment

Gulledelle 100 - 1200 Brussels
Tel. : +32 2 775 75 75
Fax.: +32 2 775 76 21

Brussels Environment is the public administration that manages almost all environmental and energy matters within the boundaries of the Brussels-Capital region (BCR). It is a public interest body created by the Royal Decree of 8 March 1989. Designed as a body for research, planning, advice and information, it is also a body for authorisation, monitoring and control. Its cross-disciplinary approach on which its activities are based, is characteristic of a global environmental approach.

EBN

Av. Tervueren 168 - 1150 Brussels
Tel.: +32 2 772 89 00

EBN is a network of 160+ quality-certified EU|BICs (business and innovation centres, incubators, accelerators and other support organisations) and 100 Associate Members that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs.

EBN is a community of professionals whose day-to-day work guides these businesses to grow in the most effective, and efficient way, delivering sustainable impact.

CONTACT PERSONS

For logistics please contact:

Brussels Environment

Virginie SCHMITZ

Information & Events
Tel: +32 2 7757773
vischmitz@environnement.irisnet.be

EBN

Marta GOMEZ ANDRES

Events Manager
Tel: + 32 2 761 10 88
marta.gomez@ebn.eu

For content please contact:

Brussels Environment

Patrick VAN DEN ABEELE

Project Manager
Tél: +32 2 7757967
pvandenabeele@environnement.irisnet.be
 

EBN

Siobhan McQUAID 

Senior Advisor
Tel: + 32 2 772 89 00
Siobhan.McQuaid@ebn.eu

If you are a journalist willing to attend the "Resilient Cities: Novel tools for local authorities", please get in contact with:

Marta Gómez Andrés from EBN

Please find attached the Press Release sent out on 24 of November.

TURAS 'sweets' video.

14:00 - 15:00 | Introductions and Inspirations

Welcome by:
  • Barbara Dewulf, Bruxelles Environement
Moderator:
  • Marcus Collier - University College Dublin (Ireland)
Keynote Speakers:
  • Zorica Nedovic Budic - University College Dublin (Ireland) Download
  • Julian Perdrigeat - Loos-en-Gohelle (France ) Download
  • Birgit de Boissezon - European Commission (Belgium) Download
Speakers and Panelists:
  • Markus Lankinen - Wirma Lappeenranta Ltd (Finland)
  • Tine Heyse - Ghent City (Belgium)
  • Philippe Mertens - Association de la Ville et des Communes de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale (Belgium)
  • Jo Sinclair - London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (United Kingdom)

15:00 - 16:00 | What's new for local authorities?

Moderator:
  • Robert Sanders - EBN (Belgium)
Expert review panel:
  • Julian Colabello, Government of XIV municipality in Rome
  • Mrs Kirsi Viskari, Vice Rector from SAIMIA (Saimaa University of Applied Science), Finland
  • Peter Remedios, London Borough of Borough and Dagenham, UK
  • Andreas Kress, Climate Alliance, European network of local authorities committed to the protection of the world's climate.
  • Marion Courtois, Bruxelles Environnement, Belgium
Pitchers:
  • Silvia Weidenbacher - Verband Region Stuttgart (Germany) Download
  • Johanna Varghese - Dublin City Council (Ireland) Download
  • Luca Polizzano - BIC Lazio (Italy) Download
  • Steffen Nielsen - University of Aalborg (Denmark) Download
  • Nick van Barneveld - City of Rotterdam (Netherlands) Download
  • Georgette Rafailova (Sofia, Bulgaria) Download


 

For more information visit www.turas-cities.org. Follow us on:

Ec_logoThe TURAS project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research,
technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 282834.