|UIC Barcelona||Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site||Various locations|
|9 DECEMBER||10 DECEMBER||11 DECEMBER||12 DECEMBER||13 DECEMBER|
|9:00||On site Registration||Fieldtrips||Side events|
|10:00||Plenary / Keynote Conference||Plenary / Keynote Conference|
|15:00||Time for On site Registration|
|18:30||Plenary / Keynote Conference||Plenary / Keynote Conference|
PROGRAM & SIDE EVENTS
A series of FieldTrips are organised in order to visit on-site actions and initiatives tackling with resilience. Participants are asked to choose and register in one of the following options. Registration is made when registering to the congress.
FIELDTRIP 01: Barcelona Resilient infrastructures: Underground rainwater retention deposits
Barcelona coping capacities to flooding have been in place since a hundred years, but especially in the last 3 decades could develop hard infrastructure-based responses to flooding within the city centre. This field visit explores the underground rainwater retention deposits, illustrating their structure, functioning and questioning their relationship with sustainability, highlighting a set of resilience trade-offs.
Meeting point at 10:00 at Dipòsit de l’Estrella, Badalona
(Metro Line 2, “Pompeu Fabra” stop)
FIELDTRIP 02: Barcelona Community-led Initiatives for sustainability transitions
Barcelona tension among being a tourist destination, becoming a global city and locals’ needs is expressed also through a variety of community led initiatives, from community gardens, to occupying empty houses within the city centre, co-management of public spaces and co-housing experiments, social currencies and much more. This field visit will explore different aspects of community resilience for a more liveable and sustainable city in the vibrant neighborhood fo Sants.
Meeting point at 9:15 at Can Batlló entrance
(Carrer de la Constitució 19, 08014 Barcelona)
FIELDTRIP 03: Barcelona urban resilience: the 22@ district from industry to technology
The Barcelona 22@ district is a consolidated compact city model transformed by the 22@ Plan approved in the year 2000 in the Poblenou, from an old industrial area to clean technology. This new urban plan allowed for a new land designation called 22@, which substituted the traditional industrial designation 22a. Today, in this neighbourhood you can find the most innovative companies along with research, training and tech transfer centers, housing, facilities and green areas. This tech district coexists with industrial heritage buildings reconverted to new uses. The site visit will be led by the BIT Habitat group which is a non-profit organisation which aims to promote economic, social and urban-planning innovation in Barcelona.
Meeting point at 10:00 in Ca l’Alier
(Carrer de Pere IV 362, 08019 Barcelona)
During the conference days there will be side events related to the topics of the congress. These events are not organised by the conference organisers so registration is made through specific links available below.
VENUE: Public Talks at Fundació Antoni Tàpies – C/Aragó 255, Barcelona
RE-CITY is an international platform organizing public talks, technical and policy workshops with the aim of discussing how to re-think social sustainability in cities. Within this mission, RE-CITY is hosting 2 side events for the Reframing Urban Resilience Conference, inviting participants to attend to two public talks part of a series of debates around the topic of “The cities at the front of climate change”. RE-CITY is developed by Fundació Catalunya Europa in collaboration with BBVA, METROPOLIS, Barcelona City Council, Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona and Generalitat de Catalunya.
BEYOND RE-NATURING CITIES: INTEGRATING SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HEALTH EQUITY IN URBAN GREENING
Urban green and blue spaces have the potential of helping cities to become more resilient to impacts of climate change and to address challenging societal developments. To be able to use the benefits green and blue infrastructure offer – instead of or complementary to conventional grey infrastructure – local governments need to plan and design these spaces strategically and inclusively. Then these create greener and bluer cities can also be more just and healthier cities.
In this symposium, international researchers from the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SE), Humboldt University Berlin (DE), University of Lodz (PL), The New School (US) will join local researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ES) to discuss considerations, challenges as well as implications of making cities healthier and accessible to all residents through urban nature. The City of Barcelona has been invited to open the symposium.
This international symposium is co-organised by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, SomNatura, XCT, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and IUCN with contributions by the European projects ENABLE, NATURVATION and GreenLulus.
This event is free of charge to congress participants, practitioners and researchers working on greening cities and the wider public. The programme is available here. To register, please click here (for Spanish) or here (for Catalan). We apologise for the limitation in language for the registration and recommend using a translator, if needed.