|UIC Barcelona||Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site|
|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
Detailed schedule will be published further on.
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. More details coming soon.
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. This field visit will explore those aspects of community resilience for a more liveable and sustainable city. More details coming soon.
FIELDTRIP 03: Barcelona Climate Resilience: strategies for fighting droughts while avoiding saltwater intrusions
Two rivers’ moths close Barcelona Eastern and Western along the Catalan coast, and one of these rivers, namely Llobregat, is a small delta in which the city finds the most conflictive uses as agriculture, the big International Airport, urban sprawl, protected areas, the industrial harbour and city facilities as a big sewage plant. Prone to salt water intrusion, this urban delta recently hosted the European bigger desalination plant, responding to the 2009 drought. The site visit will illustrate conflicts and solutions adopted in coping with drought and saltwater intrusion in this part of the city. More details coming soon.
FIELDTRIP 04: 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.
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.
11 DECEMBER, 7 p.m.
“The ethics of Climate Change” by John Romer (Yale University)
13 DECEMBER, 7 p.m.
“A new society for a new climate” by Rob Hopkins and Ana Huertas (Transition movement & ECOLISE)
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.
The link for registration to these two side events will be available soon.
BEYOND RE-NATURING CITIES: INTEGRATING SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HEALTH EQUITY IN URBAN GREENING
13 DECEMBER, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Working languages: English, Catalan, Spanish (simultaneous translation service available)
VENUE: Palau Macaya (Sala d’Actes) – Passeig de Sant Joan 108, Barcelona
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 and a registration link to this symposium will be available soon.
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SIDE EVENT UN HABITAT TECHNICAL WORKSHOP ON CITY RESILIENCE PROFILING TOOL
13 DECEMBER, morning
Details available soon