Biocities Forum programme

14.11.2018  Biocities Forum: Forests transforming urban living 
Venue: Smart City Expo, Barcelona, Spain        



Opening session
Chair: Göran Persson President of the ThinkForest Forum
Marc Palahí, Director, EFI
Meritxell Budó, Vicepresident of Diputació de Barcelona


Session 1: Wood, trees and forests for creating sustainable cities
Moderator: James Astill, Washington bureau chief & Lexington Columnist of the Economist

9:30 Regenerative cities for sustainable and resilient societies
Herbert Girardet, Professor and consultant for UNEP and UN-Habitat
9:55 Timber construction for climate smart cities
Michael H. Ramage, University Senior Lecturer, Cambridge University and Founding Partner of Light Earth Designs
10:20 Architecture and nature
Maria Chiara Pastore, Professor, Politecnico in Milan and Research department coordinator,  Stefano Boeri Architetti

Barcelona Green Metropolis: ecology, leisure and production
Eugenia Vidal Casanovas,Barcelona Metropolitan Area

11:10-11:40 Coffee    


Session 2: Mayors’ panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for future biocities

Moderator: James Astill, The Economist


Edoardo Croci , Green Economy Observatory coordinator, IEFE - Bocconi University and former Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Milan, Italy
Marc Darder, Head of Action in Urban Habitat, Regional Ministry of Territory and Sustainability, Government of Catalonia
Gabriele Klingmüller, Deputy Mayor, City of Bonn, Germany
Janna Puumalainen, Deputy Mayor, City of Joensuu, Finland

12:50-13:10 Closing    
  Joanna Drake, Deputy Director General, DG Environment, European Commission    
13:10-14:30 Networking lunch