Biocities Forum programme


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

 

09:00

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

   
09:30-11:15

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
   
10:50

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

11:10-11:40 Coffee    

11:40-12:50

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

Moderator: James Astill, The Economist

Panelists:

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