The state of European cities : the Urban Audit

Conference - Brussels, 10 June 2008

Programme

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Session 1: Demographic and social challenges : en - en en fr movie

Session 2: Economic, housing and environmental challenges : en - en en fr movie

Session 3: Visualising data : en - en en fr movie

Concluding panel & Closing Speech : en - en en fr movie

09.00-10.00   Welcome coffee

10.00-11.30   Opening of the conference

 

Dirk Ahner, Director General, European Commission, DG Regional Policypdf

Jan Olbrycht, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Regional Development

10.30 -11.30

Evolving cities: a challenge for the XXI century
Keynote speech, Prof. Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, NY (USA)

Presentation of the Urban Audit
Inna Šteinbuka, Director, European Commission, Eurostatpdf

11.30-12.30   Session 1: Demographic and social challenges

 

Chair: Natalija Kazlauskienė, Director, European Commission, DG Regional Policy

11.30-11.50

Coping with the ageing of urban population
Paz Fernández Felgueroso, Mayor of Gijón (ES)pdf

11.50-12.10

Shrinking cities, how to make them attractive?
Burkhard Jung, Mayor of Leipzig (DE)pdf - pdf

           
12.10-12.30

Impact of mobility
Prof. Mariusz Czepczynski, University of Gdansk (PL)pdf

12.30-14.00   Buffet lunch

14.00-15.00   Session 2: Economic, housing and environmental challenges

 

Chair: Roger Cubitt, Head of Unit, European Commission, Eurostat

14.00-14.20

Cities' competitiveness and attractiveness
Prof. Claude Jacquier, Director of Research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, (FR) ppt

           
14.20-14.40

Housing challenges for cities
Claire Roumet, Secretary General, CECODHAS (BE) pdf

           
14.40-15.00

Environmental sustainability, performances of EU cities
Maria Berrini, President, Ambiente Italia Research Institute (IT) pdf

15.00-15.20   Coffee Break

15.20-16.00   Session 3: Visualising data

 

Chair: Wladyslaw Piskorz, Head of Unit, European Commission,
DG Regional Policy

15.20-15.40

Visualisation of data to support local economic analysis: an example
Dev Virdee, Director, Regional Economic Analysis Division, Office for National statistics (UK) pdf

15.40-16.00

Dissemination of neighbourhood statistics using Google
Caroline van Houwelingen, Statistics Netherlands (NL) pdf

16.00-17.00   Concluding panel & Closing Speech

 

Chair: Natalija Kazlauskienė, Director, European Commission, DG Regional Policy

Panel with:
Jean-Marie Beaupuy, Member of the European Parliament
Jacqueline Mc Glade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency
Flo Clucas, Member of the Committee of the Regions, City of Liverpool Joost van Iersel, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee

Closing speech, by Danuta Hübner, Member of the Commission responsible for regional policypdf