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Hybrid Conference

26–27 NOV. 2020

All times are Central European Time (CET)

 

The agenda brings together keynotes and circa 150 speakers and conference participants from more than 40 countries. The Book of Accepted Abstracts (PDF) summarizes contributions to the event.

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Within MEA, registered users find the detailed program and all presentations.

An overview of the program for downloading is available here and summarized below:

 

 

 >> For the plenary sessions, including opening and keynotes, interpreting is provided from English to German and German to English. – All parallel Sessions will be in English. Interpreting from English to German is provided for indicated Sessions.

 

 

DRAFT AGENDA    version 23 November 2020  |  PDF download

Thursday | 26 November 2020

 

09:30 – Technical check and pre-program in conference app

 

 

10:00 – Grand Opening Session

Conference Chairs Dr. Stephan Bartke, German Environment Agency & Prof. Dr. Sigrun Kabisch, UFZ

Minister Anja Karliczek, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Burkhard Jung, Mayor of Leipzig and President of Deutscher Städtetag

10:15 – Panel Discussion: The Transformative Power of Politics, Cities and Science for the Common Good

Michael Kretschmer, Minister President of the Free State of Saxony

Prof. Dr. Silke Weidner, BTU Cottbus, advisor to German government on Leipzig Charter

Prof. Dr. Georg Teutsch, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ

11:00 – Climate neutrality: Bridging the gap between political vision and practical reality

Maria Vassilakou, Member of Horizon Europe Mission Board for Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities and former Deputy Mayor of Vienna and Executive Councillor for urban planning, traffic & transport, climate protection, energy planning & public participation

11:30 – Driving Urban and Regional Transitions – the role of science, research and innovation

Margit Noll, Chair of the Management Board of the JPI Urban Europe

11:40 – Research and Innovation to Address Urban-Rural Partnerships Challenges

Dr. Stephan Bartke, German Environment Agency, Stadt-Land-Plus synthesis project

Prof. Dr. Sigrun Kabisch, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ

11:50 – Research & Innovation Pitches

Elevator pitches introduce the variety of selected Stadt-Land-Plus projects & URP2020 posters.

12:15 – Poster Session and Lunch Break

Talk to the poster presenters, explore the various information and interactive tools of the Mobile Event App and take a break.

 

13:30 – Parallel Sessions

 

Track 1 Governance of urban-rural linkages:

  • Urban-rural partnerships: Driving transitions towards sustainability with science-policy cooperation -3-
  • Towards spatial justice in a sustainable urban-rural context -4-

Track 2 Land-use management regional scale

  • (Re)growth and urban-rural linkages in a regional scope: a cross-European perspective -10-

Track 3 Resilience and extreme events

  • Urban-rural (dis-)continuities: ... ensure equitable, green and healthy urban transitions in Europe and China through nature-based solutions -16

Track 4 Regional circular economies

  • Food chains and land-use change in urban rural partnerships in Europe -19-

Track 2 Land-use management regional scale

  • Implementing multifunctional blue-green infrastructure – challenges and opportunities -13-

 

15:00 – Change Rooms and Coffee / Tea Break

 

15:30 – Parallel Sessions

Track 1 Governance of urban-rural linkages:

  • ESPON: Urban-Rural connectivity in Non-Metropolitan Areas -8-
  • METREX Science dialog: Managing the metropolitan landscape in Europe -2-

Track 2 Land-use management regional scale

  • Environmental Perspective on the Urban-Rural Nexus (1 / 2) -12.1-

Track 3 Resilience and extreme events

  • COVID19 and Beyond – Implications for Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships -18-

Track 4 Regional circular economies

  • Meeting the challenge for transition of rural-urban value chains towards sustainability and resilience -20-
  • Circular Economy – from business models to regional transition? -23-

 

17:00 – Change Rooms and Grab a Coffee / Tea

 

17:15 – Parallel Sessions

 

Track 1 Governance of urban-rural linkages:

  • New fissures in the urban-rural fabric and social justice: ethnic and immigrant ghettos at the systemic edge -5-

Track 2 Land-use management regional scale

  • Environmental Perspective on the Urban-Rural Nexus (2 / 2) -12.2-

Track 3 Resilience and extreme events

  • Urban-resilient city: how to integrate justice in re-naturing urban areas -14-

Track 4 Regional circular economies

  • Measuring economic and material flows: methodological options for the analyses of urban-rural metabolisms -21-

Track 5 Digitalisation

Smart Villages – Catalysts of inclusive development? -26-

 

18:45 – “Leipzig and the Leipzig Charter – on the Way to a Sustainable City”

Short Film by the City of Leipzig

 

Friday | 27 November 2020

 

08:00 – Technical check and pre-program in conference app

08:30 – The Temptation of Urban Rural Partnerships in Transitional European Countries

Prof. Dr. Borislav Stojkov, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Geography. Full member of the Academy of Engineering Sciences of Serbia

09:00 – Change Rooms and Grab a Coffee / Tea

 

09:15 – Parallel Sessions

 

Track 1 Governance of urban-rural linkages:

  • Sustainable CityRegions – SDGs, Indicators and evaluation tools -9-
  • SPA-CEnet: Territorial governance arrangements for resilience in urban-rural interaction (1 / 2) -1.1-

Track 2 Land-use management regional scale

  • Land thrift, housing, and densification – international perspectives on strategies of land policy -11-

Track 3 Resilience and extreme events

  • Linking urban and rural ecosystems in policy, practice and governance -17-

Track 4 Regional circular economies

  • Town hinterland water and nutrient transactions -24-
  • Food chains in Urban Rural Partnerships

 

10:45 – Change Rooms and Coffee / Tea Break

 

11:15 – Parallel Sessions

 

Track 1 Governance of urban-rural linkages:

  • Linking practical requirements and territorial policies tools -7-
  • SPA-CEnet: Territorial governance arrangements for resilience in urban-rural interaction (2 / 2) -1.2-
  • From everyday life of urban-rural relations to land recycling

Track 3 Resilience and extreme events

  • Paradoxes of resilience in the context of urban and rural areas -15-

Track 4 Regional circular economies

  • Identifying potentials and gaps of urban-rural networks …: social network analysis through Net-Mapping -22-

Track 5 Digitalisation

  •  More digital = more sustainable? … use the digital transformation to build sustainable and resilient societies -25-

 

12:45 –  Building Sustainable Urban-Rural Partnerships: Co-Productive Tools for

Transcending the Binary Divide

Prof. Dr. David Simon, Professor of Development Geography, Royal Holloway University of London and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS)

13:30 – Closing Ceremony

Concluding remarks and outlook by conference chairs

  • Dr. Stephan Bartke, German Environment Agency, Stadt-Land-Plus
  • Prof. Dr. Sigrun Kabisch, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and commentators:
  • Dr. Vera Grimm, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Henk Bouwman, Secretary General Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas

14:00 – End of Live Program

Continue exploring the various information and interactive tools of the Mobile Event App to stay in contact with other participants.

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