Agenda

 
Time Content
10:00 - 10:30 Registration
10:35 - 10:40

Welcome by Dr. Ceren Sezer, Chair of Urban Design and Institute for Urban Design and European Urbanism, RWTH Aachen University

Welcome, introduction to the theme and program

10:40 - 10:50 Welcome by Prof. Dr. Ute Habel, Vice Rector for International Affairs, RWTH Aachen University
10:50 - 11:00 Welcome by Prof. Sabine Brück (tbc), Dean of Faculty of Architecture RWTH Aachen University

Session I: Society, City, Technology and Ethics

Moderator: Dr. Ceren Sezer
Chair of Urban Design and Institute for Urban Design and European Urbanism, RWTH Aachen University

11:00 - 11:20

Prof. Dr. Saskia Nagel, Chair of Society and Technology, RWTH Aachen University

"About ethical and social challenges of scientific and technological progress: a critical approach"

11:20 - 11:40

Prof. Dr. Sevil Sariyildiz, Chair Design Informatics, TU Delft

"Visions for the future of the cities: a critical perspective"

11:40 - 12:00 Questions
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

Session II: Transforming city regions: potentials and challenges ​

Moderator: Dr. Mario Paris

13:00 - 13:20

Dr. Jean-Philippe Aurambout, European Commission – Joint Research Centre (JRC), Directorate B Growth and Innovation - Territorial Development Unit

"About the Future Cities Report of the JRC"

13:20 - 13:40

Ralph Sterck (tbc), Managing Director of "Zukunftsagentur Rheinisches Revier", Germany

"Title"

13:40 - 14:00

Prof. Christa Reicher, Chair of Urban Design and Institute for Urban Design and European Urbanism, RWTH Aachen University

"Title"

14:00 - 14:20 Questions
14:20 - 14:30 Coffee break

Session III: Available and supporting instruments

Moderator: Dr. Dominic Stead
Associate Professor for Urban- and Regionalplanning, TU Delft

14:30 - 15:00

Mr. Dirk Peters, European Commission / Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy
Cross-border cooperation – Internal borders (unit D.2), Senior Expert for European territorial cooperation, EGTC and ECBM

"About the role of DG Region on cross border corporation"

15:00 - 15:30

Cecilia Bertozzi, Urban governance expert, UN Habitat Brussels Headquarters

"Title"

15:30 - 16:00

Panel with Ms. Cecilia Bertozzi and Mr. Dirk Peters and participants from local and regional governments

16:00 - 16:10 Coffee Break

Session IV: Illustrative cases
Thematically and geographically diverse cases

Moderator: Prof. Christa Reicher
Chair of Urban Design and Institute for Urban Design and European Urbanism, RWTH Aachen University

16:10 - 16:30

Prof. Lars Marcus, Head of Spatial Morphology Research Group, Chalmers University

"Digitalisation & mapping"

16:30 - 16:50

Prof. Ellen van Bueren, Professor of Urban Development Management, TU Delft

"About circularity"

16:50 - 17:10

Prof. Antonello Monti, Head of Chair of Automation of complex power systems, RWTH Aachen University

"Data-Driven Adaptive Control for Distributed Energy Resources"

17:10 - 17:30

Mr. Sebastian Dressen, University Relations Manager R&D, Siemens AG - Corporate Technology

"The promotion of strong technological partnership - Centers of Knowledge Interchange"

17:30 - 18:00 Questions and closing
18:00 - 19:00 Drinks