Monday, 22 October 2012

Urban visions and challenges

The Lund University Urban Arena is organising a full-day workshop ‘Urban Visions and Challenges’ during which a range of eminent speakers representing academia and experts in governance and planning will provide their views on the following issues in urban development for sustainability:
  • What experience and examples do we have of effective local governance for urban sustainability?
  • How do we define a sustainable, resilient, low-carbon and dense city?
  • To what extent are processes for sustainability innovations urban and regional?
  • Will the Öresund region be able to live up to the expectations on being a forerunner in sustainable urban development?

08.30 Registration and coffee

09.00 Introduction and Welcome
Lena Neij, coordinator for the Lund University Urban Arena

Future urban areas – dense and attractive, or what? David Sim, Gehl Architects

Local environmental governance Janette Webb, professor, Institute of Governance,
School of Social and Political Science,University of Edinburgh.

Sustainable cities – challenges and visions for sustainable urban development in Sweden
Peter Örn, chairman, Delegationen för Hållbara städer

Sustainable cities – challenges and visions for sustainable urban development in
the Öresund region
Katarina Pelin, Head of Environment Department, City of Malmö,
Chairman Urban Transition Öresund

12.30 Lunch 

13.30 Urban Visions and Challenges
In a series of 5 minutes reflections by prominent Lund University researchers, we will be
updated on current perspectives on the visions and challenges on sustainable urban transformation: Prof Tom Rye (Transport and Roads), Dr Catharina Sternudd (Urban Design), prof Annika Carlsson-Kanyama (Environmental and Energy Systems Studies), prof Hans Hansson (Water Resources Engineering), etc.

14.30-16.00 Panel Discussion: What are the key questions for further development and research?

Workshop location: Lund University, Hörsalen, Stora Algatan 4
Registration: mail your name, title, place of work and contact information (cell
phone number and mailing address) along with any dietary restrictions or other special needs, to Please note that number of participants is limited. 

Last date of registration: Tuesday, November 7 to
Fee: the workshop including lunch is free of charge and open to all. However, no-show for registered participants will be charged with a fee of 500 SEK.

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