Friday June 18, 13:30-15:30 UTC
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Spoken language: English
Vera Tangari (Brazil)
13:30 – 13:35 Opening
Vera Tangari, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Setting the scene:
13:35 – 13:55 Shaping the metropolis
Pedro Ortiz (Spain)
13:55 – 14:00 Comments
14:00 – 14:20 Global Report and survey
Francesco Bandarin (Italy)
14:20 – 14:30 Case study Seoul, Jae Heon Choi (Korea)
14:30 – 14:40 Case study Milan, Antonella Contin (Italy)
14:40 – 14:50 Linking the research and practice. The dialogue between universities and planning authorities
Michael Turner (Israel) and Eric Hubyrechts (France)
15:00 – 15:10 Case study Moscow, Ksenia Mezenina (Russian Federation)
15:10 – 15:20 Case study Johannesburg, Geci Karuri-Sebina (South Africa)
The way forward:
15:20 – 15:30 UNHabitat and the metro-hubs
Rafael Forero (Colombia)
The twentieth-century metropolises face diverse planning and management challenges concerning their capacity to project solutions for the contemporary challenges and demands and for future ones that allow transformations while at the same time, valuing and reconciling Nature, Culture, history and continuity.
The ongoing challenges are many: accelerated and unsustainable urban expansion, impoverishment and invisibility of peripheries, socio-environmental conflicts aggravated by the effects of climate changes, predatory and unsustainable tourism, a gradual depletion of relations between society and nature and between different social segments.
The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to uncertainties concerning the future of the metropolises as being the only solution for urbanization. Considering this scenario, this session will examine how to prepare the metropolises to face new sanitary challenges, to cope with the New Urban Agenda and to reconcile Nature, Culture, permanencies and changes?