Break-out sessions - detailed programme

Digital Transitions in Urban Governance
How can cities exploit the potential of rapid digitalisation for urban planning and governance while avoiding the risks of new inequalities and exclusion as well as addressing the consequences for jobs, value chains and privacy?

  • The sociotechnical scope of digitalisation
  • Urban public innovation governance
  • Urban digitalisation and challenge-driven co-creation
  • Digitalization of urban planning
Chair: James Taplin (TBC), Innovate UK, JPI Urban Europe Funding Agencies Working group
Co-chair: Mika Rantakokko (TBC), Urban Agenda for the EU Partnership Digitial Transitions

From Urban Resilience to Robustness
How can cities get prepared for unexpected, non-linear events and at the same time ensure highest liveability for its inhabitants?
  • Integration of climate change adaptation/mitigation in urban transition plans
  • Sustainable production-consumption and circular economy
  • Role of functional areas and urban-rural relations
Chair: Vicky Crossley (TBC), Innovate UK, Member of the JPI Urban Europe Governing Board
Co-chair: Håkon Sandven Jentoft, Urban Agenda for the EU Partnership Circular Economy

Sustainable Land-use and Urban Infrastructures
How can cities answer the demand for densification and infrastructure provision under the constraints of scare resources, financial limitations, accessibility and affordability for all?
  • Intersecting infrastructures and Nature Based Solutions
  • Integrated urban infrastructures planning
  • Liveable, carbon neutral infrastructures
  • Urban equity in sustainable urbanisation;
Chair: Arjan van Binsbergen (TBC), Member of the JPI Urban Europe Mangement Board
Co-chair: Marta Bystrowska (TBC), Urban Agenda for the EU Partnership on Sustainable Land-use

Inclusive Public Spaces for Urban Liveability
How can cities provide multi-functional public spaces that serve the purposes of all groups of society within the given ownership situations, stakeholder interests, security concerns or densification needs?
  • Place-making in times of strong urbanisation
  • Urban communities and public space to enhance liveability
  • Accessibility for all

Chair: Mari Solerød, Acting chair of JPI Urban Europe Governing Board
Co-chair: Sabina Kekic, Urban Agenda for the EU partnership on Inclusion of migrants and refugees

Positive Energy Neighbourhoods for Sustainable Urban Development
The fifth break-out session presents the "Positive Energy Neighbourhoods" (PENs) initiative that is to be launched in Spring 2019 through joint efforts between JPI Urban Europe and the SET-plan initiative. The aim of this session is to raise awareness on the topic of PENs and together with city representatives discuss interests, experiences and barriers. Good practice cases will be presented and we will elaborate on the neighbourhoods future possibilities.

Chair: Hans-Günther Schwarz, Member of the JPI Urban Europe Governing Board 
Co-chairs: Annemie Wyckmans, NTNU, Programme Coordinator of EERA Joint Programme Smart Cities,
Representative from ERRIN (TBC)