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Programme Overview

Saturday-Sunday, October 9-10
Young Researcher's Symposium (upon special invitiation)
Sunday, October 10
6.00 p.m. Public Event: Managing the Unmanageable – Dabbawalas – Hidden Champions of Future Metropolises
Monday, October 11
Solutions and Good Practice for Visionary Urban Development
9.00 a.m. Morning Plenum: Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speeches
Welcome by Mr Franz-Josef Britz and Prof. Ulrich Radtke
Welcome Address by Dr. Georg Schütte
Keynote 1 with Prof. Klaus Töpfer: Setting the Scene: Climate Change and Megaurbanisation – Challenges and Promising Approaches
Keynote 2 with Dr. Michael Sutcliffe: Durban‘s Municipal Climate Protection Programme – Increasing Urban Resilience through Local Action
10.30 a.m. Coffee Break
11.00 a.m. Late Morning Plenum: Panel on Focus Themes
Introduced and moderated by Prof. Günter Meinert
Panel Discussion 1 with Prof. Miranda Schreurs, Prof. Elke Pahl-Weber, Prof. Hermann Knoflacher, Dr. Michael Lindfield, Dr. Rao Chelikani
12.45 p.m. Lunch Break and Access to the Exhibition
2.00 p.m. Parallel Sessions: Good Practice and Cooperation Examples
Smart Energy Systems
Valuable Urban Resources (Waste)
Sustainable Urban Planning and Building (Mitigation)
Intelligent Transport for Metropolises
Multi-Level Cooperation and Governance
Valuable Urban Resources (Agriculture)
World Café on Sustainable and Climate-Efficient Urban Structures in the Making
Sustainable Urban Planning and Building (Adaptation)
3.30 p.m. Coffee Break
4.00 p.m. Late Afternoon Plenum:
Cities and their Potential for Global Climate Change Mitigation
Presented by Dr. Ludger Eltrop, Prof. Alexander Schmidt
Introduced and moderated by Prof. Eckard Ehlers
Keynote 3 with Mr Holger Robrecht, Director Sustainability Management, ICLEI: Motivation for Action: Cities and their Potential for Global Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
Philharmonie - Saalbau Essen
7.00 p.m. Evening Reception and Dinner including Young Researchers’ Award
Tuesday, October 12
Triggering Urban Change through New Alliances
9.00 a.m. Morning Plenum:
Stakeholder Cooperation for Sustainable Megacity Development
Keynote 4 with Prof. Winnie V. Mitullah: The Role of Stakeholder Cooperation for Sustainable Megacity-Development at Local and Global Levels
9.45 a.m. Coffee Break
10.15 a.m. Morning Plenum (continued):
Introduced and moderated by Dr. Werner Heinz, Dr. Andrea Koch-Kraft
Presentation by Mr Markus Palm
Panel Discussion 2 with Dr. Irene Wiese von Ofen, Mr Markus Palm, Prof. Zhang Xiaolei, Prof. Kurt Roth, Mr Ralf Bermich, Ms Margrit Knapp-Meimberg
12.00 p.m. Lunch Break and Access to the Exhibition
1.30 p.m. Parallel Sessions: Good Practice and Cooperation Examples
Smart Energy Systems
Valuable Urban Resources (Water)
Sustainable Urban Planning and Building (Mitigation)
Intelligent Transport for Metropolises
Multi-Level Cooperation and Governance
Sustainable Financing
World Café on the Dos and Don’ts of New Alliances
3.00 p.m. Coffee Break
3.30 p.m. Late Afternoon Plenum: The Added Value of Research for Local Level Cooperation in Future Megacities
Introduced and moderated by Prof. Eckart Ehlers, Dr. Andrea Koch-Kraft
Panel Discussion 3 with Future Megacities Project Representatives from
Casablanca: Mr Azzedine Hafif, Prof. Undine Giseke
Addis Ababa: Mr Getaneh Gebre, Mr Dieter Steinbach
Hefei: Prof. Fang Tingjian, Mr Martin Ruhé
and others
5.45 p.m. Informal Get-Together
6.30 p.m. Lecture on Urban Development Practice in Essen and the Ruhr Metropolis
Wednesday, October 13
Good Practice - Field Trips