The goal of the Cities’ Forum is to provide a platform through which to inform and involve all those involved in decision-making in urban planning and the public realm: urban and landscape planners, public clients, lighting specialists and researchers in the field. The programme will be addressing the scope and risks of digitalisation and connectivity, and will provide attendees with essential practical input and guidelines for approaching this issue and implementing solutions to the benefit of the users of the public spaces.
The Cities Forum will be staged in cooperation with the City of Paris, represented by the Mayor of Paris, EVESA and the Fraunhofer Institute, and will take place at the Palais des Congrés, 01. November, 2017, 9.45 – 17.45 o’clock.
Cities’ Forum at PLDC 2017 in Paris
1st November, 2017, Palais des Congrès
(subject to change)
09.45 – 10.00 Welcome and introduction
Moderator: Riccardo Marini
10.00 – 10.15 Keynote lecture
Speaker: Roger Narboni, Concepto
10.15 – 10.45 Expectations of urban lighting in the 21st century
(incl. a report on the workshop in Paris prior to PLDC)
Speakers: Dr. Elettra Bordonaro and Dr. Don Slater
10.45 – 11.15 “The Naked Approach”
Speaker: Johannes Koponen, Demos Helsinki
11.15 – 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 – 12.45 Work-in-progress calls*
Partner cities who have registered a work-in-progress call may stand up and announce which urban lighting issues they are currently addressing.
12.45 – 14.15 Light lunch
14.15 – 14.40 The City of Tomorrow – The next phase of the Morgenstadt project
Speaker: representative from the Fraunhofer Institute
14.40 – 15.20 Public realm lighting: who has the answers – who are the experts?
Who needs who – and when?
Speakers: Riccardo Marini and Tapio Rosenius
15.20 – 15.50 Coffee break
15.50 – 17.30 F2F-talks
Each table has one topic, all attendees move around. Discussions last for 15 minutes.
17.30 – 17.45 Conclusion of session
*A work-in-progress call is a reference to an ongoing project or concern presented openly with the intention of making others aware of actions being taken. They will be collected in advance. Subsequent to PLDC 2017, a team of experts will address each topic and document their comments.
Download the programme and speakers of the Cities’ Forum here.