Cities’ Forum

Cities’ Forum

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

Planned schedule:
(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 Social lighting: collaborations between social science and lighting professionals
(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 reports*
Partner cities / other attendees who have registered a work-in-progress report may announce what projects / 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: Natalie Pfau-Weller, Fraunhofer Institute/DE

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 report 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.
Register here for the Cities’ Forum.

Download the programme and speakers of the Cities’ Forum here.

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