POST-HABITAT III – The challenges of the metropolis beyond Habitat III: a contribution to the New Urban Agenda

International experts, as well as metropolitan representatives mayors from cities and metropolis from around the world, will meet in order to discuss the key elements that must shape the new urban and metropolitan model of the future to build societies that are fairer, healthier, more cohesive and more sustainable. The main topics are:

Provisional programme

Tuesday, May 22nd

8.30 – 9.00 Attendants arrival/Registrations/Welcome coffee 

9.00 – 10.00 Opening Conference – Salvador Rueda, Director, Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona
10.00 – 10.30 Institutional opening – Alfred Bosch Pascual, Vice-president of International and Cooperation of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona 
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.00 Dialogue with Presidente Ernesto Samper. Former president of Colombia 
12.00 – 13.00 A new global order of metropolitan areas
– Vicente Guallart, Co-founder and director, Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
– Simon Curtis, Senior Lecturer in International Politics. University of East Anglia, UK
– Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, OCDE (to be confirmed)
– Young-Joon Kim, City architect, Seoul 
15.00 – 16.00 Conference – Josep Antoni Acebillo, Professor, Academy of Architecture Università della Svizzera Italiana 
16.00 – 17.00 Parallel sessions:
– Session A. Tool-kits for metropolitan governance
Ernesto Isunza, Professor, Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), Mexico
Rémy Sietchiping, Leader Regional And Metropolitan Planning, UN-Habitat
Claudia Vanessa Garcia Blanca, Vice-president, Consejo Morelos Centro Histórico SCO, México
– Session B. Social rights: key challenges for metropolitan areasgovernance
Alicia Ziccardi, Researcher, Institute for Social Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico
Phil Miles, Director of Clarion Futures. CLARION HOUSING GROUP LIMITED
Leandro Minuchin, Lecturer in Architecture and Global Urbanism. Manchester School of Architecture 

Wednesday, May 23rd

09.00 – 10.00  Metropolitan proposals for an exhaust world
– Oswar Muadzin Mungkasa, Deputy Governor of Jakarta for Spatial Planning and Environment
– Alfredo Stein Heinemann, Lecturer in Urban Development Planning, School of Environment, Education and Development. University of Manchester
– Juliette Michaleson, Executive vice president at Regional Plan Association of the New York tri-state area 
10.00 – 11.00 Conference – Caroline Moser, Urban social anthropologist and social policy specialist. Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester 
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30 A new operating system for metropolises, based on talent and innovation
– Øyvind Såtvedt, Managing Director, Oslo Region Alliance
– Michael Lake, President & CEO. Leading Cities
– Maria Sisternas, Co-founder and CEO of Mediaurban, the Urban Content Creation Agency of the Mediapro Group 
12.30 – 13.30 Closing conference – Gary T. Gardner, Consultant, Worldwatch Institute
Institutional closing session – Ada Colau Ballano, President of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and Mayor of Barcelona. Presentation of the document on metropolitan trends in the New Urban Agenda and institutional statement 

Thursday, May 24th

09.30 – 13.00 Field visits (AMB facilities and others)

More info please visit the International Congress site HERE