Thursday 26 March 2015
09:30 - 10:00 Registration & Coffee
Facilitation of the 4th Informed Cities Forum: Ania Rok, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
10:00 - 10:30 Welcome by the City of Rotterdam & Project Representatives
10:30 - 12:00 Session 1: Opening the transition box
This session will outline transition thinking as a way to understand urban transformation and introduce new understanding of urban governance, including a different role of local government.
Introduction and facilitation: Derk Loorbach, DRIFT - Dutch Research Institute for Transitions
10:30 - 11:00 Interview: The story of Ghent and Living Streets
11:00 - 12:00 Panel discussion: How to translate transition thinking into urban governance?
What is transition? How to influence it? What does it mean in terms of urban governance and roles of different stakeholders?
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch & MarketPlace of ideas
13:30 - 17:30 Session 2: Transitions in practice
This session will focus on transition initiatives and strategies used to bring diverse actors together. The second part of the session will be an exchange of experience between participants and local initiatives, taking place in various locations across Rotterdam.
Introduction and Facilitation: Chris Roorda, DRIFT - Dutch Research Institute for Transitions
13:30 - 14:30 Unusual suspects: how to bring them together?
14:30 - 17:30 Rotterdam in transition: field workshops
19:00 - 21:00 Dinner
Expect a dinner full of surprises at Schieblock - Rotterdam's laboratory for urban development
21:00 - 22:00 The art of transition: open evening
This event will also take place in Schieblock and will be open to conference participants and other interested people from Rotterdam.
|Friday 27 March 2015|
09:00 - 09:30 Registration & MarketPlace of ideas
09:30 - 10:00 Opening - impressions from the first day, featuring Wunderbaum collective
10:00 - 12:00 Session 3: How do we accelerate?
This session will focus on what is needed to accelerate sustainability transitions, especially in terms of enabling mechanisms on different levels of governance.
Introduction and Facilitation: Niki Frantzeskaki, DRIFT- Dutch Research Institute for Transitions
10:00 - 10:30 Playing with acceleration
A game-based session to explore the mechanisms responsible for accelerating urban sustainability transitions.
|10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break & MarketPlace of ideas|
|11:00 - 12:00 Panel discussion: How to move beyond experiments?|
What do we need to move beyond the status quo (in terms of social and technological innovation, legislation and funding mechanisms, mindsets, etc.)? What concrete steps can we take to accelerate this process?
12:00 - 13:00 Closing session; Which way to the future?
An interactive session to harvest the results of our common work: how do move forward towards a sustainable urban future?
|13:00 -14:00 Farewell Lunch & MarketPlace of ideas|