Habitat Unit

April 24 – 25, 2018 | Berlin

Bringing the Sustainable Development Goals and New Urban Agenda to the local level

Programme: April 24.

9.30 am  Arrival, Registration & Coffee
10.00 am  State Secretary Ulrike Hiller, Plenipotentiary of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen for Federal Affairs, Europe and Development Cooperation, Germany: Opening
10.15 am Stefan Reuter, Executive Director, BORDA | Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Misselwitz, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin | Dr. Bernd Gutterer, Senior Advisor, BORDA: Challenges to create water sensitive cities for all
11.00 am  Patrick Lamson-Hall, Institute for Urban Management, New York University, USA: Measuring and making room for rapid urban expansion
11.45 am  Jochen Rabe, Einstein Institute, TU Berlin, Germany: Digitalisation - an opportunity to establish water sensitive and inclusive cities?
12.30 pm  Lunch Break
2.00 pm  Dr. Christof Voßeler, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Senate Department for Environment, Construction and Transport, Germany: Overcoming silo thinking to implement SDGs and water related climate change adaptation at local level
2.45 pm – Christian Günner, Head of urban infrastructures coordination and urban hydrology,
HAMBURG WASSER, Germany: How to empower municipal utilities to unfold their tasks of common welfare
3.30 pm – Coffee Break
4.00 pm – Harald van der Hoek, PROTOS, Belgium: Sludge management experiences in Toamasina, Madagascar & Bamako, Mali
4.45 pm – Plenum Discussion: Water sensitive cities – inclusive for the wealthy, exclusive for the poor?
6.00 pm – Fingerfood
7.00 pm – State Secretary Ulrike Hiller and Members of the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany |
Dr. Kirsten Kappert-Gonther, Bündnis90/Grüne | Till Mansmann, FDP | Eva Schreiber, Die Linke | Peter Stein, CDU | Stefan Reuter, BORDA Executive Director | Christoph Sodemann, BORDA: Parliamentary Evening
9.00 pm – Get together Business

Programme: April 25.

8.30 am – Coffee & Signature
9.00 am – Review first day outlook second day
9.15 am – Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Misselwitz, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin: Localising SDGs through innovative urban planning processes
10.00 am – Latha Raman, Architect and Director, Inspiration, Cochin, India: Challenges and opportunities to create water sensitive cities – an architect's perspective
11.00 am – Coffee Break
11.30 am – Kuntheara Tep, Cambodian Institute of Urban Studies, Phnom Penh: Creating polycentric infrastructure in a context of rapidly growing cities and decentralisation policy
12:15 pm – Panel discussion: localization of SDGs – old wine in new skins?
12:30 pm – Lunch Break
2.00 pm – James Birch, senior programme officer in government relations at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Fostering innovation for water services at local level
2.45 pm – Working session SDG Goal 17: "Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development" – Fostering a common learning and development process for water sensitive and inclusive cities
3.45 pm – Coffee Break
4.15 pm – Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Misselwitz, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin: Presentation of working results
4.45 pm – Stefan Reuter, Executive Director, BORDA: Closing remarks
5.00 pm – End of Symposium