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 The Utrecht Spring Conference has been canceled due to insufficient registrations.

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Programme

Version 5 March 2018

Wednesday 23 May 2018
Venue: Stadskantoor (City Office)

14.00 – 17.00
Welcome, registration and brief introduction to tour (optional)

Walk around Utrecht Station District and Lombok: Neighbourhood development as off-spring of main developments

17.00
Tour end
17.00 – 18.30
Informal reception, hosted by the Mayor of Utrecht, old City Hall
19.15 – 20.30
Guided evening walk to historic city centre
20.30
Tour ends, dinner at own costs

Thursday 24 May 2018
Venue: TivoliVredenurg

08.00 – 09.15
Registration and coffee
09.15 – 09.25
Opening Mayor of Utrecht, Jan van Zanen
09.25 – 09.30
Setting the scene: conference chair, Charles Landry
09.30 – 10.00
Managing immense complexity:  Kings Cross/St Pancras London, by Chris Smith, director KingsX – St Pancras, Argent

Peer: Prof. Sadie Morgan, founding director dRMM Architects (on Connectivity: Creating Space to build Place)

10.00 – 10.30
Modernizing the modern Part-Dieu, Lyon by Francois Decoster, Architect-Urbaniste pour SPL Part-Dieu

Peer: Esther Agricola (on Governance: Collaboration & an Inventive Bureaucracy)

10.30 – 11.00
Connecting People – Utrecht Station District, by Albert Hutschemaekers

Peer: Maarten Hajer (on Life Styles: The Work Life balance)

11.00 – 11.30
BREAK
11.30 – 11.45
Keynote by Stientje van Veldhoven, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management
11.45 – 12.00
Keynote by Roger van Boxtel, CEO NS
12.00 – 12.15
Keynote by Pier Eringa, CEO ProRail
12.15 – 13.00
Managing Change: linking now and the future, debate chaired by Charles Landry, with London, Lyon, Utrecht, Van Zanen, Eringa, Van Boxtel, Van Veldhoven
13.00 – 14.00
LUNCH
14.00 – 18.00
‘Utrecht inspires’: What can we learn from Utrecht Change makers? Breakouts (excursions and workshops)
19.30 – 20.00
Transport by train to Spoorwegmuseum
20.00 – 22.30
Dinner at Spoorwegmuseum

Friday 25 May 2018
Venue: TivoliVredenburg

08.00 – 09.00
Registration and Coffee
09.00 – 09.15
Insights, Realities & Foresights
Introduction to workshops and break-out sessions
Henk Bouwman, Secretary General of Metrex, the Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas.

The parallel sessions offer in-depth discussions on (sub-)themes with exemplar cases to exchange on different approaches, their processes and the insights today.
Participating cities: Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Hamburg, Helsinki, Liège, Lille, London, Lyon, Oslo, Stuttgart,  Utrecht and Rotterdam. 

The sessions are chaired by experts from the METREX, The Academy of Urbanism and from the City Department for Urban Planning.

09.15 – 10.45
Solving challenges together: Examples from several European cities: Parallel sessions 1: workshops, speed dates, sharing knowledge, experiences and practices
10.45 – 11.15
BREAK
11.15 – 12.45
Solving challenges together: Examples from several European cities: Parallel sessions 2: workshops, speed dates, sharing knowledge, experiences and practices
12.45 – 14.00
BREAK
Freeflow program
Lunch in the freeflow market 
14.00 – 14.30
Managing Urban Change – A Look into the Future: Prof. John Worthington
14.30 – 15.00
Managing Urban Change: its Delights & Dilemmas, a keynote by Charles Landry
15.00 – 15.30
What do you take home? Ask the key question to the panel.
15.30 – 17.00
Close by alderman of Utrecht
Drinks

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