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Creating Liveable Neighbourhoods

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Liechtenstein-Hayek-Saal
Plenary / Keynote & Discussion
German and English language

Alongside providing affordable housing, creating liveable neighbourhoods is vital for functioning cities. How can we improve the quality of neighbourhoods and foster social cohesion in cities? Which specific public, private or community-led solutions can be identified?

Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University, New York
Managing Director, IBA Hamburg GmbH, Hamburg
Board, Sozialbau AG, Vienna
Associate Director of Media and Research, Urban-Think Tank and Staff, Professorship Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zurich
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

Ph.D. Saskia SASSEN

Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University, New York

 Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University (www.saskiasassen.com). She is the author of several books and the recipient of diverse awards and mentions, ranging from multiple doctor honoris causa to named lectures and being selected for various honors lists. Her new book is Expulsions: When complexity produces elementary brutalities. (Harvard University Press 2014)

Dipl.-Ing. Uli HELLWEG

Managing Director, IBA Hamburg GmbH, Hamburg

 Uli Hellweg is the managing director of the IBA Hamburg. Before Mr. Hellweg worked as managing director from 1996  2006 Wasserstadt GmbH Berlin, and at the of agora s.à.r.l. in Luxembourg from 2002 to 2006. For four years he worked as head of Department of Planning and Building in the City of Kassel. 1986 Mr. Hellweg was active as planning coordinator at S.T.E.R.N. GmbH for Moabit urban renewal in Berlin. 1982 he collected first experiences in the IBA format working as a coordinator for pilot projects at the IBA Berlin GmbH 1984/87. After he studied architecture and urban development at RWTH Aachen he worked as a freelance urban planner in Berlin.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Bernd RIESSLAND

Board, Sozialbau AG, Vienna

Bauingenieurwesen, Technische Universität Wien Promotion zum Doktor der technischen Wissenschaften Klavier, Musikuniversität Wien Technische Universität Wien Wirtschaftsministerium ERSTE BANK - Bereichsleitung Immobilienfinanzierung, Vorstandsmitglied DIE ERSTE Immobilien AG Geschäftsführer, Wirtschaftsagentur Wien
1974-1980
1984
1976-1980
1981-1985
1985-1989
  Abteilungsleiter, Immobilienfinanzierung
  Vorstandsmitglied, s-Wohnbaubank
  Vorstandsmitglied, s-Bausparkasse
1989-2000
2000-2009

B.A. Daniel SCHWARTZ

Associate Director of Media and Research, Urban-Think Tank and Staff, Professorship Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zurich

B.A.Urban Studies and Photography, University of Pennsylvania Urban Planning & Media Studies, University of Botswan Journalist, City Paper, Philadelphia Multimedia Archivist, Night Kitchen Interactive, Philadelphia
2006-2010
2008
2008-2010
2009

BA Peter WOODWARD

Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

 Peter Woodward is an experienced independent facilitator. He specialises in the design and delivery of effective participative processes through his own business, Quest Associates Ltd. Assignments range from helping small teams to develop a strategy through to major multi-stakeholder international conferences. Peter supports clients from all sectors including local citizen groups, business, through to the European Commission. He is particularly active with clients who are working towards social, environmental and economic sustainability goals. Recent clients include the European Sustainable Development Network, EC EcoAP Green Innovation programme, the UK Charity Bank, The European Business Network and the Church of England. He has established a special reputation for bringing energy, enjoyment and added value into the conference setting.

Built Environment Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2014

10:30 - 10:50 Welcome and Introduction Plenary
10:50 - 12:00 Framing the Challenge Plenary
12:30 - 13:45 Providing Affordable Housing for All Plenary
13:45 - 14:30 Unleashing Radical Responses Plenary
14:30 - 15:30 Radical Responses Put to the Test Plenary
16:00 - 17:30 Meeting the Challenge – Presentation of Re:think | Housing.Construction.Policy. Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Two Works in Progress Culture

29.08.2014

06:30 - 07:00 Book Presentation | Austrian Residential Culture. History and Perspectives Partner
07:00 - 08:40 Creating Liveable Neighbourhoods Plenary
09:10 - 10:20 Connected Cities for Social Cohesion Plenary
10:20 - 11:00 Drawing the Strands Together Plenary
12:30 - 14:10 Beyond Current Imagination Plenary
14:40 - 15:20 Working Together for Change Plenary
15:20 - 16:20 Top Ten Game-Changing Recommendations Plenary
16:20 - 16:30 Closing Remarks Plenary