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Framing the Challenge

Plenary / Keynote & Discussion
German and English language

Which current trends and issues have an impact on cities? Which specific consequences do they have on people with low income? Which tensions and challenges arise for political decision-makers? Which strategies have been or are being applied to tackle these issues?

Mayor, City of Trieste
Head, Synthesis Forschung Gesellschaft m.b.H., Vienna
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath


Head, Synthesis Forschung Gesellschaft m.b.H., Vienna

Institut für Höhere Studien Harvard University University Kassel London School of Economics Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin


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


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


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