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Connected Cities for Social Cohesion

Plenary / Keynote & Discussion
German and English language

After discussing affordable housing and liveable neighbourhoods, we will focus on connections between urban districts. How can IT be used to create smart and inclusive cities? How can transport systems encourage liveable cohesive cities?

Consultant, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore
Professor of Physics of Transport and Traffic, Department of Physics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

Dr. Deepak BAINDUR

Consultant, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore

Merchant Navy Officer, Valles Steamships Pvt. Ltd., Vancouver Deputy Chief Operating Officer, International Seaport Dredging Pvt. Ltd. (subsidiary of Dredging International BV), New Delhi Transport Planner, Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Assistant Professor, School of Planning, CEPT University - Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University, Ahmedabad Associate Professor, School of Maritime Management, Indian Maritime University, Chennai


Professor of Physics of Transport and Traffic, Department of Physics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg

 Michael Schreckenberg studierte Theoretische Physik an der Universität zu Köln, an der er 1985 in Statistischer Physik promovierte. 1994 wechselte er zur Universität Duisburg-Essen, wo er 1997 die erste deutsche Professur für Physik von Transport und Verkehr erhielt. Seit mehr als 10 Jahren arbeitet er an Modellierung, Simulation und Optimierung von Transportsystemen in großen Netzwerken, besonders Straßenverkehr, und dem Einfluss von menschlichem Verhalten darauf. Seine aktuellen Aktivitäten umfassen Online-Verkehrsprognosen des Autobahnnetzwerkes von Nordrhein-Westfalen, die Reaktion von Autofahrern auf Verkehrsinformationen und die Analyse von Menschenmengen in Panik.


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.

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