CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Day 1 – 18th May 2017

Metropolitan cities in the context of governance rescaling

The first day of the conference is divided in four sessions. During the first session, prepositions concerning the role of designing and visioning in governance rescaling are presented and discussed. The second and third session are dedicated to governance rescaling processes across Europe and the role played by design and visioning. The fourth session introduces a first set of regional design and visioning both in planning practices and in their communication.

8.30 – 9.00 Participant registration

9.00 – 9.45 Welcome and Introduction

Valeria Lingua, Assistant professor of Urban & Regional Planning, Department of Architecture, University of Florence

Marco Bindi, Vice-President (Pro-Rettore) of the University of Florence

Saverio Mecca, Dean of the Department of Architecture, University of Florence

Pietro Rubellini, Director of the Metropolitan City of Florence

Andrea Simoncini, Professor of Constitutional Law, Political Science and Law Department, University of Florence; Co-ordinator of the Scientific Committee for the Metropolitan city of Florence

Silvia Viviani, President of Italian Institute of Urban Planning (INU)

Roberto Masini, President of the Association of Architects of the Metropolitan City of Florence

9.45 – 11.30 Regional design and visioning in governance rescaling – Chair: Giuseppe De Luca, Associate professor of Urban & Regional Planning, Department of Architecture, University of Florence

Introduction: visioning and designing in interactive governance, between soft and hard spaces for planning. Valeria Lingua, Assistant professor of Urban & Regional Planning, Department of Architecture, University of Florence

Prepositions: Enhancing governance capacity in metropolitan regions through regional design. Wil Zonneveld, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Delft University of Technology

The renaissance of big plans. The role of regional design. Alain Thierstein, Professor of Urban Development, Faculty of Architecture, Munich University of Technology

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.00 The context: Governance rescaling across Europe Chair: Valeria Lingua, University of Florence

Governance rescaling and strategic planning in England. Graham Haughton, Professor of Urban Planning, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester

Territorial administrative organization and spatial planning from regional to soft spaces in Portugal. João Pedro Costa and Cristina Cavaco, Assistant Professors of Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon

 13.00 – 14.30 Light lunch

 14.30 – 16.00 Effects of governance rescaling in spatial planning practicesChair: Wil Zonneveld, Delft University of Technology

The strategic role of spatial planning in redefining scales and governance structures in Denmark. Daniel Galland, Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Planning, Department of Development & Planning, Aalborg University

Strategic planning in Russia: From national to local government approaches. Limonov Leonid, Director of ICSER “Leontief Centre”, NRU HSE, St. Petersburg, Russia

The institutional reforms on spatial planning for French metropolitan cities and agglomerations. Anna Geppert, Professor of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Paris-Sorbonne, France. President of AESOP, the Association of European Schools of Planning

Discussion

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00 Visioning in governance rescaling: The Metropolitan city of Florence Chair: Saverio Mecca, University of Florence

Introduction. Luigi Dei, President (Rettore) of the University of Florence, Dario NardellaPresident of the Metropolitan City of Florence

The strategic plan in perspective: governance options. Andrea Simoncini, University of Florence

Representing and Communicating the metropolis: Florence. Fabio Lucchesi, Associate professor of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Florence

Metropolitan Renaissance: A vision for the Metropolitan City of Florence. Valeria Lingua, University of Florence

18.00 Conclusion

Valeria Lingua, University of Florence & Verena Balz, Chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands


 

Day 2 – 19th May 2017 

Shaping the future of metropolitan cities: theories and practices

The second day of the conference is dedicated to regional design and visioning practices. A variety of practices are introduced to reflect on their roles in governance rescaling. A first session discusses roles from a theoretical perspective. During consecutive sessions two strands of practices are discussed, concerning the definition of urban regions and the discussion about their future through both visioning and the use of metaphors. Case studies of regional design and visioning practices are presented by experts engaged in these processes and, during a final round table, they are discussed in the light of prepositions and theoretical notions.

9.00 – 9.45 Welcome and Introduction and brief synopsis of the first conference day

9.30 – 11.00 Regional design and visioning: advancing theories – Chair: Valeria Lingua, University of Florence

Regional design as a discretionary approach to planning. Verena Balz, Chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

How regional designing affects spatial planning. Annet Kempenaar, Chair of Landscape Architecture, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

The synthesising competencies of regional designers. Lukas Gilliard, Chair of Urban Development, Munich University of Technology

Discussion – Prepositions, concerning roles of design and visioning in governance rescaling, from a theoretical perspective

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00 Shaping regional futures through metaphors – Chair: Giuseppe De Luca, University of Florence

The Ville Poreuse and Horizontal Metropolis. Paola Viganò, Professor of Urbanism & Urban Design, EPFL Lausanne, University of Venice IUAV

Urbanizing in place – grounding regional design in a theory of urbanization. Michiel Dehaene, Associate professor in Urban analysis and design, Department of Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Gent

The scale in-between and the Patchwork Metropolis. Carlo Pisano, DICAAR-Architecture, University of Cagliari

 Discussion – Prepositions, concerning roles of metaphors in governance rescaling

 13.00 – 14.30 Light lunch

 14.30 – 16.00 Parallel sessions

Shaping regional futures: metropolitan visions and plans – Chair: Alain Thierstein, TUMunichhttp://www.regionaldesignlab.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=219&action=edit

Zurich Metropolitan visions. Anna Schindler, Head of Urban Development, City of Zurich

Antwerp, City of Tomorrow.  Katlijn Van der Veken, director of the Department of Urban Space, City of Antwerp, and Katrijn Apostel, project leader Strategic Structure Plan of Antwerp

The vision for the general local plans of Kruja, Kurbin and Lezha in the framework of the Albanian Administrative-Territorial Reform. Roberto Mascarucci, University of Chieti-Pescara, Charged of the general local plans

Discussion

Shaping regional futures: design approaches – Chair: Verena Balz, TUDelft

Designing the process. Jelte Boeijenga, reporter on Atelier Making Projects, independent researcher, planner and author

Palermo Mediterranean Gateway City. Daniele Ronsivalle, University of Palermo, charged for the Strategic Plan for the metropolitan city of Palermo

Munich Metropolitan City. Agnes Förster, Studio Stadt Region, München

Discussion

 16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

 16.30 – 17.30 Conclusion – Chair: Valeria Lingua & Giuseppe De Luca, University of Florence

 Synthesis of case studies discussions – Roundtable Conclusion