Urban metabolism in policy and practice

A global discussion

Programme - Brussels

This event will take place at PERSPECTIVE.BRUSSELS on Tuesday November 26, 2019 From 09H to 18H.

Times Activities
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome
09:30 – 10:00 Quo Vadis Urban Metabolism?
Introduction of the seminar series and overview of the urban metabolism field.
(Aristide athanassiadis, ULB / Metabolism of Cities)
10:00 – 12:15 Urban metabolism in practice

Streamlining city scans through an online tool.
(Marijana Novak, CircleEconomy)

Metabolic thinking in the built environment and cities.
(Nico Schouten, Metabolic)

The circular Scheldt park oudenaarde.
(Ward verbakel, plusofficearchitects)

Use of urban metabolism thinking in a strategical planning.
(Nadia casabella or Ian kuppens, 1010au)
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 14:30 Urban metabolism in policy

What can we lean from different contexts? Insights from the Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities.
(Sharon Gil or André confiando, UN Environment)

Circular territorial development in Flanders.
(Elmar Willems, OVAM/Circular Flanders)

The use of urban metabolism principals in spatial planning policies in Brussels.
(Elsa Coslado, Perspective.Brussels)
14:30 – 16:00 Bridging the Gap

What are the ingredients of a successful science-practice knowledge. exchange in UM research?
(Daniela perrotti UCLouvain)

Open tools for bridging the gap between science/policy/practice.
(Aristide athanassiadis, ULB / metabolism of cities.

Insights from The CE Policy Research Center as a science-policy interface.
(Karel Van Aker, KULeuven / CE Policy Research Center)
16:15 – 17:15 Urban Metabolism World Café

Parallel workshops deep diving on how to bridge the gap between science/policy/practice in urban metabolism.
17:15 – 17:30 Conclusion - Agenda Setting
17:45 – 18:45 Screening "Brussels, a city of making"
"Brussels a city of making" which goes behind the scenes of the stories of four manufacturers in Brussels. The film has been made by Cities of Making. A European project exploring the question of what the 21st century cities should be making. We're looking into the what, where and how of the 21st century urban manufacturing in Brussels, London and rotterdam.(Adrian Hill)

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This event will be held at PERSPECTIVE.BRUSSELS RUE DE NAMUR 59, 1000 BRUSSELS.

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If you have any questions, please contact us at seminarseries@metabolismofcities.org

This seminar series is supported by a Seminar Series Award from the Urban Studies Foundation.