2. EDITION OF THE "FUTURE CITIES" CONFERENCE
On April 11, 2019, the 2nd edition of the "Future Cities" conference was held at the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw. Thank you all for participating.
PROGRAM AND PRESENTATIONS
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- Synergies for Sustainable Development – the Swedish experience / Anna Hessle, Sweco Sweden
- Green housing estates on a human scale - practical steps in their design / Monika Arczyńska, Łukasz Pancewicz, A2P2
- Building recovery trend in European cities / Martyna Obarska, Magazyn Miasta
- Water city - "blue" infrastructure as capital of cities / Izabela Małachowska-Coqui, Coqui Malachowska Coqui
- Ecourbanism – Natural Capital investment for health and wellbeing / Luke Engleback, Studio Engleback
- Urban energy clusters - concept and expected benefits / Marek Kolasiński, City of Poznań
- Smart & Sustainable Cities & Societies from a GIS & Geodata Perspective – the Danish experience / Soren Zebitz Nielsen, Sweco Denmark
- Big data, smart cities, intelligent buildings – surveying in a digital world / Peter Maitland, RICS
- The energy revolution. But why? / Marcin Popkiewicz
After lunch, at 15:00, there were two parallel 30-minute workshops to choose from:
BEE FRIENDLY CITY - PSZCZELARIUM
Pszczelarium (The Beekeeper) conducted workshops on the subject of honey production and extraction in urban space. Practical solutions of experienced beekeepers were presented, as well as interesting facts from the life of bees. More information about Pszczelarium on the website
A CITY WITHOUT BARRIERS - THE INTEGRATION FOUNDATION
Fundacja Integracja (the Integration Foundation) explained what the concept of accessibility is, provided information on how cities and buildings look in this respect, and also pointed out practical solutions for amenities for all users of urban space. More information about the Integration Foundation on the website
A competition was conducted during the conference. For each of the three winners who provided the correct answers, there was a prize in the form of one copy of the book "Science on Climate" by Marcin Popkiewicz, Aleksandra Kardaś and Szymon Malinowski.
Due to the fact that we respect the natural environment and we are worried about the problem of global warming, we want our conference to be climate neutral. To achieve this, we calculated the carbon footprint of the conference, and then we compensated the amount of CO2 by planting trees and using carbon credits. More information on the Sweco blog.