Cities of tomorrow [fr]

PNG By 2050 we expect that 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities. The ideal ‘sustainable’ city of tomorrow will provide an enduring way of life from an environmental, economic, political and cultural perspective, while offering the best possible quality of life to all. It should have good governance, involving all public and private stakeholders.

It’s a lofty ambition. While separate pieces of the puzzle – like recycling, efficient energy consumption or social diversity – are achievable, we need to know how our cities can reach their full potential in an integrated and sustainable way.

Three public panel discussions in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch between French and New Zealand experts will explore how our cities are becoming more sustainable and what we can learn from the experience of others internationally. Chaired by Kim Hill and recorded by RNZ for broadcast.

Smart hubs – Auckland, 23 August
Greener places – Wellington, 25 August
A better life ? – Christchurch, 27 August

The program Cities of Tomorrow is organised by The Royal Society of New Zealand, the Embassy of France in New Zealand and Radio New Zealand.

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Smart hubs

AUCKLAND | 6pm Tuesday 23 August
Events Centre, Auckland Museum, The Domain, Parnell
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Integrating the networks in our cities can bring financial and social benefits and develop a smarter city. We know that connectivity and mobility facilitates innovation and creativity but what makes a really buzzy city, both economically and culturally?

Panel for Auckland
- Louise Baker, Principal Transportation Consultant at Opus International Consultants
- Ludo Campbell-Reid, Design Champion and Manager of Environmental Strategy and Policy at Auckland City Council
- Blaise Desbordes,Smart Cities, public investment group Caisse des Dépôts, France
- Marie-Anne Gobert, Sustainable and Smart City Advisor,
Office of the President, Greater Lyon Metropolis, France



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Greener places

WELLINGTON | 6.00pm Thursday 25 August
Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place
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Our wellbeing is said to be influenced by our natural environment – so what is the cost of losing it? The second panel in Wellington will discuss how a sustainable city can meet the needs of its present population without sacrificing the needs of future generations. Do large future environmental changes offer an opportunity rather than a risk? How can a city positively interact with the environment, locally and globally?

Panel for Wellington
- Blaise Desbordes, Smart Cities, public investment group Caisse des Dépôts, France
- Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman, Professor of Public Health at University of Otago Wellington, Director of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities
- Cécile Maisonneuve, President La Fabrique de la Cité, a think tank for urban innovation in France
- Professor Ralph Sims, Professor of Sustainable Energy at Massey University and co-Chair of the IPCC Mitigation Working Group

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A better life?

CHRISTCHURCH | 5.00pm Saturday 27 August
Concert Hall, The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, 156 Armagh Street
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At the heart of every city are its people. What does it mean for a city to be inclusive, and how can we manage human interactions in an age of rising inequalities? The final panel in Christchurch will consider how we build a collective spirit between individuals, communities, social infrastructure providers and governance groups in our cities, and how we encourage people to be civically engaged.

This panel is presented in partnership with WORD Christchurch.

Panel for Christchurch
- Barnaby Bennett, architectural designer, writer and co-founder of Freerange Press
- Marie-Anne Gobert, Sustainable and Smart City Advisor, Office of the President, Greater Lyon Metropolis, France
- Cécile Maisonneuve, President La Fabrique de la Cité, a think tank for urban innovation in France
- Mark Todd, urban regenerator and co-founder of Ockham Residential and the Ockham Foundation

Dernière modification : 12/09/2016

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