November 6th, Tuesday

Location: Maassilo

8:00 - 9:00Registration & Coffee
9:00 - 9:25

Welcome & Opening by Conference Chair Carley Pennink 
and Victor Bekkers (ESSB Dean & VCC leading Dean)

9:30 - 09:50Keynote Speech: Who are the City Makers and Breakersby Nina Glick-Schiller
09:55 - 10:50

Panel Session #1

Solving Wicked Urban Problems. 
Moderator: Claudio Acioly
Panellists: Semiha DenktasDerk Loorbach, Hanna Pintusava, Mattijs van Ruijven

10:50  Break
11:10 - 12:00

Breakout Sessions: Round #1 

How to make Urban Labour Markets More Inclusive 
Paula NaglerJan Fransen

Defining & Measuring How Green a City Is!

Ogenis Brilhante & Julia Skinner
Learning Strategies for Urban Networks
Leon van den Dool 
Co-creational redevelopment of an area with dispersed ownership
Oleksandra Tkachenko and Juliana Giraldo
*Urban Heritage Strategies: The Adaptive Re-use of the Maassilo Complex
Jean-Paul Corten & David van Weeghel
Co-Creation in Pilots and Infrastructure Projects: How can citizens take an active role in the process?
Justin Hyatt
 Under the Microscope - analyzing spatial development challenges and innovations in Indonesia (closed session-part I)

Democratic development
Marije van den Berg

12:15 - 13:00Lunch
13:15 - 13:35Keynote Speech: Citizens in the Smart City, by Liesbet van Zoonen  
13:40 - 14:00Keynote Speech:  WeMakeThe.City - The Festival that Makes Cities Better by Egbert Fransen
14:05 - 15:00

Panel Session #2

Sustainable Development Goals: A Useful Compass for Cities?
Moderator: Jan Fransen
Pannelists: Rob van TulderEmma Clemens, William Cobbett, Enkhbayar Tsedendorj, Marcel Herms 

15:15 - 16:15Breakout Sessions: Round #2 
Enacting Urban Citizenship: Harmonies and Dissonances in Well-being, Health and Security 
Helen Hintjens & Rachel Kurian
The Social-Economic Impact of Major Urban Regeneration Projects: Feyenoord City
Max Scherer, OMA
City-to-City Learning
Elena Ensenado & Jennifer Heemann 
Cities of Migration: Beyond Superdiversity
Peter Scholten
Joined-up Action for Improved Quality of Living Environments
Gerard Nijboer, Jochem Cooiman, Mike Duijn
*Urban Heritage Strategies: Learning Method on Gentrification & Urban Heritage
Remco Vermeulen

Developer contributions towards large public infrastructure in the Netherlands

Demetrio Muñoz Gielen
Under the Microscope - analyzing spatial development challenges and innovations in Indonesia (closed session-part II)

How to bring Water Into Mainstream Education?
Dr. Mansee Bal Bhargava

16:30 - 17:30Breakout Sessions: Round #3

*Urban Heritage Strategies: Historical Slum Upgrade, Westfort Village

Nicholas J Clarke 

Urban Challenges in the Global South: Housing Provision and Management, Urban Resilience and Spatial Justice
Luz Vergara d'Alençon & Igor Moreno da Cruz Pessoa

Co-Creation of Knowledge in Practice: Urban Knowledge Labs on ‘Livable Rotterdam neighbourhoods’ and ‘Rotterdam talent’
Erik Snel & Philip KarreSabine Severiens & Marije Stoltenborgh 

The role of public libraries in solving inequality
Theo Kemperman, Director of Rotterdam Library
Urban Culture, Heritage and Tourism
Emily MannheimerShirley Nieuwland
Learning Pathways for Adapting Light-Rail Transport Innovations in Cities
Taslim Alade 
 Under the Microscope - analyzing spatial development challenges and innovations in Indonesia (closed session-part III)

Empowering Children through Media

Anne van Eldik & Julia Kneer


IHS Alumni International Urban Professional & Youth Awards


*Sessions part of a series

November 7th, Wednesday - side event

Location: IHS, Woudestein Campus, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Mandeville (T) building, 14th floor

9:00Registration and coffee
9:30Opening Plenary by Rutger Engels - Rector Magnificus Erasmus University Rotterdam
10:00Thematic pitches by Enkhbayar Tsedendorj (Urban Professional Award Winner 2018), Jennifer Semakula Musisi (Runner-up), Yahia Shawkat (Runner-up), Urban Curators (Youth Urban Professional Award Winner 2018), Henry Takunda Gurajena (Runner-up)
10:30World Café Group Discussions
12:00Wrap up and closing by Kees van Rooijen – Director, IHS

Read more about the side event

The event on the 7th of November will revolve around the following main question:
‘How can Erasmus University Rotterdam - and in general higher educational institutions - contribute to realizing the SDGs?’

After the opening plenary by Rector Magnificus Rutger Engels, the winners and runners-ups of the IHS Alumni International Urban Professional and Youth Awards will pitch the themes they find most pressing to tackle in the next years.

Higher educational institutions such as EUR, which are rooted in the city, can take the lead in creating positive impact on societal challenges by bridging the gap between academics and practitioners through learning, co-creation and sharing.

To come to formulating short - and long- term goals and concrete steps to take, the World Café method will be applied, using questions as a conversation starter. Participants are divided in groups and switch tables periodically to discuss all themes introduced by table hosts. At the end of this session, the table hosts will summarize the outcomes. The event will be closed by IHS Director Kees van Rooijen.