Date: Monday 22nd June to Friday 26th June, 2020

Location: Institute of Housing and Development Studies, Erasmus University Mandeville ( T) Building, 14 th Floor, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam.

Organised by:

MY LIVEABLE CITY ( MLC) in cooperation with

INSTITUTE OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (IHS),Erasmus, University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The course will be held at the IHS Building on the campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The campus is located in the eastern part of the city and can be reached by public transport from other parts of the city. IHS is located in the Mandeville Building which is located centrally on the university campus. The food-court is equipped with several take-aways and cafes are located just around the corner from the building of IHS. Participants can buy their lunches on days of the course there.

Details of the Program

DAY 1: (MONDAY 22nd June)

9.30 - 9.45 hrs.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PROGRAM :Shyam Khandekar, Director and Co-Founder, MY LIVEABLE CITY.

9.45 - 11.00 hrs.

LECTURE : SUSTAINABLE AND GREEN CITIES : Introducing the concepts in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals ( UN ) and the New Urban Agenda (UN HABITAT): Laura Quadros Aniche + Saskia Ruijsink ( IHS )

11.00-11.30 hrs.

COFFEE BREAK

11.30- 12.45 hrs.

LECTURE : SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY : the social dimensions of urban development and why social sustainability is essential to achieve truly sustainable urban development: Maartje van Eerd ( IHS )

12.45- 13.45 hrs.

LUNCH BREAK

13.45- 17.30 hrs.

INTRODUCTION TO WORKSHOPGREENING ROTTERDAM by Saskia Ruijsink followed by A VISIT TO THE CITY OF ROTTERDAM.

DAY 2: (TUESDAY 23rd June) GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES and MOBILITY

9.45 - 11.00 hrs.

LECTURE : INFRASTRCTURE FOR GREEN CITIES : the IHS Green City Concept, theory and examples : Ogenis Brilhante ( IHS )

10.45- 11.15 hrs.

COFFEE BREAK

11.15- 12.30 hrs.

LECTURE : SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY & FINANCE : the fundamentals of sustainable mobility and innovative approaches to financing sustainable transport infrastructures: Taslim Alade + Somesh Sharma ( IHS )

12.30-13.30 hrs.

LUNCH BREAK

13.30 - 15.30 hrs.

VISIT to the Central Station complex of Utrecht, where sustainable mobility solutions are being put into practice, including a visit to the largest cycle-parking complex in the world. : Information Officer of Utrecht + Shyam Khandekar ( MLC )

16.00 - 18.00 hrs.

VISIT to the award-winning Albert Cuyp Parking garage in Amsterdam where 600 cars which were earlier parked in the streets, are now parked in a garage under the canal, thus freeing the streets for pedestrians, cyclists and landscape : Shyam Khandekar ( MLC )

DAY 3: (WEDNESDAY 24th June) LANDSCAPE, ECOLOGY & CIRCULAR DEVELOPMENT

9.30- 10.45 hrs.

LECTURE : GREENING CITIES : nature based solutions, its principles and goals and how it relates to climate change resilience, disaster risk reduction, ecosystem- based adaptation and green and blue infrastructure : Laura Quadros Aniche ( IHS )

10.45- 11.15 hrs.

COFFEE BREAK

11.15- 12.30 hrs.

LECTURE : DESIGNING FOR NATURE IN CITIES : how at different scales nature can be incorporated in our cities, with examples from practice : Victor Retel Helmrich ( MLC )

12.30-13.30 hrs.

LUNCH BREAK

13.30- 14.45 hrs.

LECTURE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT : How systems thinking of circularity can improve the dynamics of urban development : Paola Huijding ( Platform 31 ) ( MLC )

14.45- 17.00 hrs.

WORKSHOP: continuation of session on Greening Rotterdam that was introduced on Day 1 : Saskia Ruijsink + Maartje van Eerd ( IHS )

DAY 4: (THURSDAY 25th June) TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

9.30- 10.45 hrs.

LECTURE : SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY : how digital technology and innovation can create Smart and Sustainable Cities and Intelligent Communities : John Jung ( IFC. New York) ( MLC ).

10.45- 11.15 hrs.

COFFEE BREAK

11.15- 12.30 hrs.

LECTURE : INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND PROCESSES FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE : explains the path to more sustainable design of urban infrastructures through simultaneous, multi-disciplinary inputs : Shyam Khandekar ( MLC )

12.30-13.30 hrs.

LUNCH BREAK

13.30- 14.45 hrs.

LECTURE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT : How systems thinking of circularity can improve the dynamics of urban development : Paola Huijding ( Platform 31 ) ( MLC )

13.30- 17.00 hrs.

Visit to housing project showing innovative construction technology in wood - which is fast and CO2-neutral : including a presentation by Jurrian Knijtijzer ( FINCH BUILDINGS ) ( MLC )

DAY 5: (FRIDAY 26th June) URBAN PLANNING & HOUSING

9.30- 10.45 hrs.

LECTURE : GREEN & SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNING : Lessons from Australia about the need for fully integrated land-use and transport planning that delivers liveable, green and resilient cities with reduced carbon footprint : Bruce Echberg ( Urban Initiatives Australia) ( MLC )

10.45- 11.15 hrs.

COFFEE BREAK

11.15- 12.30 hrs.

GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE HOUSING : Developing green and sustainable housing strategies, going beyond delivering an environmentally friendly house and addressing aspects of adequacy, such as affordability, accessibility, acceptability and adaptability : Alonso Ayala ( IHS )

12.30-13.30 hrs.

LUNCH BREAK

13.30- 17.00 hrs

FINAL WORKSHOP SESSION ON GREENING ROTTERDAM :Saskia Ruijsink + Alonso Ayala ( IHS

17.00- 18.30 hrs :

Terminating the program with drinks, including award of the Certificates to the participants.