Following the success of the | Brussels Roundtable |, INTA and the Deltametropolis Association organised the Paris Roundtable, where European peers discussed challenges that arise when metropolitan strategies are implemented. This meeting is part of 'Metro in Progress', a global comparison of metro strategies.
Which strategies are used by EU metropolitan regions to involve a broader range of stakeholder in their metropolitan development and investments? And how do they improve their international appeal by investing in quality of life?
Downloads / info
| Report - International Roundtable Paris | (pdf)
| Final report - Roundtable Brussels | (PDF)
| Roundtable Brussels | (2013)
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This Paris Roundtable is an invitation-only meeting that brings together regional authorities, provinces, municipalities or economic actors which deal with the construction and/or implementation of metropolitan strategies. This Roundtable is an opportunity to learn and share experiences through vivid examples of governance mechanisms and policies of European metropolises. Selected urban stakeholders are also invited to join and contribute to a stimulating debate.
International Roundtable Paris (May 25, 2016)
Immediately following the | Paris conference | (organised by INTA and the City of Paris on May 23-24) with its focus on the Capital cities, this Roundtable will focus on the overall theme of stakeholder involvement (citizens, entrepreneurs, universities). In three sessions the participants will present and discuss strategies and projects concerning infrastructure, housing, amenities, and economic growth. The topics of the sessions are: metropolitan governance, investments instruments and quality of life. An increasing metropolitan process demands both global and transversal strategies and projects.
Reading material: Metro in Progress - Transition and Changes
Urban development is undergoing transitional changes: territories are widening from the district level to the city level; from city to agglomeration; and from agglomeration to metropolitan area, leading to new urban patterns influenced by the global economy and changing lifestyles. Therefore, we ask: How significant are relationships (particularly in terms of cooperation) between the different territories?
This publication offers the initial outcomes of the first series of interviews and meetings with a range of stakeholders, addressing metropolitan challenges and dilemmas. It starts with an explanation of the conditions which are necessary to successfully implement a metropolitan strategy and the options which are available to put this into practice. This is followed by the interviews, which cover a broad range of issues. | Continue reading ... |
Programme (May 25, 2016)
10:00 Welcome and registration
10:20 Opening statement by Atelier International du Grand
10:30 Reflections on Paris conference “Greater Paris and
Metropolitan projects in Europe”
10:40 Session I Metropolitan Governance
Head of European projects, Agence de Développement Territorial
- Brussels Capital Region (Belgium)
Director of the territorial strategy mission -
Bordeaux Métropole (France)
Director De Stad BV (the Netherlands)
12:10 Lunch break
13:00 Session II Investment Instruments
Regional Growth and Planning Administration, Stockholm
County Council (Sweden)
Cigarbox Advisory Services (the Netherlands)
Paris Mayor's office (France)
Chief Specialist in the Department of European Funds & Economic
Development, Integrated Territorial Investment Division, City of Warsaw
Robbert DE MUG
Strategic Advisor - Municipality of Eindhoven (the Netherlands)
14:30 Session III Quality of Life
Head of urban development and planning - City of The Hague
Director of Metropop’ - Paris (France)
Professor Architectural Association Housing and Urbanism Graduate
School - London (United Kingdom)
16.00 Coffee break
16.20 Open discussion
Director Deltametropolis Association - Rotterdam
Secretary General of INTA - Paris (France)
| Jaap Modder |
Atelier International du Grand Paris
Palais de Tokyo
13 Avenue de President Wilson
| www.ateliergrandparis.fr | How to get there |
Some concluding remarks from the Roundtable Brussels (2013)
"The European metropolitan agenda is fundamentally different from that in other continents. In essence, this agenda is about international connectivity, innovation and human values. The meaning of progress has undergone a fundamental shift from improving growth to improving the quality of life. Culture will play a significant role in developing this quality of life. Arts and culture are the means to investigate and improve the main themes of concern for the European Metropolis: identity, social inclusion and segregation."
|Jeroen Saris, former Alderman of Urban development, waterfront and the Inner city in Amsterdam|
"The key message of the roundtable was that the metropolitan level is forming a new middle power (at least in Europe, and perhaps also in the rest of the world). This rising new middle power has come about from sub-national and sub-regional authorities that are searching for more flexible, adaptable and better performing systems. In most of the case studies discussed at the roundtable, the metropolitan process has come about from community pressure on the State to accelerate the construction of an informal, performing and multi-scale governance system that is still embedded in the national system. Another point worth considering is the fact that the private sector is increasingly becoming a sub-national non-state actor with the legitimacy to shape public policy. Private interests are taking the lead in moving from profit to purpose and increasingly acting in response to public interest."
|Michel Sudarskis, Secretary General of INTA|