Reflections from Eurodelta Podium

Online symposium highlights and presentations

The Online Symposium Week, 'Next Generation Podium for Eurodelta' explored the future developments for the territory of Eurodelta from the perspectives of the next generation with discussions and insights from eminent speakers. The 5-day conference consisted of three lunch forums and two day online symposium, held between 17th – 21st May 2021. In this page, you can find the links to the videos of presentations from speakers and highlights from the event.

Lunch Forum, Day 1

Introducing SURE – Eurodelta

Watch the first Lunch Forum here

Presentation 1: Introducing SURE-Eurodelta by Erik Pasveer (City of Amsterdam) in discussion with John Bachtler (EPRC)

“Let’s go mega and explore the mega-region. A new urban scale that is emerging in the past decades all around the world.”- Erik Pasveer

Introducing SURE-Eurodelta by Erik Pasveer (City of Amsterdam)

Presentation 2: Interview of Maurits Schaafsma (Board, Deltametropolis Association) and Stefanie van den Bogaerde (Cities and Territories) by Cecilia Braun (Braun-Urban)

“The main goal of ESPON STISE project is to figure out the extents of local, regional, national, international flows of people and goods affecting the sustainable growth.”- Stefanie van den Bogaerde

Interview of Maurits Schaafsma and Stefanie van den Bogaerde by Cecilia Braun

Lunch Forum, Day 2

Research dimension in Eurodelta

Watch the second Lunch Forum here

Presentation 3: PortCityFutures  by Carola Hein (LDE Universities)

“If we look back at how many changes happened in the last 60 years, then think about what changes can happen in the next 60 years, and what it would help and need to make them happen.”- Carola Hein (TU Delft)

Port City Futures by Carola Hein (TU Delft)

Presentation 4: Transforming City Regions by Christa Reicher (RWTH Aachen)

“I am convinced that the future of city is the region, and it is the international region and not the federal region.”- Christa Reicher (RWTH Aachen)

Transforming City Regions by Christa Reicher (RWTH Aachen)

Presentation 5: Planning for Agglomeration by Kobe Boussauw (VU Brussels)

“Road based accessibility potential is no a longer a realistic way of modeling urban systems.”- Kobe Boussauw (VU Brussels)

Planning for Agglomeration by Kobe Boussauw (VU Brussels)

Lunch Forum, Day 3

Practice dimension in Eurodelta

Watch the third Lunch Forum here

Presentation 6: Agglomeration Concept Köln/Bonn by Robert Broesi (MUST)

“The Eurodelta is the core economic region of Europe. This is the place where most money is earned, where most people live, and where most innovation takes place. This can only be strengthened if we also enhance the cooperation with different parts within this region.”- Robert Broesi

Planning the Eurodelta by Robert Broesi (MUST Urbanism)

Presentation 7: Water and Governance by Joachim Declerck (Architecture Workroom Brussels)

“The next big thing is a lot of small things. We know what we need to realize. The only question is how.”- Joachim Declerck (Architecture Workroom Brussels)

The Delta Atelier by Joachim Declerck (Architecture Workroom Brussels)

Presentation 8:  City visions by Halina Zarate and Kristina Knauf (MVRDV)

“We work on several levels and several scales and with different stakeholders to really get these smaller projects of the ground.” – Halina Zarate and Kristina Knauf (MVRDV)

City visions by Halina Zarate and Kristina Knauf (MVRDV)

Online Conference, Day 4

Watch the online working conference (day 4) here

Presentation 9: Introduction to SURE & Milestones by Emma de Wijs (City of the Hague) and Dagmar Keim (City of Amsterdam)

“We have a shared history and culture. This aspect of shared culture and value is something we should not forget.”- Emma de Wijs (The Hague)

Introduction to SURE & Milestones by Emma de Wijs (The Hague) and Dagmar Keim (Amsterdam)

Presentation 10: Eurodelta Knowledge Platform by Paul Gerretsen (Deltametropolis Association)

“The future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed. So let’s have these kind of podiums to evenly distribute it.”- Paul Gerretsen

Eurodelta Knowledge Platform by Paul Gerretsen (Deltametropolis Association)

Presentation 11: SURE-Eurodelta Roadmap by Cecilia Braun (Braun-Urban)

“The Eurodelta knowledge platform can develop a database that can offer a common ground for argumentation and for action on the scale of Eurodelta”- Cecilia Braun (Braun-Urban)

SURE-Eurodelta Roadmap by Cecilia Braun (Braun-Urban)

Presentation 12:  University & Practice by Markus Nollert (ETH Zurich/ Urbanista.ch)

“You have to confront your ideas with the actors and in the end re-translate your findings into the logic of the actors.”- Markus Nollert (Urbanista.ch / ETH Zurich)

Designing Eurodelta by Markus Nollert (Urbanista.ch / ETH Zurich)

Presentation 13:  Socially inclusive cities by Ceren Sezer (RWTH Aachen)

“Studying public space, really going into street level, talking to people, investigating in depth what is going on in the neighborhood can give a complementary and solid evidences on socially inclusive cities.”- Ceren Sezer (RWTH Aachen)

Socially inclusive cities by Ceren Sezer (RWTH Aachen)

Presentation 14: Landscapes of trade by Merten Nefs (TU Delft/Deltametropolis Association)

“Doing research is not enough. I think we need a broader discussion around the topic of sustainable logistic landscapes of the future.”- Merten Nefs (Deltametropolis Association)

Landscapes of trade by Merten Nefs (Deltametropolis Association)

Presentation 15: How to develop a vision? by Roberto Rocco (TU Delft)

“A vision is an exercise in public reasoning and public justification. A vision should cater to the right of people to the city.”- Roberto Rocco (TU Delft)

How to develop a vision? by Roberto Rocco

Online Conference, Day 5

At the last day of the Online Working Conference (21 May 2021), all the groups presented their visions to the jury and audience.

Vision Pitch Presentation (part I)

Team 2: Mobility as an enabler (Maastricht, Liege and Aachen)

Team 3: (CO) Triangles (Eindhoven – Liege – Aachen triangle)

Team 4: Rhine Maas Energy Landscape (Rhine Maas)

Team 5: Rhine Curator (Rhine watershed)

Team 6: No More Dead Campuses (Rhine Alpine Corridor)

Vision Pitch Presentation (part II)

Team 1 and 7: ‘Borderless Living’ – One for all (Meuse-Rhine Region)

Team 8: Delta NUTS 2040+ (Country borders)

Team 9: Waste Stock Exchange (Amsterdam to Eurodelta)

Team 10: Energy Petals (Rotterdam Region Satellite cities)

Team 11: URDelta (Eurodelta)

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