UpdateMyCity Conference and Workshop: Public Space, Smart Technologies and Urban Health

The objective of the conference is to develop a better understanding of how smart technologies can improve the governance and management of pubic spaces and promote their health outcomes.

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ORGANISERS-PARTNERS


UN-HABITAT - Technical University of Crete (TUC) - Global Pandemic Network (GPN) - CMA (Center for Mediterranean Architecture, KEPPEDIH - CAM)



REGISTRATION TO WORKSHOP UNTIL 12.07.21


FIRST VIRTUAL MEETING FOR THE WORKSHOP 14.07.21



LIVE STREAMING LINK HERE



THE CONFERENCE - WORKSHOP


The UpdateMyCity conference & workshop aims at stimulating the discussion about the smart transformation of cities and the necessary multi-domain framework for practically implementing localized strategies to resolve urban planning challenges. Based on the collaborative work that is taking place among the Center for Mediterranean Architecture, the municipality of Chania, the Technical University of Crete, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, and the Global Pandemic Network the event will promote knowledge transfer and sharing of good practices on the use of new technologies to better use and manage public spaces for citizen's wellbeing, mental and physical health.


The event will teach participants a) to work with the UN's public space assessment methodology on the city of Chania, and b) to develop strategies for better use and management of the public space in the city of Chania. During a three-day discussion and workshop with practitioners and the academic sector participants will pursue a more specific objective: to equip the Municipality of Chania with actions and a roadmap to improve the quality and the efficiency of its public spaces, including their accessibility and fruition, as well as to enhance the sharing of information between responsible institutions and citizens and, thus, community engagement in the governance of public spaces, with a positive impact on the quality of life and on urban health. The strategy will also contribute to the promotion of digital rights in the city (data protection, proper use of surveillance technology, etc.), further strengthening governance frameworks and supporting the city in embedding them in local governance processes and services.


EXPECTED OUTPUTS


  1. Chania Public space Assessment report
  2. Strategy - Roadmap for more effective use and management of public spaces to achieve health outcomes in the city of Chania;
  3. Conference report highlighting the main discussion points, input, findings, and best practices - case studies for the use and management of public spaces to be involved at a specialized UN-Habitat publication.
  4. E-book or GPN Journal special issue (open access, with ISBN and DOI) to disseminate the outputs at an academic level.


SCIENTIFIC COORDINATORS


Gianluca Crispi (Legal Specialist, UN-HABITAT ) - Dr. Valina Geropanta (Assistant Professor in Urban Planning and New Technologies, TUC) - Dr. Cristiana Lauri (Scientific Coordinator GPN - Adjunct Professor of Town Planning and Cultural Heritage Regulatory Framework)


SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS


KEPPEDIH CMA President Giannakakis Ioannis, City Councillor CMA, Pistopoulos Zacharias, Vergerakis Lefteris, Tsakalakis Dimitrios, Kalligeris Georgios, Geropanta Valina, Theodoridis Andreas

UN-HABITAT Katja Schaefer (Lab Manager . Unitac Hamburg, Inter-Regional Advisor), Elin Andersdotter Fabre (HERCITY Manager)

GPN Committee Elisa Scotti (Professor, Sapienza University of Rome)



SPEAKERS and FACILITATORS


Gianluca Crispi (Legal Specialist, UN-HABITAT ) - Dr. Valina Geropanta (Assistant Professor in Urban Planning and New Technologies, TUC) - Dr. Cristiana Lauri (Scientific Coordinator GPN - Adjunct Professor of Town Planning and Cultural Heritage Regulatory Framework) Cecilia Andersson, (UN Director of Global Public Space Programme, Urban Planner), Jose Chong (UN Program Management Officer, Urban Planner), Dr. Maria Luisa Gomez Jiménez (Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Malaga), Dr. Despina Dimelli (Associate Professor in Urban Planning, TUC, Dr. Chiara Ravagnan (Assistant Professor in Urban Planning, Sapienza University of Rome), Dr. Denia Kolokotsa (Professor Energy Resources Management, TUC), Chiara Martinuzzi (Architect - Urban Planner, UN-HABITAT), Maira Tito (Lawyer in Public Policies and Management, NOVA Law Green Lab), Marcelo Crivano (Environmental and Urban Sanitation Entrepreneur, Agentes do Meio Ambiente), Dr.Panos Parthenios (Professor Digital Media in Architectural Design, TUC), Dr. Anna Karagianni (Assistant Prof. Architectural Design, TUC), Andreas Theodoridis (Ph.D. Researcher at CASE)



ASSISTANTS


Paola Apollaro (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Urbino), Triantafyllos Ampatzoglou, (Ph.D. Candidate, Technical University of Crete - Avrions assistant), Undergraduate Students TUC, Avrions Assistants


CURATOR


Penny Chorafa (Architect, Curator of Architecture CMA)


With the support of:


Avrions, Connecting Futures - Forming Futures

3
Day Event
13
Speakers
29
Sessions

UpdateMyCity Conference and Workshop: Public Space, Smart Technologies and Urban Health

Agenda

08:45 - 09:15

Registration

09:15 - 10:00

Welcome & Opening remarks

CENTER FOR MEDITERRANEAN ARCHITECTURE

10:00 - 10:15

First Poll

CENTER FOR MEDITERRANEAN ARCHITECTURE

10:15 - 10:45

Presentation: Report "Citizens and Pandemics_Public Space" - Health Covid

CENTER FOR MEDITERRANEAN ARCHITECTURE

Cecilia Andersson

10:45 - 11:30

Presentation: Chania Context and Public Space Assessment Chania

CENTER FOR MEDITERRANEAN ARCHITECTURE

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 13:30

First Work Session

CENTER FOR MEDITERRANEAN ARCHITECTURE

13:30 - 14:45

Lunch Break

14:45 - 15:00

Second Poll

CENTER FOR MEDITERRANEAN ARCHITECTURE

15:00 - 15:30

Presentation: Digital Technological Tools for the design of Public Spaces

CENTER FOR MEDITERRANEAN ARCHITECTURE

Jose Chong

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00

Second Work Session

CENTER FOR MEDITERRANEAN ARCHITECTURE

17:00 - 17:15

Recap of main discussion points and ideas for the strategy

CENTER FOR MEDITERRANEAN ARCHITECTURE

Speakers

Gianluca Crispi
Legal Specialist UN-HABITAT
Dr. Valina Geropanta
Assistant Professor School of Architecture - Technical University of Crete
Jose Chong
Programme Management Officer UN-HABITAT
Cecilia Andersson
Lead, Planning, Finance and Economy Section (OIC), Urban Practices Branch, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habita UN-HABITAT
Chiara Martinuzzi
Architect and Urban Planner UN-HABITAT
Dr. Cristiana Lauri
Coordinator of the working group Governance and Covid Global Pnademic Network (GPN)
Dr. Panos Parthenios
Professor of Digital Technologies in Architectural Design School of Architecture - Technical University of Crete
Dr. Despina Dimelli
Dr. Despina Dimelli
Associate professor, Founder and Director of Urban and Regional planning Laboratory (UrbaRegplan Lab) School of Architecture - Technical University of Crete
Dr. Denia Kolokotsa
Professor-Head of Energy Management in the Built Environment Research Lab Director of Postgraduate Studies School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Chiara Ravagnan
Chiara Ravagnan
Adjunct Professor in Urban Planning Sapienza University of Rome
Dr. Maria Luisa Gomez Jiménez
Dr. Maria Luisa Gomez Jiménez
Professor of Administrative Law University of Malaga/Public Law Department
Maíra Tito
Maíra Tito
Lawyer in public policies and management NOVA Law Green Lab
Marcelo Crivano
Marcelo Crivano
Environmental and urban sanitation entrepreneuer Agentes do Meio Ambiente

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