Conference Breakout Sessions


Day 1
Thematic Sessions (Parallel)

1030—1200 Thematic Breakouts: CUD Innovations and City Evolutions

  • Urban Sustainability Modeling and Services

    Overview
    At the intersection of urban design, innovation, and public policy, Internet-based services and digital media are emerging to enable 21st-century cities to connect, measure, analyze, and visualize; social interaction and human behavior, energy flow, carbon emission levels, transportation, resource usage, the performance of objects, buildings, urban and natural environments globally.

    This breakout session takes a look at the intersection of urban design, innovation and public policy. City, academic and industry leaders will share their achievements, challenges and lessons learned. It explores the vision and roadmap for the development of a Global Urban Services platform for 21st Century Cities.

  • Connected and Sustainable Living

    Overview
    In a time of global economic crisis and significant climate change threats, cities are regaining importance as vital hubs for the development of innovative solutions towards a new concept of Connected and Sustainable Living that will positively affect urban energy utilization.

    This breakout session will interactively discuss new views of intelligently managing energy in urban areas, innovative projects being developed and the latest developments from the CUD cities projects in Lisbon and Madrid. CUD cities and partners will share their challenges, achievements, and lessons learned.

  • Connected and Sustainable Mobility

    Overview
    Many world cities are all facing with serious urban mobility issues, such as road congestion and traffic delays, increased wasted time on the road and energy consumptions, and consequently these causes increased carbon emissions. As city grows and changes rapidly, road motor vehicle use tends to increase and traffic flows varies even more rapidly, creating or worsening severe problems. Globalization accelerates further this trend. Metropolitan cities like Seoul have experienced serious road congestion and public transport saturation on both peak times and ordinary times, which can be called as mobility congestion.

    This breakout session introduces CUD mobility solutions and provides updates on CUD city projects regarding smart transportation pricing, personal travel assistant; Cities will share their challenges, achievements, and lessons learned;

    Part I: Progress, lessons learned, and Next steps for further development.
    Part II: Discussions on the future of urban mobility.

  • Connected and Sustainable Work

    Overview
    Work, and knowledge work in particular, is undergoing dramatic changes in terms how it is being done, where, when and by whom. The convergence of crises the world currently faces further enhances the need for such change and accelerates the adoption of new ways of working. Under CUD, a set of principles has been defined which can be regarded as underlying and encapsulating 'Connected and Sustainable Work'. In brief, 'Connected and Sustainable Work' entails the enablement of work that optimizes the use of talent, delivers benefits across the broad stakeholder community (citizens, employers, governments), and respects the boundaries of the ecosystems of support (natural and human resources).

    This session introduces CUD work solutions and provides updates on CUD city projects regarding the smart work center and the scaling globally. Cities will share their challenges, achievements, and lessons learned.

    Day 2
    Thematic Sessions (Parallel)

    1020—1140 Thematic Breakouts: Connected and Sustainable Socioeconomic Challenge

    * Delegate discussion panels on Sustainable Socioeconomic Imperatives for Cities

    Three parallel sessions will focus on applying the delegate's collective intelligence to identify the main elements of a successful local sustainable socio-economic strategy. A moderated discussion including all delegates, rather than a speaker line-up, will capture the opportunity for a broad range of perspectives, and experiences to be shared and debated.

  • Theme 1: City Governance Models for a Carbon Economy

    Overview
    This breakout session will center on city governance models for a carbon economy: What is the long-term vision for growing a carbon economy and how will city governance models evolve over time?

    What does the carbon economy mean for the build-out of sustainable urban infrastructures and how cities, investors and citizens can interact with new global institutions? It will consider the role of urban wide monitoring and that of closing information, economic and social gaps to capture the energy efficiency opportunity at the city level? Participants will engage in topics on the refocusing of urban infrastructure and services, as communities come to grips with the opportunities derived from a carbon economy.

  • Theme 2: Green and Digital Economy Stimulus

    Overview
    This breakout session will explore the role of cities towards green and digital economic stimulus packages, and the long-term implications of the global stimulus packages to cities and their green and digital strategies?

    What are the green and digital imperatives and opportunities, and the role of green and digital stimulus to aid economic recovery and the prioritization of sustainability objectives. Delegates will discuss and share their own perspectives, circumstances, and experiences in the refocusing of urban infrastructure and services, as communities capture green and digital opportunities derived from global stimulus packages.

  • Theme 3: 21st Century Cities

    Overview
    This breakout session will explore the long-term visions for 21st century cities that make use of a networked urban infrastructure? The Internet is making cities more viable by increasing citizens' access to information, connecting them to a global information and communications infrastructure that facilitates human interaction and mobility.

    What are the long-term visions for 21st century cities, making use of digital networks? Today's cities continue to increase people's access to information and communication. They are connected by a global information and communications network that facilitates human interaction and mobility. As the new channels for collaboration between people and the design and management of cities, the Internet is leading to dramatic transformations in urban life. The session will explore what this means for the intersection of urban design, innovation and public policy. The participants will engage with the innovation boost that digital networks can deliver for cities.