SCORUS Europe Group conference “Cities in Europe and in the World” (16 -17 June, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium)

Conference Programme

1. Demography

Chairman: Mr. Lewis Dijkstra, DG Regional and Urban Policy, EU Commission

Title

Presentation

1

“European Cities: analysis of characteristics and trends with a modelling approach” by Mr. Carlo Lavalle, DG Joint Research Centre Institute for Environment and Sustainability Sustainability Assessment Unit, EU Commission

2

Inner-city disparities visualised for urban planning by Ms. Alexandra Muth, STADTMANNHEIM2 FB Städtebau / Kommunale Statistikstelle, City of Mannheim

 

2. Economy

Chairman: Mr. Gunter Schäfer, ESTAT, EU Commission

 

Title

Presentation

1

Helsinki Region trends by Ms. Leena Hietaniemi, City of Helsinki Urban Facts – Statistics and Information Service


2

Conceptual considerations of a Spatial Monitoring of Germany including its neighbouring regions by Mr. Volker Schmidt-Seiwert, Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR)

 

3

The economic power of cities by Ms. Teodora Brandmuller, Eurostat

 

 

3. Transport and environment 

Chairman: Mr. Klaus Trutzel

Title

Presentation

1

Measuring local sustainability: the Telos approach by Mr. John Dagevos, Managing director Telos/Tilburg University the Netherlands

2

Sustainable Energy in Urban Areas – Covenant of Mayors Initiative by Ms. Albana KONA, DG Joint Research Centre, Unit F.07 Renewable Energy, EU Commission

 

3

How the science of cities can help European policy makers: new analysis and perspectives by Mr. Lewis Dijkstra, DG Regional and Urban Policy, EU Commission

 

 

4. Quality of life

Chairman: Mr. Jagdev Virdee

Title

Presentation

1

The city of Stuttgart in a European comparison by Ms. Anke Schöb,  Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, Statistisches Amt, Wirtschaft und Befragungen

 

2

Quality of urban life by Gorja Bartsch, Eurostat, EU Commission

3

Making inclusive growth happen in regions and cities: present and future developments for the metropolitan database by Mr. Daniel Sanchez Serra, Economist / Policy Analyst at Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD