We kicked off our Re-Building Europe journey in Paris on 29. - 30. March with the aspiration to facilitate a paradigm shift in urban district development. Along with our partner Schneider Electric, an exclusive group of 45 guests joined the vibrant discussions and workshops on the various topics.
The panel brought together the CEO & Creative Director of Landscape, Architecture, Nature, Development (LAND) Andreas Kipar, the Co-Directing Urban Design and Planning Development at Drees & Sommer, Haris Piplas and the Policy Analyst Alessandro Rancati from the New European Bauhaus. The speakers unpacked the nuances around the evolving changes and trends in urban district development. One of the topics discussed was the myth around disconnection between people and the environment as well as the will to move beyond competition and polarization.
The first panel was wrapped up on the inspiring thought: We need to enjoy complexity and make it liveable.
The second panel brought together Grigor Hadjiev, Head of Product and Development in Western Europe, Allianz Real Estate, Estelle Monod, Building Segments President at Schneider Electric, and Piero Pelizzaro, the Chief Resilience Officer from the City of Milan. The discussion focused on the usage and governance of data, the collaboration between cities, investors and technical solution providers as well as the green use case for businesses.
The second day took place at “THE HIVE”, the innovation centre at the Schneider Electric headquarters.
Nicolas Maisetti is responsible for the metropolitan developments at POPSU, a Platform for the Observation of Urban Projects and Strategies. It combines scientific knowledge and operational expertise to understand the challenges and developments associated with cities and territories in a comprehensive way.
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Sena Segbedzi is the Coordinator of the OECD’s Champion Mayors Initiative for Inclusive Growth. She is an expert in the economic growth in cities and how topics like equitable development, climate finance and investment, local governance and innovation capacity could be implemented.
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We are now looking forward to our upcoming workshops in Basel, Berlin, Barcelona, Oslo and Milan driven by Canton Basel City, EUREF campus, LaSalle University, SwissLife Asset Managers and LAND.
If you are interested, get in touch!