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Fifth Urban Research Symposium: Papers and Presentations


Sunday, June 28, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Welcome and Opening
Chair: Abha Joshi-Ghani, Sector Manager, Urban Development, World Bank

  • Hubert Falco, Minister of State to the Ministre d'Etat, Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning, with responsibility for Town and Country Planning
  • Katherine Sierra, Vice President, Sustainable Development Network, World Bank (by video)
  • Jean-Michel Debrat, Deputy Director General, French Development Agency (AFD)
  • Bernard Susini, Adjoint au Maire délégué au Développement Urbain Durable et au Plan Climat Territorial. Municipality of Marseille
  • Monique Barbut, Chief Executive, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • Inga Bjork-Klevby, Deputy Executive Director, UN-Habitat
  • Philippe Van de Maele, Director General, French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) (tbc)

Special Message by Video 

  • Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair and Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Director General of the Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi
  • Introduced by: Zoubida Allaoua, Director, Finance, Economics and Urban Development Department, World Bank

Measuring the Impacts of Climate Change at the City Level
Moderator: Warren Evans, Sector Director, Environment, World Bank

Economics of Climate Change: Finding a Fit with Existing Analytical Frameworks
Moderator: Yves Crozet, Laboratoire d’économie des Transports, CNRS, University Lyon 2, France

Urban Planning, Design and Architecture: Helping Cities Become Resilient to Climate Effects
Moderator: Yunus Arikan (ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability)

Role of Institutions: Aligning Incentives
Moderator: Corinne Hermant-de Callataÿ, Direction générale "Politique Régionale", European Commission

Towards Energy Efficient Cities: Gaining Traction on the Ground
Moderator: Pierre-Noel Giraud, Professor, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France

Adaptation of Cities to Climate Change: Case Studies of Local Plans
Moderator: Sylvy Jaglin, Professor, Ecole Nationale des Pont et Chaussées, France

Sustainable Development in Chinese Cities: Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Sponsored by AFD (French Development Agency)
Co-chaired by Mr Robert Peccoud, Head of the Research Department of AFD
and Mrs Dominique Campana, Director of International Affairs, ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency)

  • Introductory remarks
    Mr Peccoud and Mrs Campana
  • Global stakes of energy efficiency in Chinese buildings  (presentation - pdf)
    Dr Bernard Laponche, Senior Energy Efficiency Expert
  • Energy efficiency policies in China, in particular in the building sector  (presentation - pdf)
    Mr Yazhong Liu, Senior Energy Efficiency Expert
  • Brief presentation of two cooperation projects in the field of energy efficiency in buildings  (presentation - pdf)
    Mr Nils Devernois, AFD
  • Technical and economic aspects of the two projects
    Mr Michel Raoust, TERAO
  • How to finance energy efficiency investments in the building sector?  (presentation - pdf)
    Mr José Lopez, International Conseil Energie

Monday, June 29, 2009

Cities and Climate Change in Public Policy
Moderator: Daniel Hoornweg, Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank

  • The French Case. Mrs Michelle Pappalardo, Commissaire Général au Développement Durable, Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning
  • The urbanizing of strategic components of the global environmental challenge  (presentation - pdf)
    Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, USA

A Working Partnership on Cities and Climate Change: UN-Habitat, UNEP, World Bank
Moderator : Raf Tuts, Chief Urban Environmental Planning Branch, UN-Habitat

  • Mr. Arab Hoballah, Chief, UNEP
  • 2011 Global Report on Human Settlements on Cities and Climate Change.
    Ben Rimah, UN-Habitat

Social Aspects of Climate Change: Understanding and Reducing the Vulnerability of Urban Populations
Moderator: Dr Ian Goldin, Director, 21st Century School, University of Oxford

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Opportunities in the Built Environment  
Moderator: Jean-Michel Debrat, Deputy Director General, French Agency for Development (AFD)

Economics of Cities and Climate Change: Modeling and Analyzing Individual Behaviors and Preferences
Moderator: Bernd Hansjurgens, Head of the Department of Economics, Helmoltz Center for Environmental Research, Germany

Urban Planning: Case Studies on Integrating Climate Change Concerns
Moderator: Anne Querrien, Senior Researcher in Plan Urbanisme Construction Architecture, French Ministry for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Regional Planning

Managing Urban Climate Change: Role of Institutions
Moderator: Joelle Chassard, Manager, Carbon Finance Unit, World Bank

Energy Efficient Cities Initiative: Tools and Assessments
Moderator: Ranjan Bose, Senior Energy Specialist, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), World Bank, Washington, DC

Creating Sustainable Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges
Moderator: Daniel Zimmer, Deputy Director, World Water Council

Integrated Approach to Climate Change and Urban Development: Contributions from Paris Est research and high education cluster on sustainable cities
Moderator: Régine Brehier, Director of Research and Innovation, High Council for Sustainable Development, MEEDDAT

  • Modeling urban climate: a case-study on the Paris area
    Eric Brun, Météo France
  • Territories, society and cities: urban format the crossroads of geography, economy and sociology  (presentation - pdf)
    Anne Aguiléra, Université Paris Est – INRETS
  • Designing, building and operating cities: towards engineering conservancy
    H. Charrue, Y. Montrelay, Université Paris Est –CSTB
  • Paris Est cluster: providing technical and scientific services on sustainable cities
    J.-M. Torrenti, Université Paris Est-LCPC

Panel of Mayors of Mediterranean Cities on the Challenges of Adaptation
Moderator: Anthony G. Bigio, The World Bank

  • Panel of City Representatives from Aleppo, Alexandria, Beirut, Casablanca, Marseille, Tunis
  • Presentations by Stephen Coulson, European Space Agency, and Yves Ennesser, Egis Bceom International.  (presentation - pdf)
  • Discussion : The Marseille Center programs on urban development and climate change in the Mediterranean

Economics and Climate Change: Financing Mitigation and Adaptation in Cities
Moderator: Marie-Alice Lallemand-Flucher. Head of International Public Relations, DEXIA

Urban Transport: Overcoming Roadblocks
Moderator: Chantal Duchene, Director, Groupement des Autorités Responsables de Transport (GART), France

Linking Urban Governance and Finance 
Moderator: Isabelle Laudier, CDC Institute for Research

  • Dominique Lorrain and Frédéric Gilli, Political Science Institute, Paris
  • Claude de Miras, IRD
  • Julien Le Tellier, Plan Bleu, Chargé d'études Villes et urbanisation
  • Aziz Iraki (INAU, Maroc)
  • Morched Chabbi (ATU)
  • Safar Zitoun (Algérie)

Energy Efficient Cities Initiative: Promoting Energy Efficiency
Moderator: Feng Liu, Senior Energy Specialist, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), World Bank, Washington, DC

Adaptation of Cities to Climate Change: Case Studies of Vulnerabilities and Impacts
Moderator: Armando Carbonell, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, USA

Social Dimensions of Climate Change: Examples on the Vulnerability of Urban Poor
Moderator: Raf Tuts, Chief, Urban Environmental Planning Branch, UN-Habitat

Urban Agriculture: Effectively Utilizing the Urban Space
Moderator: Mark Redwood, Program Leader, International Development Research Centre, Canada


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Linking Urban Planning, Design, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Moderator: Thomas Gueret, Project manager, Sustainable cities, DGALN. Minister of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning

Role of Institutions, Governance, and Urban Planning: Improving Management and Planning of Cities
Moderator: Elisabeth Gateau, Secretary General, United Cities and Local Governments

Urbanization and Local Climate: Observing the Relationship
Moderator: Christopher Kennedy, University of Toronto, Canada

Social Dimensions of Climate Change in Cities: Strategies to Reduce Vulnerability of Urban Poor
Moderator: Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Rockefeller Foundation

Governance of Climate Change in Cities: Conflicts and Constraints
Moderator: Anne Charreyron-Perchet, French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning

Assessing Local Climate Vulnerability, Impacts, and Assessing Policy Options: Coastal Zones  (presentation - pdf)
Moderator: Dr. Jan Corfee-Morlot (OECD)

Discussant: Ms Lisbeth Strandmark, Ministry of Climate and Energy, Energy Agency, Denmark  (presentation - pdf)

Adaptation of Cities to Climate Change: Overcoming Challenges
Moderator: William Solecki, Hunter College, New York

Sustainable Urban Development in Asia
Moderator: Keshav Varma , Urban Sector Director, East Asia Pacific Region, World Bank

  • China’s urbanization, its emerging Eco-Cities and the World Bank’s Eco2: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities Program (presentation - pdf)
    Hiroaki Suzuki, Urban Sector Leader, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank
  • The Sino-Singaporean Tianjin Eco-City  (presentation - pdf)
    Arish Dastur, Urban Specialist, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank
  • Challenges and opportunities of spatial development in Asian Cities
    Alain Bertaud, Urban Planner and Land Development Expert  (presentation - pdf)
  • Singapore: Its comprehensive approach to urban sustainability  (presentation - pdf)
    Belinda Yuen, Associate Professor of National University of Singapore
  • Integrating ecological systems and urban development  (presentation - pdf)
    Sebastian Moffatt, Founder, The Sheltair Group

Future Megacities – Energy - and Climate-efficient? Not a Contradiction!
Moderator: Eckart Ehlers, Senior Fellow, The Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn, Germany

  • Future megacities - From political agenda to innovative applied research  (presentation - pdf)
    Rainer Müssner, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
  • Adaptation planning framework to climate change for the urban area of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (pdf) (presentation - pdf)
    Harry Storch, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany; Nigel Downes, Nguyen Xuan Thinh, Hans-Peter Thamm, Ho Long Phi, Tran Thuc, Nguyen Thi Hien Thuan, Guenter Emberger, Manfred Goedecke, Joern Welsch, Michael Schmidt
  • Energy as a key element of an integrated climate protection concept for the City Region of Gauteng (EnerKey)  (presentation - pdf)
    Ludger Eltrop, Institute of Energy Economics and Rational Use of Energy IER, Germany; Maria Coetzee
  • Urban agriculture as an integrative factor of climate-optimized urban development, Casablanca, Morocco  (presentation - pdf)
    Silvia Martin Han, Technical University Berlin, Germany; Fattouma Benabdenbi, Azzedine Hafif
  • Sustainable water and wastewater management in urban growth centre. Coping with climate change – Concepts for Lima Metropolitana  (presentation - pdf)
    Manfred Schuetze, ifak - Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e.V. Magdeburg, Germany; Ivan O. Rodriguez Cabanillas

Carbon Footprints: The Impact of Cities
Moderator: Stéphane Pouffary, Head of the International Expertise in Energy Management Unit, ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency)

Urban Planning and Land Use: opportunities for Climate Change adaptation 
Moderator: Pablo Vaggione, Secretary General, International Society of City and Regional Planners

Urban Risks: Tools for Quantification and Modeling
Moderator: Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies/Columbia University, New York

The Path Towards Carbon Neutral Cities
Moderator: Geneviève Ferone, Head of Sustainable Development, Veolia Environment

Adaptation of Cities to Climate Change: Coastal Cities
Moderator: Konrad Von Ritter, Sector Manager, World Bank Institute

Green Buildings and Green Lessons
Moderator: Rajat Gupta, Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, UK

Empowering Cities: An Array of Tools
Moderator: Abha Joshi Ghani, Sector Manager, Urban Development, World Bank

  • Development of a city-based greenhouse gas emissions index  (presentation - pdf)
    Dan Hoornweg, Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank
  • A city-based carbon finance methodology
    Monali Ranade, Carbon Finance Specialist, World Bank
  • The Global City Indicators Program  (presentation - pdf)
    Perinaz Bhada, Junior Professional Associate, World Bank
  • Vulnerability reduction of coastal communities. Tsunami post-disaster recovery program in Tamil Nadu, India  (presentation - pdf)
    Saurabh Suresh Dani, Consultant, World Bank
  • Priorities for mayors: the opinion of cities and climate change researchers  (presentation - pdf)
    Jean-Jacques Helluin, Senior Urban Development Specialist, World Bank
  • A standard vulnerability assessment tool for cities  (presentation - pdf)
    Federica Ranghieri, Environmental Specialist, World Bank
  • Coastal cities and adaptation to climate change  (presentation - pdf)
    Poonam Pillai, Senior Environmental Specialist, World Bank
  • Establishment of a Practitioners Network on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change
    Alexandra le Courtois, Consultant, World Bank
  • Carbon finance capacity building in cities  (presentation - pdf)
    Rutu Dave, Consultant, World Bank

Closing Session:

  • Abha Joshi-Ghani, Sector Manager, Urban Development, World Bank
  • Raymond Cointe, Director: European and International Affairs, French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning
  • Louis-Jacques Vaillant, Head of the Local Governments and Urban Development Department, AFD