ULI Europe / PropertyEU Masterclass
20 April 2011
The Urban Land Institute Europe & PropertyEU Masterclass:
“Green Cities: how will cities lead to the greening of the global economy?”
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
13.30 – 15.00
Room E102, Amsterdam RAI
According to the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) recently launched report entitled “Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication,” investing two percent of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy. As more than half of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, and cities account for 75% of the world’s energy use, a transition to a Green Economy is a key issue for cities today.
During this interactive and open event, public and private sector leaders will explore best practices and opportunities for cities to increase energy efficiency, reduce waste and buildings’ emissions, and promote access to low-carbon transport and technology.
Key discussion questions include:
- How will urban development have to change to facilitate the transition towards a green economy?
- What are cities doing now to facilitate this change?
- What future opportunities exist for cities to lead the greening of the global economy?
- How do you monetize the value of greening a city?
- What is the cost of not doing it?
- What is the role of city leadership?
- What structures and instruments best allow for the creation and maintenance of green cities?
13.30 – 13.35 Introduction from the Moderator
- Mrs. Alexandra Notay, Vice President, Strategic Programmes, ULI
13.35 - 13.50 How Will Cities Will Cities Lead to the Greening of the Global Economy?
Presentation of the findings of the UNEP “Towards a Green Economy” report
- Mr. Philipp Rode, Executive Director and Senior Research Fellow, LSE Cities Cities
- Mr. Max Nathan, Research Fellow, LSE Cities, London School of Economics
13.50 - 14.00 Green City Case Study: Stockholm
City Case Study: Stockholm
- Deputy Mayor Ulla Hamilton, City of Stockholm (invited)
14.00 - 14.15 Comments from City Leaders
- Mr. Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg, CEO, HafenCity Hamburg (invited)
- Mr. Bob van der Zande, Director of Housing and New Markets, City of Amsterdam (invited)
- Lord Mayor Frank Jensen, City of Copenhagen (invited)
14.15- 14.30 Private Sector Case Study: The Clinton Climate Initiative’s C40 Cities
- Mr. Terri Wills, London City Director, Clinton Climate Initiative (invited)
14.30 - 14.45 Comments from Private Sector & Institutional Leaders
- Ms. Debra Mountford, Senior Policy Analyst and Manager, OECD LEED Programme (invited)
- Mrs. Sara Turnbull, Senior Consultant, Arup Group Limited (invited)
- Mr. Simon Jenner, Director, Hines (invited)
- Mr. Gert-Joost Peek, Knowledge Manager, Fakton
14.45 - 15.00 Audience Question & Answer
15.00 Masterclass Close