Congress Schedule

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09:30 - 10:15Oppening RemarksCities for Citizens, Citizens Changing CitiesAuditorium
10:15 - 11:15Plenary SessionImproving Governance Models for Steering Urban GrowthAuditorium
11:30 - 12:30Parallel SessionsProactive City Data GovernanceRoom 1
Holistic Approaches to Urban Development and ResilienceRoom 2
Walkable and Cyclable CitiesRoom 3
Adressing Urban Growth through City PlanningRoom 4
Real-Time Open Data Fuelling the Next Generation of Urban ServicesRoom 5
Improving Cities through Education and CultureRoom 6
12:45 - 13:15Inspirational TalkKent LarsonAuditorium
12:45 - 13:45Parallel SessionsSmart Regions & Communities Addressing Urban ChallengesRoom 1
Disruptive Technologies Transforming CitiesRoom 2
Urban Innovation Areas Underpinning Economic GrowthRoom 6
14:00 - 15:00Parallel SessionsBig Data for More Responsive and Human CitiesRoom 1
Enhancing Civic Engagement in the Digital AgeRoom 2
Implementing Flexible and Multi-Modal Transport ServicesRoom 3
Implementing the New Urban AgendaRoom 4
Financial Tools to Fund Smart Cities InitiativesRoom 5
Cities at the Front of the Climate Change BattlefieldRoom 6
15:15 - 16:15Plenary SessionEntrenching Sustainability and Resilience Principles: Shaping the Future of CitiesAuditorium
16:15 - 17:00Dialogue SessionCities Leading the World of TomorrowAuditorium
17:15 - 18:15Plenary SessionAddressing Emerging Challenges of Sustainable Urban DevelopmentAuditorium
18:15 - 19:00Dialogue SessionThe Future of Urban MobilityAuditorium
18:15 - 18:45Inspirational TalkDavid HarveyRoom 1


10:00 - 10:30Keynote SessionEllen MacArthur - The Fundamental Role of Cities in Catalysing Transition Towards a Circular EconomyAuditorium
10:30 - 11:30Plenary SessionTowards More Inclusive, Safe and Healthy CitiesAuditorium
11:45 - 12:45Parallel SessionsInnovative Ideas to Move People Around CitiesRoom 1
Integration and Engagement of Women in Urban DevelopmentRoom 2
Business Ecosystems Enabling Innovation in CitiesRoom 3
Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing Enabling Urban DevelopmentRoom 4
Translating IoT into Innovation and Better ServicesRoom 5
Housing and Open Public Spaces at the Core of Inclusive CitiesRoom 6
13:00 - 14:00Parallel SessionsHarnessing the Potential of the Social & Sharing EconomyRoom 1
Co-Cities Advancing Collaborative Urban DevelopmentRoom 2
Cities Moving Forward on Clean EnergyRoom 3
Benchmarking City Performance: Indicators, Metrics, StandardsRoom 4
Data & Technology SolutionsRoom 5
Strategies to Protect Critical Infrastructure and Ensure Digital SafetyRoom 6
14:15 - 15:15Roundtable SessionsCities at the Forefront of Refugee's IntegrationAuditorium
14:15 - 15:15Parallel SessionsCollaborative Platforms for Digital Social Innovation and SustainabilityRoom 1
Shared & On-demand Mobility ServicesRoom 2
Intelligent Platforms to Promote Open Data and Service ManagementRoom 6
15:30 - 16:30Parallel SessionsPublic-Private-People Partnerships and New Forms of CollaborationRoom 1
Scaling-up Social Innovation Through Living LabsRoom 2
ITS Managing Complex Mobility NetworksRoom 3
Innovative Energy Solutions for a Carbon-Constrained WorldRoom 4
Finding the Balance Between Privacy and SecurityRoom 5
Public Sector's Open and Agile ServicesRoom 6
16:45 - 17:15Keynote SessionParag Khanna - Why We Need More Connected Cities?Auditorium
17:15 - 18:15Plenary SessionCollaborative Partnerships to Achieve Common Urban GoalsAuditorium
18:30 World Smart City Awards + Smart PartyAuditorium


10:00 - 11:00Parallel SessionsMaking Our Cities a Safer Place to LiveRoom 1
Bridging the Urban Divide: Building Cities for All Room 2
Data Collection & Management for Efficient Urban MobilityRoom 3
Solutions to Measure City Performance and Achieve Collaborative GovernanceRoom 4
Open, Flexible, Scalable City PlatformsRoom 5
Technology in Resilient RecoveryRoom 6
11:10 - 11:40Keynote SessionSusan Etlinger - Artificial Intelligence in the Digital CityAuditorium
11:40 - 12:55Plenary SessionData for Urban and Social TransformationAuditorium
13:00 - 14:00Plenary SessionRethinking Mobility Patterns to Build More Liveable CitiesAuditorium
14:10 - 15:10Parallel SessionsUnlocking the Potential of the Internet of People, Things and ServicesRoom 1
4YFN How are Startups Innovating CitiesRoom 2
Solutions for More Inclusive and Participative CitiesRoom 3
Creative Cities: Unlocking the Potential of Produsage and Co-creationRoom 4
Local and Regional Cooperation Achieve a Balanced Territorial DevelopmentRoom 6
15:20 - 16:20Parallel SessionsDriving Innovation Through Art and TechnologyRoom 1
4YFN Awards 2016 Smart City Edition - FinalRoom 2
Solutions to Improve Urban Mobility and Achieve Sustainable DevelopmentRoom 3
Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital AgeRoom 6
16:30 - 17:00Keynote SessionDavid Bollier - The City as a CommonsAuditorium
17:00 - 17:45Roundtable SessionA New Deal on Data: What role for CitiesAuditorium
17:45 - 18:00Closing SessionAuditorium

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