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Conference on Urban Development Strategies in the Mediterranean

 

General information:

Objectives of the Conference: 
 

The objective of this conference is to lead the different Mediterranean agents (local authorities, governments, fund backers, cities network etc.) towards a common approach in their concepts of urban development and towards methodologies that can be adapted to a range of contexts. 

To achieve this objective the debates will focus on: 
- The challenge of the different approaches on strategic urban planning , and the results expected from each approach; 
- The methodologies which have proved useful in analysing complex situations, searching for consensus and facilitating strategic projects;
- The institutional background and different types of organisation which have facilitated dialogue between local governments and their partners and the adoption of specific agreements;
- The expected evolution of strategic urban planning in the context of the new challenges facing 21st–century cities;
- The support that may be given to local authorities and other involved parties through cooperation networks between cities, as well as programmes for bilateral and multilateral cooperation. 
 

 

March 14, 2011

 

OPENING SESSION



Jordi Hereu, Mayor of Barcelona & Mats Karlsson, Director of the CMI
  • Welcome remarks, Mr. Jordi Hereu, Mayor of Barcelona
  • Mr. Mats Karlsson, Director of the Marseille Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI)
  • Dr. Rafiq Husseini, Deputy General Secretary of the Union for the Mediterranean (UpM)
  • Mr. Senen Florensa, Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Government of Catalonia; President of the Executive Committee, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMED)

     

  • "Presentation of the report prepared for the conference", Farouk Tebbal(French only)

 

SESSION 1 : PRESENTATION OF THE DIFFERENT APPROACHES OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES (UDS) AND A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THESE APPROACHES


 

 

SESSION 2 : ROUND TABLES ON THE ASSESSMENT OF THE DIFFERENT APPROACHES, THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS, AND HOW THEY COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER


SESSION 2-1 : VIEWPOINT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS FOR A SUCCESSFUL UDS?
 

SESSION 2-2 : VIEWPOINT OF DONORS AND NETWORKS: WHAT VALUE DOES A UDS CONTRIBUTE TO URBAN DEVELOPMENT?
 

 

March 15, 2011

 

SESSION 3 : WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS FOR FUNDING INVESTMENT LINKED TO UDSs (PROJECTS, INFRASTUCTURES...)?

 

 

SESSION 4 : GOOD GOVERNANCE: MULTI-LEVEL PARTICIPATION AND INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE STRATEGY


 

 

SESSION 5 : CONSISTENCY IN TERRITORIAL PLANNING (MEDINAS, LARGE URBAN OPERATIONS) AT AGGLOMERATION LEVEL


 

 

SYNTHESIS


 

 

 

CONCLUSIONS AND NEXT STEPS