Institut Royal des Etudes Stratégiques
Future challenges of the New Urban World : ...

The Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES) organized in association with the National Institute of Urban Planning (INAU), the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and JPI Urban Europe in Rabat, on October 1-2, 2012,  an international scientific meeting on the theme " New urban world future challenges the: which development model for the Moroccan city ? "

The aim of this meeting is to analyze in depth the driving forces and impacts of the process of cultural, economic, social and technological development induced by modern cities, to identify challenges to urban areas (climate change, security... ), to identify new ways to redesign cities and to offer possible outcomes for appropriate policies that enhance urban agglomerations’ development potential worldwide and particularly in Morocco.

The meeting brought together policy makers, civil society actors and several scientists and experts from Morocco and around the world to discuss from trans-disciplinary perspectives various challenges and opportunities facing the new urban world.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012

 

8.30-9.00

Registration

9.00-10.00

OPENING SESSION

  • Environmental Requirements and the Sustainable Development of the City of Rabat , Abdelkrim Bennani, President of the Association Ribat Al Fath for Sustainable Development (Morocco)
  • Critical urban issues and their treatment during the seminar, Peter Nijkamp , VU Univ. Amsterdam, (Netherlands)

 

10.00

COFFEE BREAK

10.15-11.30

SESSION I : THE FUTURE OF CITIES

 

Chair : Yoshiro HIGANO, President Regional Science Association International, Univ.of Tsukuba (Japan)

Rapporteurs : Roberta CAPELLO and Abdelaziz ADIDI

 

11.30-13.00

SESSION II : LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENT IN CITIES

 

Chair: Mourad AMIL, Directeur de l’Agence Urbaine de Kelaat Seraghna (Morocco)

Rapporteurs : Karima KOURTIT and Tomaz Lopez DENTINHO

 

 

13.00-14.30

LUNCH

14.30-16.00

SESSION III : URBAN GOVERNANCE AND ECONOMIC VITALITY OF CITIES

 

Chair: Said MOUFTI, IRES (Morocco)

Rapporteurs : Eduardo HADDAD and Abdellatif KHATTABI

 

 

16.00

COFFEE BREAK

16.15-17.30

SESSION IV : GOVERNANCE OF FUTURE CITIES

PANEL : Management of the territory and governance of the city – Local elite, urban management and development in Morocco

 

Chair: Wim HAFKAMP, Director Dutch Institute for City Innovation Studies (NICIS) (Netherlands)

Rapporteurs : Cathy MACHARIS and Othmane BENJELLOUN

 

  • M. Mohamed Faouzi, Wali of Marrakech Tensift Haouz (Morocco)
  • Jean-Claude THILL, UNC Charlotte (United States)
  • Tarik TLIGUI, vice Mayor of Assilah (Morocco)
  • Roberta CAPELLO, Polytechnico di Milano (Italy)
  • Aziz EL MAOULA EL IRAKI, INAU (Morocco)

 

17.30-18.00

SYNTHESIS AND CONCLUSIONS OF THE SESSIONS BY RAPPORTEURS

18.00

CLOSURE OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE WORKSHOP

 


 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012

 

08.15

Departure by bus from Golden Tulip Farah Hotel

9.00- 10.45

SESSION V: URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIO-CULTURAL DYNAMICS

 

Chair : Othman BENJELLOUN, IRES (Morocco)

Rapporteurs : Andres RODRIGUEZ-POSE and Aziz EL MAOULA EL IRAKI

 

 

10:45

COFFEE BREAK

11.00-13.00

SESSION VI : ANALYSIS AND MODELS OF FUTURE CITIES

 

Chair: Karima KOURTIT, VU Univ. Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Rapporteurs : Francesca MEDDA and Mohammed BOULAHYA

 

 

13.00

LUNCH

14.30-16.00

Session VII: NEW STRATEGIC ORIENTATIONS FOR COMPETITIVE, SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE CITIES

PANEL : New insights and ingredients for a future-oriented research and training agenda

 

Chair: Charlie KARLSSON, Jönköping International Business School (Sweden)

Rapporteur: Jean Claude THILL and Said MOUFTI

 

  • Arthur GETIS, San Diego State Univ. (United States)
  • Roberto CAMAGNI, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
  • Yoshiro HIGANO, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)
  • Pia LAURILA, Scientific officer for the European Commission, Brussels (Belgium)
  • Abdelaziz ADIDI, Director of INAU (Morocco)
  • M. Mohammed BOULAHYA, Regional conslultant on water and climate (Algeria)

 

16.00

COFFEE BREAK

16.15

Conclusions of the sessions by the rapporteurs

16.45

Synthesis and conclusions of the meeting

Roberta CAPELLO, Jean-Claude THILL, Andres RODRIGUEZ-POSE, Othmane BENJELLOUN and Abdellatif KHATTABI

17.15

Closure : Ways forward

Mohammed Tawfik MOULINE and Peter NIJKAMP

20.30

FAREWELL DINNER

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