Innovation Summit Programme
23-25 March 2021
(Please note all times are in GMT GMT = CET minus 1 hour)
Day 1 - 23 March 2021
Reducing the risks
Nature-based solutions for biodiversity, climate change mitigation and adaptation, water management and extreme weather events.
Chair: Julie Procter (greenspace scotland)
Speakers: Susan Aitken (Glasgow City Council), Aileen Campbell (Member of the Scottish Parliament), Ciaran Cuffe (Member of the European Parliament)
Connecting Nature - innovating with nature-based solutions in our cities
Chair: Marcus Collier (Trinity College Dublin)
Panellists: Dr Duncan Booker (GCC COP26 Stakeholder Manager), Rachel Cowper (Inspiring Scotland), Ciaran Cuffe (Member of the European Parliament), Dr Marianne Zanderson (Aarhus University)
Big climate challenge - how cities can adapt and innovate using nature-based solutions
Chair: Stuart Connop (University of East London)
Speakers: Gillian Dick (Glasgow City Council), Cristian Garcia (Promálaga), Gerardo Gonzalez (BIOAZUL), Jonathon Mueller (Helix Pflanzensysteme)
Reducing the risks innovation cafes
Speakers: Emilie Wadsworth (Green Action Trust – 10,000 rain gardens), Laura Hainey (A&DS - Carbon Conscious Places), Shushanik Asmarya (Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies, Armenia), Gemma Lawrence (Creative Carbon Scotland) and Hannah Imlach, PHD Student, Malgorata Bartyna-Zielinska (Grow Green), Mamuka Gvilava (GeoGraphic, Georgia), James Murray (MGSDP - Challenges of Retrofit Surface Water Management in Glasgow), Fergus Walker (The Orchard Project), Piersaverio Spinnato and Maria Dubovik (UnaLab) , Gemma Jennings (Urban Roots – Malls Mire)
Building natural networks and delivering the deal with stakeholders
Chairs: Marleen Lodder (DRIFT, Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Paula Vandergert (UEL)
Speakers: Antonio Prieto Gonzalez (A Coruña), Max Hislop (GCV Green Network Partnership), Mien Quartier (City of Genk)
Day 2 - 24 March 2021
Healing sick cities
Nature-based solutions for health, wellbeing, place-based planning, human scale, food growing and food provision.
Day two welcome and summary of previous day
Welcome: Marcus Collier (Trinity College Dublin)
Naturally Smart Cities - innovating with data to support nature-based solutions
Using the right data in the right way is a key factor in delivering successful urban nature-based solutions, this session explores how using data can help projects be planned strategically with a focus on their impact right from the start.
Chair: Gillian Dick (Glasgow City Council) and Adina Dumitru (University of A Coruña)
Speakers: John Maslen (greenspace scotland), Rania Sermpezi (Glasgow City Council), David Tomé Lourido (University of A Coruña), Clair Cooper (Durham University)
Healing sick cities innovation cafes
Speakers: DDominic Hall (TCV - Glasgow National Park City), Ian Mackenzie (greenspace scotland - Edinburgh & Lothians Green Health Partnership), Theresa Martin (Glasgow City Council – green health), Abi Mordin (Glasgow Community Food Initiative) , Ricard Walsh (SACRO Garden Project, Glasgow), Emily Cutts (Children’s Wood, Glasgow), Maria Mavroudi (Municipality of Pavlos Melas – creating a new urban park), Natalia Madajczyk, (City of Poznan– natural playgrounds), Raul Sanchez (Urban Green Up), Ea O’Neill (greenspace scotland - Young Placechangers), Hannah Imlach (PHD Student)
Where art and business collide: Imagining urban nature-based solutions for health and wellbeing.
Join us to learn about two very different collaborative creative techniques for planning, designing and managing your nature-based solution. Hear from cities and communities who have tried and tested these approaches and see what might work best for you.
Chairs: Isobel Fletcher (Horizon Nua) and Pauline Georgiou (University of East London)
Speakers: Eleni Malekiddou (ANEL - Nicosia Development Agency), Rachel McLauchlan (Bellahouston Demonstration Garden), Belma Pasic (SERDA), Nermina Suljević (City of Sarajevo) .
UrbanByNature capacity-building programme goes westwards - meet the Brazilian hub
Chairs: Daniela Rizzi (ICLEI) and Victor Ferraz (ICLEI SAMS)
Speakers: Cecília Guerra (Development Bank of Latin America), Renata Farias, ADD (Fortaleza Municipal Secretariat of Urbanism and Environment), Carlos Ribeiro (Recife Secretary for Environment and Sustainability), Rodrigo Perpétuo (ICLEI SAMS)
Day 3 - 25 March 2021
Routes to recovery
Nature-based solutions for a green recovery,policy that supports natural infrastructure, nature-based enterprise, skills and employability.
Day three welcome and a look forward to our next summit
Welcome to day 3 and an introduction to the Connecting Nature Enterprise Summit hosted by the City of Poznan in June 2021.
UrbanbyNature – meeting the Caucasian, Chinese and Korean streams
UrbanbyNature, the nature-based solutions capacity-building programme extends eastwards.
Chairs: Shreya Utkarsh (ICLEI) and Vasileios Latinos (ICLEI)
Speakers: Shushanik Asmaryan (CENS), Mamuka Gvilava (Geographic), Tea Melikazde (EBRD), Qin Mao (Changing Low Carbon Project Management and Development Centre of Shanghai), Shu Zhu (ICLEI East Asia)
New green deal - can nature-based solutions aid city recovery?
Speakers: Catherine Pearce (SNIFFER), Jo Pike (Scottish Wildlife Trust), Esmee Kooijman (Horizon Nua), Siobhan McQuaid (Trinity College Dublin)
Accelerating innovation and start-ups in the nature-based economy
Chair: Siobhan McQuaid (Trinity College Dublin)
Speakers: Stine Casparij Kondrup (Greencubator), Stuart Connop (ARENA Incubator), Colm O’Driscoll (ECOSTAR/ Etifor), Agnieszka Osipiuk (City of Poznan),Sean Vincent Kelly (Glasgow City Council)
Entrepreneurial Enterprises - Service Design for nature-based solutions training
Trainers: Adrian Hill and Laurens Van Der Cruyssen (Osmos)
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