Programme at a Glance

Bringing the right people together and identifying the most important topics of discussion is only half the work in organizing a successful conference. How those discussions are structured will play a crucial role in achieving the desired outcomes. The aim of the organizers is to provide participants the opportunity to engage with the topic of the conference in a structured, innovative and thought-provoking manner. To this end, the Organizers of DNC2017 have prepared a preliminary schedule, based on much deliberation – particularly during the Programme Development Consultation Workshop in November 2015. A variety of both traditional and new session styles are combined in a schedule that ensures a harmonized discussion and synthesis of the daily content – through the keynote speeches and panel discussions on case studies in the plenary sessions. Simultaneously, the proposed schedule offers multiple opportunities for more intimate rigorous discussions in the parallel sessions and the roundtable discussions.

Below you will find a summary of the preliminary conference schedule at a glance.

Preliminary Programme

Day 1

17 May 2017

9:00 Opening
Keynotes (Details)
on Resilient Cities
Dr. Jerome Delli Priscoli, Chair of GWP Technical Committee

on Multifunctional Land-Use Systems
Prof. Nicola Fohrer, Institute for Natural Resource Conservation, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

10:30 Break
Parallel Sessions (Details)
12:30 Lunch
Parallel Sessions (Details)
15:30-16:30 Poster Session (Coffee Break)
Panel Discussion: Resilient Cities (Details)
Moderator: Dr. Fritz Holzwarth, UNESCO-IHE, Rector

Case Studies:

Expert Commenters:

TBA Evening Reception (Location: New City Hall)

Day 2

18 May 2017

Keynotes (Details)
on Resilient Cities
Prof. Eugenie Birch, Penn Institute for Urban Research

on Multifunctional Land-Use Systems
Prof. Luca Montanarella, Scientific Action Leader, European Commission – Joint Research Centre Institute for Environment and Sustainability

10:00 Break
Parallel Sessions (Details)
12:00 Lunch
Parallel Sessions (Details)
15:00-16:00 Poster Session (Coffee Break)
Panel Discussion: Multifunctional Land-Use Sytems (Details)
Moderator: Ms. Roula Majdalani, UN ESCWA, Director of the Sustainable Development Policies Division

Case Studies:

Expert Commenters:

Day 3

19 May 2017

Keynotes (Details)
Synthesizing Keynote Speech on SDGs
Dr. Stefan Uhlenbrook, UNESCO WWAP, Director
10:30-11:30 World Café
11:30-12:30 Conference Wrap-Up
12:30-13:00 Closing
13:00-14:00 Lunch
Excursions (Details)

DNC2017 Structural Overview