28 September 2022

09:30 - 10:00

Check in with coffee and tea

10:00 - 10:15

Words of welcome with Nature Smart Cities (NSCiti2S) project lead Anna Oxenham and a representative of the city of The Hague.

10:15 - 10:40

Inspirational keynote by Nico Tillie, who is researching Urban Metabolism. He teaches Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Development at the Delft University of Technology. 

10:40 - 10:45

Project video nominated for the 2 Seas Project Video Awards 2022

10:45 - 11:00

Lessons learned in The Hague with Wiebke Klemm, The Hague's project lead for Nature Smart Cities.

11:10 - 12:00

Break out sessions:

  1. Get to know the NSCiti2S Business Model with Wito van Oijstaeijen and Maíra Finizola da Silva (University of Antwerp), who developed the model.
  2. Dive into the pilot projects and hear about the lessons learned from the pilot partners. 
  3. Reflection on the difficulties and opportunities in urban greening, with researcher Phil Back (Imperial College London).
12:00 - 13:30

Lunch and information market: Ask the partners anything. 

13:30 - 16:30

Guided tours around the city, on foot or by bicycle. Pick one at the day of the event:

  1. The NSCiti2S pilot in The Hague - the Urban Waterbuffer (Wijkpark Cromvliet) and the Van Musschenbroekstraat in Laak show innovative technology to store rainwater and enhance tree-growing space.
  2. Green infrastructure in the industrial Binckhorst area, where bottom up initiatives for more green are combined with urban densification.
  3. Green city development in the Central Innovation District (CID) area. The tour shows how the city of The Hague incorporates green infrastructure in a dense city center, including the dilemma's. 

 

16:30 - 17:00

Wrap up and festive signing of the partners' strategic commitment to implement more green infrastructure. 

17:00 - 18:00

Informal networking with drinks 'n bites

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