Programme

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NB! Conference will be held in English only!

09.30-10.00 Registration, morning refreshments

10.00-10.15 Welcome notes

  • Mait Klaassen, Rector, University of Life Sciences
  • Jarno Laur, Deputy Mayor of Tartu
  • Christer Haglund, Director, Nordic Council of Ministers’ office in Estonia

10.15-10.40 Setting the stage

  • Sustainability as a moving target  David Goehring, Chora Connection

10.50-12.40 Smart governance panel presents issues from an administrative perspective. How public authorities manage planning process, how is data collected and used? How to bring together neighbouring municipalities to solve common problems? Aim is to inspire with Nordic and Baltic case studies in creating sustainable regions and also suggest some tools for doing so.

  • Governance and indicator frameworks  Christian Fredricsson, Nordregio
  • Urban Metabolism: an effective way to implement sustainable resource management in industrial metropolitan landscapes  Gijsbert Korevaar, Delft University of Technology

Presentations followed by discussion on innovative governance practices. Facilitated by Åsa Hildestrand (Nordregio).

10.50-12.40 Resource panel seeks to highlight how economic and environmental challenges relate to planning process in urban-rural context.

  • Circular economy and industrial symbiosis as drivers for regional development  Jukka Teräs, Nordregio
  • Resource management cluster perspective – Garri Raagmaa, University of Tartu
  • Planning of resilient energy supply in Tartu – Mati Raamat, Tartu City Government

Presentations followed by discussion on efficient use of resources. Facilitated by Mikael Kullman, PLEEC partner.

10.50-12.40 Society panel looks at how the trends in society influence planning. It contains one of the least predictable aspects, which at the same time pose great challenges to planning. How to manage the challenges from ageing population, increased migration and mobility, urbanisation and new lifestyles?

  • Demographic challenges  Tiit Tammaru, University of Tartu
  • Public engagement. Participatory Budgeting as a show case  Kristina Reinsalu, Estonian e-Governance Academy

Presentations followed by discussion as to what extent can societal changes be predicted and thereby incorporated into planning activities. Facilitated by Age Poom, University of Tartu.

12.40-13.45 Lunch

13.45-15.00 Smart governance panel

  • Implementing Smart City concept in and around cities  Rein Ahas, University of Tartu
  • Transforming Riga Region  Rudolfs Cimdins, Riga Planning Region

13.45-15.00 Resources panel

  • Planning sustainable mobility in Estonia – energy saving potential of policy measures – Mari Jüssi, Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre
  • City region resource integration – Stephen Read, Delft University of Technology

13.45-15.00 Society panel

  • Climate change induced social and health impacts – Antti Roose, University of Tartu
  • Sustainable living environment through active communities – Ansa Palojärvi, Natural Resources Institute Finland

15.00-15.40 Plenary session with guest speakers, wrap-up discussions

15.40-16.30 Mingling and refreshments