Monday 14 May
Afternoon visit of the Danube between Vienna and Schwechat for the speakers
Tuesday 15 May
INTA - REAL CORP Round Table

Moderators:
Paul Gerretsen, Director Deltametropool (NL)
Bert McClure, Urban planner, (France)

Thematic sessions:
1/ Governance of the disparity of development along a "river" region
2/ Environment: have we reached a limit in the urbanisation and metropolisation of our territories?
3/  Infrastructure-led urban and metropolitan developments along water corridors
4/ Is there a logic, or a natural process, at work when urbanisation switches into metropolisation?

You can follow and participate to the preparatory debate on the topics of the round-table here

1st morning session: 9.00-10.30
Governance of the disparity of development along a "river" region
Can sharing a natural asset such as a river basin, be a leverage for a coherent and cohesive development policy between stakeholders at various stage of economic and social development

Paul Gerretsen (animator), Deltametropool (The Netherlands)
Introduction on designing space and water management in the Rhine-Meuse Delta

Presentations
Markus Damm and Volkmar Pamer, Tina Vienna and City of Vienna (Austria)
The Donauhanse Network, cross-regional cooperation and the evolution of the CUPA implementation labs.
Marek Dinka, City of Bratislava (Slovakia)
BAUM project: Spatial development of the city of Bratislava with the neighbouring Austrian municipalities

Coffee break with the participants of the REAL CORP Conference and CORP EXPO

2nd morning session: 11.00-12.30
Environment: have we reached a limit in the urbanisation and metropolisation of our territories?
Climate change is modifying the regime of watercourses, deltas and maritime fronts. The continuous process of urbanisation creates a risk for the future development of these fragile areas. Yet rivers as environmental corridors have the potential to contribute towards environmental EU targets with energy production, water management and treatment, sustainable means of transport...

Paul Gerretsen (animator), Deltametropool (The Netherlands)

Presentations
Han Meyer, TU Delft (Netherlands)
Randstad Holland: modernism in a dynamic delta-landscape and beyond
Ahmed Khan:  SECOA (Belgium)
Understanding Conflicts, Designing Futures, Managing Change: a SECOAN search for Sustainability in the urbanisation and metropolisation of coastal environment

Lunch break with the participants of the REAL CORP Conference and CORP EXPO

1st afternoon session: 14.00-15.30
Infrastructure-led urban and metropolitan developments along water corridors
In an economic environment where major investments have to be rationalised, how to share large infrastructures? Infrastructure has a strong impact on the development of the city itself, yet at the same time it enables transport and connections with other cities along the river, creating a system.
At the same time the linear system along the river is usually supported by a secondary transverse system of distribution in the region. How to manage these multi-scalar systems?

Bert McClure (Animator), Urban planner, (France)

Presentations
Christopher De Vries: The European Infrastructure Laboratory

Network and knowledge exchange between the Rhine and the Danube
Thomas Kiwitt: Managing Director Verband Region Stuttgart (Germany)
Sustainable development of river basins - Stuttgart Regions approach
Pietro Elisei and Gabriel Pascariu, URBASOFIA/PLANUM.NET and Ion Mincu University (Romania)
The Danube Strategy and the Romanian Cities, the Danube as catalyzer of regional and urban development in Romania: Ongoing strategies, policies and promising projects.

Coffee break with the participants of the REAL CORP Conference and CORP EXPO

2nd afternoon session: 16.00-17.30
Is there a logic, or a natural process, at work when urbanisation switches into metropolisation?
How to maintain a balanced urban system and resist the trend of continuous urbanisation along waterways and river basin? What is the habitat we are creating along the river? What is the potential quality of life that is being created?

Bert McClure (Animator), Urban planner, (France)

Presentations
Joep de Roo and Livia Morega, Eurodite (Romania)
Romanian Water Cities of the Future: Galati-Braila and Constanza
Markus Vogl: querkraft architekten zt gmbh (Austria)

The Donaufeld Project: new ways of living along the river, how to ensure public participation in the management of open spaces
Darko Polic: City of Novi Sad (Serbia)
The CUPA Implementation Lab in Novi Sad, Serbia

Dinner and evening event from 19.00 with the participants of the REAL CORP Conference and CORP EXPO

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Which metropolitan development in the river basins?

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