Seminar: Governing Future Cities 21.2.2019

13 joulu 2018
Iina Sankala

How do complex cities work as arenas of governance, civic engagement and planning?  

Join us to discuss some of the most urgent issues in urbanizing society. BEMINE research project together with Faculty of Management and Business at Tampere University organizes an afternoon seminar Governing Future Cities. We look forward to a vivid exchange of ideas from strategic research projects Beyond MALPE-coordination: Integrative Envisioning (BEMINE), Dwellers in Agile Cities (DAC) and Urbanization, Mobilities and Immigration (URMI).

Keynote by urban planning theorist, prof. (em.) Robert A. Beauregard based on his recent books “Cities in the Urban Age” and “Planning Matter: Acting with Things”.

Date: Thursday, 21 February 2019
Time: 12:00-16:00
Venue: Werstas auditorium (The Finnish Labour Museum), Väinö Linnan aukio 8, Tampere


12:00 Welcoming words
12:05 Keynote: Complexity in the urban age, Robert A. Beauregard, Columbia University
12:50 Reflections: Organized complexity in city governance, Ilari Karppi, Tampere University, BEMINE
13:10 Hybrid governance in urbanising society, Jarmo Vakkuri, Tampere University, BEMINE, HYPER
13:30 Coffee break
14:00 Visual communication of the Five-star City Centre, Minna Seppänen, City of Tampere

Five-star City Centre brochyre (in English)

14:20 A missing citizen? Issue-based participation in city-regional planning, Jouni Häkli & Kirsi Pauliina Kallio, Tampere University, BEMINE
14:40 Context matters in cities: Why scaling up is so hard to accomplish? Helena Leino & Markus Laine, Tampere University, DAC 
15:00 Changing drivers of urbanisation and complexity of the Finnish system of cities, Jenni Partanen & Panu Lehtovuori, Tampere University, URMI (canceled)
15:20 “Artefactual anchoring” of strategic spatial planning as persuasive storytelling, Raine Mäntysalo, Aalto University, BEMINE consortium leader
15:40 Discussion & closing words

(Program in PDF, here)

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