Hamburg: how to create urban innovation?

Event Leonard:Paris

“Gate to the world” (Tor zur Welt): Hamburg has built its fortune upon its openness and its cosmopolitanism which has always formed an integral aspect of its identity, all in contrats.

Nowadays, the city-State has to face a dual challenge: strong urban development and the modernization of its harbor installations, across a territory limited heavily by its administrative and geographical borders.

How respond to these challenges without sacrificing the high quality of life that contributes to its attractiveness or the port’s efficiency, which gives it an international rank, nor lastly the environmental ambitions that shape a strategical dimension in this flood-prone city?

La Fabrique de la Cité invites you to a conference-debate bringing together the main actors of the urban policy of Hamburg. This evening will also be an opportunity to question, beyond the case of Hamburg and in a Franco-German view, the differents ways to create urban innovation nowadays.



6pm – 6:30pm – Reception 

6:30pm – 6:40pm  Opening speech and La Fabrique de la Cité’s report presentation “Hamburg: International openness as a vector of innovation”
Mrs. Cécile MAISONNEUVE, President, La Fabrique de la Cité

6:40pm – 7:30pm – Session 1 : urban regeneration and public private stakeholder’s cooperation: Hafencity case study in hamburg
Prof. Jürgen BRUNS-BERENTELG, President, HafenCity Hamburg GmbH
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Jörn WALTER, former Chief Planning Officer of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Facilitator Mrs. Chloë VOISIN-BORMUTH, Head of studies and research, La Fabrique de la Cité

7:30pm – 8:30pm Session 2

Wilhelmsburg’s IBA (Internationale Bauausstellung): exciting laboratory for a sustainability and resilient city as for urban innovation
Mr. Uli HELLWEG, former director of the IBA Hamburg GmbH (2014-2015), President of the advisory council of IBA Thuringia

Round table: which tools to create urban innovation? France-Germany comparison
Mr. Uli HELLWEG, former Director of the IBA Hamburg GmbH (2014-2015), President of the advisory Council of IBA Thuringia
Mr. Vincent JOSSO, Associate and project director, Le Sens de la Ville
Facilitator Mrs. Chloë VOISIN-BORMUTH, Head of studies and research, La Fabrique de la Cité

8:30pm – 9:30pm Cocktail 

La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.

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