Forum Programme

14 September 2017

THURSDAY


Morning session 

Showcases, new data, new activities, new partners

9.00-10.30 hrs:  Partner showcase session 1

  • Global harmonized definition of cities and settlements (Lewis Dijkstra, Economic Analysis Unit at European Commission Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy)
  • New global settlement data and civil society  (Eugenie Birch, co-director, Pennsylvania University, Institute for Urban Research; chair, World Urban Campaign; president, Habitat3 General Assembly of Partners)
  • Capacity building and traineeship on new global settlement data (Richard Sliuzas, ITC Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente; Vince Seaman Deputy Director, Data & Analytics, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates foundation) 
  • Global Urban Climate and Mitigation Planning,  (Chao Ren School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools WUDAPT)
  • Global Urban Footprint Suite (GUF+) and Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform  (Thomas Esch, Team Urban Areas and Land Management, German Aerospace Center - DLR)

 Coffee break

 11.00-12.30 hrs: Partner showcase session 2

Towards understanding human settlement growth in South Africa ( Nale Mudau, Research and Applications Development, South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

  • Global future population grids,  (Deborah Balk, associate director, City University of New York, Institute for Demographic Research)
  • Global urban metabolism, (Paul Sutton, University of Denver Department of Geography & the Environment)
  • Global slum analysis achievement and challenges (Monika Kuffer & Richard Sliuzas, ITC Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente)
  • Urbanization dynamics in China and the Belt and Road, (LinLin Lu , Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Lunch 12.30 - 13.30 hrs

Afternoon session

13.30 - 14.30 hrs: Ignite talks 

Sequence of ignite talks from the representatives of the Expert Groups – 5 minutes each. Structure: who we are, what we plan to do, why you should join the efforts, who is the contact person.

  1. Global harmonized definition of cities and settlements
     – Point of Contact from the Economic Analysis Unit at European Commission DG for Regional and Urban Policy (Lewis Dijkstra)
  2. New global settlement data and civil society
     – Point of Contact from the Pennsylvania University, Penn Institute for Urban Research - Penn IUR (Eugenie Birch)
  3. Global Settlements in Disaster Risk Reduction
     – Point of Contact from the Global Partnership on Space Technology Applications for Disaster Risk Reduction GP-STAR (Joachim Post)
  4. Global Urban Climate and Mitigation Planning
     – Point of Contact from the World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT) (Gerald Mills)
  5. Global updated and historical baseline data on population and built-up areas
     – Point of contact from the JRC Global Human Settlement Layer (Thomas Kemper)
  6. Global high resolution age-structured population maps 2000-2020
     – Point of contact from the Univ. of Southampton, WorldPop (Alessandro Sorichetta)
  7. Global Settlements, Infrastructure, and Population Data Intercomparison
     – Point of contact from the Columbia Univ., Center for International Earth Science Information Network (Bob Chen)
  8. Building a framework for accuracy assessment of global settlement layers (Stefan Leyk) 
  9. Global future population grids including demography and migration
     – Point of Contact from the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research. (Deborah.Balk)
  10. Global urban metabolism
     – Point of Contact from the University of Denver Department of Geography & the Environment (Paul Sutton)
  11. Urbanization dynamics in China and the Belt and Road
     – Point of Contact from the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences (LinLin Lu)
  12. Capacity building and traineeships
     – Point of Contact from the ITC Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente (Richard Sliuzas)

14.30 - 16.00 hrs:  ‘World Café’

‘World Café’ session with separate desks for each Expert Group topic chaired by the group leader to interact with the all interested partners

16.00 - 17.00 hrs: Poster session / Preparation for wrap-up panel 

17.00 - 18.00 hrs: Wrap-up panel

Final panel of the chairs reporting about the findings of the expert groups.