Day 1 Afternoon plenary

15:45 – 17:30

Urban shapes – how to design a city that is accessible for all
– Olivier Bonin

Urban morphogenesis, is a model that allows for reporting, qualitatively at first, then quantitatively through calibration, the formation of neighbourhoods in a city, different levels of segregation between population, and price gradients. Bonin will talk about his model of urban morphogenesis which is a dynamic model of imbalance, which relies on elements of classical economic modelling (Alonso-Mills-Muth’s monocentric model) while translating into a mathematical formalism a qualitative model.

About the speaker:
Olivier Bonin is Managing Director at Université Gustave Eiffel, geographer, physician, experienced in accessibility analysis discussing the city as fractals: a physical view on urban development. Has also worked with the concept: ”the 15 minute city”.

Community co-created urban design – with a little digital help
– Wendy Tan

Communities of citizens, market parties, and civil society actors are increasingly seen as engines of change in a recent phenomenon of citizen participation in urban developments. Tan will speak about how non-traditional players and stakeholders are stepping up in diverse and varied constellations to transform their immediate environments with their communities. This is in line with various key sustainable development goals (5, 10, 11, and 16). The resulting incremental urban developments are typically powered by the linking of social capital and resources of the local community to fill the gap of diminishing public services or to answer neglected demand for alternative development solutions ranging from affordable housing to community gardens to crowdfunded mobility and energy infrastructures. This phenomenon has challenged how conventional planning power structures and hierarchies might adapt to the dynamic and ever-changing needs of citizens and market parties in search of livability, well-being, and sustainable development. 

About the speaker:
Tan is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Business, Department of Civil Engineering, at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences in Bergen, Norway and senior researcher at the Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning chair of the Environmental Sciences Group at the Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands.