International Seminar “Metropolis of the future”

The Association Bilbao Metropoli-30 organized a new edition of the International Seminar “Metropolis of the future”, which was held on Wednesday, March 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Sala BBK. The Seminar addressed international initiatives linked to global urban challenges.

The event was opened by the Mayors of Bilbao and Bordeaux, Juan María Aburto and Pierre Hurmic, in a round table discussion. Then, there were four debate sessions, each of them with count with the participation of an entity associated to Bilbao Metropoli-30 and an international expert speaker, who jointly addressed various initiatives related to issues such as the circular economy, urban mobility, cultural tourism or the collective psychology of the city.

  • 9:00 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
    José Antonio Garrido, President, Bilbao Metropoli-30
  • 9:10 INSTITUTIONAL OPENING
    Pierre Hurmic, Maire de Bordeaux
    Juan Mª Aburto, Mayor of Bilbao

DEBATE SESSIONS
Moderators:
Idoia Postigo, General Director, Bilbao Metropoli-30
Charles Landry, International expert on the future of cities, consultant and writer

  • 10:00 SESSION I: CIRCULAR ECONOMY
    Institutional opening: Asís Canales, Purchasing and Insurance Director, Iberdrola
    Presentation and debate: Tuula Sjostedt, Communications and Public Affairs Lead, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
  • 10:50 SESSION II: CREATIVE TOURISM
    Institutional opening: Ainara Basurko, conomic Promotion Minister, Provincial Council of Bizkaia
    Presentation and debate: Greg Richards, Professor of Placemaking and Events at Breda University of Applied Sciences and Professor of Leisure Studies at Tilburg University
  • 11:40 Pause
  • 12:00 SESSION III: URBAN PSYCHOLOGY
    Institutional opening: Gorka Moreno, Vice Chancellor of the Bizkaia Campus, UPV/EHU
    Presentation and debate: Chris Murray, Director of Core Cities UK and co-founder of the Urban Psyche programme
  • 12:50 SESSION IV: NEW URBAN MOBILITY
    Institutional opening: Miguel Palacio, Mobility coordinator, Petronor Innovación
    Presentation and debate: Nidhi Gulati, Principal of Business Consulting, Sustainability & Design at Infosys
  • 13:40 CONCLUSIONS
    Gorka Martínez, General director, Fundación BBK Fundazioa
  • 14:00 END

International Seminar program

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