Governing Urban Diversity Programme

Creating social cohesion, social mobility and economic performance in today’s hyper-diversified cities

8-10 FEBRUARY 2017 • ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

 

WEDNESDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2017

14.00 – 17.00
Optional excursions in Rotterdam
Registration desk open at De Doelen from 13.00 – 18.00

THURSDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2017

 9.30 – 9.45
Opening of the conference
Korrie Louwes, the former Vice-Mayor of Rotterdam for Labour Market, Higher Education, Innovation and Participation

9.45 – 10.45
Presentation of the main conclusions of the DIVERCITIES project

10.45 – 11.15
Coffee break

11.15 – 12.15
Keynote 1
Paul Scheffer, Professor at the School of Humanities, Tilburg University
“Challenges of integration and diversity”

12.15 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 15.00
Seminars: Theme A in six parallel workshop sessions

15.00 – 15.30
Coffee break

15.30 – 17.00
Seminars: Theme B in six parallel workshop sessions

17.30 – 19.30
Diversity Mini Festival featuring an array of inspiring creative endeavours with drinks and diverse snacks

19.30 >
Conference Dinner

FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2017

9.30 – 10.30
Keynote 2
Janet Smith, Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy Program, University of Illinois at Chicago
The return of neighbourhood as an urban strategy to sustain diversity

10-30 – 11.00
Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.00
Keynote 3
Ümit Kiziltan
Director General, Research and Head of Evaluation, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Diversity and Immigration: Projections, public anxiety, and choosing inclusion and hope over fear

12.00 – 13.00
Lunch

13.00 14.30
Seminars: Theme C in six parallel workshop sessions

14.30 – 15.00
Coffee Break

15.00 – 16.00
Keynote 4
Ruth Fincher, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Melbourne
“Planning, diversity and equality”

16.00 – 16.15
Irena Guidikova, Head of Division, World Forum for Democracy
Urban policies for diversity advantage – the Intercultural City paradigm

16.15
Closing Address

Note:
It will be possibile to visit various spaces during breaks to view presentations, movies, photographs and the results from our Educational Programme from all of our case study cities

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