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Conference Amsterdam

SHRINKAGE IN EUROPE; CAUSES, EFFECTS AND POLICY STRATEGIES

16./17. February 2010

Conference Programme

Wednesday 16 February


13:00
Welcome Address
Prof. Dr. Sako Musterd, Dr. Cristina Martinez-Fernandez and Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wiechmann

13:15
Lecture 1: “Cities regrowing smaller – Facing the challenge of shrinking cities”

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wiechmann

13:55
Lecture 2: “The policy conundrum for shrinking cities - a British perspective”

Prof. Dr. Brian Robson

14:50
Lecture 3: “The socio-spatial dimensions of urban shrinkage”
Prof. Dr. Sylvie Fol


Workshop Causes (Chair: Karina Pallagst)
15.30
Lagging behind and economic decline in urban shrinkage phenomena in Italy in the framework of regional disparities
R. Benini

15:50
Time-space relations and differences between shrinking regions

J. Hoekveld

16:10
Labour Market Contraction, Remittances and Socio-economic Inequality in the Donbass Coalfields: Understanding the Dynamics of Urban Shrinkage

M. Gentile & S. Marcinczak

16:30
The shrinking model of former mining cities in Romania

I. Paun Constatinescu

16:50
Lock-in and decline in Cleveland

E. Evenhuis

 

Workshop Effects (Chair: Thorsten Wiechmann)
15.30
A geostatistical approach to measuring shrinking cities: the case of Taranto
B. Murgante, P. Perchinunno & F. Rotondo

15:50
Diversity in the Periphery

M. Bosman, , B.J.M. Jansen & M. Verhijde

16:10
Shrinking cities in peripheral regions

K. Schmeidler

16:30
Defining effects of shrinkage: leave it to the locals

E. Rietveld & J. Brouwer

16:50
How can cities adapt? Changes in the use of natural resources and decline in peripheral cities: a case from Finland

J. Kotilainen, I. Eisto & E. Vatanen

 

Workshop Practices and Experiences (Chair: Walter Schenkel)
15.30
Urban regeneration strategies in shrinking neighbourhoods
W .Schenkel

15:50
St. Etienne and Glasgow, a tale of two postindustrial cities - a comparison of shrinkage in France and the UK

E. Cunningham-Sabot & H. Roth

16:10
Aviles (Spain): from an urban decline process to the defintion of a new development model as a response to shrinkage

R. Mendez, S. Sanchez, J. Prada & L. Abad

16:30
Shrinkage in cities - its reflection in local development strategies in Slovakia

J. Bucek & B. Breha

16:50
The use of landscape potentials in site-based development of shrinking Danish territories

L. Holst Laursen

17:10
Mobilization of the Remaining Urbanity: Strategies to Cope with Shrinkage in the Lower End of the Urban Hierarchy in Estonia and in former Eastern Germany

K. Leetma & A. Kriszan

 

Workshop Policies and Strategies (Chair: Dr. Cristina Martinez-Fernandez, OECD)
15.30
Setting the discussion:
Introduction to workshop and to OECD project on ‘Local scenarios of demographic change: policies and strategies for sustainable development, skills and employment’
Dr. Cristina Martinez-Fernandez

Why skills are important for shrinking cities? Implications of new skills for new jobs in the European context
Mr Robert Strauss (EC)

Theme 1: Do we need policies for shrinking cities?
15:50
Shrinking cities - a challenge for planning cultures

K. Pallagst

16:05
The paradox in planning for shrinkage

S. Sousa & P. Pinho

16:20
A place to be proud of: history and its role in shrinking cities

A. Mulder

16:35
Population decline in 3 European regions: causes, consequences, policies

R. Galjaard, K. van Dam & L. van Wissen

Discussants: Prof Sylvie Fol and Prof Sergio Moraes

17:00
Panel discussion:
K. Pallagst, S. Sousa, A. Mulder, L. van Wissen, Hendrik Theunissen and Aldert de Vries

 

Thursday 17 February

 

Workshop Causes (Chair: Karina Pallagst)
9:00
Causes and consequences of urban shrinkage in Europe. Comparing local challenges for urban governance in Europe
D. Rink, A. Haase, K. Großmann & M. Bernt

9:20
The restructuring of pericentral spaces in global cities (Paris, New York)

M.F. Albecker

9:40
The role of government policies and strategies in the emergence of shrinkage in the Izmir city region

A. Eraydin & G. Özatagan

10:00
Residential decision-making and satisfaction among suburbanites in the Tallinn urban region

A. Kährik & K. Leetma

11:00
Cities in decline; causes and consequences of shrinkage in the industrialized city - case study Belgrade

A. Djukic, A. Kristic-Furundzic & A. Kusic

11:20
Contesting interpretations of the dynamics of Italian and Spanish Urban systems: de-urbanization, shrinkage, diffusion or reurbanization?

P. Petsimeris & D. Sanchez-Aguilera

 

Workshop Effects (Chair: Thorsten Wiechmann)
9:00
untitled (theme: Urban shrinkage in Japan)
S. Buhnik

9:20
Urban shrinkage in Brazil

S. Torres Moraes

9:40
Consequences and challenges of shrinkage: the case of small cities in a transition society

J. Siljanoska, V. Korobar & J. Stefanovska

10:00
Growth, shrinkage and revival of a capital city: the case of Budapest

E. Vajdovich Visy

11:00
Effects of shrinkage and postsocialism in everyday life: living with diversity in Husov, Ostrava

Maes, M., M. Loopmans & C. Kesteloot

 

Workshop Practices and Experiences (Chair: Walter Schenkel)
9:00
Sustainability and shrinkage; case study Gelsenkirchen
H. Mulligan

9:20
Shrinkage and sustainability

L. van der Noort, L. Dreijerink & J. Kortman

9:40
Cultural innovation in shrinking areas. How investing in culture and social networks improves quality of life in shrinking areas

N. Reverda, M. Hermans & M. Rocak

10:00
Shrinkage and culture as a tool to counteract it

Y. Rijpers & M. Verhijde

11:00
Shrinkage: a spatial strategy

S. Schram & C.J.M. Peeters

11:20
Learning process and spatial planning practices of shrinking cities in Eastern Germany

I. Neumann

 

Workshop Policies and Strategies (Chair: Robert Strauss, EC)
Theme 2: Examples of local policies for Shrinking & the integration with skills and employment strategies.
9:00
Urban shrinkage and post-socialist transformation: the case of Poland
T. Stryjakiewicz, P. Ciesiolka & E. Jaroszewska

9:15
Strategies for dealing with urban shrinkage. Issues and scenarios in Taranto

D. Camarda, F. Rotondo & F. Selicato

9:30
Urban shrinkage in Parkstad Limburg

K. Elzerman & M. Bontje

9:45
Determinants and shrink smart strategies for the municipalities of Portugal

T. Panagopoulos & A.P. Barreira

1o:00
Policy strategies for dealing with shrinkage in Slovene cities

M. Sasek Divjak

11:15
Residential attractiveness as a public policy goal for declining industrial cities - the case of Mulhouse, Roubaix and Saint Etienne

Y. Miot

Theme 3: Are policies for shrinking cities effectively addressing skills and employment market issues?
Floor discussion, fishbowl methodology
Facilitator: Dr Cristina Martinez-Fernandez, OECD
Lead discussant 1 (inner circle): Mr Robert Strauss, EC
Lead discussant 2 (inner circle): Ms Naoko Kubo, OECD
Lead discussant 3 (inner circle): Mr Manuel Wolff, TU Dresden

Further information please visit the OECD webpage

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