Mediterranean City

Dialogue among Cultures

21 February to 3 March 2005

Participating Cities
Public policy Forum»
First Day
Second Day»
Panel 2
Panel 3
Panel 4
Closing Plenary
Beautiful Book

Panel 4: Urban Development

Location: West Hall
Reporter: Mr. Daniel Drocourt

What are the common urban challenges in different Mediterranean cities? What are the existing and projected urban development projects in major Mediterranean cities? How could urban planning contribute to the overall development of the Mediterranean region? How do we create a Mediterranean Urban Plan of Action aimed at confronting common challenges and promoting links between populations? What are the policies required to ensure a healthy urban development of our region?


10:20 – 12:00 Session 2  Moderator: Mr. Bruno Gabrielli

10:20 – 10:40 Alexandria:
Mr. Mohamed Awad, Director of the Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center and Mr. Giancarlo Bertocchini, Director of Studio Bertocchini & Ruggiero
10:40 – 11:00

Ms. Kelly Bourdara , Deputy Mayor of Athens

11:00 – 11:20

Mr. Josep Acebillo,
Comissioner for infrastructures and Urbanism of Barcelona City Council
"Preeminence of the public urban space"

11:20 – 11:40 Rome:
Mr. Guglielmo Bilancioni
Chair of History of Architecture, University of Genoa

12:20 – 13:40 Session 3  Moderator: Mr. Rinio Brutomesso

12:20 – 12:40

Mr. Angus Gavin
Head of "Solidere" Urban Development Division
“ Beirut: city renewal at a crossroads of cultures”

12:40 – 13:00

Mr. Jellal Abdelkafi
Architect and Urban Developer
"La ville de Tunis et ses fantômes cosmopolites "

13:00 – 13:20 Genoa:
Mr. Bruno Gabrielli
Professor at the Faculty of Architecture of Genoa, Counselor for Urbanism for the Municipality of Genoa

16:00 – 17:40 Session 4  Moderator: Mr. Jellal AbdelKafi

16:00 – 16:20

Istanbul : Ms. Asu Aksoy , Advisor to the Human Settlements Association ( Turkey), Research Associate Goldsmiths College, University of London ( London)
" Thinking Cultural Policy for Urban Development from a Trans-local and Pan-regional Perspective"

16:20 – 16:40

Marseille:Mr. Rudy Ricciotti, Architect, laureate of the architectural contest for the design of the MUCEM
"The project of the Euro-Mediterranean Civilizations Museum"

16:40 – 17:00

Venice : Mr. Rinio Bruttomesso , Architect, Director of Centro Int. Città d'Acqua
" Venice: a future still bound up with water"



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