Impacte Posthabitat3

Barcelona 22-24 May 2018


The challenges of the metropolis beyond Habitat III: a contribution to the New Urban Agenda

International experts, as well as metropolitan representatives and mayors from cities and metropolis from around the world, will meet in order to discuss the key elements that must shape the new urban and metropolitan model of the future to build societies that are fairer, healthier, more cohesive and more sustainable.

  • #PostHabitatIIIAMB
  • #NewUrbanAgenda
  • #NovaAgendaUrbana

Main topics:

Green metropolis


  • Climate change
  • Quality of the air
  • Natural resources
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Urban ecosystems
  • Self-sufficiency
territorial planning

Territorial planning

  • Informal settlements
  • Urban planning
  • Urban development
  • Public space
  • Mobility
Social cohesion

Social cohesion

  • Social segregation
  • Gender gap
  • Ageing population
  • Digital gap
  • Social inequalities
  • Safety
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Accessibility
  • Equity


  • Local development
  • Unemployment
  • Informal economy
  • Circular economy
  • Innovation
  • Smart city

The global context:

Cities today occupy approximately only 2% of the total land area, however:

Economy (GDP)
Global Energy Consumption
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Global Waste


Programme and visits


  • Tuesday, May 22nd

    • 8.30 - 9.00
      Attendants arrival / Registrations
      9.00 - 10.00
      Opening Lecture “Charter for designing new urban developments and regenerating existing ones”
      Salvador Rueda
      Director, Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona
      10.00 - 10.30
      Institutional opening
      Alfred Bosch Pascual
      Vice-president of International and Cooperation of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area
      10.30 - 11.00
      Coffee break
      11.00 - 12.00
      Dialogue with President Ernesto Samper, Former President of Colombia
      Oscar Chamat
      Civil Engineer, urbanist, senior consultant in urban innovation
      12.00 - 13.00
      Parallel sessions:

      Session A. A new global order of metropolitan areas
      Moderator: Ramon Torra
      General Manager of Barcelona Metropolitan Area
      Vicente Guallart
      Co-founder and director, Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
      Simon Curtis
      Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of East Anglia, UK
      Soo-Jin Kim
      Policy analyst, OECD
      Tae-hyung Kim
      Director General of Urban Space Improvement Bureau. Seoul Metropolitan Government

      Session B. Discussion about the “Charter for designing new urban developments and regenerating existing ones”
      Salvador Rueda
      Director, Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona
      13.00 - 15.00
      Lunch break
      15.00 - 16.00
      Cities and metropolises in face of the global agenda
      Moderator: Xavier Tiana
      General Secretary of Medcities and head of International Relations in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona
      Maty Mint Hamady
      President, Nouakchott Urban Community. Mauritania
      Adama Sangare
      Mayor of Bamako, Mali
      Gaye Doganoglu
      Councillor, Municipality of Antalya.
      Octavi de la Varga
      Secretary General of Metropolis
      Nelly Santander
      Councillor, Gobierno Regional Metropolitano de Santiago, Chile
      16.00 - 17.00
      Parallel sessions:

      Session A. Tool-kits for metropolitan governance
      Moderator: Gemma Calvet
      Director of the Transparency Agency at the Barcelona Metropolitan Area
      Ernesto Isunza
      Professor, Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), Mexico
      Remy Sietchiping
      Leader, Regional and Metropolitan Planning, UN-Habitat
      Claudia Vanessa Garcia Blanca
      Vice-president, Consejo Morelos Centro Histórico SCO, Mexico
      Sithole Mbanga
      CEO, South African Cities Network (SACN)

      Session B. Social rights: key challenges for metropolitan areas
      Moderator: Paola Andrea Arjona
      International Affairs department of the of Mexico City government
      Alicia Ziccardi
      Researcher, Institute for Social Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico
      Phil Miles
      Director of Clarion Futures. Clarion Housing Group Ltd
      Leandro Minuchin
      Lecturer in Architecture and Global Urbanism. Manchester School of Architecture, UK
      Maty Mint Hamady
      President, Nouakchott Urban Community. Mauritania
  • Wednesday, May 23rd

    • 9.00 - 10.00
      Metropolitan proposals for an exhaust world
      Moderator: Ana Romero
      Climate change and environmental awareness Project Manager at Area Metropolitana de Barcelona
      Oswar Muadzin Mungkasa
      Deputy Governor of Jakarta for Spatial Planning and Environment
      Alfredo Stein Heinemann
      Lecturer in Urban Development Planning, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester
      Juliette Michaelson
      Executive vice president at Regional Plan Association of the New York tri-state area
      10.00 - 11.00
      Conference. “Exclusion in the metropolis: poverty or inequality, violence or citizen insecurity”
      Caroline Moser
      Urban social anthropologist and social policy specialist. Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester, UK
      Introducing: Maria Peix
      Head of International Cooperation in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona
      11.00 - 11.30
      Coffee break
      11.30 - 12.30
      A new operating system for metropolises, based on talent and innovation
      Moderator: : Pilar Conesa
      Smart City Expo World Congress Curator, founder and CEO of Anteverti
      Øyvind Såtvedt
      Managing Director, Oslo Region Alliance
      Michael Lake
      President & CEO. Leading Cities
      Maria Sisternas
      Co-founder and CEO of Mediaurban, the Urban Content Creation Agency of the Mediapro Group
      12.30 - 13.30
      Closing conference. “The Elephant in the Room: Cities and the Future of Consumption--A Research Agenda”
      Gary T. Gardner
      Consultant, Worldwatch Institute
      Introducing: Salvador Milà
      Director of the Presidence àrea, Barcelona Metropolitan Area
      Salutations on behalf the president of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and Mayor of Barcelona
      Institutional closing session
      Alfred Bosch Pascual
      Vice-president of International and Cooperation of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona
      Presentation of the document on metropolitan trends in the New Urban Agenda and institutional statement
  • Thursday, May 24th

    • 9.30 - 13.00
      Field visits (AMB facilities and others)


Visits are for those registered for the Congress only

Places limited to 25 people per visit (the organisers reserve the right to cancel visits if this number of participants is not reached)

  • Dune regeneration on Castelldefels
  • Ecoparc 2
  • Llobregat river, Güell Industrial Colony and La Ricarda


Dialogue with

  • Cecil Konijnendijk

    Former President of Colombia

    Presidente Ernesto Samper

    Lawyer, economist and politician, who held the presidency of Colombia from 1994 to 1998.

    22nd May | 11-12 h

All speakers

  • Paola Andrea Arjona
  • Alfred Bosch i Pascual
  • Oscar Chamat
  • Simon Curtis
  • Gaye Doganoglu
  • Pilar Conesa
  • Claudia Vanessa Garcia Blanca
  • Gary T. Gardner
  • Vicente Guallart
  • Maty Mint Hamady
  • Ernesto Isunza Vera
  • Soo-Jin KIM
  • Michael Lake
  • Sithole Mbanga
  • Juliette Michaleson
  • Phil Miles
  • Leandro Minuchin
  • Caroline Moser
  • Oswar Mungkasa
  • Maria Peix Batet
  • Ana Romero Càlix
  • Salvador Rueda
  • Adama Sangaré
  • Nelly Santander
  • Øyvind Såtvedt
  • Rémy Sietchiping
  • Maria Sisternas
  • Alfredo Stein Heinemann
  • Kim, Tae Hyung
  • Xavier Tiana Casablancas
  • Ramon Torra
  • Octavi de la Varga Mas
  • Alicia Ziccardi


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