Kick-off Session: EU Task Force for Climate Neutral and Resilient Historic Urban Districts
23 June 2021, 13:00 - 16:30
Objective: This meeting aims to discuss the role historic urban districts can play in making European cities climate neutral and more resilient. For this purpose, the new EU Task Force for Climate Neutral and Resilience Historic Urban Districts will officially be launched, connecting public and private actors in related fields. The Task Force is promoted by the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Actions ARCH, HYPERION, and SHELTER.
Starting from four short presentations on the issues the Task Force aims to tackle, a panel of representative actors will discuss issues, gaps, opportunities, and good practices for achieving climate neutrality and strengthening the resilience in and with historic urban districts based on a series of example case studies. It will be shown how solutions for climate adaptation and mitigation can be employed in historic urban districts and how the socio-cultural factors associated with historic urban districts can drive and support climate action.
Format: Four keynote presentations and a panel discussion
1. General Introduction of the topic and the TF, REA & TBD
2. Presentation on climate change effects to historic urban districts, City representative TBD
3. Presentation on finding adaptation/mitigation solutions for historic urban districts, TBD
4. Presentation on role of historic urban districts in climate adaptation/mitigation, resilience, sustainable development, TBD
Panel discussion: Issues, gaps, opportunities, and good practices for climate neutrality and resilience in historic urban districts.
Panellists to be decided.
Organisational discussion (45 min):
Wrap-up conversation regarding organizational matters for the Task Force.