Future Cities launch Conference in Rouen, France
The organisations Rouen Seine Aménagement, the City of Rouen and the Lippeverband as Lead Partner of the InterregIVB-Project Future Cities - urban networks to face climate change have been inviting to the Future Cities launch conference on Thursday 19th of March 2009 in Rouen, France.
120 participants from the European partnership as well as French representatives of the local, regional and national authorities listened to the Conference's topic adapting to climate change.
At the Conference also the official project's website www.future-cities.eu was launched.
Key presentations were held by political stakeholders and professional experts:
- Valérie Fourneyron, Mayor of Rouen
- Ruut Louwers, Director of the InterregIVB-programme secretariat JTS in Lille
- Johan Bogaert, representative of the Flemish government
- Daniel Delalande, representative of the French national government
- Prof. Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski, INSA Institute Lyon
- Thierry Verrier, director of Rouen Seine Aménagement
and many more presenting the pilot project Luciline in Rouen.
The morning session started with the InterregIVB-programme and it's priorities given to climate change. What came out clearly in the discussion was the importance of Communication and Cooperation within the European project partnership. The further session was dedicated to the national adaptation strategies in France and Belgium.
In the afternoon the project Future Cities - urban networks to face climate change was presented and especially the joint working was highlighted. The following presentations gave a clear view about the special approach in the pilot project Luciline in Rouen (read more in the section pilot projects and location).
The partnership was represented at the press talk by Dr. Torsten Frehmann, Emschergenossenschaft, Anke Althoff, Lead Partner Lippeverband, Councillor Robert Cook, Hastings Borough Council, Valérie Fourneyron, deputy and mayor of Rouen, Thierry Verrier, director of Rouen Seine Aménagement, Ilse Dries and Johan Bogaert, both Flemish government.