Pierre Laconte, President of the FFUE, confirmed as keynote speaker

Pierre Laconte, President of the Foundation for the Urban Environment, partner of the Conference has been invited as keynote speaker (read abstract).
It refers to the book “Sustainable cities. Assessing the Performance and Practice of Urban Environments” (I.B. Tauris, London-New York).

The book proposes a critical assessment of the techniques used to assess urban environments, including factors affecting climate change.
It presents a number of best practices, including Urban Transport in France (Peter Hall’s last paper), Manchester’s waterfront, Amsterdam’s ring canals, London’s King’s Cross development, Hamburg’s energy efficiency district, the Lee Kuan Yea World City Prizes Bilbao, New York and Suzhou (see illustration), Singapore being their common model, and the new university town of Louvain near Brussels. The presentation will focus on the cases of Singapore (state), Bilbao (city), and Louvain (part of a city).
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