Rethinking Cities: from Smart to Human


Meet the following key actors and experts from international organisations, NGOs, as well as from the academia and scientific community who will discuss the issues at stake – the built environment and the role of urban planning and design, the need for more nature and nature-based solutions – showcasing practical and scientific evidence and the latest findings arising since the outbreak of the pandemic.​


Tanya Beckett

Broadcaster, Public Speaker, Communications Advisor

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Keynote Speech

Maimunah Mohd Sharif

Executive Director

United Nations Human Settlements Programme

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Jette Hopp


Snohetta, Norway

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Holger Robrecht

Deputy Regional Director for Europe

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

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Charles-Antoine de Theux de Montjardin


Heliosmart, Luxembourg

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Ilona Eklona

Former Director of ESPON EGTC

Former Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Latvia

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Concluding Remarks

Brian Field

 Professor, Bartlett School of Planning

University College London

Urban Planner

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