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MAY 30 - 31, 2019
RIGA, LATVIA
International happening
of urban planning, Riga 2019
Knowledge & the City

About

Consider this a happening, a sparkling and flavourful event for urban developers, planners, thinkers, bankers, bikers, artists and IT guys.
Quality interactions, active networking, constant challenging and questioning, different future visions, relaxing and having fun.

A two-day long international happening (a non-conference) dedicated to unusual ideas for the future development of cities will take place in two unique venues in Riga – Railway Museum (May 30th) and the floating venue BETANOVUSS (May 31st).

Day 1
First day shaped around lectures and pitches by world-class experts + panel discussions about different visions of development with speed-dating elements.
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Day 2
Second day designed as a full-on urban planning hackathon for the left-bank area around university campuses and its micro-mobility.
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Program

10:00 - 10:30
Welcome drinks & lamprey,
chit-chat

Lielais Kristaps, 11 Novembra krastmala, Daugava river bank, Riga

11:00 - 12:00
Registration

Railway Museum, 2a Uzvaras bulvaris, Riga

12:00 - 12:05
Welcome pitch and safety instructions

by Neils Balgalis (G93, Riga, Latvia)

12:05 – 14:00
Lectures & discussions
INNOVATION DISTRICTS

What are relationships between infrastructures, networks and systems of the city and what are their impacts on social structures? How the knowledge is located, created and distributed? How to connect silo-working academics with entrepreneurial spirit?
Jonathan Kendall
Jonathan Kendall (London, UK)
Spin-Collide-Grow: Cities and innovation
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Taichi Goto
Taichi Goto (Fukuoka, Japan)
Tokyo and knowledge – last 300 meters
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Gerhard Bruyns
Gerhard Bruyns (Hong Kong, China)
Compression and Limits in Hong Kong - The Dark Side of The Smart and Compact
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Daunis Auers
Daunis Auers (Riga, Latvia)
Innovation districts and Riga
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Viesturs Celmins
Viesturs Celmiņš (Riga, Latvia)
Big projects and small steps – how to dream the dream of Left bank
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Michail Galanakis
Michail Galanakis (Helsinki, Finland)
Public Space for Social Innovation
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Anda Ikauniece (Riga, Latvia)
METAMORPHOSIS
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14:00 – 15:00
Lunch & hackathon team formation
15:00 – 17:00
Lectures & discussions
MICRO-MOBILITY as a New City Connector — Pros and Cons

Micro-mobility together with car sharing and strong public transportation network, is forming the grounds for mobility as a service (MAAS). A transformation which creates new values for retail market? How quickly micro-mobility could be adopted? What infrastructure changes are needed? Mobility points or mobility hubs? How will the last mile travel change? How will it affect cities, nations, work and urbanization?
Jeffrey Matthijs feat. Angelo Meuleman
Jeffrey Matthijs (Brussels, Belgium) featuring Angelo Meuleman (Ghent, Belgium)
Car sharing for all – government fleets, social inclusion and business
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Philippe Crist
Philippe Crist (Paris, France)
New Mobility as a Change Agent – impacts on real estate markets and the shape of our cities
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Vladimirs Reskajs
Vladimirs Reskājs (Riga, Latvia)
Are we there yet – lessons learned from car sharing in Latvia
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Arturs Burnins
Arturs Burņins (Riga, Latvia)
Is Riga ready for electric scooter waves?
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Mariska Slots
Mariska Slots (Eindhoven, the Netherlands)
A new scent in the city's bouquet
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17:00 – 17:30
Coffee break
17:30 – 19:30
Knowledge stories and warm-up to hackathon
DAUGAVA LEFT BANK — Knowledge Generator — and what is my part in it?

• Stakeholders stories about the envisioned future ‒ start-up style 3-minute sales pitches by academics, developers, locals and Daugava beavers


• The friendship story of Latvijas Dzelzceļš and Rail Baltica. 20 minutes from each office, apartment or auditorium to the Riga airport ‒ joint train stop in Tornakalns featuring RB Rail AS, VAS Latvijas dzelzceļš, SIA Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas, AS Pasažieru vilciens

Program

All-day urban planning hackathon
Unleash your inner urban planning Godzilla
An urban planning competition in the spirit of hackathon is a design sprint-like event. Focused and intense diving into the problem.
Urban planning hackathon will be an all-day intense collaborative work where teams of MadCity participants will generate ideas for the left-bank area around university campuses and its micro-mobility.
08:30 - 09:00
Warm-up exercise

National Library of Latvia, 3 Mukusalas street, Riga

09:00 – 16:00
Participants take part in a race of ideas. Lunch included
16:00 – 18:00
Three-part idea play-off: jury, participants & locals, internet voting

Floating gallery BETANOVUSS

18:00 - ...
Hackaton awards ceremony
and block party

Location

Fees

Inquire for your promo code as an industry professional or for group rates: info@madcity.lv
39.00 EUR + VAT

for students, professors, members of local communities, owners of electric cars

93.00 EUR + VAT

until sold out

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