Livable Cities Lab - Düsseldorf

September 9, 2019

During the second day of the International Mayors Summit on Living Together, on 31 August, the discussions took place around five thematic workshops: communicative cities, healthy cities, resilient cities, connective cities and inclusive cities (see detailed program below).

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Communicative cities: creating spaces for citizens to connect with each other, fostering a sense of belonging through inclusive urban planning.

Keynote speaker: Ms Henriette Vamberg, Partner and Managing Director, Gehl Architects: “Urban meeting places for social connection”.
- Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt, Urban Development and Housing Minister, City of Hamburg
- Mr. Sergey Cheremin, Minister and Head, Department for Foreign Economic and International Relations, City Government of Moscow

Healthy Cities: create healthy and livable cities.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Mazda Adli, Chief Physician,  Fliedner Clinic Berlin: “Stress and the City: Why cities make us ill. And why they are still good for us.”
- Mr. Jean-Luc Moudenc, Mayor of Toulouse
- Mr. Antoin Scholten, Mayor of Venlo
- Mr. Sri Atin Ghosh, Deputy Mayor, City of Kolkata
- Mr. Atiqul Islam, Mayor, Mayor of Dhaka North

Connective cities: developping new approaches to foster citizen's participation. Workshop designed and led by: Ms. Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, EUROCITIES.

- Mr. Philippe Laurent, Mayor of Sceaux
- Mr. Tunç Soyer, Mayor of Izmir
- Mr. Michał Olszewski, Deputy Mayor, City of Warsaw

Resilient cities: developing new responses and approaches to prevent violent radicalization. Worshop designed and led by: Jonathan Birdwell, Deputy Director, Policy and Research, and Daniel Hooton, Senior Manager, The Strong Cities Network - see report of the session.

- Mr. Adham Darawsha, Deputy Mayor for Culture, City of Palermo
- Mr. Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, Mayor of Gatineau

Inclusive cities: implementing policies based on a inclusie approach in order to reduce inequalities. Workshop designed and led by Ms. Ms Aziza Akhmouch, Chief, Cities, Urban policies and Sustainable Development Division, OECD.

- Ms. Magda Popeanu, Vice- chair of the Executive Committee, responsible for culture and Montréal's diversity, City of Montréal - see 
- Ms Cathelijne Bouwkamp, Vice Mayor, City of Arnhem
- Mr. Jürgen Czernohorszky, Executive Councillor for Education, Integration, Youth and Personnal, City of Vienna
- Ms. Anita Laremont, Executive Director of City Planning, New York City

The day after the Livable Cities Lab, Mayors and elected officials from Montréal, Ouagadougou, Rabat and Warsaw joined the Mayor of Düsseldorf in order to share the results of the Summit with a public forum ope to media. Also, a public exhibition with drawings summarizing key ideas was presented and will remain open to the public.

"Livable Cities Lab" - Watch video.