UBC Sustainable and Planning Cities Commission seminar in Gdansk

UBC Sustainable and Planning Cities Commission seminar in Gdansk

Aerial view on Gdansk seaside area

We are happy to invite you to our next Commission meeting, which will be organised together by the UBC Sustainable and Planning Cities Commissions! The joint seminar will take place on 9-12 September 2024 in Gdańsk.

Sustainable transformation for resilient coastal city

The event will focus on Gdańsk harbour and riverside areas as case studies, allowing creative flow and exchange of experiences among representatives of different UBC cities. The development strategy of Gdańsk encourages seeking new solutions and implementing adaptive measures to make public spaces more green, inclusive and accessible. At the joint seminar, we will get to plan such spaces together – as a group of sustainability experts, city planners, and architects.

Help us bring the smart urban planning to the next level and ensure that the new city areas include green spaces and are ready for active mobility solutions, offer the connection with clean water spaces, and are prepared for climate risks! Join us in Gdańsk as we look for opportunities to revitalize urban structure by finding the best ideas for sustainable and smart transformation of port and industrial areas.

"Over four days, we will enjoy lectures, engaging study visits, and intensive workshop, all aimed at discussing the revitalisation of case port and industrial areas from multiple perspectives. Your presence will enrich our conversations and contribute to developing sustainable and innovative solutions for urban renewal in Gdańsk."

Piotr Grzelak, Deputy Mayor for Sustainable Development and Investment, City of Gdańsk, Vice-President of the UBC

Seminar programme

  • Day 1 | 9 September 2024 | 13.00-21.00
    Starting with lunch, the day continues with the official opening of the joint seminar and introductions to Gdańsk urban planning approaches, trends and current challenges. We will learn about co-creation processes for sustainable cities. The day ends with a networking dinner.
  • Day 2 | 10 September 2024 | 09.00-22.00
    The day opens with inspiring keynote presentations, continues with case studies from cities successfully implementing smart and sustainable approaches in planning new areas. We will hear the results from the Commission meeting 2023 that resulted in creative plans for revitalisations of areas in Turku. We will also hear more about the Gdańsk workshop areas, go for the guided tour, and have first discussions in groups. The day ends with an evening reception.
  • Day 3 | 11 September 2024 | 09.00-21.00
    The day consists of working on the selected areas in designated groups. The day ends with a guided walking tour around Gdańsk city centre and a dinner.
  • Day 4 | 12 September 2024 | 08.30-13.00
    The last day features group presentations introducing the resulted plans for revitalisation of the Gdańsk areas. The day is wrapped up with lunch.

Detailed programme of the joint seminar

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity and join us for inspiring lectures presented by experts and successful practitioners and tap into the combined know-how of your peers during in-depth area transformation workshops!