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  • 14:30 -15:35


    The City of Yangzhou presented the opportunity to the city of Rome for the participation at the Horticulture Expo 2021.

    Hortus Romani and the Rome Pavilion are a synthesis of an architectural space integrated with vertical and horizontal green solutions that could represent the material and immaterial excellence of the Roman City and its surrounding areas. The Rome team designs the garden with two principles that incorporate their own history and culture:



    1. Green architecture with low carbon solutions and innovative green building integrations
    2. Urban agriculture for an ecological transition and Green Deal.

    The participation of the Rome team represents a great opportunity for collaboration in the academic, institutional and economic fields between Rome and Chinese Cities and an opportunity to strengthen the cooperation for increasingly sustainable urban systems close to their inhabitants.


    Urban systems built with quality and ecological criteria bring about the ability to turn into tourist attractions, capable of handling, in a sustainable way, all the practices related to promotion and welcoming of incoming tourists. This process can be particularly relevant in the case of Rome, the capital city of Italy, keeper of invaluable architectural and cultural heritage.

    By applying the tools of digitalization and innovative technologies such heritage can be appreciated by tourists coming from geographically and culturally distant locations, Chinese tourists being one relevant example. In this dynamic context, tourism can also be interpreted as a key tool to international cooperation, potentially bridging places, cultures, and people.


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  • 15:45 -16:45


    At the beginning of the 4th Industrial revolution, the advent of digitalization, innovative technologies and materials, and new construction techniques, have begun transforming the way that infrastructure, real estate and other built assets can be planned, designed, constructed and operated in order to create a more attractive, energy efficient, comfortable, affordable, safe and sustainable built environment. Developments in digital design, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, have finally started to move the construction industry – traditionally reluctant to innovation and slow in adopting new technologies – towards a new era.

    GIS BIM & Digital Twin Laboratory of CITERA Interdepartmental Centre for Territory, Building, Conservation and Environment from Sapienza University of Rome will present its 2021 summer school online programme and invite the teachers and students in architecture-related academic institutes or the employees from the private construction / design sectors to participate.


    Summer School Presentation Agenda

  • All day

    The Designing Resilience in Asia (DRIA) is an International Research Programme on urban and architecture resilience launched in 2014. The DRIA is a flagship initiative of the School of Design and Environment of the National University of Singapore that aims to promote and foster a substantive research and discussion about innovative ideas and propositions towards the resiliency of Asian cities responding to the environmental effects caused by climate change.

    The DRIA International Research Programme integrates research, education and capacity building efforts, and translates research into practice through specific urban and architectural design solutions and innovative building technologies.

  • All day

    In the context of the Bangkok Design Week 2021 hosted by the Creative Economy Agency (CEA), the International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme of the European Union and we!park, a partner of the Green Bangkok 2030 initiative of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), will organise a series of activities aimed at advancing dialogue and multi-stakeholder cooperation on green urban development.


    One of the activities planned for this event is an international online forum titled “New Green Possibilities”. The idea is to explore the different elements that will lead to new possibilities for more green space to be created in an urban environment. These elements include government policy and public engagement in policymaking and project development; the support from the private sector that recognises the value of green public space; and the involvement of the education sector in discussing and sharing new knowledge and theories. Any development should be a multi-stakeholder endeavour engaging the networks of different players for cooperation.


    The “New Green Possibilities” forum will consist of four sessions, namely Policy Talk, Platform Talk, Business Talk and Design Talk, featuring city officials, urban designers and planners, landscape architects and property developers as well as business executives from Europe and Asia who will share their visions and ideas for development of green urban space and introduce innovative green designs and projects. The target audiences are city officials, landscape architects, urban designers, academics and students, and the public at large who are interested in taking part in new possibilities for green infrastructure development.


    The online forum will be hosted on Zoom on 19-30 July 2021, 15:00-17:00 hrs. Bangkok time (GMT+7).


    Opening Ceremony: Monday, 19 July 2021, 14:40-15:00 (GMT+7) / 9:40-10:00 (GMT+2) / 16:40-17:00 (GMT+9)

    – “New Green Possibilities” video introduction
    – Opening speech by the EU
    – Opening speech by we!park

    Policy Talk: Monday, 19 July 2021, 15.00-17.00 (GMT+7) / 10.00-12.00 (GMT+2) / 17.00-19.00 (GMT+9)

    The Policy Talk will invite city officials and urban planners to share their respective city’s vision of green urban development and exchange ideas on policy and incentive mechanisms.


    1. Hamburg: Thomas Jacob, Head of International Project, Senate Chancellery, Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg; and Brigitte Köhnlein, Deputy Head, Department of Federal, European and International Affairs, Ministry for Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture, City of Hamburg
    2. Rome: Patrick Maurelli, Senior Advisor, Risorse per Roma SpA
    3. Seoul: Young-Chang Cho, City Transportation Office, Seoul Metropolitan Government
    4. Bangkok: Wirat Manasssanitwong, Director-General of Environment Department, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration

    Peeradorn Kaewlai, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University

    Platform Talk: Friday, 23 July 2021, 15.00-17.00 (GMT+7) / 10.00-12.00 (GMT+2) / 16.00-18.00 (GMT+8)

    The Platform Talk will highlight key “platforms”, or initiatives and networks, that promote green urban development through a multi-stakeholder participatory process and how they can be sustained and scaled up so that more green spaces can be developed in urban areas.


    1. Rome: Daniela Patti, Managing Director of Eutropian
    2. Milan: Piero Pelizzaro, Chief Resilience Officer, Department City Resilience – Environmental Transition Direction, Milan Municipality
    3. Penang: Sofia Castelo, Lead Environmental Resilience and Climate Change, Think City
    4. Bangkok: Yossapon Boonsom, Founder of we!park

    Supitcha Tovivich, Chairperson of asa CAN, and an academic at the Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University

    Design Talk: Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 15.00-17.00 (GMT+7) / 10.00-12.00 (GMT+2) / 17.00-19.00 (GMT+9)

    The Design Talk will introduce innovative green development concepts and successful projects from different cities and further enhance a network of Thai and international urban designers.


    1. Madrid: Magdalena Rozanska, R&D Projects Engineer and Coordinator, Acciona
    2. Barcelona: Ignacio Arizu, Expansion Director, GINA Barcelona Architects
    3. Singapore: Leonard Ng Keok Poh, Country Market Director, Ramboll Singapore
    4. Shanghai: Weijun Zhang, General Manager, Ewaters Environmental Science & Technology
    5. Bangkok: Prapan Napawongdee, Landscape Architect, Shma Company Limited

    Pratarn Teeratada, Editor-in-Chief and Advisory Director of Art4D magazine

    Business Talk: Friday, 30 July 2021, 15.00-17.00 (GMT+7) / 10.00-12.00 (GMT+2) / 17.00-19.00 (GMT+9)

    The Business Talk aims to further engage the Thai business sector, particularly large conglomerates, in green urban development, showcasing private projects that are contributing to more green space in Bangkok.


    1. Bangkok: Sasawat Soontaros, Manager, PTT Reforestation and Ecosystem Institute
    2. Bangkok: Chai Srivikorn, President, Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA)
    3. Bangkok: Worawat Srisa-an, Vice Chairman, Frasers Property Thailand
    4. Bangkok: Ornruedi Na-Ranong, Founder of Nye Estate / Association President of We Love Silom
    5. Bangkok: Karndee Leopairote, Executive Vice President, FutureTales Lab, MQDC


    Yossapon Boonsom, Founder of we!park


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  • 15:00 -17:00

    Leveraging distinctive economic, physical, and leadership assets to grow and cultivate, innovation districts have been emerging in dozens of cities and metropolitan areas globally and helping transform distinct urban geographies into thriving boosters for sustainable development.

    Introduced by the city of Barcelona in 2000, the 22@district is a new strategy enabling the connection between the local and international communities by providing better integration and increasing the productivity of both communities. Today, this district is seen as the inspiration by more than 80 innovation areas around the world.

    As China is shifting from its manufacturing-driven economy to technology and innovation-driven economy, innovation districts can be a new model of urban planning and development that experts from Europe and China can work together to explore and experiment.



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  • All day

    CityNet and Kuala Lumpur Regional Training Centre (KLRTC) are organizing the 35th KLRTC Training Session on July 26-27, 2021 at 3 PM (KST). With the theme, ‘Reshaping the Urban Landscape: Advancing Green Solutions in the Disrupted World’, the online exclusive session will convene a select number of city experts to jointly reflect on the urban sustainability trends, generate insights, and test learning tools to improving different decision-making processes for post-pandemic recovery.

    The two-day session will feature discussions and technical orientations on how to raise the prospect of adopting green and digital solutions as key sustainable strategies for post-COVID-19 urban recovery.

    For more information and registration: https://citynet-ap.org/the-35th-citynet-klrtc-training-session/



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