Keynotes  will discuss their ideas on “The Good City” with regards to their own background working between urban action and research, while addressing the relevance of urban value, comparison, and transformation.    Roundtable  panels will explore the details of different ways of looking at “The Good City” and how this informs comparison between cities and future-oriented policy goals. While accommodating a range of topics, the structure is designed to narrow focus on a key question: Who does comparison work for? Understood differently, how can comparison be most useful across vastly different contexts? Can comparison be useful for encouraging urban transformations? Panels are therefore ordered in pairs, with “theme” sections focusing on urban futures and “value” sections focusing on urban comparison (one following the other)

Keynotes will discuss their ideas on “The Good City” with regards to their own background working between urban action and research, while addressing the relevance of urban value, comparison, and transformation. 

Roundtable panels will explore the details of different ways of looking at “The Good City” and how this informs comparison between cities and future-oriented policy goals. While accommodating a range of topics, the structure is designed to narrow focus on a key question: Who does comparison work for? Understood differently, how can comparison be most useful across vastly different contexts? Can comparison be useful for encouraging urban transformations? Panels are therefore ordered in pairs, with “theme” sections focusing on urban futures and “value” sections focusing on urban comparison (one following the other)

Schedule

WELCOME: Introduction, Keynote, and Reception
Wednesday, 18 April, Merton College, Oxford

16:00 – 16:30    WELCOME: Michael Keith (COMPAS, Oxford, UT)
16:30 – 17:30    Keynote 1: Parks Tau (Former mayor of Johannesburg and UCLG President) TS Eliot Theatre
17:30 - 19:00    Reception

DAY 1
Thursday 19 April, St Antony’s College, Oxford

9:00–10:00       Keynote 2: Monique Marks (Director, Urban Futures Centre, Durban University of Technology) Nissan Theatre
10:00-10:45     Roundtable 1a: Health & Safety Investcorp Theatre | Roundtable 1b: Shelter & Ownership Nissan Theatre
10:45–11:30     Open Discussion 1a | Open Discussion 1b
11:30–11:45     BREAK
11:45–12:30     Roundtable 2a: The Orderly City Investcorp Theatre | Roundtable 2b: The Spontaneous City Nissan Theatre
12:30–13:15     Open Discussion 2a | Open Discussion 2b
13:15–14:15     LUNCH (Speakers and panelists only)
14:15–15:00     Roundtable 3a: Labour & Markets Investcorp Theatre | Roundtable 3b: Migration Nissan Theatre
15:00–15:45     Open Discussion 3a | Open Discussion 3b
15:45–16:00     BREAK
16:00–16:45     Roundtable 4a: The Intelligent City Investcorp Theatre| Roundtable 4b: The Self-Sufficient City Nissan Theatre
16:45–17:30     Open Discussion 4a | Open Discussion 4b

17:30–18:30     Keynote 3: Ingrid LaFleur (Afrotopia, former Mayoral Candidate, Detroit) Nissan Theatre
19:00                DINNER (Speakers and panelists only)

DAY 2
Friday 20 April, St Antony’s College, Oxford

9:00–10:00      Keynote 4: Teresa Caldeira (City and Regional Planning, Berkeley) Nissan Theatre
10:00-10:45    Roundtable 5a: Environment & Technology Investcorp Theatre | Roundtable 5b: Social Movements & Governance Nissan Theatre
10:45–11:30    Open Discussion 5a | Open Discussion 5b
11:30–11:45    BREAK
11:45–12:30    Roundtable 6a: The Sustainable City Investcorp Theatre| Roundtable 6b: The Imaginative City Nissan Theatre
12:30–13:15    Open Discussion 6a | Open Discussion 6b
13:15–14:00    Keynote 5: Michael Batty (Planning, UCL, UT) Nissan Theatre
14:00–14:15    CLOSING: Michael Keith (COMPAS, Oxford, UT) Nissan Theatre
14:15-15.15    LUNCH (Speakers and panelists only)