cRRescendo confeRRence

Wednesday 12th October, evening before the conference
18:10-19:00: Reception in Almere Town Hall

Thursday 13th October 2011

Chairman: Emil ter Horst, Gemeente Almere
Vice-chairman: Caspar Noach, Ecofys Utrecht
09:00Coffee/tea (and registration from 08:30)
09:15Official welcome
Annemarie Jorritsma, Mayor of the Municipality of Almere NL,
Emil ter Horst, coordinator cRRescendo, Municipality of Almere NL
09:25Almere 2.0 and the Almere Principles
Vera Dam, coordinator sustainability, Municipality Almere NL
09:45Key note speech
How to Boil an Egg
Ad van Wijk, sustainable energy entrepreneur, Professor Future Energy Systems at Delft University of Technology NL

Principle 1: Cherish diversity

Diversity as a defining important characteristic for sustainable living in diverse cities and regions in Europe
10:15Diversity of solutions for different regions of Europe
Valerie Bahr, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, Stuttgart DE
Serial Passive Housing and future innovation towards energy neutral area development
Pieter Hameetman, director of AM Duurzaam, Nieuwegein NL

Principle 2: Connect Place and Context

Strengthened and enhanced identity for sustainable building in old and new Europe
11:20 Use of old mines for sustainable energy supply of former mining areas
Jean Weyers, project manager Remining-Lowex (Concerto-II), Heerlen NL
Columbuskwartier & the pioneering Almere mentality
Alex van Oost, programme manager Sustainable Area Development, Urgenda, Amsterdam NL

Principle 3: Combine City and Nature

Unique and lasting combinations of the urban and natural fabric in green cities and urban nature
12:05 Masterplan towards climate neutral Almere in Flevoland
Jan Schouw, project manager DE-on, Province Flevoland, Lelystad NL
Sustainable refurbishment in Ajaccio
Adeline Doridant, Office de l'Habitat, Ville d'Ajaccio FR
12:50Lunch in BURGERZAAL
14:00Key note speech
WWF's groundbreaking Energy Report
100% renewable energy globally is possible, by 2050!
Kees van der Leun, COO/managing director Ecofys, Utrecht NL

Principle 4: Anticipate Change

Flexibility and adaptability in plans and programs to facilitate opportunities for future generations
14:30 Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) of Viladecans
Carmen Perez Figueras, Ajuntament de Viladecans ES
The cRRescendo programme in 4 cities: cases of change in practice
Gavin Killip, University of Oxford, UK

Principle 5: Continue Innovation

Improved processes, infrastructures and exchange of knowledge for sustainable innovations
15:15 HCA: Delivering Low Carbon Cities
Emyr Poole, Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), London UK
The power of building concepts
Antonin van de Bree, Ecofys, Utrecht NL

Principle 6: Design Healthy Systems (Site Visits Almere)

Principle 7: Empower people to make the City (Discussion Table)

16:00Gathering at the east entrance of the Town Hall (Drinks on bus!)Coffee/tea for parallel session
16:10-18:00 Site visits Peer Review Almere
Site Visits Almere cRRescendo districts:
- Almere Sun Island
- Noorderplassen-west
- Columbuskwartier: Passive and Solar housing, E0-house and ISA
'Co-makership' on sustainability, chaired by Vera Dam, Almere.
Introductions on Sustainable attitude & behaviour by stakeholders and communities from:
- Gavin Killip, Un.Oxford
- Robert Atkins, NMFF

18:00End of conference & optional drive to UNESCO World Heritage Schokland

cRRescendo confeRRence Dinner on island Schokland


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