Conference 2023

On 12–13 October 2023, ETH Zurich hosts the Future Cities Laboratory Global Conference to share intermediate results of its ongoing research with a wider audience.

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FCL Conference - 11 October 2023, ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland

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Future Cities Laboratory Global
Conference and Exhibition: 12–13 October 2023
Location: ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland

Future Cities Laboratory Global

Conference and Exhibition:

12–13 October 2023

Location: ETH Zurich,

Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland

Rapid urbanisation is placing an increasing burden on our habitat and environment today. Meanwhile, climate change poses new and pressing challenges for cities, and the rapid pace of technological change, while promising, adds to the complexity of urban planning and design. It is no longer enough to promote innovative science and design, we need to move from research to action.

Location: ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland

Keynote Speakers

Speakers

Schedule

12 October 2023

Moderation: Chris Luebkeman

09:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee/Tea

10:30

Opening:

Günther Dissertori
Christian Wolfrum
Sacha Menz

11:00

Keynote Speeches:

Hugh Lim
Momoyo Kaijima
Enrique Peñalosa

12:00

Lunch

13:15

Keynote Speeches:

Norbert Niederkofler,
Susan Parnell
Pierre de Meuron

14:15

Coffee/Tea

14:45

Panel discussion:

Hugh Lim, Enrique Peñalosa, Susan Parnell, Pierre De Meuron, Sacha Menz.

16:00

Keynote Speaker:

Peter Sloterdijk

17:00

Exhibition/Apero

13 October 2023

Moderation: Srilalitha Gopalakrishnan, Julio Paulos

08:00

Arrival/Registration

08:30

Opening:

Sacha Menz
Thomas Schröpfer

08:45

“Cycles & Districts” Cluster Session:

Presentations and panel discussion from FCL Researchers

  • David Bucher: New Ways of Data Governance and the Potential of Decentralized Data Marketplaces for Circular Construction
  • Justin McCarty: Optimal PV deployment roadmap 2025 – 2050: When, where and how to solar retrofit.
  • Jiazu Zhou: Vehicle-to-grid to alleviate the duck curve and support PV deployment in cities.
  • Tiziano Derme, Selina Bitting: From fundamental research to building construction applications of mycelium bound composites.
  • Srilalitha Gopalakrishnan: Dense and green cities as new urban ecosystems
  • David Kaufmann: Governance and planning approaches towards urban densification

10:30

Coffee/Tea

11:00

“Food & Territories” Cluster Session:

Presentations and panel discussion from FCL Researchers

  • Lei Fan, Niraly Mangal: Towards a circular an agropolitan food system: development and implementation of a framework
  • Joshua Vargas: Data, tools, and strategies for an agropolitan future
  • Hiromi Inagaki, Nancy Couling: Urbanisation of agricultural territories and agroecological design
  • Fabrizia Fappiano: Data availability and model complexity: modeling pluvial floods in data scarce areas

12:30

Lunch

13:30

“Infrastructure & Ecologies” Cluster Session:

Presentations and panel discussion from FCL Researchers

  • Abraham Noah Wu: Enhancing geospatial data with generative AI for urban planning and resilience
  • Jovan Blagojevic: Coastal cities at risk - Impacts of climate related hazards
  • Xing Zheng: Developing design guidelines for urban streets to improve thermal comfort and energy efficiency
  • Yue Zhu, Naika Meili: Modelling the effects of urban patterns and nature based solutions on climate and flooding in cities
  • Qiming Ye, Orlando Roman: Adaptive mobility, infrastructure and land use research and the proof of concept

15:00

Coffee/Tea

15:30

“Integration & Strategies” Cluster Session:

Presentations and panel discussion from FCL Researchers

  • Chenyi Cai: Beyond dimensionality: a case-based search engine using multi-source data
  • Javier Argota Sánchez-Vaquerizo: Shared streets for everybody: cooperative adaptive streetscapes for changing citizens' needs
  • Freyaan Anklesaria, Yuqin Zhong: Architectural Cognition

17:00

Engagement Platform - From Research to Action:

Nicolo Guariento, Julio Paulos

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