Roundtable I "Territory matters. The legacy of Roberto Camagni"
  Wednesday, 30 August │ 16.45-18.30│Alicante & Live Streaming

Moderator: Roberta Capello, Politecnico di Milano


Regional effects of macroeconomic trends and policies

Peter Nijkamp, Open University of the Netherlands, The Netherlands

‘Ideas’ as engine of research progress and creativity
Juan Cuadrado-RouraUniversity C.J. Cela and IAES, Madrid, Spain

Regional effects of macroeconomic trends and policies
Fabio Mazzola, Università Degli Studi Di Palermo, Italy

Territorial development through the lens of Roberto Camagni
Leila Kebir, GSE/IGD/Université de Lausanne and Olivier Crevoisier,
University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Relational proximity and innovation
André Torre, University of Paris-Saclay, France

Regional Policies
Joan Trullen, University of Barcelona, Spain

Roberto Camagni and city networks
Rafael Boix, University of Valencia, Spain

Conclusions: the legacy of Roberto Camagni
Roberta Capello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

 Roberto Camagni


Roundtable II "Shrinking smartly and sustainably"
  Thursday, 31 August │ 16.45-18.30│Alicante & Live Streaming

Moderator: Paolo Veneri, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy


What do we know and do not know about shrinking? 
Ana Moreno Monroy, Head, Territorial Statistics and Analysis Unit, CFE, OECD

Typologies of shrinking regions 
Alessandra Faggian, Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy

Spatial planning frameworks for shrinkage  
Jiří Tintěra, Valga municipality, Tallinn University of Technology

Shrinking and multi-level governance 
Vlad Mykhnenko, University of Oxford

Concluding remarks


Description of the roundtable:

For many OECD regions population decline and ageing is already a reality. About one quarter of all functional urban areas and 3 out of 10 non-metropolitan regions in OECD countries shrank in the last two decades. Worldwide projections show that increased life expectancy coupled with lower fertility rates will result in population decline in most OECD and EU countries. Moreover, half of EU and OECD regions are expected to experience population shrinkage by 2050, and the proportion of the population aged 80 and above is projected to raise to nearly one in twelve people in G20 countries.

Depopulation and ageing mean that in many regions there is a mismatch between infrastructure, service provision and the built environment on the one hand, and the needs of the local population on the other. Population losses and ageing create over-supply and over-capacity as demand for housing and some public services – such as education – decreases, while demand for other public services, such as long-term and health care services and infrastructure adapted to the elderly, increases. Furthermore, demographic changes threaten efficient land-use and spatial development patterns as regions become sparsely and thinly populated, resulting in increased per capita costs for providing services and infrastructure to remaining residents.

This roundtable brings together academics, policy analysts and policy makers to discuss smart and sustainable policies on adaptation to population shrinkage in regions and countries experiencing sustained and strong population losses. The roundtable will be organised around three “imagined futures” their respective challenges, what policy makers can do to steer shrinking to be smart and sustainable, and what academics contribute to the process (Table 1).

Table 1: Challenges and policy issues around three imagined futures for OECD and EU regions

Roundtable III UNECE-REM "Housing affordability, energy efficiency and Health, Policy Challenges: The applicable regulations in cities and regions"
  Friday, 1 September │ 14.30-16.30│Alicante & Live Streaming

Moderator: Albert Saiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States


Doris Andoni, Head of Bureau of the Housing and Land Management Secretariat

Spanish Ministery of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda
Representative of Housing Secretariat (tbc)

Valencian Community Regional Authority 
Representative of Housing Department (tbc)

Paloma Taltavull, Chair of REM

Raúl Garcia-Rodriguez, REM member

Kat Grimsley, REM Vice-Chair

Description of the roundtable:

This session will cover the housing affordability problems in cities and the policies implemented to reduce their effects. The panel is led by the Real Estate Advisory Group - REM as an assessor group from the UN specializing in housing and real estate issues.
The panel will present the work of the United Nations on identifying the type of policy measures that would support the reduction of the impacts of affordability challenges. Additionally, there will be experts from the Spanish government and the Regional government, as well as three different REM members who will present international experiences and best practices of policies.  The academic perspective from the chair will drive the discussion on the cutting edge of knowledge regarding housing affordability issues.


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