Urban-Rural Synergies: the best out of two worlds?

Urban-Rural Synergies: the best out of two worlds?
In the light of current challenges, such as the energy transition and the circular economy, the need for urban and rural areas to join forces on an equal base is increasingly important. However, in order to develop successful transition strategies and policies it is important to understand and recognize the differences between cities and the countryside, as well as the opportunities for synergies.

Organised by Urban Economics

Fri 14 September 2018 09:30

Venue Hotel de Wereld Wageningen
At this seminar, several national and international scholars will give their view on urban-rural difference and the opportunities for synergies in order to reach a sustainable future.
09:30 - 10:00 Welcome coffee
10:00 - 12:00 PLACES AND REGIONS
Smart Places
- Otto Raspe, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
- Andre Torre, French National Institute for Agricultural Research
Smart Regions
- Maureen Lankhuizen, VU University
- Liesbeth de Schutter, Vienna University
Urban Agriculture
- Esther Veen, Wageningen University
- t.b.c., Wageningen University
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:15 PEOPLE
Growth and decline
- Rachel Franklin, University of Newcastl
- Hilde Bras, Wageningen University
Entrepreneurial spirits
- Sierdjan Koster, University of Groningen
14:15 - 14:30 Coffee
14:30 - 15:45 CHOICES
- To drive or not? Erik Verhoef, VU University
- To cooperate or not? Aleid Brouwer, NHL Hogeschool
- Unexpected side-effects of interventions: Michel Handgraaf, Wageningen University
15:45 - 16:00 Wrapping-up Eveline van Leeuwen, Wageningen University
16:00 - 17:00 Drinks and bites