Grand Paris Global Lab on Metropolitan Strategic Planning (MetroLab Paris)

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    Participating Metropolitan Areas

    DakarDar es Salaam
    NairobiNew York City (RPA)
    Panama CityParis
    Rio de JaneiroRiyadh

    The Global Lab on Metropolitan Strategic Planning (MetroLab) took place June 15-18, 2015 in Paris, France. The Paris Region MetroLab, hosted jointly with ADVANCITY, was supported by the French Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development & Energy and the local authorities in the Ile-de-France area on behalf of the Government of France, and the World Bank. The Paris Region MetroLab focused on climate change, which coincides with the dialog to be held in the upcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) occurring in December 2015.

    The MetroLab enabled the exchange of knowledge on strategic metropolitan planning and management. Since 2012, MetroLab has developed a dynamic community of practice which is providing peer input to the preparation and implementation of metropolitan and regional plans as well as the overall management of metropolitan cities. The program includes a large number of knowledge partners including global cities which serve as learning laboratories to further enrich the knowledge exchange.

    Please take a look at the interactive agenda below which includes links to the presentations.

    Additional Links
    Participant List and Bios          Photo Album          Lessons Shared & Actions Taken (coming soon)




    Monday June 15, 2015 Morning SessionsMonday June 15, 2015 Afternoon SessionsEvening

    08:20-08:30 MetroLab Overview and Structure, Victor Vergara, Lead Urban Specialist and MetroLab Moderator, World Bank


    08:30-09:00 Opening Remarks

    09:00-09:15 MetroLab City Introductions

    09:15-09:50 Keynotes

    09:50-09:55 Group Photo

    09:55-10:10 Coffee Break

    10:10-11:30 <Policy Session #1> Metropolitan Planning, Shared Prosperity, Poverty Reduction in the context of Climate Change adaptation (subtheme: Constraints and Uncertainties)

    Framework Presentation: Anne Odic, Head of Local authorities and Urban Development practice at the AFD

    10:15-11:30 Metropolitan Presentations

    Comment: Ellen Hamilton, Acting Urban Practice Manager for Global Programs, World BankQuestion and Answer

    11:30-12:15 Small Group Discussion

    12:15-12:30 Small Group Report

    14:00-18:00 <Service Delivery #1> Metropolitan Transport and Land Use in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation to Ensure Sustainable Communities (subtheme: Innovations)

    Framework Presentation: Mireille Ferri International Grand Paris Workshop CEO

    14:10-15:40 Metropolitan Presentations

    Question and Answer

    15:40-16:00 Coffee Break

    16:00-18:00 Metropolitan Presentations (cont.)

    Comment: Sameh Wahba, Urban Practice Manager for Africa, World Bank

    Question and Answer

    Small Group Discussion

    Explanation of Field Visits Selection by Florence Castel, CEO, ADVANCITY Paris Region

    18:30-20:00 Climate Change and Smart Cities (presentation of the Paris Region clusters involved in smart cities projects).

    20:30 Dinner in presence of Axelle Lemaire, French Deputy Minister for Digital Affairs, and Jean-Paul Huchon, Ile-‐de-‐France Council President (expected), hosted by ADVANCITY at the French National Federation of Public Works (near the Champs Elysées, Metro Line 1: George V Station). 

    23:00 Bus departure to 3, rue de Berri to the Hyatt.

    Tuesday June 16, 2015 Morning SessionsTuesday June 16, 2015 Afternoon SessionsEvening

    09:00-09:10 Welcoming Remarks

    09:10-11:30 <Urban Systems #1> Metropolitan Planning, Shared Prosperity, and Poverty Reduction in the context of Climate Change Mitigation (subtheme: the role of communities)

    Framework Presentation: Victor Vergara, Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank

    09:20-10:15 Metropolitan Presentations

    Question and Answer

    10:15-10:40 Coffee Break10:40-11:30 Metropolitan Presentations (cont.)

    Comment: Barjor Mehta, Global Lead on Urban Governance and Finance, World Bank

    Question and Answer

    11:40-12:15  Small Group Discussion

    12:15-12:30  Small Group Report

    14:00-15:10 <Urban Systems #2> Inter-Jurisdictional Coordination

    Framework Presentation: Valérie Mancret-Taylor, CEO of The Paris Region Urban planning Agency

    14:10-15:10 Metropolitan Presentations

    Comment: Thalyta Yowono, Urban Economist, Jakarta Indonesia World Bank

    Question and Answer

    15:10-15:30 Coffee Break

    15:30-17:15 <Policy Session #3>

    Framework Presentation French Expert: Nathalie Martin-Sorvillo, CEO at the Think Tank “Fabrique de la Cité”

    15:40-17:15 Metropolitan Presentations (Urban Think-Tanks and Universities)

    Comment: Vasudha Sarda, Urban Specialist, New Dehli, India. World Bank

    Question and Answer Small Group Discussion

    20:00-23:00 Dinner cocktail on a “Bateau Mouche” near the Eiffel Tower offered by ADVANCITY (Port Suffren, RER C, Champs de Mars Station or metro Line 6, Bir Hakeim Station). Bus departure at 22:45, 3, rue de Berri to the Hyatt.
    Wednesday June 17, 2015 Site Visit 1Wednesday June 17, 2015 Site Visit 2Joint Site Visit

    Marne-la-Vallée: Management Tools for Cities

    Themes: Cities performance monitoring, City Management tools; Rain analysis, Energy efficient buildings.Presentation: Françoise Preteux, Director of the Research Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and Hélène Jacquot-Guimbal, CEO, IFSTTAR

    1.“Sense-‐city”: miniature city” that creates a realistic environment for testing micro and nano sensors for instrumenting and managing cities (Facility inaugurated in April 2015).

    2. Presentation of RAINGAIN project - visit and first results of rain analysis and forecast.

    3. Visit the innovative and sustainable building Coriolis.

    4. Mopeasy: car sharing, car pooling solutions.

    The Role of the Seine River in the Metropolis

    Themes: Sustainable logistics, construction materials, energy efficiency.

    Presentation: Marion Alfaro, Paris-‐Seine Agency Director, HAROPA ports Paris Seine Normandie

    1. Several sites along the Seine River (barge): smart urban logistics, mass distribution of goods, and construction materials transport.

    15:00  Vitry

    Theme: Transportation & Urban Planning “The Very First Exhibition on the Future Grand Paris Express Metro” (“MAC VAL Museum at Vitry”).

    Thursday June 18, 2015 Morning SessionsThursday June 18, 2015 Afternoon SessionsEvening

    08:30-08:40 Welcoming Remarks

    08:40-09:15 Stocktaking from Field Visits

    09:15-11:30 <Service Delivery #2> Innovation in Metropolitan Service: Provision Water, Flood Management, Air quality Management, and Solid Waste Management: Ensuring Efficiency, Equity and Sustainability.

    Framework Presentation: Frédéric Bourquin, Director of COSYS at IFSTTAR

    09:25-10:30 Metropolitan Presentations

    Question and Answer

    10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

    10:45-11:30 Metropolitan Presentations (cont.)

    Comment: Paul Kriss Global Lead on Urban Services, World Bank

    Question and Answer

    11:30-12:10 Small Group Discussion

    12:10-12:30 Small Group Report

    13:30-14:30 Paris MetroLab: Conclusions and Next Steps

    Metropolitan Planning, Shared Prosperity, and Poverty reduction in the context of:

    14:30-15:30 Paris MetroLab Retrospective - Lessons, Results, and Road to Rio


    15:30-16:15 Closing Remarks and Farewell
    • Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank
    • Paris Region (Claire Monod, Paris Region Regional Councilor) & ADVANCITY (Jean‐Louis Marchand)

    16:15-18:00 Celebratory Toast and Culinary Tour of MetroLab Cities offered by the World Bank.