Rio MetroLab on Metropolitan Strategic Planning

    Rio MetroLab on Metropolitan Strategic Planning

    November 16-19, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


     

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    In partnership with the State of Rio de Janeiro, the World Bank is pleased to invite you to participate in the Rio Metropolitan Strategic Planning Lab (MetroLab), which will take place on November 16-19, 2015 in the Windsor Atlantica Hotel (Avenida Atlantica, 1020 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro).  Please find attached the jointly signed welcome letter from the Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the World Bank.

     

    The Rio MetroLab will address four principal Metropolitan Themes: shared prosperity and poverty reduction through metropolitan planning; (ii) metropolitan public private partnership - opportunities and challenges; (iii) planning systems and technology to improve service delivery, monitoring, and resilience; and (iv) demand side planning and service delivery (e.g. solid waste management, transport, and putting citizens as protagonists in metropolitan planning and governance).

     

    In this context, MetroLab will include a series of site visits to reinforce the themes, including visits to Metropolitan Rio from the Bay, Olympic City Infrastructure, Rio Operations Center, and Solid Waste Management facilities – among others. As with previous labs, we will ensure each metropolitan city/region has an opportunity to make at least one presentation. The Lab also includes group work to ensure rich exchange among participants.

     

     

     

    Participating Metropolitan Areas
    Belo HorizonteColombo
    GuadalajaraKarachi
    KigaliKisumu
    MumbaiNairobi
    New York City/RPAParis/Advancity
    Rio de JaneiroSao Paulo

     

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

     

    Additional Links

    Detailed Site Visit Descriptions          Bios          Agenda       

    Participant List          Photo Album

     

    Monday November 16, 2015 Morning SessionsMonday November 16, 2016 Afternoon and Evening

    08:30-09:00 Final Registration


    09:00-10:15 Opening Remarks - Mr. Martin Raiser, Brazil Country Director (World Bank), Mr. Roberto Senderowitsch, Manager of Country Clients, Learning, Leadership and Innovation (World Bank), Mr. Vicente Loureiro, Executive Director (Metropolitan Chamber), and Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão (State of Rio de Janeiro).

     

    10:15-10:45 Coffee Break/Group Photo


    10:45-12:00 Metropolitan Action Planning as driver of shared prosperity and poverty reduction


    Question and Answer


    12:00-12:30 Small Group Discussion

    • What are the principal challenges to reach consensus to start preparation of a Metropolitan Strategic Plan and how can these challenges be overcome?
    • What are the principal challenges to execute preparation and finalize  metropolitan strategic plans and  how can these challenges be overcome?
    • What are the principal challenges to institutionalize and  implement a Metropolitan Strategic Plan and how can they be overcome?


    12:30-12:45 Small Group Report

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    14:00-18:00 <Group Site Visit>

    1. Visit to the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) operation center, followed by riding in a BRT bus toward the Olympic City.

     

    2. Olympic City infrastructure tour including Athletes Village.

     

    Themes: public transportation and infrastructure / future use / land use / urban adequation


    18:00 Cocktail at Olympic City

    Tuesday November 17, 2015 Morning SessionsTuesday June 16, 2015 Afternoon and Evening

    09:00-09:15 Welcoming remarks and stocktaking of site visit

     

    09:15-09:45 Framework Presentation - Mr. Cledan Mandri-Perrott (World Bank) - Metropolitan Private Public Partnership - Opportunities and Challenges

     

    Question and Answer


    10:00-10:20 Coffee Break


    10:20-11:50 Metropolitan PPP - Challenges and Solutions

     

    Question and Answer


    11:50-12:20 Small Group Discussion

    • What are the key challenges and solutions to mobilize private financing for public infrastructure and services at the city level and on broader scale at the metropolitan scale across jurisdictional boundaries?
    • How can regulations and incentives be applied to private capital – within and outside PPP frameworks – to support efficient and equitable  long term development of Metropolitan regions.


    12:20-12:30 Small Group Report

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    14:00-17:30 <Group Site Visit>

    Metropolitan Rio from the Bay - Common challenges bringing metropolitan area together.

     

    Themes: metropolitan impact / urban transformations / land use / business – industry / solid waste problems and solutions / sewage problems and solutions / transportation / shipyard and recreation use

     

    17:30-18:30 Framework Presentation - Mr. Pedro Junqueira, Coordinator (City of Rio de Janeiro - COR) - Rio Metropolitan Issues from the Ground - A Study Visit to Arco and Metropolitan Infrastructure

     

    Framework Presentation - The Operations Centre of the City of Rio de Janeiro (COR), at the Guanabara Palace

     

    Themes: operations center of Rio de Janeiro City covering the entire city and part of the neighborhood in the metropolitan area / security / mobility / emergencies / public services in general / Subtheme: Rio Resilient

     

    18:30 Reception by the Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro at the Guanabara Palace

    Wednesday November 18, 2015 Morning SessionsWednesday November 18, 2015 Afternoon and Evening

    09:00-09:15 Welcoming remarks and stocktaking of site visit

     

    09:10-09:45 Framework Presentation - Ms. Mansha Chen, Mr. Jon Kerr Kaw, Ms. Yoonhee Kim, and Mr. Victor Vergara, (World Bank) - Metropolitan Planning Systems

     

    Question and Answer

     

    10:00-10:20 Coffee Break

     

    10:20-11:50 Experience and Practices

     

    Question and Answer

     

    11:50-12:20 Small Group Discussion

    • What are the key challenges and constraints to develop, institutionalize and implement evidence based planning systems at the metropolitan scale?
    • What should be the role of private sector, NGO, Civic, academic and government in the planning systems? Who should develop, own and have access to data? 3. How is technology -- such as cell phones -- changing the nature of metropolitan planning and management - are we embracing or resisting change?

     

    12:20-12:30 Small Group Report

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    13:30-18:00 <Group Site Visit>

    1. Tour by train around metropolitan area, looking from the train system perspective.

     

    2. Tour by bus around metropolitan area, including the metropolitan arc, view of Seropedica Sanitary Landfill, and the city of Duque de Caxias.

    Thursday November 19, 2015 Morning SessionsThursday June 18, 2015 Afternoon Sessions

    09:00-09:15 Welcoming remarks and stocktaking of site visit


    09:15-9:45 Framework Presentation - Ms. Sarah Keener (World Bank) - Demand Side Planning: Citizens as Protagonists in Metropolitan Planning and Governance

     

    Question and Answer

     

    10:00-10:20 Coffee Break

     

    10:20-11:50 Experience and Practices

    Break

     

    Question and Answer

     

    11:50-12:20 Small Group Discussion

    • What should be the focus/ intensity of citizen engagement  and accountability  mechanisms at the Metropolitan scale in planning and Service Delivery?
    • How should these mechanism fit into neighborhood, district and city participatory approaches?
    • What approaches are efficient and equitable in citizen engagement to ensure planning reflects the priorities of all present and future inhabitants?

     

    12:20-12:30 Small Group Report

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    14:00-15:30 Panel discussions on takeaways from small groups (Metropolitan Planning, PPP’s, Metropolitan planning systems and technology, and demand side planning

    - Next steps for each city and region


    15:30 -15:45 Invitation to Kigali MetroLab


    15:45-16:00 Wrap-up and closing remarks


    16:00 Hotel Cocktail (Fifth Floor)