The Congress Team 2015 under the leadership of General Rapporteur Judith Ryser, CityScope Europe, London, comprises 12 international and 12 local co-rapporteurs for the 12 workshop cities.
General Rapporteur Judith Ryser
Educated as an architect and urbanist with an MSc in social sciences, Judith Ryser is dedicating her cosmopolitan professional life to the built environment, its sustainability and its contribution to the knowledge society. Her professional experience encompasses academic research and teaching, public sector posts, private practice, community groups, writing, editing and journalism in London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Geneva (United Nations) and Madrid, with focus on cities and development strategies in Europe and beyond. Her writing and editing includes books, reports for international organisations and articles on urban issues for magazines and her blog www.urbanthinker.com. She speaks at international professional conferences, carries out consultancies and is a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundacion Metropoli.
Made a life member of ISOCARP, she was Vice-President, led an Urban Advisory Planning Team, served on the editorial board and award juries, wrote and edited many books and articles. She is joint editor of the International Manual of Planning Practice, author of Isocarp’s 50th anniversary publication and General Rapporteur for the 2015 Isocarp congress. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists, the Urban Design Group and its editorial board.
The Congress takes off in the 12 participating cities with two days of interactive workshops on different themes.
Co-rapporteurs of workshop cities (cities in alphabetical order):
|international co-rapporteurs||local co-rapporteurs|
|Amsterdam||Ana Peric, Switzerland||Ekim Tan|
|Antwerp||Lineu Castello, Brasil||Annette Kuhk|
|Brussels||Natasa Pichler-Milanovic, Slovenia||Dirk Van de Putte|
|Delft-The Hague||Eranda Janku, Albania||Frank van der Hoeven|
|Deventer||Madina Junussova, Kazakhstan||Peter van de Laak|
|Dortmund||Alex Camprubi, Spain||Jan Polivka|
|Eindhoven||Dara Gulubovic Matic, Serbia/Germany||Irena Itova|
|Groningen||Mbutu Mwaura, Kenya||Katharina Gugerell|
|Maastricht||Hongyang Wang, China||Martijn van Bussel|
|Rotterdam||Peter Robinson, South Africa||Martin Aarts|
|Schiphol||Martina Juvara, UK||Maurits Schaafsma|
|Wageningen||Olusola Olufemi, Canada||Helena Heyning|
- Amsterdam: How to build the city in a cooperative way?
- Antwerp: How to rework the productive city?
- Brussels: How to match local expectations with strong international challenges?
- Delft-The Hague: How to create a sustainable knowledge region?
- Deventer: How to implement a (national) legal framework through local integrated planning?
- Dortmund: Ruhr Region, Germany: How to leverage economic growth from spatial projects?
- Eindhoven: How to react when traditional industries move away?
- Groningen: How to sustain energy resources?
- Maastricht: How to overcome national borders?
- Rotterdam: How to develop unprecedented port-city synergy?
- Schiphol -Amsterdam: How to connect in a globalized world?
- Wageningen: How to feed the world’s metropolises?