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FIRST LEARNING ACTIVITY (LA) IN BERLIN

From: 12.02.2018 To: 16.02.2018 Share

FIRST LEARNING ACTIVITY (LA) IN BERLIN
12TH to 16th of February, 2018

Yannis Salavopoulos, MBA, BCI, Managing Director, Global Sustain GmbH as Presenter at the Panel of Day 1. INITIAL AGENDA is attached.

LOCATION: Berlin, Steinbeis University Berlin, Guertelstr. 29a/30, www.steinbeis-icrm.eu/  
Steinbeis University Berlin
Institute Corporate Responsibility Management
Gürtelstr. 29 A/30
D-10247 Berlin

The Institute is located within the Steinbeis University building, 5th floor, at the end of the corridor, left side. After entering the building, if you take the second elevator at the end of the corridor, you will find the Institute right across you on the 5th floor.
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During five days of the Learning activity in Berlin, through lectures, sightseeing, webinar and interactive workshops, project partners will share the knowledge regarding the:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. 

For the LA in Berlin all partners should have basic understanding and a few best practices (does not have to be from their countries) of SDG11.

UN agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) prioritizes concerns and action towards sustainability in an increasingly urbanized world that needs to put focus on social inclusion. Transforming diverse urban spaces to Sustainable Cities represent a mandatory field towards general sustainability goals. The City represents a medium where global sustainability goals find their local implementation and realization. Project partners intend to sum, evaluate and bridge different practice of sustainability achievements in national city cases, building a perspective towards unifying and connected global action.

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Working on the structure and content of the SDG handbook and Webinar. 
In order to achieve greater connection and education of target groups and different stakeholders, project consortium will, along the series of webinars, create 'Social SDGs Handbook' in .pdf format that will summarize the webinar and give a short introduction to every webinar in a written form. 
Considering the fact that there are nine SDGs, the Handbook will have nine chapters, with the introductory one. Since the issue of social SDGs is of a great scope and very complex the Handbook will function as an overview of each social SDG, as well as it will give the guidelines on using the webinars. Same as each webinar, the Handbook will present the accumulated knowledge of the exchange of good practice when it comes to each social SDGs.  
As the webinars, the Handbook will be written in English and free of use (pdf format). 

Four topics will be discussed in their innovative potential, reflecting proclaimed SDG Sustainable City Goals 11: 
1. Safe, affordable housing with access to basic services (sustainable communal services, public transport, public spaces, road safety) (target 11.1)
Project partners will present examples of socially responsible urbanism oriented towards fulfilling social needs for affording housing to socially marginalized groups and quality public services to foster development and prevent urban decay. Further innovative potentials will be explored and defined in order to present possible pathways for further development. The goal is providing the right to the city for all citizens through social inclusion and socially responsible urbanism.   

2. Reduction of urban environmental impact (green spaces, air quality, waste management, renewable energy, smart buildings, sustainable urbanism) (target 11.6.)
Project partners will present successful sustainability practices and solutions in reduction of environmental impact of cities. Innovation is needed in this field from large scale projects to small city initiatives, so the exchange of experience plays an important role to providing knowledge needed for worldwide implementation. This topic is crucial for SDG goals so project partners intend to communicate on existing policy and actions and to propose a variety of solutions and innovative local practices applicable globally.  

3. Holistic Risk Disaster Management (adaption to climate change, resilience to natural and social disasters) (target 11.B)
Sustainable city is a resilient city managed carefully and prepared for environmental challenges. Project partners will elaborate on a diversity of environmental risks and possible intervention towards preventing, protecting and safeguarding cities in risk. Examples of good practice and innovative solutions will be evaluated and explored for further improvement and applicability.

4. Technical and financial support to least developed countries (urbanisation in least developed countries, global support) (target 11.C)
The role of global community is to care for all social spaces and to improve those lacking in modernization. Channels of support should be provided for economic development, reduction of extreme poverty and regional integration, sustainable rural areas and empowerment of local citizens. Project partners will discuss potential roles of global community and effective policies and action towards deprivileged urban areas.

Additional to the group discussions and working on the topics, following guest speakers will share their knowledge and experiences, and give impulses for wider discussions and reflection: 

Confirmed speakers: 
Prof. Dr. Wayne Visser
Thomas Stellmach
Yannis Salavopoulos
Nadine Kuhla von Bergmann & Gian Marco Morigi
Dr. Kosta Mathéy
Abhay Adhikari, PhD
Aristide Athanassiadis (Metabolism of Cities)
Dr. Alexander Jachnow
Azra Sulejmanpasic (Freewa)
Jaka Ćosić, (GIS Cloud) 

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