Future Cities: Technology, Society and Agencies of Change



11th Dialogue on Science,
September 12 to 14, 2012

08:00

Teaser

Prof. Gerhard Schmitt

08:30

Interviews with participants

Participants of the conference

09:00

Registration of Participants

10:15

Opening of the Conference

Klaus Hug

President of the Foundation

11:00

Chair: Klaus Hug

Will the whole world become a city?

Dieter Laepple

HafenCity University Hamburg

11:45

Chair: Klaus Hug

Science and Technology Foresight on Green Innovation and Future Smart Community Japan

Tomoaki Wada

Technische Universität Tokio

12:45

Lunch

14:00

Chair: Lai Choo Malone-Lee

From in Vitro to in Vivo and vice versa

Marc Angélil

ETH Zurich

14:45

Chair: Lai Choo Malone-Lee

AMHARA Model Town

Franz Oswald

ETH Zurich   

16:00

Chair: Lai Choo Malone-Lee

Urban spectacles, rural spectres

Jane M. Jacobs

University of Edinburgh

16:30

Break

16:45

Chair: Lai Choo Malone-Lee

Digital technologies and contemporary Urbanisation: Between Utopia and Reality

Antoine Picon

Harvard University

18:30

Dinner

22:00

Nightcap

06:30

Morning Activity «In the Spirit of the Location»

08:30

Chair: Marc Angélil

Planetary Urbanisation and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

Christian Schmid

ETH Zurich

09:15

Chair: Marc Angélil

Technologies for ZeroEmission Buildings

Hansjürg Leibundgut

ETH Zurich

10:00

Break

10:30

Chair: Marc Angélil

Urbanity and the Abundance of Clean Energies

Ludger Hovestadt

ETH Zurich

11:15

Chair: Marc Angélil

Plenary Discussion with a group of Young Scientist

Professor Christan Schmid, Professor Hansjürg Leibundgut and Professor Ludger Hovestadt

12:15

Lunch

14:00

Chair: Philippe Block

Presentation

Young scientists

17:15

Evening Event on the Titlis

06:30

Morning Activity «In the Spirit of the Location»

08:30

Chair: Christian Schmid

Choosing Density, Adapting Density

Lai Choo Malone-Lee

Staatliche Universität Singapur

09:15

Chair: Christian Schmid

The Politics and Culture of Networked Urban Spaces

Stephen Cairns

University of Edinburgh

10:30

Chair: Christian Schmid

The City as a Proto – Typology

Dirk Hebel

ETH Zurich 

11:15

Chair: Gerhard Schmitt

Round table

The participants

12:30

Closing remarks and Outlook

Klaus Hug

President of the Foundation

12:45

Farewell-Lunch

Partner

Following a long period of fruitful cooperation, a close partnership was agreed on in June 2007. The Collegium Helveticum is an institution jointly borne by the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (‘ETH’), Zurich.

The ETH Board is responsible for the strategic leadership of the ETH domain and assumes the supervision of its institutions. Its close relationship with the ETH Council has contributed to the successful continuation of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2000.

The Foundation promotes research into the connecting human fundamentals of science. Academia Engelberg Foundation and the Foundation for Basic Research in Human Sciences have entered into a cooperation agreement for the period 2011 to 2015.

Helvetia is a quality-oriented comprehensive insurance company with over 150 years of experience. Academia Engelberg Foundation is convinced it will be able to use important synergies from the partnership starting in 2015.

With Singularity 2030 has been a partnership since 2016. The aim is to create synergies in the knowledge transfer of scientific research on singularity (artificial intelligence / biological intelligence) to the general public and entrepreneurial circles.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of the world’s leading international philanthropic organizations. It has been supporting Academia Engelberg Foundation’s activities since 2013 and thus significantly contributes to the continued existence of the summer school.

A partnership with the University of Lucerne has existed since summer 2013. Since 2016 we have also a parthership with the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Lucerne. Through these partnerships, synergies are used and joint projects are tested and realized. The University of Lucerne currently consists of three faculties: the faculties for Theology, Culture and Social Sciences, and Law.

In 2014, Academia Engelberg Foundation formed a partnership with the University of Lund in Sweden. The University was founded in 1666 but general studies, predecessor of today’s University, already existed in 1425.

The focus of the Foundation is the promotion of organizations in the areas of culture and arts, architecture, design, music, sports, education, and science. It has been a partner of Academia Engelberg Foundation since 2014.