The entrance at the conference and workshops is free, with included coffee. Optional lunch catering is available with pre-paid booking. 
The conferences will be in English, without translation services. We thank you to fill the registration form to help us managing the assistance.


Transitions towards Nature Cities (International Conference)

Espai Barcelona (Ground floor)

10h00: Welcome by Frederic Ximeno, Comissioner of Ecology, Barcelona Council; Jérémie Fosse, President of eco-union.

10h30: Keynote: Green Trajectories and social equity in Cities, Isabelle Angelowski, Researcher, ICTA-UAB, 

11h00 – 11h30 Coffee Break

11h30 – 13h00 Plenary Session: Public health and Nature in Cities

Moderator: Carolyn Daher, ISGLOBAL

  •      Ulrika K. Stigsdotter, Professor, University of Copenhagen
  •      Wilma Zijlema, Researcher, ISGLOBAL 
  •      BRAL citizens action Brussels 
  •      M. Laurent BRAY, Director of Green Spaces, Environment and Biodiversity – City of Limoges, France

Technical session I : The Scandinavian Experience on Urban Biodiversity and climate change, moderated by University of Copenhagen.

The Scandinavian Experience on Urban Biodiversity and climate change, moderated by University of Copenhagen.

14h00-14h:15 The Scandinavian frame: climate and green urban spaces management.

14h15-15h00: Case Studies + Q/A

  • Anne Mette Dahl Jensen (CPH-Uni): Punctual climate adaptation solutions – an innovation project from Frederiksberg municipality supporting ecosystem services such as water recycling, recreation.
  • Susanne Ogstrup (CPH – Uni): The use of green roofs in Malmø, Sweden supporting ecosystem services such as dampens noise, binds dust, cleans the air, saves energy and money.

Technical session II: Building Water Resilience Systems for Naturalization

Building Water Resilience systems for naturalization in Mediterranean cities, moderated by Orchis Ingénierie

15h30 – 16h00: Introduction : Water management and territories

       The Global global frame of territorial water management: Blue and green corridors. (Simon Woodworth, Project Manager Biodiversity and Territories, Occitanie Region, France – Biodiversity Natural Areas Service, Direction of Ecological and Energetic Transition)

16h00 – 17h00: Case Studies + Q/A

  • William Fettig (Orchis Ingénierie): Local and integrated water management by plant engineering in urban planning. Example in Montpellier
  • Olivier Damas (Project Manager Agronomy, urban soils, plant innovation – Plante & Cité): How to manage a green space that respects the water resource ?ds
  • François Hamon (GreenCityZen): Smart watering and reduction of heat islands in the city.


Nature City eco-forum is an event organized by eco-union with the support of the EC, erasmus+ program and hosted by the Barcelona City Council.