CONFERENCE, EU GREEN WEEK 2018
Tuesday 22 May, 14:30 > 16:00
Opening session - Setting the Scene: Challenges and Opportunities in the Urban Environment
The Brussels Green Week conference kicks off with the big questions front and centre. All around the globe, cities are in constant expansion, and as populations rise, changing consumption patterns increase the pressure on the world’s natural resources. But cities are also the laboratories of our future – the places where big environmental battles are waiting to be won. Green Week 2018 will ask, how can we help steer cities away from the pitfalls, and towards sustainability? What can Europe do to help mainstream their successes, improve their governance, and help them plan for the longer term?
Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission
Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, European Commission
Vincent Callebaut, Lead Architect, Vincent Callebaut Architectures, Paris
Fernando Medina, Mayor of Lisbon
Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor of Oslo, Norway
ABOUT VINCENT CALLEBAUT :
Awarded in the top 50 of the Green Planet Architects, Vincent Callebaut Architectures is referenced as the best eco-prospective and visionary architectural firm by the Time Magazine Imagining fantastical projects that address the worlds environmental and social ills.
Paris-based lead archibiotect Vincent Callebaut designs and builds with the future in mind. Biomimetic and plus-energy buildings that produce their own power, vertical forests, pollution-removing towers and boats, floating cities and oceanscrapers, vertical food farms. Discover on his website projects that meet the major urban and ecological challenges of the 21st century.
Constantly challenging conventional ideas and pushing architectural boundaries, multiple award-winning archibiotect, Vincent Callebaut has single-handedly spearheaded green and sustainable design, taking it to the next level.
Known for his ecovisions that surpasses the human imagination and designs that champions sustainability, his cutting-edge ideas give hope for a better future.
With over 50 projects to his name, including several currently under construction all over the world, biomimicry specialist Vincent Callebaut is definitly an active proponent of people-oriented and environmentally-friendly architecture that ushers in new eco-lifestyles and new circular economy.