This conference is part of the initiative of Human Cities 2014-2018 program. Organized by the Cité du design, this conference was about the workshop and the idea of Crossroads 2015, part of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2015 program. It took place on 17 March 2015 from 5 PM until 8 PM at Cité du design , and gathered the international workshops “Human Cities” and “All Champions-People Olympics”, and their relative participants from international networks : Human Cities, UNESCO Creative Cities Network, Living Labs, People Olympics.
Keynote speaker Charles Landry, researcher, inventor of the “Creative Cities” concept was invited to give his expert point of you on these initiatives using design to make a more active and human creative cities. European Commission expert Marc-Hector Vanderhaegen introduced the Creative Europe Program, framework of Human Cities 2014-2018 project.
The program hour by hour
Welcome by Gael Perdriau, President of Saint-Etienne Metropolis, Mayor of Saint-Etienne, President of Cité du design EPCC.
05.00 PM Official opening for Spring 2015 People Olympics and Human Cities_Challenging the city scale.
05.30 – 06.00 PM Keynote Speech – ‘Designing the human city creatively’ / Charles Landry, President of Comedia Agency, creator of the “Creative cities” concept
Official launch of the European Project Human Cities _ Challenging the City scale
06.00 – 06.15 PM Presentation of the European Program “Creative Europe 2020” by Marc-Hector Vanderhaegen from European Commission
06.15 – 06.30 PM Project presentation by Josyane Franc, Head of International Affairs, Cité du design
06.30 – 06.45 PM Workshop results: “Crossroads 2015. Human Cities _Challenging the city scale”
Official Launch of the People Olympics Spring 2015
06.45 – 07.00 PM Presentation of the International initiative People Olympics by Roberto Santoro, ESOcE.net, People Olympics international committee
07.00 – 07.15 PM Presentation Tous Champions by Isabelle Verilhac , Head of Innovation and companies department Cite du design
07.15 – 07.30 PM Workshop results: “Tous Champions #3/ People Olympics”
07.30 PM Closing and cocktail