Event 1

Landscaping Cities and management of urban natural areas

2017, March 27 – 31 | Montpellier, France

This first event has been organized by Orchis Ingénierie in Montpellier, France, from the 27th to the 31st of March 2017.

This was the launching program of the Progress Project. It focused mainly on green spaces management and implementation techniques, but also on specific points about alternative landscaping and functionnalities such as green and blue belts, green roofs, local water management and vegetation engineering…

Monday, 27 | Opening

This first day consisted in the presentation of the project and the partners

See all presentations below (pdf)

> Project General Presentation

> PROGRESS Presentation Orchis & GLE

> Eco-Union Presentation

> Goodplanet Presentation

> University of Copenhagen Presentation

Tuesday, 28 | Managing green urban spaces

A multidisciplinary, transversal and multi-actor approach to urban landscaping

13h00 – 14h00 | Welcome

09h30 – 12h00 | Conferences

  • Role and benefits of urban green spaces (Fabienne Gorce, présidente de l’Unep Occitanie, et Christophe Verducci, vice-président de l’Unep Occitanie
    UNEP –  LES ENTREPRISES DU PAYSAGE)
  • Managing green and natural spaces in cities (P. Lafforgue, HORTIS)

12h00 – 13h30 | Lunch

13h30 – 17h00 | Conferences – debates

Wenesday, 29 | The challenges of urban development (1/2)

Crossed approaches on the main typologies of landscaping and their functionalities

09h00 – 09h30 | Welcome

09h30 – 12h00 | Participatory workshops

  1. Plant Engineering : Water Management and Urban Planning in the Mediterranean Area (W. Fettig, Orchis Ingénierie)
  2. The Blue and Green Belts (J. Amsallem, IRSTEA)
  3. Green roofs (M. Lacaille, Adivet)

12h00 – 12h30 | Restitutions

12h30 – 14h00 | Lunch

14h00 – 17h00 | Case studies

Thursday, 30 | The challenges of urban development (2/2)

Crossed approaches on the main typologies of landscaping and their functionalities 09h00 – 09h30 | Welcome 09h30 – 12h00 | Participatory workshops

  1. City and ecological innovation (A.Neagu, Datcha)
  2. Natural spaces in the city: biodiversity and urban wasteland (T. Suisse, Ecologistes de l’Euzière)
  3. Urban Oasis and fresh Islets (S. Girault, Oasis Citadines)

12h00 – 12h30 | Restitutions

12h30 – 14h00 | Lunch

14h00 – 17h00 | Case studies

Friday, 31 | Closing day

The professional integration environment: its actors, its financial resources, its accompanying structures, the legal framework and the political context.

09h00 – 09h30 | Welcome

09h30 – 12h00 | Conferences (Yves Bailleux Moreau, president of la fédération des entreprises d’insertion occitanie)

1 – Framework and specificities of the IAE

  • The founding principles and evolution of the framework (legal framework, statutes, financing …)
  • The social project of the IAE structure and its values
  • The stages of the insertion process: references and practices

2 – Exchanges of practices in the green spaces sector

  • Presentation of SIAE projects in the green spaces sector
  • Exchanges with participants (practices, expectations)

12h00 – 13h00 | Review of the Event (Orchis and Partners)

13h00 – 14h00 | Closing Cocktail

Local partners and supports

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