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Venue: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Friday, 1 March

Registration and coffee

09:30

10:00

In front of Event Hall

Opening ceremony

Dr. Giorgi Sharvashidze, Rector of Tbilisi State University

Dr. Tamar Dolbaia, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences,

Tbilisi State University

Dr. Joseph Salukvadze, Forum director, Tbilisi State University

10:00

10:30

Event Hall

GEO/EN

Keynote address

Davit Abuladze, Head of Architects Union of Georgia

“Urban dimensions”

10:30

11:30

Event Hall

GEO/EN

Coffee break

11:30

12:00

In front of Event Hall

Session 1
Panel discussion: Retrospective of urban planning practices in Georgia since 1991

Head: Dr. Vladimer Vardosanidze, architect and urban planner

Moderator: Gogi Abashidze, architect
Dr. Giorgi Batiashvili, architect
Dr. Levan Beridze, architect
Dr. Merab Bolkvadze, architect and urban planner

Pavle Dzindzibadze, architect

Dr. Nino Gventsadze, Head of Spatial Planning Department, Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development of Georgia

Q&A session

12:00

13:30

Event Hall

GEO/EN

Lunch

13:30

14:30

In front of Event Hall

Session 2
Panel discussion: Current urban planning practices

Head: Dr. David Narmania, ex-Mayor of Tbilisi

Moderator: Nikoloz Simonishvili, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association

Keti Bochorishvili, Anaklia City JSC

Elena Darjania, Tbilisi State University

Dr. Mykola Kostrytsya, Zhytomyr City Council, Ukraine

Serghei Severin, Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of Moldova

Silvia Dragomir, Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of Moldova

Q&A session

14:30

16:00

Event Hall

GEO/EN

Coffee break

16:00

16:30

In front of Event Hall

Guided city walking tour (optional)

16:30

19:00

Meeting point:

TSU central entrance

Conference dinner (invite-only)

19:00

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Saturday, 2 March

Saturday, 2 March

PARALLEL SESSIONS: Saturday, 2 March

PARALLEL SESSION 3A

INTEGRATED APPROACHES: HOUSING AND SOCIAL RESTRUCTURING IN URBAN RENEWAL STRATEGIES

Head: Davit Sichinava Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Dr. Kostyantyn Mezentsev, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine and

Dr. Michael Gentile, University of Oslo, Norway

Crossing Regeneration Street: New-build Gentrification in Sotsgorod

Dr. Anar Valiyev, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan

Post-Soviet Urban Renewal and its Discontents: Gentrification by Demoli- tion in Baku

Dr. Oleg Pachenkov, Ekaterina Korableva, and Liubov Chernysheva, Centre for Applied Research at the European University at Saint Petersburg

Social life of urban planning terms: Gentrification, Densification and Ghettoisation in a Post-socialist City (case of Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Discussion

11:30-13:30

Room 317

PARALLEL SESSION 3B

CURRENT PRACTICES: QUALITY OF LIFE, HUMAN MOBILITY AND ACCESS TO SERVICES

Head: Tornike Kordzaia, Tbilisi Free University

Tatia Kartlelishvili, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Post-socialist urban transformation of mining cities (on example of Chiatura)

Sophia Todua, Georgian Technical University

Spatial planning and universal access to education

George Kankia, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Social Dimension Of Urban Mobility – Assessing Public Transport Acces- sibility And Social Exclusion For The Socially Vulnerable Defining The Methodology

Lilit Babayan, National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia
Cluster Structure of Territories’ Organization as an Instrument of Assess- ment, Efficient Use and Sustainable Development of Ra Land Resources

 

Discussion

11:30-13:30

Room 318

PARALLEL SESSION 4A

INTEGRATED APPROACHES: URBAN POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE

Head: Suzy Harris-Brandts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Eugene Slonimerov, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Caucasus University

From Tbilisi to Toronto and Back:

the Revanchist City

Elvira Gizatullina and Liubov Chernysheva, Centre for Applied Research at the European University at Saint Petersburg, Russia

Size matters: challenge of the scale and breakdowns of self-governance mechanisms in the high-rise residential complex (case of “North Valley”, St. Petersburg, Russia)

Suzy Harris-Brandts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and Davit Sichinava, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

The Politics of Urban Recovery in a Stalinist-Era Resort Town: Heritage, Tourism Development and Displaced Communities in Tskaltubo, Georgia

Discussion

11:30-13:30

Room 317

PARALLEL SESSION 4B

CURRENT PRACTICES: NATURE SENSITIVE URBAN DESIGN

Head: Elena Darjania, Tbilisi State University

Leyla Musayeva, Pillə , Baku, Azerbaijan
Regulation of urban public spaces and the participativeness of citizens in 15 Baku, Azerbaijan

Levan Alpaidze, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

The evaluation of ecosystem services of Tbilisi green infrastructure (the case study of urban public parks of Tbilisi, Georgia)

Gérard Ronzatti and Petar Lovric, SEINE DESIGN, Paris, France

Floating Infrastructure - Large Scale Public Spaces on Water

Dariusz Mikołajczyk and Janusz Komenda, National Institute for Spatial Policy and Housing, Kraków, Poland
Strategic environmental impact assessment and preparation of spatial development plans - Polish experience in the light of the entry into force of the new legal provisions in Georgia

Discussion

13:30-15:00

Room 318

10:00

11:00

Keynote address

Michael Gentile, University of Oslo, associate

editor for Eurasian Geography and Economics

“The City Self and urban “Europeanization” in EU Association Agreement countries: Palmanova or Palma di Montechiaro?”

Room 115

11:00

11:30

Coffee break

Ground floor

11:30

13:00

Session 3
Panel discussion: Integrated approaches to urban planning

Head: Dr. Mamuka Salukvadze, CEO City Institute Georgia

Co-head: George Lemonjava, ecologist

Shota Murgulia, economist, ex-Mayor of Kutaisi
Paata Sheshelidze, economist, co-founder and president of the New Economic School

Rustin Zarkar, editor at Ajam Media Collective, New York University,

Ucha Abashidze, specialist of military affairs

 

Q&A session

Room 115

13:00

14:00

Lunch

Ground floor

14:00

15:30

Session 4

Panel discussion: Teaching urban planning and design

Head: Dr. António Castel Branco, University of Lisbon

Co-head: Dr. Joseph Salukvadze, Tbilisi State University,

Dr. Levan Beridze, vice-head of Union of Architects of Georgia

Dr. Nick Shavishvili, Dean of International Design School, Georgian Technical University

Dr. Nino Chachava, Faculty of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design. Georgian Technical University

Shota Nizharadze, Dean of School of Technology, Caucasus University

Jesse Vogler, Head of Architecture Program, Free University of Tbilisi

Dr. Ia Kupatadze, Head of Architectural Program, Ilia Chavchavadze State University

Dr. Piotr Trzepacz, Editor-in-chief of Urban Development Issues journal at the National Institute for Spatial Policy and Housing, Poland 

 

Q&A session

Room 115

15:30

16:00

Closing remarks

Room 115

16:00

17:00

Wine reception

Ground floor