Final event in Ghent - How to use sustainable concrete in an urban environment: opportunities and challenges

Campus Aula, Voldersstraat 9, 9000 Gent

16 June 2023 - 16 June 2023

We’re excited to invite you to our final event for the Interreg-project URBCON, taking place on 16th June 2023 at Campus Aula.

Join us for a day of insightful presentations, lively discussions, and networking opportunities focused on sustainable concrete. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and practical implementation, our speakers will share their insights and expertise with you.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from our partners in the project and connect with peers who share your passion for sustainable urban development.

Register here.

Check out the preliminary schedule below:

9.15 am

Doors open

9.30 am   

Welcome by Ellen Roels (City of Ghent)

9.40 am

Speech by Sarine Barcoumian (Interreg North-West Europe)

9.50 am

More about the URBCON-project by Stijn Matthys (Ghent University)

10.00 am     

The technical results from the labs (T1/T2) by Laura Stefanini (University of Sheffield), Guang Ye (University of Delft), and Syamak Tavasoli (University of Kaiserslautern)

10.20 am

The pilot project of the pedestrian bridge in the City of Rotterdam (I1) by Kees Blom (City of Rotterdam)

10.40 am

The City of Rotterdam by Albert Allaart (City of Rotterdam)

10.50 am 


11.10 am

Speech by Hafsa El-Bazioui (Deputy Mayor of the City of Ghent)

11.15 am

The fire staircase in the City of Ghent (I2) by Wouter Antheunis and Jean-Philippe Bertin (City of Ghent)

11.45 am

 Speech by Veerle Van Daele (Province of East Flanders)

12.00 am

The foundation in a circular office building in Kamp C (I3) by Wouter Crijns (ResourceFull)

12.15 am


1.15 pm

Welcome (Part 2) by Wouter Antheunis (City of Ghent)

1.30 pm

Lecture on the future of circular building materials by Jeroen Vrijders (Buildwise)

2.30 pm

Musical intermezzo by William Schutte (City of Rotterdam)

2.40 pm

More info about the e-handbook by Stijn Matthys (Ghent University)

2.45 pm

Panel discussion moderated by Wouter Antheunis, with Stijn Matthys (Ghent University), Kees Blom (City of Rotterdam), Wouter Crijns (ResourceFull), and Jeroen Vrijders (Buildwise)

3.45 pm

Closing speech by Sofie Bracke (Deputy Mayor of the City of Ghent)

4.00 pm

Signing the 'Circular Building Agreement'

4.10 pm

Info market and reception

5.00 pm


See you there!

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