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Program announced for 58th IMCL in Paris

Updated: Mar 17

Three information-filled days of plenaries and breakouts, plus receptions, dinners, tours, a final party, and more!


Above: The Theatre de L'Allegria, where we will hold plenary events.

Above: The very helpful staff of our beautiful venue, the Maison des Arts in Le Plessis-Robinson, France


We're excited to announce the information-packed three day schedule for the 58th International Making Cities Livable conference, plus optional tours and other events the day before and the day after.


The specific tour itinerary will be announced very soon. Meanwhile, attendees are encouraged to save a spot in their schedule to attend one or both days.


There will also be an informal reception the night before the first plenary. A more formal reception with local dignitaries will occur on the first evening of the event. The second evening will include a dinner (tickets will be required, and will be on sale soon). The third evening will feature the final party, free for all attendees. The program is here:


PROGRAM:

May 17 1:00 PM Registration Opens

Optional Tours (details to be announced soon)

7:00 PM Welcome Reception (informal)

May 18 8:00 AM Registration, Coffee and Refreshments

9:00 AM OPENING PLENARY

"Achieving the 15-minute City - and Suburb"

Welcome, Keynote (Carlos Moreno)

10:15 AM Networking Coffee 1

10:45 AM PLENARY TWO

"Lessons from COVID: Cities and Public Spaces"

12:00 PM Networking Coffee 2

12:30 PM Speed Presentations

1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)

2:30 PM BREAKOUT SESSION ONE

3:45 PM Networking Coffee 3

4:15 PM BREAKOUT SESSION TWO

5:30 PM End

6:30 PM Conference Reception (with dignitaries)

8:00 PM Dinner, evening activities (TBA)

May 19 8:00 AM Registration, Coffee and Refreshments

9:00 AM PLENARY THREE

"Architecture and the Edges of Public Space"

10:15 AM Networking Coffee 4

10:45 AM PLENARY FOUR

"Implementing the New Urban Agenda"

12:00 PM Networking Coffee 5

12:30 PM Speed Presentations

1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)

2:30 PM BREAKOUT SESSION THREE

3:45 PM Networking Coffee 6

4:15 PM BREAKOUT SESSION FOUR

5:30 PM End

8:00 PM Conference Dinner (Ticket Required)

Evening activities (TBA)

May 20 8:00 AM Registration, Coffee and Refreshments

9:00 AM PLENARY FIVE

"Learning from Le Plessis-Robinson"​

10:15 AM Networking Coffee 7

10:45 AM PLENARY SIX

"Lessons from Paris - and Each Other"

12:00 PM Networking Coffee 8

12:30 PM Speed Presentations

1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)

2:30 PM BREAKOUT SESSION FIVE

3:45 PM Networking Coffee 9

4:15 PM BREAKOUT SESSION SIX

5:30 PM End

8:00 PM CLOSING PARTY

May 21 9:00 AM Optional tours (details to be announced soon)

Attendees will also have their choice of a wide variety of side activities, not only in the City of Paris, but in surrounding attractions too. Versailles is just 12 KM to the east (8 miles). Just south of Le Plessis-Robinson is Arboretum de la Vallée-aux-Loups, a beautiful historic park complex created in 1777, with 2500 plants representing more than 500 woody species, including 165 species of trees. It is organized into a dozen gardens, including an English garden, fruit garden, chestnut garden, and Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory) collection. Also in the same area is the Maison de Chateaubriand, the historic home of the famous writer from 1807 to 1817. Not far from there (6KM) is the spectacular Terrasse de l'Observatoire de Meudon, acquired by Louis XIV for his son in 1695. It offers a splendid view of the entire city of Paris. The central alley, lined with plane trees, leads to a monumental staircase which provides access to the pool, and below, to the beautiful Orangery.

For full conference information and to register, visit https://www.imcl.online/2022-paris. We hope to see you there!

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