This 4th edition of FUTURE Days, henceforth organized by Gustave Eiffel University, I-SITE FUTURE initiator establishment, will be devoted to the links between science and public policies. The scientific community is widely called on for major challenges and sustainable development agendas in particular as regards cities. These challenges call for the development of innovative, and even deep tech knowledge, associated with a vision of ongoing and future urban transformation. The scientific community, institutional players and socio-economical players need to share this desire to encourage the emergence of a paradigm shift in the way we think and resolve urban challenges.
Focusing on the theme of “Science and Public Policy Support for Urban Territories” and, based on the formats proposed and interventions programmed, FUTURE Days 2020 aims to ‘open up’ professional communities and discussion, which continue to be globally highly-sectorized.
This is why, hand-in-hand with event partners, we have imagined a wide array of formats comprising round tables, workshops, conferences, as well as sessions for discovering research equipment and exchanges on the subject of emerging startups. The key subjects which concern cities and which are, moreover, included in public policy objectives, will be addressed: transport, mobility, housing, construction, urban planning, managing resources and related services (waste, water, energy), culture, architecture, education, economic development, social development.
This year once again, we wish to offer all city players a platform for exchange by involving campus students, tomorrow’s key players. The ensuing discussions will also contribute to the reflective work which we have been undertaking with I-SITE FUTURE partner establishments on new skills to develop for the future.
In spite of the current unprecedented climate, we hope many of you will be present on the Marne-la-Vallée campus between 1st and 3 December next to participate, share, pool together, compare experiences, and enrich your knowledge through the diversity of light which will be shed on thinking about and resolving the many urban challenges to come.
Corinne Blanquart and Cécile Delolme, Vice-President and Deputy Vice-President of Gustave Eiffel University responsible for transformative projects and the social mission