Elevator Pitch Festiva
Aims & Scope:
A fly-wheel operates in a dynamic attraction field, with a strong centrifugal or dispersion dynamics. An impulse in one period of time induces a new movement in a subsequent period. In a social interactive discussion setting (e.g. a brainstorm meeting), this communication tool means that a first speaker prompts a reaction by a second speaker, which then in turn stimulates the next speaker to respond and to express his / her views, etc.
A designated animator will provide a concise introduction and offer a brief statement / question, to be addressed by speaker 1. Next, speaker 2 may express his/her own views, but is forced to address at least the points raised by speaker 1, etc.
Welcome by TRSA President, Hans WESTLUND (KTH Stockholm)
Fly-wheel A: URBANITY AS AN ECONOMIC FLY-WHEEL
Animator: Mark PARTRIDGE
Statement: Cities are both a blessing and a disaster!
Question: Are cities really the economic saviours of our world?
Guest pitch speakers:
Eduardo HADDAD (University of Sao Paulo)
Vassilis MONASTIRIOTIS (London School of Economics)
Alexander LEMBCKE (OECD)
Fly-wheel B: RURALITY AS AN ECONOMIC FLY-WHEEL
Animator: Neil REID
Statement: Rural areas are more a disaster than a blessing!
Question: Are rural areas really that attractive?
Andres RODRIGUEZ-POSE (London School of Economics)
Mia WAHLSTRÖM (KTH Stockholm)
Rudiger AHREND (OECD)
Final Pitch by Peter ELMLUND (Ax: son Johnson Foundation) & Paolo VENERI (OECD)
Closure by Peter BATEY (University of Liverpool)