Invitation Final Conference

Combining abilities, creating synergies, enhancing performances.
Parks, both historic and modern, are intensively managed, high quality
environments. From 2012 to 2014 the partners, stakeholders and experts of
Hybrid Parks investigated how to combine approaches and policies to further
increase the contributions of parks to sustainable urban and regional
development and mitigation strategies.
Workshops, conferences, excursions, good practice reports and case studies
fostered the professional exchange to act as a guideline for the future
management of parks and gardens in Europe. The Final Conference presents
the unique resources of parks, the advantages of cooperation and the need
to achieve additional economic, social and environmental benefits to attract
more visitors using parks as comfort places.
Four tandems with speakers on behalf of all partners introducing the major
outcomes with external experts, who will focus their view from outside on the
project, will present the Hybrid Parks Model:
Final Conference
INTERREG IVC 2014, September 15th and 16th
Cologne, Germany
2012 - 2014
Rhineland Regional Council (LVR)
LVR-Landeshaus, Kennedy-Ufer 2, 50679 Cologne
Hybrid Parks Final Conference
Monday, September, 15th
8.45 a.m.
Program hosted by: Roswitha Arnold, Germany, Hybrid Parks LVR
9.00 a.m.
Milena Karabaic
Germany, Head of the LVR Department for Culture and Environment
Katja Ecke
Germany, JTS Finance Officer INTERREG IVC
Alan Thornley
UK, Chairman EU- INTERREG IVC Hybrid Parks
10.00 a.m.
Kick off: Parks and Gardens – More than nice pictures
Philip Smith
United Kingdom
CEO International Garden
Photographer of the Year
10.30 a.m.
Urban (Re) Development
Wolfgang Rembierz and
Evamaria Küppers-Ullrich Germany, Hybrid Parks Partner
Dr. Roland Bernecker Germany, Secretary-General
German Commission for UNESCO
11.30 a.m.
Coffee break
11.45 a.m.
Environment: Public Awareness
Dr. Pawel Kojs Poland, Hybrid Parks Partner
Silesian Botanical Garden
Todd Forrest
USA, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections
The New York Botanical Garden
12.45 p.m. Hybrid Parks Model Summary I:
Urban (Re) Development and Environment
Jens Spanjer Christian Gruessen
1.15 p.m.
Germany, Hybrid Parks Leadpartner
Schloss Dyck Foundation
Germany, Hybrid Parks Project Manager
2.15 - 6.30 p.m. Excursion: Green Belt of Cologne, Jewish Quarter, Cologne Cathedral
Hybrid Parks Final Conference
Tuesday, September, 16th
9.45 a.m.
10.00 a.m.
Social: Widening the Audience
Cecilia Liljedahl Sweden, Hybrid Parks Partner
Michele Mellara
Italy, Film-maker and Director
11.00 a.m.
Coffee break
11.15 a.m.
Culture: Protection of Heritage
Geoffroy de Longuemar
France, Hybrid Parks Partner
Ed Bennis
UK, Landscape Architect
Manchester Metropolitan University,
University of Novi Sad, Serbia
12.15 a.m.
Hybrid Parks Model Summary II:
Social and Culture
Jens Spanjer
Christian Gruessen
Germany, Hybrid Parks Leadpartner
Schloss Dyck Foundation
Germany, Hybrid Parks Project Manager
12.45 p.m.
peak values: Parks from Finland to Malta,
from France to Poland
Alan Thornley
1.00 p.m.
UK, Chairman Hybrid Parks
2.00 - 6.30 p.m. Excursion: Königswinter, Schlosspark Drachenburg
The Conference will be in English and simultaneously translated into German. Also the guided tours were offered in both languages.