Science Café: The future of European cities

Challenges and solutions

How can we prepare ourselves for the effects, like flooding, that climate change might bring upon our cities? Four Researchers will answer your questions about The Future Of European Cities in an Online Science Café. 

Some of the questions discussed:

  • Rising water levels, changes in temperatures, wildfires and floods… How can we prepare ourselves for the changes and challenges that climate change will have on our cities?
  • How and where should we build our infrastructures and houses in the future? And can we secure existing infrastructure?
  • Can we make infrastructure more circular and possible to reuse? 
  • Do researchers already have the solutions and how can the public be engaged in the changes that are needed?

Science café

The idea behind a Science Café is for participants’ questions and points of view to drive the conversation. The participating researchers provide a very brief introduction to the topic and then open the floor to everyone. A moderator ensures that everyone has a chance to participate. Researchers taking part are:

  • Prof. Bernardo vas Pinto, University of Lisbon
  • Prof. Alkmini Paka, Head of the School of Architecture A.U.Th., Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis, Greece 
  • Prof. Maria Attard, Director at the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development, University of Malta, Malta 
  • Dr Lucy J. Wishart, Lecturer, School of Management, University of St Andrews, UK 

The moderator of the Science Cafe will be VA (Public & Science)’s Secretary General Cissi Askwall. The science cafe will be held in English.


The Science Cafe is a collaboration between VA (Public & Science), Vetenskapens Hus in Stockholm, Intercult,  Europa Direkt StockholmFundación Descubre, University of Malta, University of St Andrews and Psiquadro.

Forskare från hela Europa
Moderator Cissi Askwall, Vetenskap & Allmänhet