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May 22-24 | 2019

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Day 1

Wednesday | May 22
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Cutting Carbon Emissions
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Leadership
Metropolitan Areas Management
Electrification
Folketeateret | F1
The Hub | H1
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09:00 - 10:30
Welcome CityChangers
The most amazing start for the most amazing CityChangers
innovation mobility leadership built
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09:00 - 10:30

This session marks the beginning of yet another record-setting crowd of CityChangers getting together at UFGC19 in Oslo to change cities around the globe. This session is setting the stage for 3 days and we will welcome you, surprise you, inspire you, fascinate you and hopefully get you to laugh a lot. Get ready for an amazing 3 days at the event made for you!

11:00 - 12:30
The quest for sustainable buildings
Why we have so far failed to make it happen
built leadership innovation
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11:00 - 12:30

There are amazingly sustainable buildings in all corners of the planet. We could easily build all new buildings as near- zero or even plus energy buildings, if we wanted to. But obviously we don’t. When looking at the volume of construction that’s going on in most cities, sustainable buildings still are the exception. Why’s that the case? Let’s find out how to overcome the barriers.

19:00 - 21:30
Aftenposten Climate Conferanse
Aftenposten Climate Conferanse
 
 
19:00 - 21:30

09:00 - 10:30
We’re so fu**ing late: status of our CO2 reduction efforts | Workshop
How successful have we been – what’s been done – what needs to be done.
Mobility Built Leadership
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09:00 - 10:30

A lot is said about reducing CO2 emissions, a lot is written about it, and a lot is done around the world. But how far have we really come? What did we tackle so far and what’s still needed?

11:00 - 12:30
Taking your City on a ride
How to prepare cities & citizens for major changes
Mobility
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11:00 - 12:30

Change is on its way, in particular when it comes to urban mobility. We explore the prerequisites to make successful transitions happen, the necessary public involvement and the leadership that’s required.

14:00 - 15:30
The biggest driver of change in mobility
How digitalization of mobility is changing everything
Mobility
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14:00 - 15:30

When talking about the digitalisation of mobility, many think of Apps helping you to find your way from A to B. But digitalisation is far more: it’s the trend that changes the way we offer & consume mobility and, the trend that turns the power distribution among actors upside-down. Digitalisation changes everything! Let’s find out how, when and why.

16:00 - 17:30
Reducing car-use in metropolitan areas
How to make it happen
Mobility
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16:00 - 17:30

Most cities around the world want to reduce individual car-use for reasons of space, health, noise, and congestion. But how to get it started and going? Hear from the cities that are most aggressively reducing car traffic.

11:00 - 12:00
Nordic Climate Leadership
Why are Nordic cities often leading the world when it comes to climate action
Leadership
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11:00 - 12:00

When talking to urbanists and sustainability experts around the world, the Nordic region is often referred to as “being different”. Well, yes! They are – in particular as the Nordics are leading the way in many topics related to sustainability as well as public & social innovation. And quite often we hear that this is due to their different leadership style and understanding of governance. So this is our chance to find out: in this session, top leaders from the five Nordic Capitals will share not only their views of why they believe Nordic cities are front-runners in sustainability but also of some of their key success factors and critical learnings along the way.

14:00 - 15:30
Why should we have to change anything?
How the big challenges on hand require a new way of tackling them
Leadership Innovation
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14:00 - 15:30

Our cities undoubtedly have quite some challenges on hand: let’s explore them and figure out why the way we are used to organize cities, used to lead, used to make strategies and decisions will not really help us.

16:00 - 17:30
Boring no more: The #1 tool for cities to initiate change
How public procurement can be a key tool for change (and already is)
Leadership
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16:00 - 17:30

When you hear public procurement, most people think of boring legal stuff. Quite to the contrary, as cities re-discover their long- hidden powers to spark innovation and enable the green shift across industry sectors. Green public procurement can be an immensely powerful tool for change.

12:00 - 13:00
Executive Briefing: Becoming a European Green Capital | Workshop
Briefing & discussion with leaders of previous EGCA winners (mayors only)
Leadership Innovation
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12:00 - 13:00

Becoming and being European Green Capital is much more than a simple award. It can be many things for the contenders as well as the winning cities: but most of all, it is a way to channel a city’s efforts and activities and raise awareness among citizens and many stakeholder groups. In this Executive Briefing Session, you will meet political leaders and the people behind some of the previous EGCA winners and runner-ups, sharing their insight into how the process can help your city to fast-forward sustainability.

14:00 - 15:30
The greater good for all: how to balance opposing goals
Achieving a shared vision on strategic plans
Leadership Mobility Built
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14:00 - 15:30

The starting point for cooperation in most metropolitan areas is the development of a shared vision: easier said than done as different actors might have diametral opposing goals. Let’s hear from regions and leaders how to have everyone pull into the same direction after all.

16:00 - 17:30
International Co-Governance models
Overcoming power struggles and making the impossible happen
Leadership
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16:00 - 17:30

Metropolitan regions around the planet struggle with organizing themselves, with legal difficulties and different jurisdictions, with developing shared visions and executing strategies. Regions, however, have developed a wide variety of approaches, experimented, failed. We take a close look at options that have been tried out and governance models that have worked (or not).

14:00 - 15:30
Forget knowledge: skills that count in the future
What skills changemakers & city leaders need to master the future
Leadership
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14:00 - 15:30

Challenges are mounting, the speed of innovation cycles is ever-increasing, decision-making will look differently, the way we work is fundamentally changing, and cities will need new ways to organize themselves. No question: different skills will be required to master the future of our cities. Let’s find out which ones.

16:00 - 17:30
Chat with the leaders
Connect with leaders to discuss what it will take to lead in the future
Leadership
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16:00 - 17:30

Interactive Question & Answer session with highly passionate CityChangers from around the world.

11:00 - 12:30
Innovation: currency of the 21st century
How businesses and cities innovate to find solutions
innovation
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11:00 - 12:30

Most of our time’s big challenges have no solutions yet – so we’re doomed to innovate. Whether businesses of any size, governments, research organizations, authorities or cities: innovation is crucial. Everyone is talking about it, many are setting up programmes, but only a few are successful. Let’s take a close look into how to innovate for urban challenges.

14:00 - 15:30
Circular Economy is a new way of doing things
The focus on collaboration requires a fundamentally different mindset
innovation
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14:00 - 15:30

Successful Circular Economy models are all about collaboration, about the curious, about innovation, finding solutions and seeing opportunities. Let us change your point of view (not only for Circular Economy).

16:00 - 17:30
MaaS: Salvation or Tech’s hostile takeover?
Is MaaS a good thing, or removing the last option to make urban policy?
mobility
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16:00 - 17:30

MaaS is undoubtedly one of the hottest topics of urban mobility. Global players and thousands of start-ups around the world are fueling mobility innovation in the name of sustainability. But can MaaS really live-up to these expectations or is it simply Big Tech taking over cities? Let’s sort it out with the frontrunners.

14:00 - 15:30
Existing Buildings: hassle or asset?
How to improve the way we utilize and develop our existing building stock
built
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14:00 - 15:30

There is a constant struggle over space in most cities. In addition, to increase sustainability and improve utilization of public transport, densification is a critical strategy. But we cannot just tear down all old buildings that might be too small, too limited in use or not energy efficient enough, can we? There are alternatives and this session will explore proven strategies such as in-fill, add-on, re-use of buildings. And clearly, we will not shy away the conflict between conservation and densification.

16:00 - 17:30
Suppliers & innovators listen up: Mobility
Cities present their biggest mobility challenges and look for solutions
innovation mobility leadership
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16:00 - 17:30

Get your pencils out and senses up: listen to the brief presentations from several cities that present their biggest mobility challenges and engage them in table-setting discussions. This is your chance to hit it big!

14:00 - 15:30
Businesses & cities meet innovators
Speed Dating Event to hook up users & investors with the coolest innovators
innovation leadership
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14:00 - 15:30

Most cities and businesses are constantly looking for ways to improve or are on the lookout for innovative solutions. Guess what? There is an army of innovators who come up with amazing ideas and solutions. This is your chance to meet the next big thing for your organisation.

11:00 - 12:30
Collaboration for a brighter future
Why metropolitan areas are moving together to tackle key challenges
leadership innovation
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11:00 - 12:30

The challenges on hand are simply too big: Metropolitan areas cannot afford any longer to remain an uncoordinated collection of administrative boundaries. More and more of these communities are moving closer, work out their differences and collaborate on visions, policy and implementation of change for the entire region. Let’s find out why and how.

14:00 - 15:30
Cutting emissions: leadership makes the difference
The role of leadership in making the transition happen
leadership innovation
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14:00 - 15:30

Reducing carbon emissions, whether for an organisation or a city, is a huge effort. But many examples prove that it can be done ... if the leaders in charge take action. We’ll look closer into that.

16:00 - 18:00
Reinventing Cities: announcing the winners
The most amazing global competition to drive carbon neutral urban regeneration
built leadership innovation
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16:00 - 18:00

15 cities from around the world have identified 39 underutilised spaces for redevelopment and made them the objects of unprecedented global competition. C40 and the participating cities invited architects, developers, environmentalists, neighbourhood groups, innovators and artists to build creative teams and to compete for the opportunity to transform these sites into new beacons of sustainability and resiliency. Today we will find out who will be the winners.

14:00 - 15:30
Scrap the chatter: Getting the job done!
How to implement action plans, cut emissions, and get everybody on board
Leadership
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14:00 - 15:30

OK, so you have a plan in place to reduce emissions. Now comes the hard part: actually, implementing it! We’ll get businesses, city representatives and activists to share their insight into making it happen. And we will meet the experts behind some of the most effective instruments that will help you achieve your emission targets. Join the discussion!

16:00 - 17:30
What if #4: Sharing society
What if we were to share what we don’t need to own?
Innovation
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16:00 - 17:30

There are several social trends happening at the same time, fueling the idea of sharing. Citizens around the world are sharing mobility, tools, services, buildings, and even co-create the space they live in with others. Sharing can tackle several critical urban challenges, ranging from affordability and gentrification to new working and urban production. Let’s hear from the brains behind some of the most forward-thinking sharing initiatives from around the world - and ask ourselves, what if we did that?

16:00 - 17:30
Re-arranging: new organisational structures for cities
Many cities reshape their internal structures to tackle most urgent challenges
Leadership
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16:00 - 17:30

Cities around the world realise that their silo-structured administration is more obstructive than help in solving the challenges on hand. We meet the most forward-thinking and innovative leaders who, often dramatically, rethink and reshape their cities’ organisational structures.

Programme
Day 2

Thursday | May 23
Filter
Urban Mobility
Built Environment & Architecture
Leadership
Green Business & Innovation
How to build Sustainably
Car Free City Life
Happy City
Business & Innovation
Circular Economys
Cutting Carbon Emissions
Green Public Procurement
Leadership
Metropolitan Areas Management
Electrification
Folketeateret | F1
The Hub | H1
The Hub | H2
The Hub | H3
The Hub | H4
The Hub | H5
The Hub | H6
The Hub | H7
The Hub | H8
The Hub | H9
DOGA | D1
DOGA | D2
DOGA | D3
Kulturkirken Jacob | J1
Kulturhuset | K1
Kulturhuset | K2
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Cities FuckUp Night
The highlight session featuring massive failures from cities around the world
17:30 - 19:30

It’s often repeated that we learn the most when we make mistakes. Miraculously, cities don’t make mistakes – or so it seems: because when we read or hear all those amazing success stories from sustainability projects in cities around the globe one cannot stop wondering, why on earth it’s just us who seem to fuckup projects every now and then. So UFGC has created this signature session to show you, that fuckups happen everywhere, anytime! This session focuses exclusively on things that went completely wrong. Welcome some of the most amazing leaders on stage, sharing their city’s failures, sharing their very personal insight into the projects – but also why it is ok to fail, why we must actually create an environment where it is ok to try out things, and what their cities have learned from their epic fuckup. If you’re able to attend just one session at UFGC, this is it!

09:00 - 10:30
Change = Opportunities
Identifying the huge opportunities connected to the green shift
Innovation
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09:00 - 10:30

Cities are changing rapidly to master the challenges on hand. But to only a few challenges we actually have answers yet. Let’s identify the huge areas of change, where cities will need to find solutions and how to identify business opportunities.

11:00 - 12:30
Preparing the tiger: what needs to be done to get started
This is how you prepare your organisation for strategic green procurement
Leadership
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11:00 - 12:30

Get Green Public Procurement on its way and have it work for your city is not too difficult. But you must get a few things right from the beginning. Hear about the most important do’s – and the worst don’ts.

14:00 - 15:30
Car-free cities: walking the walk
The far-reaching consequences of car-free living
Mobility
icon-auto icon-leaders icon-cities
14:00 - 15:30

Taking decisions is one thing. But the consequences are quite far-reaching, changing the way we plan & design our cities, how we use (public) space, how we do commerce and how we cooperate to make it work.

16:00 - 17:30
What if #2: water and the city
Large water bodies can add substantially to quality of living
Built Innovation
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16:00 - 17:30

In cities around the world, rivers, lakes, seashores and harbours have been abused for decades. In the past years, however, many cities have realised that these areas have a huge potential to boost the quality of living. We will take a close look at ways to open water to the city and hear from the people behind some amazing change projects.

09:00 - 10:30
Setting priorities for leading & developing cities
How priorities have been set for decades – and how it will be done in the future
Leadership
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09:00 - 10:30

How do we come up with the decisions and priorities that are the basis to develop our cities? What have been the results? But more importantly, what would happen if we changed those priorities radically?

11:00 - 12:30
Plus-energy building & districts
Are they ready for implementation on a city scale?
Built
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11:00 - 12:30

A few years back, they were the “diamonds in the rough”: unique and one-of-a-kind type of projects. But plus-energy buildings had been built and they worked. Today, however, their numbers are skyrocketing and some cities even take the concept to the next level, working on plus-energy neighbourhoods. Let’s find out more about the most amazing projects, policies and development in this rapidly evolving sector.

14:00 - 15:30
Materials matter: Taking carbon out of construction
How to decarbonise one of the most carbon-intensive sectors
Built
icon-build icon-opportunities
14:00 - 15:30

The construction of buildings in a growing city emits the same amount of CO2 as its entire mobility sector. Shocking, isn’t it? No wonder climate action leaders are working hard on taking carbon out of this sector. We gather the front-runners, let them share their experiences, successes and failure and identify the key areas that are up for transformation.

16:00 - 17:30
What if #3: a city for all
What if we designed cities from another point of view?
Built
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16:00 - 17:30

Today’s cities have, to a large extent, been planned and built by men. Whether it’s public spaces, buildings or roads – their mindset has shaped the environment we now live in. But what if we changed the perspective drastically? What if we start looking at our cities with the eyes of those, we want to protect the most: women, children and the elderly? Would we make different cities? Most likely. Would everybody feel better? Most likely. Let’s find out how!

09:00 - 10:30
Both sides of the story: electrifying mobility in Oslo
Inside the city’s success story of electrifying private mobility
Mobility
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09:00 - 10:30

Oslo is undoubtedly Europe’s e-mobility capital and its success story has been told many times. We will examine just how they did it, but also take a closer look at things that did not work out along the way.

11:00 - 12:30
From car-free City to car-free life: the full picture
Experience from planning & introducing the world’s largest car-light city center
Mobility
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11:00 - 12:30

In 2019, the City of Oslo will be home to the world’s largest car-light city centre. It’s been a rough ride to make it happen and citizens are quite divided about it. Let’s hear how it was done, about the city’s key learnings, the project’s problems and tough political realities.

14:00 - 15:30
What if #1: places vs buildings
How to build and design for the well-being of citizens?
Built
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14:00 - 15:30

When looking at our cities’ construction, in most cases it is “the same procedure as every year”. Why do we still build that way, even as we know that there are alternatives that will substantially increase the well-being of the people living there?

16:00 - 17:30
Wooden buildings on the rise
How to cut emissions, reduce noise, and speed up construction
Built
icon-build icon-opportunities
16:00 - 17:30

For decades, wooden buildings have basically not been present in urban environments – mainly for fire concerns. Recently though, cities rediscover wood as a construction material and are amazed how it reduces construction noise & duration, improves the working environment for construction workers, and can reduce carbon emissions. All good with wood? Let’s find out what is already done in cities around the world – and how good the carbon footprint really is.

09:00 - 10:30
Getting sustainable: upgrading existing buildings
The biggest challenge is to upgrade the huge number of buildings already out there
Built
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09:00 - 10:30

Building new buildings in a sustainable way and making them energy efficient is comparably easy. But what about all the buildings already out there, built in times in which energy efficiency was not even a term yet? To really tackle cities’ energy consumption and carbon emissions, we must consider them. Here you find out how it’s possible.

11:00 - 12:30
Charged: electrifying heavy-users
How cities around the world electrify their public transport, taxi & urban freight
Mobility
icon-electric icon-opportunities
11:00 - 12:30

Electrifying the urban heavy users makes sense: that’s why cities invest heavily in clean transport – from e-taxis to e-buses. Let’s hear from the front-runners just how they do it.

14:00 - 15:30
GPP Hall of Fame: the best examples | Workshop
Meet the minds behind some of the world’s most innovative GPP programmes
Leadership Innovation
icon-green icon-opportunities
14:00 - 15:30

Get Green Public Procurement on its way and have it work for your city is not too difficult. But you must get a few things right from the beginning. Hear about the most important do’s – and the worst don’ts.

09:00 - 10:30
YLP: Key skills for future leaders | Workshop
Interactive Workshop (exclusive to participants from the Young Leaders Programme)
Leadership
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09:00 - 10:30

11:00 - 12:30
The future of Concrete
With climate targets everywhere, will our love-story with concrete last?
Built
icon-build icon-opportunities
11:00 - 12:30

The concrete industry is one of the largest producers of CO2 in the world, responsible for approx. 5% of all carbon emissions. With climate targets everywhere and sustainable construction on the rise, what does that mean for our love-story with concrete?

14:00 - 15:30
Circular Economy in the building sector | Workshop
How the industry is leading the way for Circular Economy development & use cases
Built Innovation
icon-eco icon-opportunities
14:00 - 15:30

The real estate sector does not have the reputation as a beacon for innovation. But it should, as the sector is leading the way when it comes to circular economy. We will experience Circular Economy concepts and cases from around the world. At the same time, we look closer at buildings in general: today, we design for a purpose. It’s mainly either residential, commercial, offices, retail, sometimes a bit mixed. But in an uncertain world with massive social and economic changes underway, shouldn’t we think differently when there’s a new building in the making? With examples from across Europe, that’s what we will explore in this session.

16:00 - 17:30
Planning the sharing revolution | Workshop
How cities (should) plan for shared mobility
Mobility
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16:00 - 17:30

Shared mobility is happening: everywhere, planned, unplanned, large projects and businesses but also organized privately on neighbourhood-level. Sharing has a huge potential to substantially change urban mobility patterns and along the way, influence energy consumption, the use of resources, help solve social challenges or changes the way we use public space. Let’s hear from front-runner cities how they incorporate the shared economy into their strategies and what kind of amazing projects are out there.

16:00 - 17:30
GPP workshop: the time to get started is now! | Workshop
Develop your 2025 Green Public Procurement Roadmap
Leadership
icon-green icon-opportunities
16:00 - 17:30

Led by Green Public Procurement experts, this workshop takes you on the journey to develop a GPP roadmap for your municipality. Dive right in, identify action areas and key tasks. In small teams, you’ll work on solutions that will be the basis for making GPP happen in your community.

16:00 - 17:30
GPP workshop: getting rid of plastics! | Workshop
Develop your 2025 Green Public Procurement Roadmap
Leadership
icon-green icon-opportunities
16:00 - 17:30

Authorities across Europe are fighting plastic waste. What if there were no plastic waste, to begin with? Join the Eurocities expert teams on plastic waste and public procurement to work out strategies to substantially reduce plastic waste in your community.

09:00 - 10:30
Norway's largest collaborative field experiment
Meet Pådriv, a collaborative success story for Oslo's largest re-development
Built
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09:00 - 10:30

11:00 - 12:30
The tools: SUMPs | Workshop
Using a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan to start change
Mobility
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11:00 - 12:30

SUMPs are an excellent tool to help cities starting the shift towards sustainable modes of transport. In this workshop, we hear from cities and experts about their experiences with SUMPs, how to develop them and how to overcome common challenges.

14:00 - 15:30
Mind games: changing behaviour | Workshop
How to make people change their (mobility) behaviour
Mobility Leadership
icon-auto icon-leaders
14:00 - 15:30

Cities who plan to change their urban mobility patterns have many challenges – but making people change mobility patterns that developed over decades is one of the toughest. Let’s pick the human mind and hear about the psychology of change.

16:00 - 17:30
No lousy excuse: Winter Biking | Workshop
Lean how cities in the far north successfully push biking

“Yes, Amsterdam and Copenhagen are great biking cities. But in our town, it’s different and not working because …!” Does that sound familiar? But if cities in the far north can make biking a key part of mobility, then we argue that all cities can (if they want). Get insight into how cities with extreme weather conditions are still successful in promoting biking.

16:00 - 17:30
No lousy excuse: Biking in extreme conditions | Workshop
Learn how cities in the snow/heat/rain/hills successfully push biking
Mobility Leadership
icon-auto icon-leaders
16:00 - 17:30

“Yes, Amsterdam and Copenhagen are great biking cities. But in our town, it’s different and not working because …!” Does that sound familiar? But if cities in the far north can make biking a key part of mobility, then we argue that all cities can (if they want). Get insight into how cities with extreme weather conditions are still successful in promoting biking.

09:00 - 10:30
Nature-based solution | Workshop
How amazing green solutions (that already exist) can improve your city
Innovation
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09:00 - 10:30

Nature offers great solutions to many challenges our cities are facing: from air-filtering plants and plastic “eating” bacteria to cooling green roofs and water-absorbing green spaces. You’ll be amazed what’s already possible and happening around the world to solve problems with nature. Check it out.

11:00 - 12:30
Be amazed: showcases from circular cities
Meet the people behind some of the most amazing circular initiatives
Leadership Innovation
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11:00 - 12:30

Circular Economy is happening in cities around the world. We bring together many front-runners and the people who initiated some of the best CE examples from the urban environment to share their experiences, learnings and failures. This is your chance to grill them with your questions.

14:00 - 15:30
Leader of the pack: Norway makes the impossible happen
How Norway leads innovation in electrification of ferries and aviation
Mobility
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14:00 - 15:30

Norway is Europe’s largest market for electric vehicles but has big plans to boost its economy with electrification expertise. Learn how the country’s passenger ferries got electrified within just a few years, making Norwegian shipbuilders global market leaders in this segment. But that’s not the end: now they’re taking on aviation.

09:00 - 10:30
Suppliers & innovators listen up: Real Estate
Cities present their biggest real estate challenges and look for solutions
Innovation Built
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09:00 - 10:30

Get your pencils out and senses up: listen to the brief presentations from several cities that present their biggest challenges in real estate and engage them in table-setting discussions. This is your chance to hit it big!

11:00 - 12:30
Market Opportunity Finder | Workshop
Identifying business opportunities that come from creating sustainable cities
Innovation
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11:00 - 12:30

Cities everywhere a making a shift towards sustainability. This workshop will not only work with key areas of change to identify the most promising market segments. It will also provide you with a framework that will help you identify opportunities everywhere.

14:00 - 15:30
Water Management: dealing with storm and wastewater | Workshop
Opportunities for businesses and citizens
Innovation
icon-opportunities icon-cities
14:00 - 15:30

Water is one of the key issues for cities around the world: and it will only become more critical. The transition to sustainable water management requires moving from drained and sealed cities to green, climate-adapted and water-sensitive cities. This workshop identifies opportunities for business and citizens that will emerge from this transition.

16:00 - 17:30
Circular Economy is business
An endless source for innovation, new business models, and jobs
Innovation
icon-eco icon-opportunities
16:00 - 17:30

Thinking about a city, a region or an industry in a circular way, suddenly opens-up a wide range of opportunities. Let’s find out how to identify the most interesting areas, chat with some amazing innovators and learn why cities are investing strongly in attracting CE start-ups.

09:00 - 10:30
Why Circular Economy: real opportunity or just a buzzword
Can the Circular Economy idea live up to its current hype?
Leadership
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09:00 - 10:30

Everybody talks about Circular Economy (CE): politicians, city administrations, start-ups, media, and yes, even the largest producers of consumer products. But what is Circular Economy really and what can it do for cities? Let’s hear from CE frontrunners about prospects, opportunities and reality.

11:00 - 12:30
How to get Circular started?
How to initiate CE in your city or organization
Innovation
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11:00 - 12:30

Getting started is one of the toughest parts of any large-scale change. Experts from cities and businesses share their very personal insights into key prerequisites to getting CE started, into how to initiate and then grow Circular Economy.

14:00 - 15:30
Tree-huggers reloaded?
Why green infrastructure is so much more than just a tree on a street
Innovation Built
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14:00 - 15:30

Only a few years back, people fighting for trees in cities had been laughed at. Today, cities around the world understand the huge potential of its green infrastructure: yes, for the quality of life in general, but also to counter urban heat islands, cope with stormwater, improve air quality, reduce noise, improve health, and so on. Let’s take a close look at some of the most ambitious urban projects.

16:00 - 17:30
No sci-fi: the zero-emissions construction site is reality
If you really want to get something done, you can!
Built
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16:00 - 17:30

The potential is huge: In Germany, emissions from construction machinery exceeds those from the domestic rail and air transport combined. In Oslo, 18% of its total GHG emissions originate from construction sites – that’s why just 3 years ago the city specifically targeted construction sites in its efforts to reduce emissions and increase the quality of living. Today, the “emissions-free construction site” is reality: find out how!

09:00 - 10:30
The how-to sessions: toolbox for sustainable cities
How to enable sustainable buildings on a large scale
Built
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09:00 - 10:30

When it comes to enabling sustainable buildings, cities do have a quite large variety of tools at their disposal. However, the key question is rather if they are willing to use them. Engage sustainable buildings experts from around the world and find out what cities do to change their built environment.

11:00 - 12:30
The how-to session: toolbox for sustainable cities (part 2)
How to enable sustainable buildings on a large scale
Built
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11:00 - 12:30

When it comes to enabling sustainable buildings, cities do have a quite large variety of tools at their disposal. However, the key question is rather if they are willing to use them. Engage sustainable buildings experts from around the world and find out what cities do to change their built environment.

11:00 - 12:30
City logistics update
How cities around the world tackle urban logistics
Mobility
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11:00 - 12:30

When talking about sustainable urban mobility or car-free cities, logistics is one of the key areas that needs a solution. And it’s a tough one as urban logistics is growing at a rapid pace. So let’s find out how cities around the world are tacking sustainable logistics, which pilot projects are being run and what science has in the making.

14:00 - 15:30
Top priority: cities focus on biking
How cities around the world fast-forward bike development
Mobility
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14:00 - 15:30

Biking is en-vogue. But clearly, that’s not the only reason why cities around the world are investing billions into biking infrastructure and biking promotion. It’s the usual suspects, of course, but besides Copenhagen and Amsterdam, many courageous cities and municipalities are making amazing shifts happen. Find out how they are doing it and what mistakes to avoid.

16:00 - 17:30
Get out your shoes: cities focus on walking
How cities make walking the #1 preferred more of urban mobility
Mobility
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Cities everywhere talk about reducing the use of cars. There are many mobility alternatives and WALKING is clearly one of them. At first sight, it seems a bit odd. However, there’s no more sustainable way of transport out there and cities around the world realize that, making walking a core ingredient to their mobility mix. But how can you actually plan and design a city for walking and make people walk (more)? Let’s hear experiences, strategies and fuckups from cities that do just that.

09:00 - 10:30
Developing a shared city vision
How to develop the basis for substantial change in your city
Leadership
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09:00 - 10:30

To take a group, an organisation, a city or a region on a change journey, one critical step is to develop a shared vision of what the result should look like. We will take a close look at how frontrunner cities and organisations have done just that.

11:00 - 12:30
Authority was yesterday: welcome to the new decision-making
How current challenges and social trends change the way decisions are made
Leadership
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11:00 - 12:30

We can currently observe many power shifts – some intended, some not: the role (and power) of cities is changing, and new alliances are formed across borders, industries and continents. Around the world we see citizens getting involved in critical decision-making, ranging from neighbourhood planning to budgeting and from public administration to transport. Let’s explore how rapidly urban decision making is changing, how cities are dealing with it and what the consequences are of many more getting involved in decisions.

Field Trips Day 3

Friday | May 24
How to build sustainably
Car-free city life | Electrification
Happy city
Cutting carbon emissions
Circular economy | Business opportunities
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09:00 - 11:30
The Drammen make-over
How the city of Drammen turned its highly polluted centre into a green and highly livable riverside
09:00 - 11:30

A journey through Drammen with local experts explaining the key strategies in changing the city centre from a highly polluted and congested area into a green and livable riverside.

hosting partner: Drammen municipality | © Thomas Bjørnflaten

09:00 - 11:30
Furuset: urban suburban development
How to change a satellite city from the 1970's into a vibrant urban area?
09:00 - 11:30

Join a bike tour to some of the pilot projects: a new library, the new park, a prize winning housing project, and more.

hosting partner: The Agency for Real Estate and Urban Renewal and Alna district administration | © Tove Lauluten

13:00 - 15:00
From airport to zero-emission city
Join the bike tour to explore Fornebu, the former airport that turned into a showcase for sustainable urban development
13:00 - 15:00

Fornebu is one of Oslo region’s most interesting areas of urban development. The municipality of Bærum and SmartCity Bærum invite you to discover the transformation from airport to a vibrant, zero emission city.

hosting partner: Municipality of Bærum and SmartCity Bærum | © Sofie Meta

13:00 - 15:00
Waterways reopened
You must experience for yourself the transformation of Ensjø from an industrial district to a blue green residential area with the Hovin stream at its core
13:00 - 15:00

Join a walk through Ensjø, a district undergoing a transformation from being dominated by the automobile industry to a blue green urban residential area. Ensjø has a large degree of local stormwater management with green infiltration areas and the reopened Hovin Stream.

hosting partner: Oslo elveforum | © Ekologigruppen

09:00 - 11:30
Car-free life in Oslo
Walk the talk and experience Oslo's car-light city center
09:00 - 11:30

Livability has become one of the most important guiding principles as city centres are being transformed. Hear the story about Oslo's car-free livability programme and see how the vision is materialized in the city.

hosting partner: City of Oslo, The car-free livability programme | © Amund Johne

13:00 - 15:00
Rolling out the red carpet for biking
Experience how Oslo is doubling its share of biking
13:00 - 15:00

Discover Oslo by bike and learn more on how the municipality is working hard to increase the bicycle trips from 8 to 16 percent through quick-fix measures, marketing and by implementing a new cycling strategy. Subsidies for buying cargo bikes are the icing on the cake.

hosting partner: City of Oslo, Agency for Urban Environment | © Tove Lauluten

14:00 - 16:30
Electrifying the city
See the coolest e-mobility hotspots of Europe's e-mobility capital
14:00 - 16:30

Charge your batteries by visiting the world’s largest public garage for electric vehicles, the DHL hub for electric cargo bikes and the EV bus charging station. See the Vulkan green mobility house, one of the largest and most advanced EV charging garages in Europe.

hosting partner: City of Oslo, Agency for Urban Environment | © City of Oslo, Agency for Urban Environment

07:30 - 08:30
Bath and sauna at Sørenga

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Taiji on the opera roof

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Fishing at the quay

09:00 - 11:30
What a wonderful world: City life meets fjord life
Experience how Oslo regenerated 9km of its seashore
09:00 - 11:30

Walk along some of the nine kilometers long Harbour Promenade, which ties the city together from east to west. Experience some of Oslo's most spectacular architectural sights, including the opera, and finish the tour with a quick swim at the popular seawater pool Sørenga.

hosting partner: City of Oslo, Agency for Planning and Building Services | © Geir Anders Rybakken Ørslien

09:00 - 11:30
Oslo's urban farming hotspots
Meet the city farmers, explore Oslo's most interesting urban farming projects and enjoy (a locally grown) lunch
09:00 - 11:30

Visit some of Oslo's most interesting urban farming projects right now: Greenhouse Oslo, a coworking space quartier and Losæter, a green oasis located between construction sites and heavy traffic in Bjørvika. The trip includes a lunch made in the bake house, with ingredients from Losæters very own garden.

hosting partner: Losæterforeningen, Norsk Bondelag, Aspelin Ramm, Nabolagshager | © Monica Løvdahl

09:00 - 11:30
Let's talk about bees
Meet the team behind the world's first bee highway to get insights into this amazing community-driven effort to conserve biodiversity
09:00 - 11:30

Did you know that Oslo has created the world’s first bee highway? The aim is to give the bees a safe passage through the city, aided by flower-filled cemeteries, parks, balconies and rooftop gardens. Join the tour and visit three buzzling bee-friendly places.

hosting partner: ByBi | © Matthew Bryce

13:00 - 15:00
Isn't it good, Norwegian wood?
Let's hike to the top of Vettakollen. Enjoy the best-ever view of Oslo!
13:00 - 15:00

Take the metro into the woods and join this round-trip hike to the top of Vettakollen. Guided by The Norwegian Trekking Association, enjoy a stop at Oslo's newest cabin, designed by international prize-winning architects Snøhetta.

hosting partner: DNT (the Norwegian Trekking Association) | © FutureBuilt

13:00 - 15:00
Troubled and trendy Tøyen
Join us on a walking tour through the Tøyen district, hotspot for interventions & citizen involvement
13:00 - 15:00

Tøyen is an inner city neighbourhood in Oslo, with complex challenges and an ongoing “area boost” programme. What has been done to improve social and physical qualities in Tøyen? How do we involve youth in sustainable urban development?

hosting partner: Programme for community-based development Tøyen | Grønland

14:00 - 16:30
Oslo by boat: Fjord City development
Take the ferry to see the city's massive transformation from a port to a fjord city
14:00 - 16:30

This ferry trip shows how Oslo has changed from a port city to a fjord city. See new urban districts, test beds, the Harbour Promenade and recreational areas. Catch a glimpse of the islands that make Oslo staycation the best summer getaway.

hosting partner: City of Oslo, Agency for Planning and Building Services | © Løchen Mediaweb Løken

09:00 - 11:30
Iconic landmarks under construction
Join us on a highly-exclusive tour through the not yet opened Oslo Public Library and the New Munch Museum
09:00 - 11:30

Put your helmet on and visit the climate friendly landmarks rising on the eastern waterfront of Oslo. The New Munch Museum and the new Public Library will both be completed in 2019 and open to the public in 2020. Make sure you are among the first to visit!

hosting partner: City of Oslo, Municipal Undertaking for Cultural & Sports Facilities | © Tove Lauluten

09:00 - 11:30
The Oslo Region at the forefront
A visit to Uno-X Hydrogen Refuelling Station and Powerhouse Kjørbo
09:00 - 11:30

Visit the Powerhouse Kjørbo: By using existing technology in new ways, the ordinary office has been transformed into a building that produces more energy than it uses. A visit to a hydrogen refueling station is included.

hosting partner: Green Visits in cooperation with hosts | © Tove Lauluten

13:00 - 15:00
Swimming pool of the future
See the Holmen swimming pool which has quickly become a sustainability icon
13:00 - 15:00

Take part at this boat trip to Holmen swimming pool located by the sea in Asker. Technical solutions are combined to give an energy efficient swimming pool: solar panels, solar hot water panels, geothermal wells, and heat recycling from grey water and ventilation. The building has a roof garden providing great views.

hosting partner: Municipality of Asker | © Geir Anders Rybakken Ørsilien

14:00 - 16:30
Sneak peek: the new National Museum
Take a peek into the much-talked-about National Museum: the soon-to-be-opened largest cultural centre in the Nordics
14:00 - 16:30

Get a sneak peek of the new National museum of Art, Architecture and Design, opening in 2020. The new museum is built with ambitions climate criteria and will become the largest cultural centre in the Nordic region.

hosting partner: Statsbygg | © MIR kommunikasjon/Kleihues + Schuwerk/Statsbygg

09:00 - 11:30
Discover Vollebekk Fabrikker
Meet 20+ entrepreneurs at Oslo's co-created temporary innovation area for circular economy
09:00 - 11:30

Vollebekk Fabrikker is a temporary project with a full charme co-working space for green and social entrepreneurs and local people, an event arena – a “fitnessstudio of the future”!

hosting partner: Vollebekk Fabrikker | © Thomas Berman

LEGEND

If you are looking for detailed descriptions of our 10 tracks, please go to www.urban-future.org/about.