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09:00 - 10:30
Welcome CityChangers
The most amazing start for the most amazing CityChangers
innovation mobility leadership built
09:00 - 10:30

Be amazed – we’re not going to spoil the surprise.

SPEAKERS:
Ola Elvestuen | Minister of Climate and Environment | Ministry of Climate and Environment of Norway
Raymond Johansen | Governing Mayor of the City of Oslo | Norway
Simen Knudsen | Founder & Chairman of Nordic Ocean Watch | Oslo | Norway

11:00 - 12:30
The quest for sustainable buildings
Let’s overcome the barriers and 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 probably build most new buildings as circular, zero carbon and plus energy buildings - if we wanted to. But obviously, we don’t – so far. Sustainable buildings still are the exception. So this is a call for action: Hello politicians, business and industry! Let’s join forces and futureproof our cities!

SPEAKER:
Cristina Gamboa | CEO of the World Green Building Council | London | UK
Sasja Beslik | Head of Sustainable Finance at Nordea | Stockholm | Sweden
Birgit Rusten | Programme Director at FutureBuilt | Oslo | Norway
Øystein Thorup | CEO of Avantor | Oslo | Norway
Mark Watts | Executive Director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group | London | UK
SESSION CHAIR:
Stein Stoknes | Programme Director at FutureBuilt | Oslo | Norway


18:00 - 20:00
Aftenposten Urban Developement
Norways biggest daily newspaper‘s event on urban planning.
 
 
18:00 - 20:00

Car-free city: how will we move in the city centre in the future? Are self-driving buses, electric scooters and miles of new bicycle paths our transport in the future? How realistic is it to have a car-free city centre? And how will this change Oslo? Read more about our conference at event.aftenposten.no

09:00 - 10:30
We’re so fu**ing late: status of our CO2 reduction efforts
How successful have we been – what’s been done – what needs to be done.
Mobility Built Leadership
icon-carbon icon-cities
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? Let’s hear how successful (or not) we have been, what we have achieved so far and what’s still required from all of us to achieve.

SPEAKER:
Mark Watts | Executive Director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group | London | UK
Glen Peters | Research Director at CICERO - Center for International Climate Research | Oslo | Norway
Katarina Luhr | Vice Mayor of Environment and Climate at the City of Stockholm | Sweden
Arno Bonte | Vice Mayor at the City of Rotterdam | Netherlands
SESSION CHAIR
Kristin Halvorsen | Director of CICERO - Center for International Climate Research | Oslo | Norway

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

Most cities around the globe are struggling with traffic and realise that a city planned and organized around cars will not work in the long-run. Change is on its way – and 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. Let us take you on a ride.

SPEAKER:
Andrew Steer | President & CEO of WRI - World Resources Institute | Washington DC | USA
Erion Veliaj | Mayor of the City of Tirana | Albania
Jörg Lamparter | Head of Mobility Services at Daimler Mobility Services GmbH | Stuttgart | Germany
Daniel Deparis | Head of Urban Mobility Team at Daimler Mobility Services | Stuttgart | Germany
Hanna Marcussen | Deputy Mayor at the City of Oslo | Norway
Fritz Kuhn | Mayor of the City of Stuttgart | Germany
SESSION CHAIR
Ruth Astrid Sæter | Moderator at Sæter Media | Oslo | Norway

14:00 - 15:30
The biggest driver of change in mobility
How digitalization of mobility is changing everything
Mobility
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icon-opportunity
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 (or at least that’s what we’re constantly told!). Let’s find out how, when and why.

SPEAKER:
Marcus Willand | Head of Mobility Strategy & Services at MHP - A Porsche Company | Ludwigsburg | Germany
Øystein Berge | Senior Specialist at COWI | Oslo| Norway
Bernt Reitan Jenssen |CEO of Ruter | Oslo | Norway
Friedrich-Wilhelm Menge | Chief Information Officer at Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe | Berlin | Germany
SESSION CHAIR:
Ruth Astrid Sæter | Moderator at Sæter Media | Oslo | Norway

16:00 - 17:30
Collaboration can change everything
How to make true collaboration work
Mobility
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16:00 - 17:30

It is amazing at what individuals, businesses, leaders, organizations or cities can achieve. But it’s even more amazing at what they can achieve when working together. Most of us have experienced the magic of a successful collaboration. But most of us have also experienced the opposite. This session will take a close look at how to make collaboration in the urban environment work. You’ll meet people in the “epicentre” of urban collaboration: so grasp the opportunity to grill them and learn from their experiences!

SPEAKER
Greg Clark | Professor, Global Advisor & Chairman of The Business of Cities | London | UK
Per Steen Boesgaard  | Sector Counsellor (Sustainable City Development) at the Royal Danish Embassy | Beijing | China
Pandora Batra | Senior Engagement Officer, Cities States and Regions at CDP | London | UK
Vincent Loubière | Director City Integration and Infrastructure Development at Airbus Urban Air Mobility | Toulouse | France
Jorn Wemmenhove | Creative Strategist at Humankind | Rotterdam | Netherlands
SESSION CHAIR:
Scott Cain | Founder & CEO of RunFriendly | London | UK

11:00 - 12:30
Nordic Climate Leadership
Why are Nordic cities often leading the world when it comes to climate action
Leadership
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11:00 - 12:30

Too many people (not from the Nordics) it’s really annoying when a key player in the Nordic region announces yet another amazing program, achievement or change related to climate action. How come this region is not only so innovative in this respect, but also so painstakingly effective? That’s what we’ll ask several Nordic mayors and business leaders.

SPEAKER:
Raymond Johansen | Governing Mayor of the City of Oslo | Norway
Dagur B. Eggertsson | Mayor of the City of Reykjavík
Anna König Jerlmyr | Mayor of the City of Stockholm | Sweden
Frank Jensen | Lord Mayor of the City of Copenhagen | Denmark
Jens Ulltveit-Moe | Founder & CEO of Umoe | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Greg Clark | Professor, Global Advisor & Chairman of The Business of Cities | London | UK

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

Many cities are at a crossroads as key strategic and very long-term decision must be made to secure long-term success. Climate change poses an imminent threat to many cities and global megatrends & new technologies challenge almost all municipal processes currently in place. It becomes more and more obvious that governance structures and decision-making processes are ineffective in solving the challenges on hand. So let’s explore not only the challenges, but more importantly, figure out why the way we are used to organising cities, used to lead, used to make strategies and decisions will not really help us. But what will?

SPEAKER:
Hege Westskog | Research Director at CICERO - Center for International Climate Research | Oslo | Norway
Andreas Gyllenhammar | Chief Sustainability Officer at Sweco | Stockholm | Sweden
Hubert Rhomberg | CEO of Rhomberg Group | Dornbirn | Austria
Josephine Yilan Liu | Founding Partner of URBAN FUTURE Global Conference & URBAN FUTURE Projects | Vienna | Austria
Fabian Dattner | Founder of Dattner Grant | Melbourne | Australia
SESSION CHAIR:
Jorn Wemmenhove | Creative Strategist at Humankind | Rotterdam | Netherlands

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
icon-green icon-leaders
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.

SPEAKER:
Per Harbø | Programme Director at Programme for Innovative Procurement Norway | Oslo | Norway
Scott Francisco | Co-founder of Cities4Forests & Founder of Pilot Projects Design Collective| New York City | USA
Mervyn Jones | Specialist Advisor on Circular Procurement at Rijkswaterstaat - Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands
Mark Hidson | Global Director, Sustainable Procurement Centre at ICLEI | Freiburg | Germany
André Sobczak | Deputy Mayor at the City of Nantes | France

12:00 - 13:00
European Green Capital Award competition is a key leadership tool
Hear about the manifold effects a bid to become EGCA will have in your city
leadership innovation
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12:00 - 13:00

Meet leaders and project managers involved in the process of applying for and winning the European Green Capital title. Discuss with them the diverse range of benefits this can have for a city, its leadership and in the process of pulling diverse stakeholders together. Don’t miss this.

SPEAKERS:
Simone Raskob | Deputy Mayor for Environment, Construction & Sports of the City of Essen | Germany
José Sá Fernandes | Deputy Mayor for Environment at the City of Lisbon | Portugal
Anita Lindahl Trosdahl | Project Manager - Oslo European Green Capital 2019 at the City of Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Gilles Gantelet | Director of Policy, DG Environment at the EU Commission | Brussels | Belgium

14:00 - 15:30
The greater good for all: How to balance opposing goals
Finding common ground in metropolitan areas
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 often have diametral opposing goals. Let’s hear the experiences from regions and leaders who had been able to get everyone pull (somewhat) in the same direction after all.

SPEAKER:
Morten Wasstøl | Department Director for Urban Development at the City of Oslo | Norway
Petr Šašinka | Head of Department of ITI Management & Metropolitan Cooperation at the City of Brno | Czech Republic
Liv Maren Bjørnstad | Special Advisor at Akershus County Council | Oslo | Norway
Irma Karjalainen | Director of the HSY Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority | Finland
Vanya Simeonova | Senior Researcher at Wageningen University & Research | Netherlands
Arthur Wøhni | Interreg Europe Lead Partner at Bærum Municipality | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Eugen Antalovsky | CEO of Urban Innovation Vienna | Austria

16:00 - 17:30
Co-governance models in metropolitan areas
Overcoming power struggles and making the impossible happen
Leadership
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16:00 - 17:30

Metropolitan regions around the planet struggle with organising 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).

SPEAKERS:
Sam Chase | Metro Councillor at Metro Council | Portland | USA
Anni Sinnemäki | Deputy Mayor for Urban Environment at the City of Helsinki | Finland
Viviana Rubbo | Project Manager at the International New Town Institute | Almere | Netherlands
Christoph Hemberger | Advisor for Regional Planning & Regional Development at Verband Region Stuttgart | Germany
Alfredo Corbalan | Manager for International, European and Interregional Affairs at perspective.brussels | Belgium
Gro Sandkjær Hanssen | Researcher at Oslo Metropolitan University | Norway
Anna Lisa Boni | Secretary General of EUROCITIES | Brussels | Belgium

11:00 - 12:30
Designing for safe cities
Safety comes from many sources: experience those you can actually design
cities
icon-cities icon-leaders
11:00 - 12:30

Safety in cities has many aspects – not at least “perceived safety”. But cities around the globe have experienced wise design options that instantly improved the status quo. We engage a variety of experts and planners who will showcase just how “easy” it is to influence safety if only being considered beforehand.

SPEAKERS:
Brent Toderian | Founder of Toderian UrbanWorks | Vancouver | Canada
Dagny Thurmann-Moe | Colour Design & Colour Planner for City Development at Dagny Fargestudio | Oslo | Norway
Allan Ruberg | Head & Founder of ÅF Lighting | Stockholm | Sweden
Kristina Holmblad | Landscape Architect at Sweco | Oslo | Norway
Håkon Laskemoen | Senior Safety Advisor at Sweco | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Erik Aasheim | Partner at Primus Productions | Oslo | Norway

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.

SPEAKER:
Nancy Shoiry | CEO of SHDM | Montreal | Canada
Alfred Bjørlo | Mayor of Eid Municipality | Norway
Hege Hofstad | Research Professor at Oslo Metropolitan University | Norway
Gerhard Schuster | CEO of Wien 3420 aspern development | Vienna | Austria
SESSION CHAIR:
Lars Wang | Managing Director of insam societal innovations | Drammen | Norway

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

This is your chance to hear from and interact with experienced and passionate leaders from a variety of backgrounds. Ask questions and get involved in finding out what it takes to lead change … and what it will take to do so in the future.

SPEAKER:
Daniel Kjørberg Siraj | CEO of OBOS | Oslo | Norway
Grete Aspelund | CEO of Sweco Norway | Oslo | Norway

13:30 - 14:30
Workshop: Covenant cities leading long-term climate strategies
Strategy workshop for city leaders
Leadership
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13:30 - 14:30

It's vital for cities to plan far ahead to realise their ambitious vision of being carbon-neutral by mid-century. This workshop focuses on how cities can set long-term emission reduction targets and get their citizens involved. Get inspired from cities who have already invested in their future.

SPEAKERS:
Mohamed Ridouani | Mayor of the City of Leuven | Belgium
Minna Arve | Mayor of the City of Turku | Finland

14:30 - 15:30
Political Training Academy on Climate Adaptation
Briefing workshop on key adaptation practices for city leaders
Leadership Innovation
icon-leaders icon-carbon
14:30 - 15:30

Climate change already affects cities across Europe and the globe. What does adaptation mean for cities and what are the risks of not adapting at all? Explore the opportunities and benefits of adaptation actions together with experts from CCRE-CEMR.


16:00 - 17:30
Planning the Sharing Revolution
How cities (should) plan for shared mobility
Focus Area
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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 already did). Along the way, shared mobility influences energy consumption, the use of resources, helps to solve social challenges or changes the way we use public space. Let’s hear from experts and front-runner cities how they incorporate the shared economy into their strategies and what kind of amazing projects are out there.

SPEAKERS:
Martin Vik | Head of Communications & Digitalisation at Halden Municipality | Norway
Lukas Foljanty | Senior Manager Smart Cities at REACH NOW | Stuttgart | Germany
Armin Scheu | Head of Solution Consulting Smart Cities at Daimler | Stuttgart | Germany
Valentino Sevino | Mobility Planning Area Director at AMAT - Environmental, Mobility and Territory Agency | Milan | Italy

16:00 - 17:30
Climate Emergency Declarations
Workshop on game-changing solutions already implemented to reduce emissions
Leadership
icon-carbon
16:00 - 17:30

Using Vancouver's City Council "emergency declaration" as a case study, this workshop will explore how to establish support for, draft and ultimately implement a climate emergency declaration at the city level.

SPEAKERS:
Doug Smith | Director of Sustainability at the City of Vancouver | Canada

16:00 - 17:30
Car-Free and Low-Emissions Vehicle Zones
Workshop on game-changing solutions already implemented to reduce emissions
Leadership
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Using London as a case study, this workshop will explore how to establish designations within a city — a street or road, a district or even larger zone — in which the use of vehicles is prohibited or subjected to a fee. The workshop will look at how London's congestion charge was implemented and how these mechanisms can be scaled up and applied in other cities.

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 organisations, 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.

SPEAKER:
Derek Cheng | Head of Asia-Pacific at Airbus Urban Air Mobility | Shenzhen | China
Tiina Kähö | Executive Director at Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean Foundation | Finland
Thomas Berman | CEO at SoCentral | Oslo | Norway
Marthe Scharning Lund | Vice Mayor for Business Development and Public Ownership at the City of Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Tor Inge Hjemdal | CEO of DOGA - Design & Architecture Norway

14:00 - 15:30
Circular Economy is a new way of doing things
The focus on collaboration requires a fundamentally different mindset
innovation
icon-eco icon-leaders icon-opportunities
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) and help you see in a different way. After this session, you’ll see opportunities everywhere.

SPEAKERS:
Ladeja Košir | Founder & Executive Director of Circular Change | Ljubljana | Slovenia
Ingrid Kleiva Møller | Sustainability Manager at Øyafestivalen | Oslo | Norway
Jonathan Woetzel | MGI Director and Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company | Shanghai | China
Anders Lendager | CEO & Founder of Lendager Group | Copenhagen | Denmark
SESSION CHAIR:
Nadine Galle | Research Fellow at Metabolic | Amsterdam | Netherlands

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 fuelling 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 and thinkers in the field of MaaS.

SPEAKERS:
Jonna Pöllänen | Head of Early Markets at MaaS Global | Helsinki | Finland
Frode Hvattum | Head of Strategy at Ruter | Oslo | Norway
Daniela Gerd tom Markotten | CEO of REACH NOW | Stuttgart | Germany
Holger Eggerichs | Senior Manager at MHP - A Porsche Company | Stuttgart | Germany
Sergio Fernández Balaguer | Coordinator of the Research & Innovation Projects Department at EMT Madrid | Madrid | Spain
SESSION CHAIR:
Erling Fossen | CEO at Oslo Metropolitan Area | Oslo | Norway

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.

SPEAKERS:
Maren Bjerkeng | Chief Development Officer at Aspelin Ramm | Oslo | Norway
Mārcis Rubenis | Co-founder of the Free Riga Initiative | Latvia
Nicolas Ziesel | Co-founder of KOZ architectes | Paris | France
Sonja Horn | Executive Vice President for Property Management at Entra | Oslo | Norway

16:00 - 17:30
Suppliers & innovators listen up: Mobility
Cities present their biggest mobility challenges and look for solutions
innovation mobility leadership
icon-opportunities
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
icon-opportunities
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 – many of them have even been implemented. This is your chance to meet the next big thing … or the solution to a challenge you have. This session requires separate registration! After you've officially registered for UFGC19 please sign in here: www.urban-future.b2match.io

           

16:00 - 18:30
Horizon 2020 projects as instruments of change in cities
Meet likeminded changemakers and build consortia for selected Horizon 2020 topics
Focus Area
icon-leader icon-carbon
16:00 - 18:30

Do you have an idea for a Horizon 2020 project that will increase urban health and wellbeing or accelerate the pace of city innovation and the transition to a low carbon future in Europe? Are you a city with a specific challenge that could be addressed through an innovative Horizon 2020 project? Then this workshop is for you! It is organised around draft versions of pre-selected Horizon 2020 topics on urban health and wellbeing, clean mobility, carbon neutral cities, and new ways of delivering public goods and services. Project pitches are followed by roundtable discussions to share and co-create Horizon 2020 project ideas.

The workshop is aimed at representatives from cities, research and innovation, and organisations and businesses working with cities.

Registration link for Horizon 2020 projects as instruments of change in cities (only for UFGC19 attendees)

     

11:00 - 12:30
Collaboration for a brighter future
Why metropolitan areas are moving together to tackle key challenges
leadership innovation
icon-metro icon-leaders
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, around their often challenging legal status and collaborate on visions, policy and implementation of change for the entire region. Let’s find out why and how.

SPEAKERS:
Ilona Raugze | Director at ESPON EGTC | Riga | Latvia
Marie Loe Halvorsen  | Political Advisor at the City of Oslo | Norway
Franc Weerwind | Mayor of the City of Almere | Netherlands
Michał Olszewski | Deputy Mayor at the City of Warsaw | Poland
Henk Bouwman | Secretary General of METREX - Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas | London | UK
Øyvind Såtvedt | Managing Director of Oslo Region Alliance | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Peter Austin | Planning Advisor at City of Oslo | Norway

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

Reducing carbon emissions, whether for an organisation or a city, is a huge effort. In quite a few cases, reduction targets remain a news headline, but nothing follows these pretentious announcements. On the other hand, there are countless examples proving that it can be done – if only a leader stands up and takes action. In this session we’ll get together such leaders and take a closer look into what it really takes to make the emission change happen.

SPEAKERS:
Robert Steen | Vice Mayor for Finance at the City of Oslo | Norway
Doug Smith | Director of Sustainability at the City of Vancouver | Canada
Arve Regland | CEO of Entra | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Johanna Partin | Director of CNCA - Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance | San Francisco | USA

16:00 - 18:00
Reinventing Cities: announcing the winners
The most amazing global competition to drive carbon neutral urban regeneration
built leadership innovation
icon-build icon-leaders
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 see many of the projects – and will find out who will be the winners.

SPEAKERS:
Raymond Johansen | Governing Mayor of the City of Oslo | Norway
Dagur B. Eggertsson | Mayor of the City of Reykjavík
Jean-Louis Missika | Deputy Mayor at the City of Paris | France
Pierfrancesco Maran | Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning, Green Areas and Agriculture at the City of Milan | Italy
Silvia Villacañas | Director of Strategic Planning for Sustainable Urban Development at the City of Madrid
SESSION CHAIRS:
Mark Watts | Executive Director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group | London | UK
Kirsten Dunlop | CEO of EIT Climate-KIC | Utrecht | Netherlands

  

09:00 - 10:30
The Science of Food Production in the City
innovation
09:00 - 10:30

Food production meets all of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals; accordingly, it also touches on all of Urban Future’s thematic areas. Why then is food production so often left out of city planning? This roundtable discussion will cover the importance of placing food at the centre of city planning, and the best ways to go about doing so. Hear unique industry perspectives on what is working and what needs to change, and then take the opportunity to ask questions in a 20-minute public Q&A session.

SESSION CHAIR:
Joel Cuello | Professor of Biosystems Engineering and Director of the Global Initiative for Strategic Agriculture in Dry Lands (GISAD) at the University of Arizona | Tuscon, AZ | USA

11:00 - 12:30
Food and future cities- growing food where people live: what, why and how
innovation
11:00 - 12:30

An estimated 2.4 billion people, 56 percent of the world urban population live in cities and we need to feed them. This trend is rising till the end of the century. In the past decade we have developed revolutionary new technologies to produce food like 3D printing, Vertical Farms, cultured-meat production all of them can be done in cities at the doorstep of the majority of the consumers. We need to include all of this into urban planning and our understanding of how and what we want to eat in the future. Lets discuss the challenges, options and promises.

SESSION CHAIR:
Christine Zimmermann-Loessl | Chairwoman of the Association for Vertical Farming | Munich | Germany

14:00 - 15:30
What if #4: Sharing society
What if we were to share what we don’t need to own?
Innovation
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14:00 - 15:30

There are several social trends happening at the same time, fuelling 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?

SPEAKERS:
Scott Cain | Founder & CEO of RunFriendly | London | UK
SESSION CHAIR:
Tony Canavan | Global Government Transport Leader at EY | Melbourne | Australia

16:00 - 17:30
Scrap the chatter: Getting the job done!
How to implement action plans, cut emissions, and get everybody on board
Leadership
icon-carbon
16:00 - 17:30

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!

SPEAKERS:

Heidi Sørensen | Director of the Oslo Climate Agency | Norway
Jørgen Abildgaard | Executive Climate Programme Director at the City of Copenhagen | Denmark
Lisbeth Hammer Krog | Mayor of Bærum Municipality | Norway
Angeliki Stogia | Executive Member for Environment, Planning & Transport at Manchester City Council | UK
SESSION CHAIR:
Erik Aasheim | Partner at Primus Productions | Oslo | Norway

14:00 - 15:30
Jumpstarting Innovation with Innovation Districts
How dedicated Innovation Districts can start something magical
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14:00 - 15:30

Everyone wants to be innovative and we’re constantly told we must be. So around the world, cities are starting Innovation Districts, with a wide variety of goals and perspective. Basically, they work like a gigantic co-working space and the rationale is to get key stakeholders close together. This session brings together people who are involved with some of Europe’s most interesting Innovation Districts to share their experiences. It’s clearly an excellent reality check!

SESSION CHAIR
Greg Clark | Professor, Global Advisor & Chairman of The Business of Cities | London | UK

16:00 - 17:30
Indoor/Vertical Farming Designs and Strategies
16:00 - 17:30

SESSION CHAIR:
Joel Cuello | Professor of Biosystems Engineering and Director of the Global Initiative for Strategic Agriculture in Dry Lands (GISAD) at the University of Arizona | Tuscon, AZ | USA

Programme
Day 2

Thursday | May 23
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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
Folke-teateret | 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
DOGA | D1
DOGA | D2
DOGA | D3
Kulturkirken Jakob | J1
Kulturhuset | K1
Kulturhuset | K2
Kulturhuset | K3
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Morning activities
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18:00 - 19:30
Cities FuckUp Night
Learn from leaders through the power of mistakes
18:00 - 19:30

The Cities FuckUp Night is the inofficial “highlight” of each URBAN FUTURE conference. Meet courageous leaders who will share their own personal fuckup, or their organization’s to serve as a starting point of an amazing learning experience. If you had to select just one single session at UFGC19 to attend – it’s this one!

SPEAKERS:
Hanna Marcussen | Vice Mayor for Urban Development at the City of Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Mina Legnered | Organiser at FuckUp Nights | Malmö | Sweden

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

We’re living in exciting times: societies are changing and so is definitely technology as well. Cities are changing rapidly to master the challenges on hand. But only to a few of these challenges we actually have answers yet. But in the end, it’s an endless source for opportunities – for cities, for businesses and all of its actors. Let’s identify the huge areas of change and how we can change our minds to see all the opportunities ahead of us.

SPEAKER:
Idar Kreutzer | CEO of Finance Norge | Oslo | Norway
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen | Founding Partner of Snøhetta |  Oslo | Norway
Annerieke Douma | Director of Programme and Business Development at Circle Economy | Amsterdam | Netherlands
Vassilis Agouridas | Strategic Innovation Senior Manager at Airbus | Marseille | France

SESSION CHAIR::
Eugene Quinn | Creative Strategist at space and place | Vienna | Austria

11:00 - 12:30
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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11:00 - 12:30

Developing cities for the well-being of citizens sounds like a no-brainer political slogan before elections. But is it? When taking a closer look at cities around the world today, we see polluted cities, infrastructure focusing mainly on noisy (and polluting) options, little green spaces, inaccessible rivers & seashores, and so on. But what could change if we changed our priorities? Curious? Then join this session.

SPEAKER:
Mikael Colville-Andersen | CEO of Copenhagenize | Copenhagen | Denmark
Gil Penalosa | Founder & Chair of 8 80 Cities | Toronto | Canada
Monica von Schmalensee | Chairwoman of the Swedish Council for Sustainable Cities | Stockholm | Sweden
Greg Clark | Professor, Global Advisor & Chairman of The Business of Cities | London | UK
Brent Toderian | Founder of Toderian UrbanWorks | Vancouver | Canada
SESSION CHAIR:
Erik Aasheim | Partner at Primus Productions | Oslo | Norway

14:00 - 15:30
Car-free cities: Walking the walk
The far-reaching consequences of car-free living
Mobility
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14:00 - 15:30

Taking the first decisions to reduce cars (or talking about it) in order to make car-free living a reality is one thing. But the consequences of such a decision are quite far-reaching, as it will ultimately affect the way we plan & design our cities, how we use (public)space, how we do commerce and how we cooperate to make it work. It will require us to think differently when setting priorities. You will be surprised by the scope and magnitude of the effects.

SPEAKERS:
Ellen De Vibe | Chief City Planner at the City of Oslo | Norway
Jeff Risom | Chief Innovation Officer at Gehl | Copenhagen | Denmark
Carolina Tohá | Former Mayor of the City of Santiago de Chile | Chile
Endre Angelvik | Vice President Mobility Services at Ruter | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR
Greg Clark | Professor, Global Advisor & Chairman of The Business of Cities | London | UK

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.

SPEAKERS:
Anne Beate Hovind | Project Leader for Art at Bjørvika Utvikling | Oslo | Norway
Louise Firth | Lecturer in Marine Ecology at the University of Plymouth | UK
Ellen De Vibe | Chief City Planner at the City of Oslo | Norway
Johan Verlinde | Programme Manager Rotterdam Climate Adaptation Plan at the City of Rotterdam | Netherlands
Tobi Nussbaum | CEO of the National Capital Commission | Ottawa | Canada
SESSION CHAIR:
Erik Aasheim | Partner at Primus Productions | Oslo | Norway

09:00 - 10:30
City logistics update
How cities around the world tackle urban logistics
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09:00 - 10:30

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

SPEAKERS:
Even Lauritzsen | CEO of Lohne & Lauritzsen | Oslo | Norway
Alex Williams | Director of City Planning at Transport for London | UK
Lars Sveen | Head of Domestic Land Transport at DB Schenker | Oslo | Norway
Steffen Raiber | Manager Solution Consulting & Industry Management CEP at Daimler - Mercedes Benz Vans | Stuttgart | Germany
SESSION CHAIR:
Ivo Cré | Director of Policy & Projects at POLIS | Brussels | Belgium

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.

SPEAKER:
Tine Hegli | Senior Architect at Snøhetta | Oslo | Norway
Jakob Schoof | Deputy Editor-in-chief at DETAIL | Munich | Germany
Inger Andresen | Professor at NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology | Trondheim | Norway
Florijn de Graaf | Energy Systems Engineer at Spectral | Amsterdam | Netherlands
Hans-Günther Schwarz | Strategic Programme Coordinator at BMVIT - Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation & Technology | Vienna | Austria
Birgitte Molstad | Environmental Director at OBOS | Oslo | Norway
Boris Palmer | Lord Mayor at City of Tübingen | Germany
SESSION CHAIR:
Anna Theodora Barnwell | Marketing Manager Buildings & Households at Enova | Trondheim | Norway


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

SPEAKERS:
Panu Pasanen | CEO of One Click LCA | Helsinki | Finland
Harald Vaagaasar Nikolaisen | Director General of Statsbygg | Oslo | Norway
Henning Fjeldheim | Senior Advisor at Skanska Norway | Oslo | Norway
Doug Smith | Director of Sustainability at the City of Vancouver | Canada
James Drinkwater | European Director at World Green Building Council | London | UK
Heidi Sørensen | Director of the Oslo Climate Agency | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Katharina Bramslev | CEO of Norwegian Green Building Council | Oslo | Norway

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!

SPEAKERS:
Sissel Engblom | Head of Urbanism Scandinavia at LINK Arkitektur | Oslo | Norway
Michael Lydon | Founding Principal of Street Plans | New York City | USA
Mary Skelton Roberts | Co-director of Climate at the Barr Foundation | Boston | USA
Gabriella Gómez-Mont | Former Director of the Laboratorio para la Ciudad | Mexico City
SESSION CHAIR:
Helena Paulsson | Head of Urban Development at ÅF | Stockholm | Sweden

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 not only examine just how they did it, but also take a closer look at things that did not work out along the way as well as not so wanted effects that the city now has to deal with.

SPEAKERS:
Arild Hermstad | Vice Mayor for Environment and Transport at the City of Oslo | Norway
Sture Portvik | Project Leader E-mobility at City of Oslo | Norway
Britt Ann Kåstad Høiskar | Research Director, Department for Urban Environment and Industry at NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Ruth Astrid Sæter | Moderator at Sæter Media | Oslo | Norway

11:00 - 12:30
From Car-Free City to car-free life: the full picture in Oslo
Experience from planning & introducing the world’s largest car-free city centre
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. Wanted by a large share of the public, it’s been a rough ride to make it happen, and today citizens are quite divided about it. Or so it seems. Let’s hear how it was done, about the city’s key learnings, the project’s problems and tough political realities.

SPEAKERS:
Ellen De Vibe | Chief City Planner at the City of Oslo | Norway
Hanna Marcussen | Vice Mayor for Urban Development at the City of Oslo | Norway
Aud Tennøy | Chief Researcher at Institute of Transport Economics - Norwegian Centre for Transport Research | Oslo | Norway
Sara Polle | Group Leader Trafic at Sweco Norway | Oslo | Norway
Christian Ringnes | Administrative Director of Eiendomsspar | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Scott Cain | Founder & CEO of RunFriendly | London | UK

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? Let’s have a look and get inspired by alternatives.

SPEAKERS:
Jeff Risom | Chief Innovation Officer at Gehl | Copenhagen | Denmark
Daniel Tobin | Founder & Creative Director at UAP | Brisbane | Australia
Elisabeth Meze | Head of Citizen Participation at the City of Innsbruck | Austria
Lior Steinberg | Urban Planner & Co-founder of Humankind | Rotterdam | Netherlands
SESSION CHAIR:
Anja Koller | Journalist for topos - the international review for landscape architecture, urban design & urban development | Munich | Germany

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

SPEAKERS:
Rainer Strauch | CTO at Cree by Rhomberg | Dornbirn | Austria
Magne Aanstad Bjertnæs | Team Leader at Sweco | Oslo | Norway
Caroline Palfy | Head of the Construction Fields of HoHo Vienna at cetus GmbH | Vienna | Austria
Audun Blegen | CDO at Veidekke Eiendom | Oslo | Norway
Sigbjørn Faanes | Design Manager at Veidekke Entreprenør | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Aasmund Bunkholt | Managing Director at TreFokus - Wood Focus Norway| Oslo | Norway

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.

SPEAKERS:
Ron van Erck | Co-founder of Energiesprong | Amsterdam | Netherlands
Janne Wilberg | Director of Cultural Heritage at the City of Oslo | Norway
Katharina Bramslev | CEO of Norwegian Green Building Council | Oslo | Norway

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, in particular for air-quality and climate reasons: that’s why cities around the world invest heavily in clean transport – from e-taxis, car-sharing with e-cars to e-buses. Let’s hear from the front-runners just how they do it and what they have learned so far.

SPEAKERS:
Olivier Reppert | CEO of SHARE NOW | Stuttgart | Germany
Gørild Heggelund | Senior Research Fellow at Fridtjof Nansen Institute | Beijing | China
Guanghua Song | Principal Staff Member of Transport Construction at Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission | China
Matthias Vetter | Head of Department Electrical Energy Storage at Fraunhofer ISE | Freiburg | Germany
Jens Wohland | Manager eMobility Consulting at Daimler Buses | Stuttgart | Germany
SESSION CHAIR:
Michael Kodransky | Director for Global and US Initiatives at ITDP - Institute for Transportation & Development Policy | New York City | USA

14:00 - 15:30
GPP Hall of Fame: the best examples
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.

SPEAKERS:
Betina Bergmann Madsen | Senior Consultant at the City of Copenhagen | Denmark
Mervyn Jones | Specialist Advisor on Circular Procurement at Rijkswaterstaat - Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands
Jon Søland | Head of Legal and Public Procurement Department at Omsorgsbygg | Oslo | Norway
Annette Synowiec | Director of Policy, Planning & Support in the Solid Waste Management Services Division at the City of Toronto | Canada
SESSION CHAIR:
Mervyn Jones | Specialist Advisor on Circular Procurement at Rijkswaterstaat - Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands

16:00 - 17:30
No lousy excuse: Biking in extreme conditions
Learn how cities in the snow/heat/rain/hills successfully push biking
Mobility Leadership
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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 north of the Arctic Circle, in the tropics, in hilly regions, in wind-stricken areas or with amazing sprawl can make biking a key part of mobility, then we argue that all cities can (if they only wanted). Get insight into how cities with very special conditions are still successful in promoting biking.

SPEAKERS:
Timo Perälä | President of the Winter Cycling Federation | Oulu | Finland
Heinrich Strößenreuther | CEO at Smart City Agency Berlin | Germany
Amanda Ngabirano | Lecturer for Urban & Regional Planning at Makerere University | Kampala | Uganda
SESSION CHAIR:
Mikael Colville-Andersen | CEO of Copenhagenize | Copenhagen | Denmark

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.

SPEAKERS:
Justyna Król | CEO of Urban Workshop | Konin | Poland
Isabel Loureiro | General Coordinator of the Mission Structure 2030 on Sustainable Development of Guimarães | Portugal
Karl-Filip Coenegrachts | Founder & Director at citiesofpeople | Ghent | Belgium
Hans Sakkers | Head of Department of European and International Affairs at the City of Utrecht | Netherlands
Minna Arve | Mayor of the City of Turku | Finland
SESSION CHAIR:
Anna Lisa Boni | Secretary General of EUROCITIES | Brussels | Belgium

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

SPEAKERS:
Manuela Ojan | Sustainable Construction Manager at Heidelbergcement | Heidelberg | Germany
Rigmor Helene Hansen | CEO at Undervisningsbygg | Oslo | Norway
Harald Justnes | Chief Scientist at SINTEF | Trondheim | Norway
Elise Sofie Rasmussen | Architect at Bærum Municipality | Norway
Frode Skåttun | Veidekke | Oslo | Norway
Nils Ivar Nilsen | Veidekke | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Helge Brattebø | Professor & Director of NTNU Sustainability at NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology | Trondheim | Norway

14:00 - 15:30
Workshop: Circular Economy in the building sector
How the industry is leading the way for Circular Economy development & use cases
Built Innovation
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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 very engaging workshop.

SESSION CHAIR:
Joke Dufourmont | Project Manager at Circle Economy | Amsterdam | Netherlands
Anne Solgaard | Head of Competence at Norwegian Green Building Council | Oslo | Norway

11:00 - 11:45
Finding the right last-mile formula
How to unlock value from last mile delivery for cities, transporters and retailers
mobility
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11:00 - 11:45

With an unprecedented boom in parcel shipments and ever increasing congestion, many logistics providers and cities need to rethink urban logistics. The opportunities are huge, but so are the challenges. We take a closer look at latest technology and innovation related to the rapidly changing landscape of last-mile.

SESSION CHAIR:
Steffen Raiber | Manager Solution Consulting & Industry Management CEP at Daimler - Mercedes Benz Vans | Stuttgart | Germany

16:00 - 17:30
Workshop: the time to get started with Green Public Procurement is now!
Develop your 2025 Sustainable Procurement Roadmap
Leadership
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16:00 - 17:30

Led by sustainable procurement experts, this workshop takes you on the journey to develop a Sustainable Procurement 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 sustainable procurement happen in your community.

SPEAKERS:
Salla Koivusalo | Senior Advisor for Sustainable Procurement at the City of Vantaa | Finland
SESSION CHAIR:
Päivi Kynkäänniemi | Lawyer at Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, Public Procurement Advisory Unit | Helsinki | Finland

11:00 - 12:30
Wood Urbanism: Harnessing the power of urban consumption for global forests and climate
Interactive workshop session organised by the co-founders of the global Cities4Forests initiative
Focus Area
Track
11:00 - 12:30

Experiment, test tools and learn how your city agencies and related stakeholders can advance forest-positive procurement in their climate and environmental action-planning. This workshop will show you how to incorporate wood and forest products into your policy agendas and will spark ideas for pilot projects that integrate multiple themes and resident engagement opportunities.

Please register here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cities4forests-workshop-on-wood-urbanism-tickets-60566955394

SESSION CHAIRS:
Scott Francisco | Co-founder of Cities4Forests & Founder of Pilot Projects Design Collective| New York City | USA
Sarah Wilson | Co-founder of Cities4Forests | New York City | USA

09:00 - 12:30
Workshop on Clean Construction
Closed-door workshop for C40, WGBC, City of Oslo, FutureBuilt
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09:00 - 12:30



SPEAKERS:
Eivind Selvig | Founder & Owner of civitas | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
James Drinkwater | European Director at World Green Building Council | London | UK

               

14:00 - 15:30
Mind games: Changing behaviour
How to make people change their (mobility) behaviour
Mobility Leadership
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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 apart, hear about the psychology of change and from successful projects that actually did change mobility behaviour.

SPEAKERS:
Majka Baur | Behaviour Change Strategist & Founder of Scaling4good | Berlin | Germany
Liv Eva Wiedswang | Special Advisor at Bærum Municipality | Norway
Karolina Pamp Sandgren | Strategist Combined Mobility at ÅF | Stockholm | Sweden
Christoph Kirchberger | Lab Coordinator of aspern.mobil LAB | Vienna | Austria
SESSION CHAIR:
Eugene Quinn | Creative Strategist at space and place | Vienna | Austria

09:00 - 10:30
Nature-based solution
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.

SPEAKERS:
Klaus Klaas Loenhart | Founder of of terrain: integral designs LandLab at Graz University of Technology | Austria
Todd Gartner | Director of Cities4Forests & Natural Infrastructure Initiative at WRI - World Resources Institute | Portland | USA

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.

SPEAKERS:
Igor Kos | Advisor at WCYCLE Institute Maribor | Slovenia
Michael Damm | Head of Sustainable Development at City of Aalborg | Denmark
Alison McRae | Senior Director of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce | UK
SESSION CHAIR:
Philippe Micheaux Naudet | Deputy Secretary General at ACR+ Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management | Brussels | Belgium

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 and can look back at a highly successful execution of their e-mobility strategy. But it has big plans to boost its economy with its 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. Dive into focused research, funding programs, collaboration as well as bold visions.

SPEAKERS:
Petter Hersleth | Head of Strategy and Business Development at Enova | Oslo | Norway
Glenn Llewellyn | General Manager, Electrification at Airbus | Toulouse | France
Gunn Marit Helgesen | President of KS - Norwegian Association of Local & Regional Authorities | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Marius Gjerset | Technology Manager at ZERO | Oslo | Norway

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.

SPEAKERS:
Annerieke Douma | Director of Programme and Business Development at Circle Economy | Amsterdam | Netherlands
Wayne Hubbard | CEO of the London Waste and Recycling Board | London | UK
Ketil Stoknes | Project Leader R&D at Lindum | Oslo | Norway
Øyvind Arntsen | Development Director at Mustad Eiendom | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Anne Solgaard | Head of Competence at Norwegian Green Building Council | Oslo | Norway

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
Identifying business opportunities that come from creating sustainable cities
Innovation
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11:00 - 12:30

Cities everywhere are making a shift towards sustainability. Along some real cases from Norwegian and international cities, this workshop will help you to identify key areas of change and provide you with a framework that will help you identify promising market opportunities. Identifying such opportunities can help businesses gain a competitive advantage – and cities with possible strategies for research, funding and focus of economic activities.

SPEAKERS:
Harald Sævareid | Head Designer at Smart City Stavanger | Norway
Henrik Bjørnager Jensen | International Director at CLEAN Cluster | Copenhagen | Denmark
Kaisa Spilling | Development Manager at Forum Virium | Helsinki | Finland
SESSION CHAIR:
Gaute Hagerup | Head of Smart Cities & Innovation at Innovation Norway | Oslo | Norway

       

14:00 - 15:30
Workshop: The business case of Water Management
How dealing with storm and wastewater provides opportunities for businesses and citizens
Innovation
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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.

SPEAKERS:
Christa Clapp | Research Director of Climate Finance at CICERO - Center for International Climate Research | Oslo | Norway
Sacha Stolp | Director of Innovation Future Proof Assets at the City of Amsterdam | Netherlands
Isabel Seifert-Dähnn | Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) | Oslo | Norway
Kjetil Kristensen | Associated Partner at SoCentral | Oslo | Norway
Håkon Iversen | Co-founder of SoCentral | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Isabel Seifert-Dähnn | Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) | Oslo | Norway

09:00 - 10:30
Urban green growth within planetary boundaries
Live from BI University
innovation
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09:00 - 10:30

We have only seen the beginning of urban growth. By 2030, the “C40” megacity club might have to count a full 440 megacities members. Cities act as green innovation and talent hubs – a breeding ground for ideas. When nations fail, will cities save us? Urbanisation could in principle be a strong enabler of a green, net-positive economy. But on our current trajectory, cities are growing into ‘more of the old’ rather than the infrastructure of a new better economy. This session gives you the theory, practical examples and mingling you need to get updated.

SPEAKERS:
Filip Nag | Product Manager at ZAPTEC | Stavanger | Norway
Per Gunnar Røe | Professor at the University of Oslo - Department of Sociology and Human Geography | Norway

     

13:10 - 15:00
Applied Green City Economics: jobs, climate and energy
Live from BI University
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We have only seen the beginning of urban growth. By 2030, the “C40” megacity club might have to count a full 440 megacities members. Cities act as green innovation and talent hubs – a breeding ground for ideas. When nations fail, will cities save us? Urbanisation could in principle be a strong enabler of a green, net-positive economy. But on our current trajectory, cities are growing into ‘more of the old’ rather than the infrastructure of a new better economy. This session gives you the theory, practical examples and mingling you need to get updated.

     

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 and a more sustainable lifestyle? Let’s hear from CE frontrunners about prospects, opportunities, actions, and … reality.

SPEAKERS:
Janez Potočnik | Co-Chair of UNEP International Resource Panel | Brussels | Belgium
Miranda Schnitger | Cities Project Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation | Isle of Wight | UK
David Berg | Managing Director Circulair at the City of Rotterdam | Netherlands
Gianluca Di Pasquale | Global Future Cities Co-leader and Future Cities Technology Leader at EY | Milan | Italy
SESSION CHAIR:
Frank Jaegtnes | Administrative Director of Elektroforeningen | Oslo | Norway

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

Getting started is one of the toughest parts of any large-scale change. Implementing Circular Economy is such a large-scale change as it effects pretty much every aspect of how goods and resources are used today, and – more importantly – the way we think about those goods and resources. 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.

SPEAKERS:
Patrick Van Den Abeele | Project Manager at Brussels Environment Department | Belgium
Alison McRae | Senior Director of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce | UK
Nadine Galle | Research Fellow at Metabolic | Amsterdam | Netherlands
Sofia Lettenbichler | Policy & Project Manager - Sustainable Cities at Euroheat & Power | Brussels | Belgium
SESSION CHAIR:
Ashima Sukhdev | Government & Cities Programme Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation | Isle of Wight | UK

14:00 - 15:30
Tree-huggers?
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.

SPEAKERS:
Marloes Gout | Sustainability Consultant at the City of Rotterdam | Netherlands
Julia Thrift | Projects & Operations Director at UK Town and Country Planning Association | London | UK
John Judge | CEO of the Appalachian Mountain Club | Boston | USA
Christina Salmhofer | Sustainability Strategist at Stockholm Royal Seaport | Sweden
SESSION CHAIR:
Simone d'Antonio | Communication & Dissemination Officer at ANCI - Italian Association of Cities and Municipalities | Rome | Italy

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 exceed 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 “zero-emissions construction site” is reality: find out how!

SPEAKERS:
Eli Grimsby | CEO of the Department for Culture and Sports Facilities | Oslo | Norway
Hege Schøyen Dillner | Chief Sustainability Director at Veidekke | Oslo | Norway
Uwe Müller | Programme Manager Commercial Pilots at Volvo Construction Equipment | Eskilstuna | Sweden
Erik Dugstad | Area Manager, Nordics & Baltics at DNV-GL Energy | Oslo | Norway
Raymond Johansen | Governing Mayor of the City of Oslo | Norway
Mark Watts | Executive Director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group | London | UK
SESSION CHAIR:
Trygve Mellvang-Berg | Head of Communications at the Norwegian District Heating Association | Oslo | Norway

09:00 - 10:30
Preparing the tiger: what needs to be done to get started
This is how you prepare your organization for strategic green procurement
Leadership
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09:00 - 10:30

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.

SPEAKER:
Mervyn Jones | Specialist Advisor on Circular Procurement at Rijkswaterstaat - Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands
Espen Drønnen Nicolaysen | Head of Section Sustainable Procurement at the City of Oslo | Norway
Lasse Puerto Navarro Olsen | Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment at the City of Aalborg | Denmark
Geir Rossebø | Sustainability Advisor at the City of Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Mark Hidson | Global Director, Sustainable Procurement Centre at ICLEI | Freiburg | Germany

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.

SPEAKERS:
Arno Bonte | Vice Mayor at the City of Rotterdam | Netherlands
Maarit Kahila | CEO & Co-founder of Maptionnaire | Helsinki | Finland
Johanna Palomäki | Planning Manager at the City of Espoo | Finland
Anita Krohn Traaseth | Former CEO of Innovation Norway | Oslo | Norway
Jason Thorne | General Manager, Planning & Economic Development at the City of Hamilton | Canada
SESSION CHAIR:
Frode Hvattum | Head of Strategy at Ruter | Oslo | Norway

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 which mistakes to avoid.

SPEAKERS:
Adam Stones | Director of BYCS | Amsterdam | Netherlands
Erik Tetteroo | Managing Director of the Tour de Force | Rotterdam | Netherlands
Liv Jorun Andenes | Acting Director of the Department for Walking & Cycling at the City of Oslo | Norway
Bertram Werle | Director for Urban Planning, Development and Construction at the City of Graz | Austria
Michael Cik | Deputy Head of Institute for Highway Engineering & Transport Planning at Graz University of Technology | Austria
Ninna Hedeager Olsen | Mayor of the Technical and Environmental Administration at the City of Copenhagen | Denmark

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.

SPEAKERS:
Eugene Quinn | Creative Strategist at space and place | Vienna | Austria
Maria Meland Christensen | City Architect at City of Trondheim | Norway
Clara Muzzio | Undersecretary of Pedestrian Ways at the City of Buenos Aires | Argentina
Michael Münter | Head of Strategic Planning and Sustainable Mobility at the City of Stuttgart | Germany
SESSION CHAIR:
Timo Hämäläinen | Urban Blogger at Urban Finland | Helsinki | Finland

09:00 - 12:30
Upcoming technologies and renewable energy in the next generation of indoor farms
09:00 - 12:30

All technologies in different industries are improving at an exponentially fast pace and Indoor Farming is no exception. On top of needed improvement in climate control systems, lighting solutions, circular nutrient delivery systems, automation and farm management, there are new developments in the fields of IT, Renewable Energy and Biotechnology that can be game changers for this industry. The Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, integration of energy production systems and specifically-bred species for indoor farming are just some examples of these developments. In this workshop we will delve into the most urgently needed improvements in current technologies and explore the potential of newly introduced technologies for the next generation of Indoor Farms.

14:00 - 15:30
Re-arranging: new organizational structures for cities
Many cities reshape their internal structures to tackle most urgent challenges
Focus Area
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14:00 - 15:30

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.

SPEAKERS:
Charles Landry | Founder of Comedia | Bournes Green | UK
Gabriella Gómez-Mont | Former Director of the Laboratorio para la Ciudad | Mexico City
Lene Conradi | Mayor of Asker Municipality | Norway

09:00 - 10:30
Can Blockchain technology advance Vertical Farming industry?
09:00 - 10:30

In the middle of the jungle of hype and buzzwords surrounding Blockchain, we approach the topic hands-on with Bernhard Hecker from Value.Digital. We will take a look at the Blockchain technology itself and gain insights into actual success models. As part of the workshop, we will first take a look at the technologies and what you can do with them, but also learn where they are not useful. We will learn a lot about actual blockchain models in practice, with legal references and implications for vertical farming. Afterwards, we will discuss in groups which ideas can be used to facilitate the work in the working environments of the participants through blockchain. The best results of the workshop will be presented to the group at the end.

09:00 - 10:30
Sneak peek: The new Munch Museum
Be among the first ones to be inside this soon-to-be architectural icon
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09:00 - 10:30

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

11:00 - 12:30
Walking seminar: urban transformation – cultural heritage
Experience the amazing urban transformation in Oslo’s city centre
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11:00 - 12:30

Several of the conference venues and the area between are interesting / excellent examples of old / historical buildings transformed / repurposed for a use that they were not originally designed to: A former industrial building is centre for design and architecture, a former church is now an event space and venue for concerts, a former bath is turned into a food truck hall, the former Opera house of Oslo is venue for Urban Future Global conference and Torggata, the street between them, is transformed from a tired street for traffic into a vibrant street for bikes and walkers. In this seminar we have swopped powerpoints with good examples in 1:1.

SESSION CHAIR:
Janne Wilberg | Director of Cultural Heritage at the City of Oslo | Norway

14:00 - 15:30
Sneak peek: Oslo’s new Public Library
Be among the first ones to be inside this soon-to-be architectural icon
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14:00 - 15:30

Put your helmet on and visit the climate friendly landmark rising on the eastern waterfront of Oslo, right next to the iconic Opera. The Oslo’s new Public Library will be completed in 2019 and open to the public in 2020. Make sure you are among the first to visit!

07:30 - 08:30
Taiji on the opera roof
Join us for a gentle start to the day with the soft, sophisticated movements of Taiji on the roof of the Oslo Opera House.
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07:30 - 08:30

Take this unique chance to do a guided meditation in movement at this extraordinary venue and learn some simple exercises to soften your body and open your mind. Fine tune the encapsulating space of the city merging with the nature while fully embodying stillness.

Hosting partner: Pamela Hiley, director of the Norwegian Taiji Centre. Her teaching has expanded the daily practice of Taiji into a vision of planting what she calls Seeds of Silence in open spaces with a peaceful inner landscape. The Opera Roof has been a regular space for practice with her students during the past 10 years. Pamela believes the practice of Taiji in open spaces can help to cultivate a living open landscape in the urban environment as one conscious emerging energy field supporting human growth and closeness to society.

Guide: Pamela Hiley and Ulla Hahn
Type of Tour: Morning exercise
Meeting Point: Oslo opera roof
Ending Point: Oslo opera roof
Picture credit: ©Pamela Hiley
www.taiji.no

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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08:45 - 12:00
04 | The Drammen make-over
How the city of Drammen turned its highly polluted city centre into a green and livable riverside.
08:45 - 12:00

On this trip, you will learn about the total make-over of Drammen, a city that struggled with a negative image, heavy traffic, and a polluted river throughout most of the late twentieth century. Through hard work and an ambitious vision, Drammen reinvented itself and became a reference town for change and a model for good urban development. As you walk, you will see key areas involved in the green transformation, new public transport solutions, public squares, cultural arenas and parks along the river. You will also learn the story behind the change and come to understand the political debate that led to the changes, as well as how leadership across party lines impacted the effects of investment in green change.

Hosting partner: Drammen municipality is located 40 kilometers south-west of Oslo, 35 minutes by train. The last 20 years Drammen municipality and other stakeholders have invested in a large-scale transformation of the city center’s public spaces and infrastructure. For this strategic transformation project, the municipality received The European Council of Spatial Planners award for urban planning in 2008. Drammen is partner in the FutureBuilt programme.

Guide: Arne Enger, architect, planner
Type of Tour: Guided walk (and train Oslo-Drammen-Oslo)
Meeting Point: Reception of Clarion Hotel The Hub, Biskop Gunnerusgate 3, Oslo (from here we walk together to the nearby Oslo Central station for train to Drammen)
Ending Point: Oslo Central Station (3 hours tour including transport both ways)
Picture credit: © Thomas Bjørnflaten
www.facebook.com/drammenkommune/

09:00 - 11:30
05 | Urban development in suburban areas
Furuset district going green and inclusive.
09:00 - 11:30

Furuset is a satellite city from the 1970's that has been undergoing several physical and social measures for improving the neighbourhood. On this guided tour you will see some of these projects, including the new library, the park and a first-home housing project. Hear also about the future proof microenergy system and other upcoming projects. Furuset is one of the 50 pilot projects of FutureBuilt, a ten-year programme for developing climate-friendly areas and buildings and part of the the Groruddalen Action Plan.

Hosting partner: The Agency for Real Estate and Urban Renewal is the municipality's landowner and an active force for the development of the city. At Furuset, the agency is responsible for coordinating the municipality's various pilot projects as part of the FutureBuilt programme.

Guide: Gard Skoe Fredriksen (The Agency for Real Estate and Urban Renewal, City of Oslo), Halvor Voldstad (Alna District Administration, Section for environment and community development, City of Oslo)
Type of Tour: Guided tour by bike. Optional return by bike along the Alna river or Metro to Oslo.
Meeting Point: Furuset T (metro station)
Ending Point: Furuset T (metro station) - or join a guided bike tour back to the city center along the Alna river (approx. 15 km) 
Picture credit: ©Tove Lauluten
www.futurebuilt.no

09:00 - 11:30
06 | Oslo´s favourite street – the Aker river
A leisurely and interesting walk along the Aker river where swimming, salmon spotting and urban fishing can be combined with the best cafés Oslo has to offer.
09:00 - 11:30

We will start the walk at Nydalen, a former industrialised backyard that has been transformed to a vibrant and lively city hub and down the Aker river park. The Aker river park was conceived 30 years ago. It is now ‘the jewel’ of Oslo and a favourite Sunday walk for the whole of Oslo. We will showcase the value of having a healthy river within the midst of a city and how the park was developed and is still developing and being maintained.

Hosting partner: The Agency for Urban Environment is responsible for planning, developing, managing and operating public spaces in Oslo such as roads and streets, squares and meeting places, parks and free areas. Responsibilities also include municipal sports facilities and outdoor facilities, as well as municipal properties in the forests (Marka) and the inner Oslofjord. Public health issues connected to air, noise, water, soil - which is not of a medical nature, is also the responsibility of the Agency for Urban Environment.

Guide: Terje Laskemoen, (The Agency for Urban Environment City of Oslo), Tharan Fergus (The Agency for Water and Wastewater Services, City of Oslo) 
Type of Tour: Guided Walk
Meeting Point: Nydalen T (metro station)
Ending Point: Vulkan
Picture credit: © Tharan Fergus

09:00 - 11:30
07 | The quality of density
From "Vulkan" to the Nordre gate 20–22
09:00 - 11:30

Join us on a walking tour through Vulkan, a former industrial area on the western bank of Akerselva river. This full-scale example of sustainable urban development is based on the idea of sharing land and resources in a dense and multifunctional area, making it virtually self-sufficient in energy for heating and cooling. The area is a fusion of residential blocks, culture, schools, hotels, creative business and Oslo's first food market hall. Stop by the Bellona headquarter, one of FutureBuilt's first pilot projects.  Also have a look at Nordre gate 20–22, a sustainable infill residential building made of wood – under construction.

Hosting partner: Aspelin Ramm is a solid and responsible property developer who wishes to contribute positively to urban development. Inspired by prospects of change, their buildings and the spaces between them constitute valuable elements in landscape and cityscape. The goal of consuming less energy is achieved by building better and facilitating sharing. Good architecture, lasting and good materials and respect for the environment surroundings and heritage are their trademark.

Guide: Maren Bjerkeng and Kenneth Harstad (Aspelin Ramm)
Type of Tour: Guided walk. Two stops.
Meeting Point: Vulkan 26 (at the bottom of the stairs)
Ending Point: Nordre gate 20-22
Picture credit: © Aspelin Ramm
www.aspelinramm.no/en/

13:00 - 16:30
18 | From airport to zero-emission city
Join the bike tour to explore Fornebu, the former airport that has turned into a showcase for sustainable urban development.
13:00 - 16:30

The bike ride will highlight climate friendly practices. You will see and learn about district heating using sea water, urban farming, climate adaption, a passive house kindergarten, developing plus houses for public services, a new sustainable residential and urban area, and the world’s first BREEAM Outstanding certified shopping centre. Fornebu is a showcase for sustainable development and has won several national and international awards.

Hosting partner: The municipality of Bærum is the fifth largest municipality in Norway, situated at the western border of Oslo. The municipality is a FutureBuilt partner and hosts several FutureBuilt projects. Bærum’s Climate smart-programme involves citizens, employees and local business in the transformation towards a sustainable society. A strong partnership with local businesses and academia through SmartCity Bærum is essential in achieving this.

Guide: Pedro Ardila & Unni Larsen (Municipality of Bærum)
Type of Tour: Guided bus and bike tour
Meeting Point: Participants will be transported by bus from/to Oslo. Exact pickup point to be announced.
Ending Point: To be announced
Picture credit: © Sofie Meta
www.baerum.kommune.no | www.Smartcitybaerum.no  

13:00 - 15:00
19 | Transforming the city – the power of water and streams
The Hovin stream at Ensjø.
13:00 - 15:00

The walk follows the Hovin stream up through the Ensjø district where we will enjoy the bubbling stream within the midst of the city and explore sustainable urban transformation, river reopening, urban biological diversity, stormwater management and climate adaption. We end the walk at the unique urban wetland park, Teglverksdammen, created to cleanse the stream using natural methods. CityChangers will not only get some technological and biological insights into the project but also learn how it was initiated and integrated into the urban plans, financed and carried out.

Hosting partner: Oslo Elveforum is an NGO working to reopen Oslo’s rivers and streams. The Agency for Urban Environment is responsible for planning, developing, managing and operating public spaces in Oslo such as roads and streets, squares and meeting places, parks and free areas. Responsibilities also include municipal sports facilities and outdoor facilities, as well as municipal properties in the forests (Marka) and the inner Oslofjord. Public health issues connected to air, noise, water, soil - which are out of a medical nature, are also their responsibility. Agency for Water and Wastewater Services – Oslo’s wastewater manager and working to reopen rivers and keep them clean.

Guide: Sissel Andersen (Oslo Elveforum), Terje Laskemoen (Agency for Urban Environment, City of Oslo), Tharan Fergus (Agency for Water and Wastewater Services, City of Oslo)
Type of Tour: Guided Walk
Meeting Point: Ensjø T (metro station)
Ending Point: Økern T (metro station)
Picture credit: ©Tharan Fergus

14:00 - 16:00
28 | Urban housing – infill and refill
More and better housing for the city.
14:00 - 16:00

The need to provide more and better housing in the city is a key issue at the moment and these projects give important insight into the challenges and possibilities. We will look at projects that blend into the existing urban fabric and projects that find new plots of land in the city. This trip will be relevant for the discussion on how we can achieve quality in contemporary housing.

Hosting partner: National Association of Norwegian Architects (NAL) is a professional ideal members organization. NAL work to promote good architecture and architects shared interests. NAL has approximately 4100 members in 14 local associations. Oslo Association of architects is the local association for architects in Oslo.

Guide: Architects and residents
Type of Tour: Guided tour. Walk and public transport
Meeting Point: Huitfeldts gate 19
Ending Point: Dælenenggata 36
Picture credit: © Element Arkitekter AS_ Finn Ståle Felberg
Arkitektur.no

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

Oslo, like so many other cities, has been built for cars for several decades. It’s about time we change that! People in Oslo want more green spaces, more benches, more pedestrian streets and more culture and activity in the streets. They want less private cars in the city centre, better air quality and less noise. Meet the programme managers of Oslo´s ambitious car-free livability programme and take a walk through the new Oslo city centre: 700 parking spots for private cars were transformed. There are new bike lanes, places to sit, meet, hear music or have a picnic together.

Hosting partner: The car-free livability programme is part of the Agency for Planning and Building Services is part of the City Administration of Oslo. The agency plans the urban design and land use development of the city, by setting out objectives for the use of particular areas, designing overall development plans and granting building permissions.

Guide: The car-free livability programme, City of Oslo
Type of Tour: Guided Walk
Meeting Point: Youngstorget (next to Folketeatret)
Ending Point: To be announced
Picture credit: © Amund Johne
www.oslo.kommune.no  

13:00 - 15:00
20 | 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 towards increasing share of trips by bicycle from 8 % to 25 % 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: The Agency for Urban Environment is responsible for planning, developing, managing and operating public spaces in Oslo such as roads and streets, squares and meeting places, parks and free areas. Responsibilities also include municipal sports facilities and outdoor facilities, as well as municipal properties in the forests (Marka) and the inner Oslofjord. Public health issues connected to air, noise, water, soil - which is not of a medical nature, is also the responsibility of the Agency for Urban Environment.

Guide: Helle Beer Urheim, (Agency for Urban Environment, City of Oslo)
Type of Tour: Guided bike trip
Meeting Point: Youngstorget (next to Folketeatret)
Ending Point: Youngstorget (next to Folketeatret)
Picture credit: ©Tove Lauluten

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

This trip includes a visit to Vulkan green mobility house, one of the largest and most advanced EV charging garages in Europe, a stop at a charging station for public transport and the DHL hub for electric cargo bikes. You will also gain more insights into electric ferries and the green shift of public transport of Oslo. Mode of transport? An electric bus of course!

Hosting partner: The Agency for Urban Environment is responsible for planning, developing, managing and operating public spaces in Oslo such as roads and streets, squares and meeting places, parks and free areas. Responsibilities also include municipal sports facilities and outdoor facilities, as well as municipal properties in the forests (Marka) and the inner Oslofjord and public health issues connected to air, noise, water, soil.

Guide: Sture Portvik (Manager, Electromobility, City of Oslo) 
Type of Tour: Guided Walk
Meeting Point: Myntgata 2 (The Entrance to the Fortress charging garage)
Ending Point: Vulkan
Picture credit: © City of Oslo, Agency for Urban Environment

07:30 - 08:30
01 | Sauna life by the Oslo fjord
Take a hot sauna and refreshing morning dip in the Oslofjord

Urban sauna culture has taken Oslo by storm, and the Oslo harbour now boasts several options for sauna sessions. We have booked two of the saunas run by Sørengas Badstue & Helårsbadeanstalt, a group of hard-working sauna enthusiasts. One of the saunas are made from recycled materials and driftwood rescued from the fjord, the other is an architect-designed sauna, with its own diving board on the roof and an unbeatable view of the Opera House.

Hosting partner: Sørengas Badstue- og Helårsbadeanstalt is an idealistic organisation to foster bathing in the Oslofjord when it´s really cold (and when it´s warm).

Guide: Self-guided.
Type of Tour: Sauna and bathing. Self-guided.
Meeting Point: Sørengas Badstue- og Helårsbadeanstalt (south side of the Oslo Opera house)
Ending Point: Sørengas Badstue- og Helårsbadeanstalt (south side of the Oslo Opera house)
Picture credit: ©Geir Anders Rybakken Ørslien
www.sbha.no

07:30 - 08:30
02 | Taiji on the opera roof
Join us for a gentle start to the day with the soft, sophisticated movements of Taiji on the roof of the Oslo Opera House.

Take this unique chance to do a guided meditation in movement at this extraordinary venue and learn some simple exercises to soften your body and open your mind. Fine tune the encapsulating space of the city merging with the nature while fully embodying stillness.

Hosting partner: Pamela Hiley, director of the Norwegian Taiji Centre. Her teaching has expanded the daily practice of Taiji into a vision of planting what she calls Seeds of Silence in open spaces with a peaceful inner landscape. The Opera Roof has been a regular space for practice with her students during the past 10 years. Pamela believes the practice of Taiji in open spaces can help to cultivate a living open landscape in the urban environment as one conscious emerging energy field supporting human growth and closeness to society.

Guide: Pamela Hiley and Ulla Hahn
Type of Tour: Morning exercise
Meeting Point: Oslo opera roof
Ending Point: Oslo opera roof
Picture credit: ©Pamela Hiley
www.taiji.no

07:30 - 08:30
03 | Morning swim in the fjord
Sørenga`s seawater pool

Sørenga is a new neighbourhood located along Oslo's new harbour promenade with cafés, restaurants and great outdoor spaces on the waterfront. Enjoy the access to the large fjord pool with seawater from the Oslo fjord, the swimming pool and the huge recreational area - very frequented on sunny summer days. The Sørenga pool is open to the public all year round as swimming and sauna are popular activities in winter as well.

Guide: Self-guided.
Type of Tour: Bathing. Self-guided.
Meeting Point: Sørengakaia 69
Ending Point: Sørengakaia 69
Picture credit: ©VisitOslo_Thomas_Johannessen
www.sorenga.no

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

With Oslo´s new Harbor Promenade the city has regained contact with the fjord. It is the people’s promenade and offers space for events and recreation. On this tour you will get an insider´s perspective on sustainable urban waterfront planning. See the Opera house and the rest of Bjørvika and meet up with Oslo´s City farmer at Losæter, an area dedicated to a range of activities within art and urban food production. The tour ends at Sørenga urban beach.

Hosting partner: Oslo Waterfront Planning Office is a special task unit, with seven professionals, affiliated to the municipal planning authority. They are working with planning, research, information and coordination concerning the FjordCity project. The unit has been operating since 2002.

Guide: Stein Kolstø (Head of Office, Oslo Waterfront Planning Office), Erlend Pehrson (Port of Oslo)
Type of Tour: Guided Walk
Meeting Point: Harbour promenade information point nr 9 (next to SALT, Langkaia 1)
Ending Point: Sørengkaia
Picture credit: ©Geir Anders Rybakken Ørslien
www.oslo.kommune.no

09:00 - 12:30
10 | 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 - 12:30

This trip starts at the rooftop gardens of the very Clarion Hotel The Hub, where salad and herbs travel short. Next stop is Greenhouse Oslo, where you will learn about indoor farming and microgreens grown deep down and see a rooftop garden with bees, hens and vegetables. Last stop is Losæter, a new cultural institution dedicated to a range of activities related to art and urban food production with allotments, an ancient grain field, a bakehouse and Oslo’s city farmer.

Hosting partner: NABOLAGSHAGER is an Oslo-based center for urban agriculture, eco-innovation and green community initiatives. The goal is to promote a shift to sustainability through entrepreneurship and knowledge exchanges.
Clarion Hotel The Hub is a strong supporter of sustainability and the environment. On the roof of the Clarion Hotel The Hub is The GrowHub - a large field that will provide locally-produced ingredients and green spaces. The GrowHub represents a completely new way of growing food in the city, and it is both sustainainable and financially viable.
Losæter is a new cultural institution on a public ground along the waterfront in Bjørvika dedicated to a range of activities related to art and urban food production. It includes Flatbread Society’s activities, Herligheten allotment community, an ancient grain field, a bakehouse and Oslo’s first City farmer.

Guide: Representatives from Losæterforeningen, Norsk Bondelag, Aspelin Ramm, Nabolagshager and Clarion Hotel The Hub
Type of Tour: Guided Walk
Meeting Point: Clarion Hotel the Hub, Biskop Gunnerusgate 3, Oslo
Ending Point: Losæter (behind Sørenga)
Picture credit: © Monica Løvdahl
www.loseter.no | nabolagshager.no | www.nordicchoicehotels.com  

09:00 - 11:30
11| Queen bees and royal urban farming
Meet the team behind the world's first bee highway to get insights into this amazing community-driven effort to conserve biodiversity. The tour ends at Bygdøy Royal Manor, a fully operational organic farm and urban horticulture centre.
09:00 - 11:30

During the bus tour our guides will show you different bee projects run by ByBi. Last stop is Gartneriet at Bygdøy Royal Manor where you will listen to the story of Gartneriet and see how garden and buildings are redeveloped with great focus on reuse and circularity. You will soon understand how active sustainable horticulture can be a resource for the city’s population. The bees in the garden pollinate the cultivated and wild plants. This tour is a great way to see Oslo at the same time learn about projects to conserve biodiversity.

Hosting partner: ByBi is a (Oslo-based) local beekeeping association that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by influencing land-use (and rooftop) practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Bygdø Royal Manor is the biggest organic farm in Oslo. The horticulture at Gartneriet is connected to the farm and Oslo city with a comprehensive operating concept where the circuits between the soil, plants, animals and people become clear and strong. Gartneriet is organizing this through courses, seminars, exhibitions and a coffee offers that reflect the products from Bygdø Kongsgård. The horticulture cooperates closely with different agencies, organizations, teams and associations. Guide: Ragna Ribe Jørgensen (ByBi), Camilla Brox (ByBi), Marianne Leisner (Bygdøy Royal Manor)
Type of Tour: Guided bus tour. Three stops.
Meeting Point: Clarion Hotel the Hub, Biskop Gunnerusgate 3, Oslo
Ending Point: To be announced
Picture credit: ©Matthew Bryce
bybi.no | http://www.youtube.com | https://bygdokongsgaard.no/gartneriet    

09:00 - 11:30
12 | Common ground - Government quartier
The new government quarter: open, secure and green.
09:00 - 11:30

The government quarter in the middle of the city has been heavily demolished by the terror attack on 22 July 2011. Hear about the history, the planning process for the whole area, how to deal with openness and security, and the environmental ambitions. Get an introduction at the 22 July Centre which hosts an exhibition that documents the terrorist attacks that took place here in the high-rise government office block and on the island of Utøya on 22 July 2011. The effects of the bomb blast can still clearly be seen both inside and outside the building.

Hosting partner: Statsbygg is the Norwegian government's key advisor in construction and property affairs, building commissioner, property manager and property developer.

Guide: Gudmund Stokke, (architect MNAL, Principal Partner Nordic), Elin Hansen (Environmental Advisor, Statsbygg), Guide 22 July Center
Txpe of Tour: Guided walk
Meeting Point: 22-juli senteret, Akersgata 42
Ending Point: 22-juli senteret, Akersgata 42
Picture credit: ©statsbygg/Team Urbis
www.statsbygg.no

13:00 - 15:45
21 | Oslo by boat: Fjord City development
Take the ferry and experience the city's massive transformation from a port to a fjord city
13:00 - 15:45

The Fjord City is an urban renewal project for the waterfront areas. The Fjord City spans from Frognerkilen, west of the city, to Sydhavna in the south, an area of about 2.26 sq km in total. Making the fjord accessible to the public has been the overall goal, and a vital part of the project is the Harbour Promenade. The Fjord City is based on principles for sustainable urban development and promotes walking, cycling and public transport. Spanning over four decades the Fjord City project can provide useful insights concerning future renewal waterfront projects.

Hosting partner: Oslo Waterfront Planning Office is a special task unit, with seven professionals, affiliated to the municipal planning authority. They are working with planning, research, information and coordination concerning the FjordCity project. The Unit has been operating since 2002.

Guide: Stein Kolstø (Head of Office, Oslo Waterfront Planning Office) and Trude Thingelstad (Communication advisor, Port of Oslo)
Type of Tour: Guided boat trip
Meeting Point: Rådhusbrygge 2 (at the City Hall Square)
Ending Point: Rådhusbrygge 4 (at the City Hall Square)
Picture credit: © Løchen Mediaweb Løken
www.oslo.kommune.no

13:00 - 16:00
22 | Isn't it good, Norwegian wood?
Let's hike to the top of Vettakollen. Enjoy the best-ever view of Oslo!
13:00 - 16:00

When in Oslo, do as the Oslovians: Go hiking!
Not far from the busy city is the surrounding forest area Oslomarka, a source of recreation frequently used by the city's inhabitants. At Vettakollen metro station local DNT guides will take you to the brand new cabin Fuglemyrshytta, designed by Snøhetta. This hike will give you insights on how DNT promotes environmentally-friendly outdoor activities and nature. You will also enjoy breathtaking views (and uphills), fresh air and a nice piece of sustainable wooden architecture.


Hosting partner: The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) is Norway’s largest outdoor life organization, with more than 260,000 members. DNT Oslo & Omegn is the largest local member association. We aim to arrange for making the joy of outdoor experience available to as many as possible, through hiking and ski touring in woods and mountains and through marking and maintaining trails, operating cabins, organizing tours, and working for the protection of outdoor life areas. Volunteer work undergirds DNT activities.

Guide: DNT (the Norwegian Trekking Association)
Type of Tour: Walk / hike. Distance: 6 km both ways (3 km in steep uphills). Rocky trial. Good shoes recommended.
Meeting Point: Vettakollen T (metro station)
Ending Point: Vettakollen T (metro station)
Picture credit: © FutureBuilt
outdoorlife.dntoslo.no | snohetta.com

13:00 - 15:30
23 | Troubled and trendy Tøyen
Join us on a walking tour through the Tøyen district, hotspot for interventions & citizen involvement
13:00 - 15:30

Meet some of the people and projects involved in making Tøyen one of the most exciting up-and-coming areas in Oslo! We will discuss the challenges connected to gentrification and social exclusion. We visit award winning public libraries, a groundbreaking new sports club, spaces for co-creation and citizen involvement, and the new Climate House - an arena for climate knowledge and action. How can community-based development work to build socially and ecologically sustainable neighbourhoods? The Climate House is one of the pilot projects in the FutureBuilt programme.

Hosting partner: Områdeløft Grønland og Tøyen” is a community-based area development program which has been running for five years, with the goal of contributing to lasting improvements of services and local environment qualities so that more residents in these areas become financially independent, are able to live here and prosper, and are able to actively participate in their communities. The programme is part of the wider area development programmes of the City of Oslo. The Climate House will open spring 2020 as one of the world’s first centers uniquely dedicated to exhibitions and events about climate and climate change. Situated in the Botanical Garden of Oslo, it is a part of the Natural History Museum of the University of Oslo.

Guide: Sigrid Heiberg( Programme for community-based development in Grønland and Tøyen), Torkjell Leira (Climate House, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo)
Type of Tour: Guided Walk
Meeting Point: Tøyen Startup Village, workbar, Hagegata 22
Ending Point: Botanisk hage (The Botanical Garden), Sars' gate 1
Picture credit: © Adam Sterling
www.oslo.kommune.no | www.nhm.uio.no | www.facebook.com/LoftToyenGronland/

14:00 - 16:30
30 | OAR  ATTACK (ÅRETAK)
A viking rowing experience in the middle of Oslo.
14:00 - 16:30

From Vaterland bridge we "row the boat, gently down the stream" underneath the railway station until we meet the glimmering fjord by the new Munch museum. The Fjord City cannot be experienced in a better way. On our little journey together we get a flute concert in the "ghostly tunnel”. Afterwards we will study local architecture in the fast developing Bjørvika area from a rowing boat perspective 🙂

Hosting partner: ÅRETAK is a rowing club for the færing boat, connected to Akerselva Wooden Boat Association. We teach traditional boatmanship, rowing and history through gatherings, training and storytelling. ÅRETAK expose an important costal heritage of Norway, keeping ancient culture alive!

Guide: Marius Løkse, Åretak
Type of Tour: Guided Rowing tour
Meeting Point: Vaterland bridge (2 minutes from Grønland Metro station)
Ending Point: Sukkerbiten
Picture credit:
www.aaretak.com

09:00 - 11:30
13 | 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

On this field trip you will get a sneak peak of the new Oslo Public Library – a creative, visible, and accessible library and new meeting place for culture and the new Munch Museum, a place for strong, engaging and modern art experiences, and one of the largest museums dedicated to a single artist. Hear about the two building’s architectural qualities and innovative use of future-oriented climate solutions. Both buildings are pilot projects in the FutureBuilt programme.

Hosting partner: The Municipal Department for Cultural and Sports Facilities is responsible for planning, building, managing and operating cultural buildings and sports facilities in Oslo. The department is committed to stimulate climate and energy friendly solutions in the building and construction sector, an important part in the process of upgrading Oslo to a city with far lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Guide: To be announced
Type of Tour: Guided walk / construction site visits
Meeting Point: Clarion Hotel the Hub, Biskop Gunnerusgate 3, Oslo
Ending Point: Clarion Hotel the Hub, Biskop Gunnerusgate 3, Oslo
Picture credit: © Tove Lauluten
www.kulturbyggene.no | www.oslo.kommune.no | www.futurebuilt.no/New-National-Museum | www.futurebuilt.no/Public-library  

09:00 - 11:30
14 | The Oslo Region at the forefront
Energy positive refurbishment and hydrogen fueled transport.
09:00 - 11:30

Powerhouse Kjørbo is one of FutureBuilt´s pilot projects and Norways first rehabilitated office building that produces more energy than it uses. Partners of the Powerhouse alliance will be your guides and share the experiences of this innovative renovation concept. During transport, you will meet Ruter - a common management company for public transport in Oslo and Akershus with ambitious transformation of the bus- and boat fleet in the region. The trip includes a stop at the hydrogen refuelling station Uno-X.

Hosting partner: Entra is one of Norway's leading real estate companies and developer of Powerhouse. Environmental leadership is one of Entra’s strategic goals and an important part of Entra’s corporate social responsibility. Entra has developed a corporate culture with a strong environmental focus throughout the whole company. An important part of Entra’s strategy is that the company contributes to sustainable and good quality urban development.
Green Visits organizes professional visits for international delegations visiting the Oslo region. We offer support to match the right business contacts and ensure that visitors acquire the knowledge they are interested in within green innovation and sustainable development.

Guide: Representatives from Entra, Nadim Pedram (Ruter), Roger Hertzenberg (Uno-X), Geir Tore Møgedal (Asplan Viak), Anette Gangnæs (Green Visits)
Type of Tour: Guided bus tour. Two stops. 
Meeting Point: Oslo Central Station: Train platform 19, bus platform 35 (Trelastgata)
Ending Point: Oslo Central Station: Train platform 19, bus platform 35 (Trelastgata)
Picture credit: © Tove Lauluten and Uno-X Hydrogen (the hydrogen station)
www.greenvisits.no | www.futurebuilt.no

09:00 - 11:30
15 | Norwegian wood: “the wooden skyline”
Visit Valle Wood and Kringsjå student housing.
09:00 - 11:30

On this trip you will meet Norways top experts in timber constructions. Visit the brand new office building “Valle Wood”, Oslo's biggest cross-laminated timber building. Move on to the new student homes in the Kringsjå student village. You will get a brief look at the new wooden highrises and then check out the construction site of the new student family houses, all in CLT. Experiencing this extraordinary building site, you will quickly notice: less noise and dust! The new student homes at Kringsjå are pilot projects of the FutureBuilt programme.

Hosting partner: Oslotre is a consultant agency within the areas of architecture, timber design and construction technology, specializing in timber constructions. The praxis has 10 years' experience within the fields of timber architecture-, timber engineering-, CLT production and assembly. Oslotre is in charge of the timber design and assembly at Valle Wood. SiO is the welfare organisation for students at 25 educational institutions in Oslo and Akershus. The main task is to build and organise affordable student housing and to fund important services for the students. In the Oslo region SiO has 67 000 student members.

Guide: Jørgen Tycho (Oslotre), Espen Grindal (iTRE), Eivind Selvig (Civitas)
Type of Tour: Guided tour, 2 stops. We cross the city by metro, from east to vest.
Meeting Point: Helsfyr metro station
Ending Point: Kringsjå T (metro station)
Picture credit: © Tove Lauluten
www.lsa.no | www.oslotre.no | www.futurebuilt.no

13:00 - 16:00
24 | Swimming pool of the future
Making the most of the sunshine
13:00 - 16:00

Welcome to Holmen swimming pool located by the sea in Asker. Many technical solutions are combined to give an energy-efficient swimming pool: solar panels and hot water panels, geothermal wells, and heat recycling from grey water and ventilation. On your guided tour you will also enjoy the great view from the green roof. Holmen swimming pool is one of the pilotprojects of the FutureBuilt programme.

Hosting partner: Asker is a municipality in Akershus county, and is part of the Greater Oslo Region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Asker. The expansion of Oslo has resulted in Asker becoming an affluent suburb. It has a population of 59.037 and a total area of 101 km2. Asker municipality is partner in the FutureBuilt programme and host of UFGC19 together with Oslo, Bærum and Drammen municipalities. Holmen swimming pool is one of Askers public pilot projects in the FutureBuilt programme and was completed in 2017.

Guide: Elisabeth Kolrud and Reidun Aasen Vadseth (Asker municipality)
Type of Tour: Guided walk . Transport by e-bus from/to Oslo.
Meeting Point: Participants will be transported by bus from/to Oslo. Exact pick up point to be announced.
Ending Point: Participants will be transported by bus back to Oslo city center.  
Picture credit: © Tove Lauluten
www.futurebuilt.no

13:00 - 15:00
25 | Plus house for "Powerkids"
Brynseng school and Kilden Kindergarten
13:00 - 15:00

Brynseng school and Kilden kindergarten are both pilot projects of the FutureBuilt programme. With ambitious goals for climate friendly solutions, Brynseng school has not only an integrated solar façade and low energy comsumption, but also exemplifies car-free solutions. Kilden kindergarten is the result of a plus house design competition. The gable roof angle and the orientation is optimized for the placement of the PV cells.

Guide: Bodil Motzke (Undervisningsbygg Oslo KF), Vibeke Saltnes Olsen (Headmaster at Brynseng school), Ida Hexeberg (HRTB ARKITEKTER), Ingunn S. Jensen (LINK ARKITEKTUR)
Type of Tour: Guided tour. Two stops. Bus transport in between.
Meeting Point: Brynseng T (metro station)
Ending Point: Kilden kindergarten (short distance to public transport, bus,  to city center)
Picture credit: ©Undervisningsbygg
www.futurebuilt.no/Brynseng-School | www.futurebuilt.no/Kilden-Kindergarten

14:00 - 16:30
31 | Sneak peek: the new National Museum
Visit the much-talked-about new National Museum: the soon-to-be-opened largest art museum in the Nordic countries.
14:00 - 16:30

On this trip you will meet the developer Statsbygg and the architect Klaus Schuwerk, Kleihues+Schuwerk, who will show you the new museum, explain the sustainable solutions and take you on the roof where you will have a splendid view over Oslo. The project has high environmental ambitions and is one of the pilot projects in the FutureBuilt programme. The basic idea of the New National Museum for art, architecture and design is to use available resources carefully and choose robust materials that can withstand the traces of time.

Hosting partner: Statsbygg is the Norwegian government's key advisor in construction and property affairs, building commissioner, property manager and property developer. Statsbygg is a public sector administration company, closely linked to the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation (KMD), Statsbygg provides appropriate, functional premises to public sector enterprises, as well as realising prevailing sociopolitical objectives in relation to architecture, governmental planning interests, preservation of heritage sites and the environment.

Guide: Steinar Støre, Hans Jørgen Aase, Frank Jenssen og Birgitte Bye (Statsbygg), Klaus Schuwerk (Kleihues + Schuwerk Gesellschaft von Architekten Mbh)
Type of Tour: Guided walk & construction site visit
Meeting Point: Brynjulf Bulls plass 2, Mellomstasjonen
Ending Point: Brynjulf Bulls plass 2, Mellomstasjonen
Picture credit: © MIR kommunikasjon/Kleihues + Schuwerk/Statsbygg
www.statsbygg.no | www.futurebuilt.no/New-National-Museum

14:00 - 16:00
32 | A new Royal Palace Building with environmental credentials
Join us on a highly exclusive tour visiting the construction site of the new, climate-friendly Royal Palace Logistics building.
14:00 - 16:00

The Norwegian Royal Family and the Royal Palace would like to contribute to the Paris Agreement through a sustainable and future-oriented new Logistics building that will be completed in 2020. Get to know the good environmental credentials and learn more about this pilot of the FutureBuilt programme.

Hosting partner: Statsbygg is the Norwegian government's key advisor in construction and property affairs, building commissioner, property manager and property developer. Statsbygg provides appropriate, functional premises to public sector enterprises, as well as realising prevailing sociopolitical objectives in relation to architecture, governmental planning interests, preservation of heritage sites and the environment.

Guide: Oddvar de Brucq (Statsbygg), Per Arne Bjørnstad (NAV A.S.Arkitekter)
Type of Tour: Guided walk
Meeting Point: Entrance of Queen Sonja Art Stable, Parkveien
Ending Point: Entrance of Queen Sonja Art Stable, Parkveien
Picture credit: © NAV A.S.Arkitekter
www.statsbygg.no

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

During this factory tour you will listen to inspiring stories about the resident entrepreneurs. Expect to meet our green, local or social enterprises and check out how they collaborate. There will be room to talk to the founders and to learn more about their products and services. Vollebekk Fabrikker houses a wide range of entrepreneurs ranging from an oyster mushroom farm, upcycling of clothes and furniture, urban farms, micro houses, tool rents, to a bicycle repair. Vollebekk Fabrikker promotes work training and several of their entrepreneurs incorporated this as part of their business. At Vollebekk Fabrikker, innovation, collaboration and green thinking are the key ingredients for success!

Hosting partner: Vollebekk Fabrikker is the result of a unique public-private-volunteer partnership. It is a cross-sectoral collaboration with founders OBOS and Aspelin Ramm from the private sector, Pådriv which is a voluntary network of people, enterprise and organisation who are interested in sustainable development in Hovinbyen area, and the local municipality Bydel Bjerke and Groruddalssatningen.

Guide: Anne Dubrau, Guri Hummelsund & Elen Pande Rolfsen
Type of Tour: Guided tour inside of Vollebekk fabrikker
Meeting Point: Vollebekk Fabrikker, Brobekkveien 54, (at the café at the ground floor 5 minutes walk from Vollebekk metro station)
Ending Point: Vollebekk Fabrikker, Brobekkveien 54
Picture credit: © Thomas Berman
www.vollebekkfabrikker.no | www.facebook.com/vollebekkfabrikker  

09:00 - 11:30
17 | How to reframe waste management in a growing city
Innovative and award-winning waste management facilities in Oslo built to improve the urban environment and quality of life for its citizens.
09:00 - 11:30

Waste management facilities have traditionally been placed in the industrial fringes of urban areas. Now the City of Oslo is transforming the old concept of recycling stations to a more future-proof service, emphasizing on visual appearance. Take this chance to see the local mini recycling station at Majorstua and the awarded, indoor recycling station of Smestad. Hear more about the architect’s vision, the dialogue with the local community and the functionality of a waste management facility built into a residential area.

Hosting partner: The Agency for Waste Management is responsible for the collection and treatment of Oslo’s household waste. The agency manages 4 recycling stations and 10 mini-recycling stations.

Guide: Tale Skage Torjussen and Siri Karlsen Bellika, (Agency for Waste Management, City of Oslo), Knut Longva (Longva arkitekter)
Type of Tour: Guided tour with two stops by bike
Meeting Point: Colosseum mini-recycling station at Majorstua, Fridtjof Nansens vei 2 (5 minutes from Majorstuen metro station)
Ending Point: Colosseum mini-recycling station at Majorstua
Picture credit: ©Agency for Waste Management, City of Oslo
www.oslo.kommune.no | www.architecturenorway.no

09:00 - 13:00
33 | How will we run the cities of the future?
Play the innovative, real-life EY Future Cities Simulation
09:00 - 13:00

The EY Future Cities Simulation is a 4-hour, interactive, digital experience that takes place over multiple rounds. Through the gamification of city management, the simulation allows participants to build a vision for the city of the future, all while navigating everyday challenges such as managing finite resources and balancing various stakeholder expectations. Acting as city management, participant teams run Futopolis, a modern city on the verge of change. Over each round city leaders “manage” the city, addressing different scenarios related to city technology/data, connectivity, accessibility, environment, society and infrastructure. Teams then see how resilient their city is over the next 10 years. Within each scenario, participants not only address policy, budget and stakeholder expectations, but they must also address unexpected disruptive events impacting the city’s affordability, amenities, safety and more.

Hosting partner: EY’s Future Cities solution stresses the importance of public and private sector collaboration to co-design a holistic approach for resilient cities that integrates emerging technologies and puts citizens at the heart. With their network of professionals from assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, they are dedicated to serving government, public and private sector organizations.

Guide: Gianluca Di Pasquale, Future Cities Co-Leader Advisory & Digital Leader (EY) & Meghan Mills, Future Cities Co-Leader (EY)
Type of Tour: Simulation
Meeting Point: Bjorvika Konferansesenter AS, Dronning Eufemias gate 6
Ending Point: Bjorvika Konferansesenter AS, Dronning Eufemias gate 6

13:00 - 15:00
26 | The old town and the new cityscape.
Local grassroot initiatives, historical Oslo and a glimpse into future Oslo.
13:00 - 15:00

Einar Kleppe Holthe, co-founder and owner of Fuglen and Gamlebyen Loft co-working space will be your local guide on this tour full of contrasts. The history of Oslo begins in the Middle Ages, and the first town-like settlement was in the area of Gamlebyen. We will pass through medieval ruins, but also see how an abandoned railway bridge has been turned into a skateboard park for youngsters. The tour will end at Ekebergparken, where you will get a great view of the new cityscape of Bjørvika AND have an amazing VR experience with a glimpse into how fifth graders imagine their future Oslo. Be advised that the park is at the top of a steep hill. Level of difficulty: Easy, with good shoes.

Hosting partner: Fuglen is a multi-concept consisting of a coffeeshop, cocktail bar and vintage design store with one shop in Oslo and two shops in Tokyo. Coffee roastery and coffee brand, with one roastery in Oslo and one in Tokyo.

Guide: Einar Kleppe Holthe
Type of Tour: Guided walk
Meeting Point: Fuglen Coffee Roasters, St. Halvards gate 33, Oslo
Ending Point: Ekebergrestauranten, Kongsveien 15, Oslo
Picture credit: ©Fuglen Coffee Roasters
www.fuglen.no

13:00 - 15:00
27 | New business in old buildings
How to vitalize the historical center of Oslo. Projects and discussions with enthusiasts and cultural heritage authority.
13:00 - 15:00

This walk includes a visit to co-working- and event-spaces for social entrepreneurs and cultural producers. Both MESH and Sentralen are rewarded examples of how new use and careful modernisation of old buildings can add value. You will also visit Myntgata 2, where you will get to see Oslo`s newest co-working space Share, Bykuben - Center for urban ecology and maybe you will visit some of the ateliers that until recently where offices for the Ministry of Climate and Environment. During your walk you will meet a variety of social entrepreneurs and the director for Cultural Heritage Management.

Hosting partner: Mesh is Norway's first co-working Space. It has become the leading independent initiative for Norwegian Entrepreneurs.
Sentralen is owned and operated by the Norwegian Savings Bank Foundation DNB. It's transformed from a house hosting the Savings Bank, to now being used for hosting cultural production and societal innovation.

Guide: Representatives from Mesh and Sentralen, Janne Wilberg (Cultural Heritage Management)
Type of Tour: Guided walk
Meeting Point: MESH,Tordenskioldsgate 3, Oslo
Ending Point: Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3
Picture credit: © Lars Petter Pettersen
www.sentralen.no | meshnorway.com

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