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ProgrammeDay 1

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ProgrammeDay 2

Thursday | May 23
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Folke-teateret | F1
Folke-teateret | F1
Cities FuckUp Night
18:00 - 19:30
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
Carolina Tohá | Former Mayor of the City of Santiago de Chile | Chile
Arno Bonte | Vice Mayor for Sustainability, Clean Air and Energy Transition at the City of Rotterdam | Netherlands
Mikael Colville-Andersen | Urban Designer & TV Host, Colville-Andersen Studio | Copenhagen | Denmark
SESSION CHAIR:
Mina Legnered | Organiser at FuckUp Nights | Malmö | Sweden

The Hub | H1
The Hub | H1
Change = Opportunities
09:00 - 10:30
Identifying the huge opportunities connected to the green shift
Innovation
icon-opportunities icon-leaders
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
Marte Mariussen | Consultant at Multiconsult | Bergen | Norway
SESSION CHAIR::
Eugene Quinn | Creative Strategist at space and place | Vienna | Austria

Setting priorities for leading & developing cities
11:00 - 12:30
How priorities have been set for decades – and how it will be done in the future
Leadership
icon-cities icon-leaders
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 | Urban Designer & TV Host, Colville-Andersen Studio | 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
Brent Toderian | Founder of Toderian UrbanWorks | Vancouver | Canada
SESSION CHAIR:
Erik Aasheim | Partner at Primus Productions | Oslo | Norway

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

What if #2: Water and the City
16:00 - 17:30
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

The Hub | H2
The Hub | H2
City logistics update
09:00 - 10:30
How cities around the world tackle urban logistics
{mobility}
icon-auto icon-opportunities
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
Iréne Stewart Claesson | Head of Unit for Sustainable Mobility at the City of Gothenburg | Sweden
SESSION CHAIR:
Ivo Cré | Director of Policy & Projects at POLIS | Brussels | Belgium

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


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

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

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

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

Today’s cities have, to a large extent, been planned and built by wealthy white 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 others - like women, kids or elderly? Would we make different cities? Most likely. Would everybody feel better? Most likely. Let’s find out how!

SPEAKERS:
Hanna Maria van Zijp | Urban Planner 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
Jan Christian Vestre | CEO of Vestre | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Helena Paulsson | Head of Urban Development at ÅF | Stockholm | Sweden

The Hub | H3
The Hub | H3
Both sides of the story: electrifying mobility in Oslo
09:00 - 10:30
Inside the city’s success story of electrifying private mobility
Mobility
icon-electric
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
Iwan Thomson | Partner at Lala Tøyen Architects | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Ruth Astrid Sæter | Moderator at Sæter Media | Oslo | Norway

From Car-Free City to car-free life: the full picture in Oslo
11:00 - 12:30
Experience from planning & introducing the world’s largest car-free city centre
Mobility
icon-auto
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

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

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

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

The Hub | H4
The Hub | H4
Getting sustainable: upgrading existing buildings
09:00 - 10:30
The biggest challenge is to upgrade the huge number of buildings already out there
Built
icon-build icon-opportunities
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
Gerben van Straaten | CEO of World of Walas | Amsterdam | Netherlands
SESSION CHAIR:
Aasmund Bunkholt | Managing Director at TreFokus - Wood Focus Norway| Oslo | Norway

Charged: electrifying heavy-users
11:00 - 12:30
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:
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
Thorsten Sobe | Head of E-Mobilty at SHARE NOW | Stuttgart | Germany
SESSION CHAIR:
Michael Kodransky | Director for Global and US Initiatives at ITDP - Institute for Transportation & Development Policy | New York City | USA

GPP Hall of Fame: the best examples
14:00 - 15:30
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
Meaghan Davis | Manager at the Unit for Research, Innovation, and a Circular Economy 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

No lousy excuse: Biking in extreme conditions
16:00 - 17:30
Learn how cities in the snow/heat/rain/hills successfully push biking
Mobility Leadership
icon-auto
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
João Camolas | Senior Advisor of the Deputy Mayor for Mobility & Security at the City of Lisbon | Portugal
SESSION CHAIR:
Mikael Colville-Andersen | Urban Designer & TV Host, Colville-Andersen Studio | Copenhagen | Denmark

The Hub | H5
The Hub | H5
Developing a shared city vision
09:00 - 10:30
How to develop the basis for substantial change in your city
Leadership
icon-leaders icon-cities
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

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

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

SPEAKERS:
Manuela Ojan | Sustainable Construction Manager at Heidelbergcement | Heidelberg | Germany
Bodil Motzke | Environmental Advisor 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


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

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

SPEAKER:
Anne Sigrid Nordby | Architect, Life Cycle Design at Asplan Viak | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Joke Dufourmont | Project Manager at Circle Economy | Amsterdam | Netherlands
Anne Solgaard | Head of Competence at Norwegian Green Building Council | Oslo | Norway

The Hub | H6
The Hub | H6
Finding the right last-mile formula
11:00 - 12:30
How to unlock value from last mile delivery for cities, transporters and retailers
mobility
icon-auto
11:00 - 12:30

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 the latest technology and innovation related to the rapidly changing landscape of last-mile.

SPEAKER:
Michael Münter | Head of Strategic Planning and Sustainable Mobility at the City of Stuttgart | Germany
Lars Sveen | Head of Domestic Land Transport at DB Schenker | Oslo | Norway
Bente Åsen Sørum | Vice-President for Marketing & Communication at Ragn-Sells | Oslo | Norway

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

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

The Hub | H7
The Hub | H7
Wood Urbanism: Harnessing the power of urban consumption for global forests and climate
11:00 - 12:30
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 Jane Wilson | Co-founder of Cities4Forests | New York City | USA

The Hub | H8
The Hub | H8
Workshop on Clean Construction
09:00 - 12:30
Closed-door workshop for C40, WGBC, City of Oslo, FutureBuilt
{built}
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09:00 - 12:30



SPEAKERS:
Eivind Selvig | Consultant, Partner & Chairman of civitas | Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
James Drinkwater | European Director at World Green Building Council | London | UK

               

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

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

DOGA | D1
DOGA | D1
Nature-based solution
09:00 - 10:30
How amazing green solutions (that already exist) can improve your city
Innovation
icon-opportunities icon-cities
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
Tom Gray | Senior Ecological Consultant at Arup | London | UK
Hai-Ying Liu | Senior Scientist at NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research | Oslo | Norway
Sofia Cordeiro | Senior Advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Urban Green Structure, Environment, Climate & Energy at the City of Lisbon and EGC2020 Coordinator | Portugal
Jess Kennedy | Associate Director, Sustainability Consulting at Arup | London | UK
SESSION CHAIR:
Cristina Guerreiro | Research Director Environmental Impacts and Sustainability at NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research | Oslo | Norway


Be amazed: Showcases from circular cities
11:00 - 12:30
Meet the people behind some of the most amazing circular initiatives
Leadership Innovation
icon-eco
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
Cheryl McCulloch | Projects Manager at the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce | UK br> Meaghan Davis | Manager at the Unit for Research, Innovation, and a Circular Economy at the City of Toronto | Canada
SESSION CHAIR:
Philippe Micheaux Naudet | Deputy Secretary General at ACR+ Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management | Brussels | Belgium

Leader of the pack: Norway makes the impossible happen
14:00 - 15:30
How Norway leads innovation in electrification of ferries and aviation
Mobility
icon-electric icon-leaders icon-opportunities
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
Lars Jacob Engelsen | Deputy CEO of Norled | Bergen | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Marius Gjerset | Technology Manager at ZERO | Oslo | Norway

Circular Economy is business
16:00 - 17:30
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

DOGA | D2
DOGA | D2
Suppliers & innovators listen up: Real Estate
09:00 - 10:30
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!

SPEAKERS:
Marthe Scharning Lund | Vice Mayor for Business Development and Public Ownership at the City of Oslo | Norway
And several solution providers
SESSION CHAIR:
Birgit Liodden | Director of Sustainability, Ocean Industries & Communication at Oslo Business Region | Norway

       

Market Opportunity Finder
11:00 - 12:30
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:
Gunnar Crawford | Head of Stavanger Smart City at the City of 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

       

Workshop: The business case of Water Management
14:00 - 15:30
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
Tim van Hattum | Programme Leader Green Climate Solutions at Wageningen Environmental Research | Netherlands
SESSION CHAIR:
Isabel Seifert-Dähnn | Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) | Oslo | Norway

DOGA | D3
DOGA | D3
Urban green growth within planetary boundaries
09:00 - 10:30
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

     

Can Blockchain technology advance Vertical Farming industry?
11:00 - 12:30
11:00 - 12:30

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.

Applied Green City Economics: jobs, climate and energy
13:10 - 15:00
Live from BI University
innovation
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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.

     

Kulturkirken Jakob | J1
Kulturkirken Jakob | J1
Why Circular Economy: real opportunity or just a buzzword
09:00 - 10:30
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

How to get Circular started?
11:00 - 12:30
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 affects 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
Anselm Sprandel | Head of Department for Energy & Climate at the City of Hamburg | Germany
SESSION CHAIR:
Ashima Sukhdev | Government & Cities Programme Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation | Isle of Wight | UK

Tree-huggers?
14:00 - 15:30
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

No sci-fi: The zero-emissions construction site is reality
16:00 - 17:30
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

Kulturhuset | K1
Kulturhuset | K1
Preparing the tiger: what needs to be done to get started
09:00 - 10:30
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 Procurement Department at the City of Oslo | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Mark Hidson | Global Director, Sustainable Procurement Centre at ICLEI | Freiburg | Germany

Authority was yesterday: Welcome to the new decision-making
11:00 - 12:30
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
Susanne Lützenkirchen | Air Quality Advisor at the City of Oslo | Norway
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

Top priority: Cities focus on biking
14:00 - 15:30
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
Cindy Clevers | Project Manager at APPM Management Consultants | Leiden | 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
SESSION CHAIR:
Ruth Astrid Sæter | Moderator at Sæter Media | Oslo | Norway

Get out your shoes: cities focus on walking
16:00 - 17:30
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

Kulturhuset | K2
Kulturhuset | K2
Upcoming technologies and renewable energy in the next generation of indoor farms
09:00 - 12:30
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.

Re-arranging: new organizational structures for cities
14:00 - 15:30
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
Lene Conradi | Mayor of Asker Municipality | Norway
SESSION CHAIR:
Karl-Filip Coenegrachts | Founder & Director at citiesofpeople | Ghent | Belgium

Kulturhuset | K3
Kulturhuset | K3
Walkshops
Walkshops
Sneak peek: The new Munch Museum
09:00 - 10:30
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!

Walking seminar: urban transformation – cultural heritage
11:00 - 12:30
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

Sneak peek: Oslo’s new Public Library
14:00 - 15:30
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!

Morning activities
Morning activities
Taiji on the opera roof
07:30 - 08:30
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
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How to build sustainably
How to build sustainably
04 | The Drammen make-over
08:45 - 12:00
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 an investment in green change.

Hosting partner: Drammen municipality is located 40 kilometres 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)
Lunch suggestion:Ligh lunch included
Picture credit: © Thomas Bjørnflaten
www.facebook.com/drammenkommune/

05 | Urban development in suburban areas
09:00 - 11:30
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: Vippa, Akershusstranda 25. Two alternative ways for transport back to city centre: Metro (with bikes) or join a guided bike tour along the Alna river (approx. 15 km, offroad path).
Lunch suggestion:Vippa, Akershusstranda 25
Picture credit: ©Tove Lauluten
www.futurebuilt.no

06 | Oslo´s favourite street – the Aker river
09:00 - 11:30
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: Ola Bettum (IN'BY), 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) , Exit Akerselva, torgbygget
Ending Point: Vulkan
Lunch suggestion: Mathallen (food court), Vulkan 5
Picture credit: © Tharan Fergus

07 | The quality of density
09:00 - 11:30
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: Kjersti Folvik, 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
Lunch suggestion: Mathallen (food court), Vulkan 5
Picture credit: © Aspelin Ramm
www.aspelinramm.no/en/

18 | From airport to zero-emission city
13:00 - 16:30
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: Oslo Central Station: Train platform 19, bus platform 35 (Trelastgata)
Ending Point: Oslo Central Station: Train platform 19, bus platform 35 (Trelastgata)
Picture credit: © Sofie Meta
www.baerum.kommune.no | www.Smartcitybaerum.no  

19 | Transforming the city – the power of water and streams
13:00 - 15:00
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: Hasle T (metro station)
Picture credit: ©Tharan Fergus

28 | Urban housing – infill and refill
14:00 - 16:30
More and better housing for the city.
14:00 - 16:30

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: Anna Andrea Vik Aniksdal (Oslo Association of Architects), Cathrine Vigander (Cathrine Vigander ELEMENT ARKITEKTER)
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

Car-free city life | Electrification
Car-free city life | Electrification
08 A | Car-free livability in Oslo
09:00 - 11:30
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: Alex Arfinsen, The car-free livability programme, City of Oslo
Type of Tour: Guided Walk
Meeting Point: Youngstorget (next to Folketeatret)
Ending Point: Fridtjof Nansens plass
Lunch suggestion: Oslo Street Food, Torggata 16
Picture credit: © Amund Johne
www.oslo.kommune.no  

35 | Transforming the car-free urban street
09:00 - 11:30
Let‘s co-create Oslo's new avenue in the historical Kvadraturen district!
09:00 - 11:30

The municipality of Oslo is going to renovate Kirkegata, as part of an axis of attractivity from the Grünerløkka district to the fjord. As their work starts this year, we want to join the dugnad of ideas. The urban life and ground-floor activities in the historical district Kvadraturen has great potential in the new car-free city centre. In this workshop, we will create new, innovative concepts for a car-free Kirkegata avenue that works all day, all night, all year.

Hosting partner: LINK arkitektur is one of the leading architect offices in Scandinavia. In addition to construction architecture, LINK also has wide and accessible expertise in planning, landscaping, interiors and the maritime/offshore sector. LINK is determined to find the balance between the environment, economic growth and social sustainability in architecture.

Guide: LINK arkitektur AS
Type of Tour: Walk and workshop
Meeting Point: Kirkegata 4
Ending Point: Kirkegata 4
Lunch suggestion: We are serving lunch after the workshop
Picture credit: © Digital museum
linkarkitektur.com

08 B | Car-free livability in Oslo
09:30 - 12:00
Walk the talk and experience Oslo's car-light city center
09:30 - 12:00

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: Sigurd Oland Nedrelid, The car-free livability programme, City of Oslo
Type of Tour: Guided Walk
Meeting Point: Youngstorget (next to Folketeatret)
Ending Point: Fridtjof Nansens plass
Lunch suggestion: Oslo Street Food, Torggata 16
Picture credit: © Amund Johne
www.oslo.kommune.no  

20 | Rolling out the red carpet for biking
13:00 - 15:00
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)
Lunch suggestion:Oslo Street Food, Torggata 16
Picture credit: ©Tove Lauluten

29 | Electrifying the city
13:00 - 15:30
See the coolest e-mobility hotspots of Europe's e-mobility capital
13:00 - 15:30

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
Lunch suggestion: Cafè Skansen, Rådhusgata 32 (next to starting point)
Picture credit: © City of Oslo, Agency for Urban Environment

Happy city
Happy city
01 | Sauna life by the Oslo fjord
07:30 - 08:30
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

02 | Taiji on the opera roof
07:30 - 08:30
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. All welcome, no experience required.

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

03 | Morning swim in the fjord
07:30 - 08:30
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: Søreanga sjøbad
Ending Point: Sørengakaia 69
Picture credit: ©VisitOslo_Thomas_Johannessen

10 | Oslo's urban farming hotspots
08:45 - 12:30
Meet the city farmers, explore Oslo's most interesting urban farming projects and enjoy (a locally grown) lunch
08:45 - 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 centre 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)
Lunch suggestionLight lunch included
Picture credit: © Monica Løvdahl
www.loseter.no | nabolagshager.no | www.nordicchoicehotels.com  

09 | What a wonderful world: City life meets fjord life
09:00 - 11:30
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

11| Queen bees and royal urban farming
09:00 - 11:30
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 an (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 behaviour. 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: Gartneriet, Bygdøy Royal Manor. City centre is easy accessed by public transport (bus).
Lunch suggestion: It is possible to buy a light lunch at Gartneriet (ending point)
Picture credit: ©Matthew Bryce
bybi.no | http://www.youtube.com | https://bygdokongsgaard.no/gartneriet    

12 | Common ground - Government quartier
09:00 - 11:30
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
Lunch suggestion: Oslo Street Food, Torggata 16
Picture credit: ©statsbygg/Team Urbis
www.statsbygg.no

21 | Oslo by boat: Fjord City development
13:00 - 15:45
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, The City of Oslo) 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)
Lunch suggestion: Vippa, Akershusstranda 25
Picture credit: © Løchen Mediaweb Løken
www.oslo.kommune.no

22 | Isn't it good, Norwegian wood?
13:00 - 16:00
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 living areas. Volunteer work undergirds DNT activities.

Guide: Henning Hoff Wikborg, (DNT Oslo og Omegn), Anne Cecilie Haug (Snøhetta)
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

23 | Troubled and trendy Tøyen
13:00 - 15:30
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, The City of Oslo), 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
Lunch suggestion: Tøyen Startup Village (meeting point) or some of the other cafes at Tøyen-center nearby
Picture credit: © Adam Sterling
www.oslo.kommune.no | www.nhm.uio.no | www.facebook.com/LoftToyenGronland/

Happy City
Happy City
34 | The Sound in the City
09:00 - 11:30
Guided walk and workshop on acoustic quality and urban development
09:00 - 11:30

Focusing on the sounds we hear in different parts of the city the participants become ear witnesses that all materials and surfaces of the built and natural environment can be treated as acoustic actors. They alter sounds and influence their acoustic behaviour according to their material properties. This attention for sound as a public resource and quality will lead to a more sound conscious planning and design process to ensure the livability in the city.

Hosting partner: Trond Maag is an urbanist whose practice is focused on the urban sound realm, the quality of public spaces and the development of urban areas. In cooperation with sound artist Andres Bosshard he conducts citymaking projects and performs multidisciplinary research, case studies, workshops, and guided walks that support masterplans and architecture projects. The project «The sound in the City» was evolved within Oslo European Green Capital 2019.

Guide: Trond Maag
Type of Tour: Walk
Meeting Point: Sukkerbiten bicycle station (behind the Opera house)
Ending Point: Vulkan
Lunch suggestion: Mathallen (food court), Vulkan 5
Picture credit: © Trond Maag

30 A | OAR  ATTACK (ÅRETAK)
09:00 - 11:30
A viking rowing experience in the middle of Oslo.
09:00 - 11:30

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

30 B | OAR  ATTACK (ÅRETAK)
14:00 - 16:30
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

Cutting carbon emissions
Cutting carbon emissions
13 | Iconic landmarks under construction
09:00 - 11:30
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: Oslo Børs (Oslo Stock Exchange), Tollbu gata 2
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  

14 | The Oslo Region at the forefront
09:00 - 11:30
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 the 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, Peter Berrhard (Asplan Viak), Nadim Pedram (Ruter), Roger Hertzenberg (Uno-X), Lin April Løstegård (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

15 | Norwegian wood: “the wooden skyline”
09:00 - 11:30
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), Bjørn Nordermoen (iTRE), Eivind Selvig (Civitas)
Type of Tour: Guided tour. Two stops. Bus transport in between.
Meeting Point: Helsfyr metro station
Ending Point: Kringsjå T (metro station)
Picture credit: © Tove Lauluten
www.lsa.no | www.oslotre.no | www.futurebuilt.no

24 | Swimming pool of the future
13:00 - 16:00
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: 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
www.futurebuilt.no

25 | Plus house for "Powerkids"
13:00 - 15:00
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.

Hosting Partner:LINK arkitektur is one of the leading architect offices in Scandinavia. In addition to construction architecture, LINK also has wide and accessible expertise in planning, landscaping, interiors and the maritime/offshore sector. LINK is determined to find the balance between the environment, economic growth and social sustainability in architecture.

Guide: Bodil Motzke (Undervisningsbygg Oslo KF, The City of Oslo), 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: Oslo city center
Picture credit: ©Undervisningsbygg
www.futurebuilt.no/Brynseng-School | www.futurebuilt.no/Kilden-Kindergarten

31 | Sneak peek: the new National Museum
14:00 - 16:30
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 Martin Reichenbach, 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: Tom Erik Strøm, Hans Jørgen Aase, Frank Jenssen, Matias Kolsaker, Elin Anita Hansen, Birgitte Bye (Statsbygg), Martin Reichenbach,  (Kleihues + Schuwerk Ge-sellschaft 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

32 | A new Royal Palace Building with environmental credentials
14:00 - 16:00
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 field trip introduces participants into architectural qualities of the Logistic building and innovative use of future-oriented climate solutions. The building will produce at least 50% less greenhouse gas emissions than a standard building. Is is built from Materials , include wood and other bio-based materials, high-recycled content, and innovative solutions for low-carbon concrete.

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
Lunch suggestion: Kafe Oslo at Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29
Picture credit: © NAV A.S.Arkitekter
www.statsbygg.no

Circular economy | Business opportunities
Circular economy | Business opportunities
16 | Discover Vollebekk Fabrikker
09:00 - 11:30
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 T (metro station)
Lunch suggestion: Light lunch included
Picture credit: © Thomas Berman
www.vollebekkfabrikker.no | www.facebook.com/vollebekkfabrikker  

17 | How to reframe waste management in a growing city
09:00 - 11:30
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: Smedstad T
Picture credit: ©Agency for Waste Management, City of Oslo
www.oslo.kommune.no | www.architecturenorway.no

33 | How will we run the cities of the future?
09:00 - 13:00
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

26 | The old town and the new cityscape.
13:00 - 15:00
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 coffee shop, cocktail bar and vintage design store with one shop in Oslo and two shops in Tokyo. The coffee roastery and coffee brand, with one roastery in Oslo and one in Tokyo.

Guide: Einar Kleppe Holthe and Vidar Trædal (Cultural Heritage Management, City of Oslo)
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

27 | New business in old buildings
13:00 - 15:00
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 co-working- and event-spaces for social entrepreneurs and cultural producers. Both MESH and Sentralen are great and 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 were offices for the Ministry of the Climate and Environment. On 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, Per Mejlænder Brynning (Sentralen), Janne Wilberg (Cultural Heritage Management), Arvild Bruun, Norwegian Icons
Type of tour: Guided walk
Meeting Point: MESH,Tordenskioldsgate 3, Oslo
Ending Point: Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3
Lunch suggestion: MESH,Tordenskioldsgate 3, Oslo
Picture credit: © Lars Petter Pettersen

www.sentralen.no
meshnorway.com

36 | Adaptive reuse
14:00 - 16:00
See how the former mayonnaise factory for Mills is converted into a new innovative headquarter and a living landmark.The project won the City of Oslo Architecture Award 2017.
14:00 - 16:00

We meet outside and get a review of the building's special facade concept. Inside, we are introduced to the idea behind this transformation and the environmental benefits we can achieve by working with architecture in this way.

Hosting partner: Mills is a food producer, and when production in the Oslo factory was moved to Fredrikstad, Mills wanted to look at the possibilities of using the old concrete building as their new head office. The environmental savings are enormous in terms of all the waste saving and all the new materials that were not needed when reusing the existing building.

Guide: Ellen Ledsten and Gaute Gjøl Dahle from LEDSTEN ARKITEKTUR AS Cathrine Vigander ELEMENT ARKITEKTER
Meeting Point: Sofienberggaten 19, main entrance Mills, Oslo
Ending Point: Sofienberggaten 19, main entrance Mills, Oslo
Lunch suggestion: Several good options in the nearby area Grünerløkka
Picture credit: © Ivan Brodey
www.element.no
www.ledsten.no

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