When?

28–29
September
2016

Who?

Leading urban experts from all over the world, sharing their knowledge and ideas for cities of the future.

Read more about
the speakers

Where?

Folketeateret
Oslo
Norway

Speakers

Keynotes

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Saskia Sassen

Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology

Columbia University

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Presentation:

  • How can cities benefit from migration?
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Saskia Sassen

  • Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology
  • Columbia University

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Member, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University (www.saskiasassen.com). Her new book is Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (Harvard University Press 2014).

Recent books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages ( Princeton University Press 2008), A Sociology of Globalization (W.W.Norton 2007), and the 4th fully updated edition of Cities in a World Economy (Sage 2012). Among older books are The Global City (Princeton University Press 1991/2001), and Guests and Aliens (New Press 1999). Her books are translated into over 20 languages. She is the recipient of diverse awards and mentions, including multiple doctor honoris causa, named lectures, and being selected as one of the top global thinkers on diverse lists. Most recently she was awarded the Principe de Asturias 2013 Prize in the Social Sciences and made a member of the Royal Academy of the Sciences of Netherland.

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Sonja Miokovic

Expert on youth and cities and co-founder & Global Director

YouthfulCities

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Presentation:

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Sonja Miokovic

  • Expert on youth and cities and co-founder & Global Director
  • YouthfulCities

Sonja is an expert on youth and cities and co-founder & Global Director of YouthfulCities, a social enterprise leading a global movement of data-driven urban regeneration. Sonja is responsible for engaging and activating 1000s of youth in the world’s largest cities in order to rank them from a youthful perspective.

Sonja comes equipped with a degree in Journalism from Ryerson University; an MA in Social Science from Albert-Ludwigs University, Germany; University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa and Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.

Part nomad, Sonja has travelled to 70+ countries. She was a Canadian delegate on the Ship for World Youth; a 2xYouth Ambassador for Youth Challenge International; and an Alumni of Canada World Youth. She sat on the Board of Directors for Green Thumb Growing Kids, a charity that builds school food gardens; and the West Toronto Keys to Inclusion, a community employment program for young adults with intellectual disabilities.

Examples of her work include: Research Design + Innovation Leader for the MasterCard Foundation’s pan-African Youth Think Tank; Collaborating with a group of informal traders in Durban, ideating inclusive approaches to urban development through tourism in pre FIFA 2010; Rallying national awareness with UNICEF to create child-friendly cities across Serbia.

Sonja is passionate about data inspired social innovation, creative economic models, urbanization and youth. She is always on the lookout for ways to reconfigure what already exists into fresh and effective ideas. She has spoken at UN-Habitat’s World Urban Forum, The New Cities Summit, The First Global Forum on Youth Policies and Bloomberg’s CityLab.

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Susan Crawford

Professor at Harvard Law School / Co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society

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Susan Crawford

  • Professor at Harvard Law School / Co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Susan Crawford is a professor at Harvard Law School and a co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. She is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, co-author of The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance, and a contributor to Medium.com’s Backchannel.

She served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009) and co-led the FCC transition team between the Bush and Obama administrations. She also served as a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation and is now a member of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Broadband Task Force (NYC). Education: Yale University, B.A., J.D.

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Anders Vestergaard Jensen

Senior Analyst

Mandag Morgen

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Presentation:

  • Cities100
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Anders Vestergaard Jensen

  • Senior Analyst
  • Mandag Morgen

Anders Vestergaard Jensen is senior analyst at Monday Morning International in Copenhagen. He is responsible for doing research in new opportunities, within all sectors of the society, which can catalyst a more fruitful discussion on how we can create a transition to a more sustainable society. He is also involved in planning and conducting workshops and surveys to uncover new opportunities and measure their global attractiveness. He has visited various cities around the globe and discussed how we turn risks into opportunities.

For the past two years he has been responsible for the research in relation to a larger initiative called the Global Opportunity Network. Together with UN Global Compact and DNV GL the initiative seeks to to create momentum for change and to discover and prioritise strategy choices. It does this with a positive and enabling focus on uncovering opportunities for growth and development. So far the initiative has worked with global risks as Unsustainable urbanisation, accelerating transport emissions and continued lock-in to fossil fuels.

Anders has a civil engineering background with a PhD in transport planning from the Technical University of Denmark, where he did research in various fields like sustainable transport, planning, stakeholder participation and decision analysis. He have experience teaching in sustainable transport assessment and transport impacts, facilitating workshops and qualitative analysis He has a passion for communicating science in new and inspiring ways.

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Rikke Gram-Hansen

Special adviser Copenhagen Solutions Lab

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Rikke Gram-Hansen

  • Special adviser Copenhagen Solutions Lab

Rikke is the project leader of Street Lab, the City of Copenhagen’s public-private innovation partnership with Cisco, TDC and Citelum, to create a living laboratory for testing and developing new digital solutions to urban challenges in the heart of Copenhagen.

Rikke has worked with open data since 2008, to increase the innovative use and reuse of public data, enhance transparency and growth – and now she strives to employ her knowledge of data, digital infrastructure, internet of things and smart city in a sustainable, intelligent and responsible urban planning in Copenhagen.

Rikke has a background in philosophy and urban studies, and has a great interest in how digital technologies and data affect the city and its citizens and how this dynamic can be actively used in urban planning. She is an inspiring and engaged speaker on the future city.

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Hila Oren

CEO at The Tel Aviv Foundation

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Hila Oren

  • CEO at The Tel Aviv Foundation

Founder of Tel Aviv Global, a city-owned company of the Municipality of Tel Aviv in charge of the global development of the city. Oren is an expert in urban development and focuses on the identification of the economic strengths while incorporating the financial, digital, tourism and creative forces in the city.

During her term, the Startup City vision was formed – a municipal strategic plan for investors, entrepreneurs, tourists and students tying a city platform with a private initiative.

Tel Aviv was ranked the #1 startup ecosystem in Europe, second only to Silicon Valley and #21 global financial center in the GFCI ranking.

Hila Oren is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography at Haifa University, working on a thesis regarding Stages in City Branding (case study: Tel Aviv). She holds a BA with honors and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Tel Aviv University, majoring in entrepreneurship.

Tel Aviv is mentioned in the same line with global cities such as Berlin, Barcelona, London, Tokyo and Beijing, and is destined to be one of the leading 20 cities in the world. The global positioning of Tel Aviv as an innovative and desired metropolis is one of the achievements of Oren, and facing East is the strategic goal that has been set for the next decade.

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Karolin Forsling

CEO at FORSLINGUNITED

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Karolin Forsling

  • CEO at FORSLINGUNITED

Karolin has over 17 years’ experience in urban development. Having facilitated and masterminded some of the most forward thinking real estate concepts in Stockholm and Sweden, her experience spans all areas of urban development – from retail to offices and the creation of whole neighbourhoods.

She believes the future of our cities will be shaped by property owners, businesses, governing bodies collaborating and putting the changing needs and desires of the people who work, live and use modern urban spaces at the forefront of integrated urban development. The hotly anticipated Urban Escape project, Karolin’s latest brainchild, will do just this over 130,000 sq m of mixed-use space and champion this new approach, in the heart of one of Europe’s fastest growing cities.

She is working in partnership with Stockholm’s other property investors and developers, and the City of Stockholm, to further consolidate the work of Fastighetsägarforum which she co-founded in 2010 to unite the efforts of Stockholm’s major landlords under one all-encompassing urban vision.

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Sepehr Mousavi

Sustainability Strategist

Plantagon Companization

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Sepehr Mousavi

  • Sustainability Strategist
  • Plantagon Companization

Sepehr Mousavi is a sustainability professional competent within areas of multidisciplinary planning, urban ecology, framework development and standardization. Holding two Masters degrees in Agroecology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU) and Business Administration (Edinburgh Business School), multinational background and working experiences; all together provide him with an overall and holistic understanding of our global sustainability challenges. Sepehr joined Plantagon’s core team of professionals as an active member and ambassador and currently serves as Board Member of Plantagon Association.

He chairs the national technical committee of Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) on Sustainable and Smart Cities and Communities, is the chair SIS’s national technical committee on Sustainable Urban Food Production, works with European Committee for Standardization (CEN) on Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities platform and holds a chair with International Standard Organization (ISO) as technical committee member on Sustainable Development in Communities.

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Maria Vassilakou

City councilor for urban development, transport, environment and citizen participation.

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Presentation:

  • "Smart solutions in Vienna"
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Maria Vassilakou

  • City councilor for urban development, transport, environment and citizen participation.

Maria Vassilakou begynte sin politiske karriere som generalsekretær i Den østerrikske studentforening. I november 1996 ble hun medlem av Wiens provinsparlament og i 2004 leder av partigruppen De grønne – det grønne alternativet i Wien.

Hun har siden november 2010 vært viseborgermester i Wien og byrådsrådgiver for Urbanplanlegging, trafikk & transport, klimabeskyttelse, energi og offentlig deltakelse. Maria Vassilakou er den første byrådsrådgiveren med en migrantbakgrunn. Hun ble født i Hellas og ser på Wien som en åpen, moderne og mangfoldig by.

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Anita Krohn Tråseth

CEO

Innovasjon Norge

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Presentation:

  • "Byen 2.0"
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Anita Krohn Tråseth

  • CEO
  • Innovasjon Norge

Anita Krohn Traaseth (44) er administrerende direktør i Innovasjon Norge, og har tidligere vært toppsjef i HP Norge. Hun startet sin karriere som trainee i IBM og har senere hatt flere lederstillinger, blant annet administrerende direktør for Simula Innovation AS og strategidirektør i Det Norske Veritas Software.

Krohn Traaseth er utdannet innenfor kommunikasjon og ledelse på Handelshøyskolen BI. Hun har også gjennomført lederprogram på Harvard og er sertifisert innenfor strategi og innovasjon fra MIT.

Krohn Traaseth har mottatt flere utmerkelser, blant annet prisen for beste kvinnelige leder i IT bransjen av Od@-nettverket i 2012 og pris for Årets Sosiale Medie Personlighet i 2013 av Kampanje. Hun har også fått tittelen “Top 20 Women in Business in Northern Europe” og “Top 50 Most Inspiring Women in European Tech”.

Hun er en åpen og samfunnsengasjert næringslivsleder, blogger og i tillegg forfatter av boken «Godt nok for de svina» – en leders tanker om mot, sårbarhet og troverdighet.

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Chris McCormick

Massive Small

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Presentation:

  • FROM PARTICIPATION TOCO-CREATION - TØYEN
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Chris McCormick

  • Massive Small

What are the real local challenges when it comes to moving on from participatory processes and the potential effects of gentrification in Oslo?

The workshop

Tøyen is an area in Oslo that is thriving with many grass root initiatives. There are frequent statements of interest from both business and the government concerning the need for effective participation from local citizens. We look at whether current participation is having an effect and reflect on what is needed to produce even more effective outcomes through more embedded co-creation processes?

This breakout session will explore some of the key issues relating to the aforementioned questions with a round table dialogue where property developers, architects, local government, områdeløftet Tøyen and local bottom up initiatives are all represented.

Chris McCormick representing the Massive Small network will facilitate the session.

TØYEN

Tøyen is an area of Oslo that has some of the greatest socio-economic challenges in the city. The decision to move the Munch Museum out of the area resulted in a political decision to invest in a regeneration programme for the area, part of which – Områdeløft Tøyen – was to focus on ensuring bottom-up processes were included in steering the changes initiated. Businesses and more activist movements are simultaneously having a fundamental effect in how the local community is experiencing the visible and less-visible changes in Tøyen.

MASSIVE SMALL

The MASSIVE SMALL project is calling on city governments, urbanists, architects, civic leaders and communities – and anyone who wants to make the place they live better – worldwide to change behaviours and make changes to the system. This will encourage many more small-scale projects and help transform the way that urban environments are planned, built, improved or used.

CHRIS McCORMICK

Chris runs the Oslo Massive Small Chapter. He has international experience from the property and construction industry and with a background in process design, his specific interest in Urban Development, is related to the facilitating of complex interdisciplinary communication processes.

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Presentation:

  • Branding the Oslo Region – actually doing it o ignored
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Oslo Regionen

Oslo is stepping up onto the international stage. This year the Oslo Brand Alliance has started the work with claiming the international position that Oslo and the region deserves.

The Breakout session will discuss why it is important that Oslo is recognized internationally for its attractiveness to invest, live in and
visit. There will be a presentation of the Oslo Brand toolbox and website, and discussions about how the whole region – both
private and public sector – can benefit from this initiative.
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Presentation:

  • Nytt nasjonalmuseum-fremtidens museum
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Harald V. Nikoliasen og Hans Jørgen Aase.

  • Statsbygg

Statsbyggs prosjekt nytt Nasjonalmuseum blir et av Europas mest moderne museer – bli med på byggeplassen.
Oppmøte på Mellomstasjonen 28. 9 kl 15.00. Sikkerhetsutstyr blir utdelt.

Statsbygg bygger nytt nasjonalmuseum for kunst, arkitektur og design for Kulturdepartementet.

Det nye Nasjonalmuseet skal fremstå som et profilert kulturbygg og gi Norge en tydeligere internasjonal posisjon innen visuell kunst. Museet skal bli et viktig og vitalt møtested for publikum og kunsten.

Nasjonalmuseet gir Rådhusplassen en klar avgrensning mot vest. Museet vil binde det nye sentrumsområdet ute ved fjorden sammen med den eldre bykjernen. Nasjonalmuseets bygg er tilpasset denne krevende urbane situasjonen. Det konkurrerer ikke med Rådhuset og viser respekt for de gamle stasjonsbygningene. Bygningen utstråler en ro og verdighet som står til Nasjonalmuseets samfunnsrolle. Museet bygges for fremtiden. Det  legges vekt på solide varige materialer, moderne museumsfaglige løsninger og  høye miljøambisjoner. Det bygges for å oppnå 50 prosentreduksjon av klimagassutslipp gjennom byggets levetid (CO2-fotavtrykk) i forhold til et tilsvarende bygg bygget etter dagens nivå, og uten hensyn til miljøvennlige løsninger. Til tross for sine komplekse løsninger skal museet minimum tilfredsstille et energinivå tilsvarende passivhus (NS 3701).

Les mer om miljø: http://www.statsbygg.no/Prosjekter-og-eiendommer/Byggeprosjekter/Nasjonalmuseum/Miljo/

Les om byggeprosjektet nytt nasjonalmsueum her: http://www.statsbygg.no/Prosjekter-og-eiendommer/Byggeprosjekter/Nasjonalmuseum/

Se film

Innledere vil være administrerende direktør i statsbygg Harald V. Nikoliasen og prosjektleder for prosjekt nytt nasjonalmuseum Hans Jørgen Aase

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Camilla Haugsten

co-founder

Ouroboros

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Presentation:

  • Circular economy: Better solutions and more business
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Camilla Haugsten

  • co-founder
  • Ouroboros

Start your journey to master the circular business approach in the built environment. Understand the principles and how to generate business out of them. Facilitated discussion and workshop style.

Circular business is a strategic business approach focusing on maximizing the value of the resources a company uses throughout the value chain, all the way from suppliers to customers. Examples of circularity can be found all around and there is no single solution in pursuing a circular business.

Ouroboros’s expertise is working with circular economy at company level as opposed to societal macroeconomic level. Breaking it down into sets of principles, the concept of circular economy is converted into tangible business results. They currently work on gathering best practices from the built environment with the focus of demonstrating different ways of value create ons and will facilitate this session as a hands-on and practical discussion of circus ar economy application in the built environment.

Camilla Haugsten is the co-founder of Ouroboros and an expert in resource management with more than 15 years of work experience in the field. With a background in resource geo graphy she easily upscale and downscale the boarders of a system to realize the best opportunityies. She has been engaged in sustainability since forever and works to inspire, facilitate and resolve innovation.

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Tone Værdal Frydenlund og Kia Luise Klavene

Snøhetta og Pure Consulting

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Presentation:

  • How can we as Architects and Urban Planners design solutions that deliver on the Sustainable development goals (SDGs)
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Tone Værdal Frydenlund og Kia Luise Klavene

  • Snøhetta og Pure Consulting

At this breakout session we will explore and create ideas on how we as Architects and Urban Planners can design solutions that deliver on the Sustainable development goals (SDGs).

On Januar 2016 the 17 SGDs, adopted by world leaders i September 2015, came into force. Over the next fifteen years countries world over will mobilize efforts towards the SDGs. At this breakout session we will explore and create some ideas on how we as Architects and Urban Planners can design solutions that deliver on the Sustainable development goals (SDGs).Snøhetta together will Pure Consulting will conduct this breakout session and invite participants to learn more about the SDGs and how the goals can be used as a framework for designing sustainable cities.

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Kia Luise Klavenes, Partner and senioradviser Pure Consulting
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Tone Værdal Frydenlund, Snøhetta Managing Director – Nordic Countries & Continental Europe Oslo

 

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Anders Vestergaard Jensen

Senior Analyst

Mandag Morgen

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Presentation:

  • Cities100
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Anders Vestergaard Jensen

  • Senior Analyst
  • Mandag Morgen

Anders Vestergaard Jensen is senior analyst at Monday Morning International in Copenhagen. He is responsible for doing research in new opportunities, within all sectors of the society, which can catalyst a more fruitful discussion on how we can create a transition to a more sustainable society. He is also involved in planning and conducting workshops and surveys to uncover new opportunities and measure their global attractiveness. He has visited various cities around the globe and discussed how we turn risks into opportunities.

For the past two years he has been responsible for the research in relation to a larger initiative called the Global Opportunity Network. Together with UN Global Compact and DNV GL the initiative seeks to to create momentum for change and to discover and prioritise strategy choices. It does this with a positive and enabling focus on uncovering opportunities for growth and development. So far the initiative has worked with global risks as Unsustainable urbanisation, accelerating transport emissions and continued lock-in to fossil fuels.

Anders has a civil engineering background with a PhD in transport planning from the Technical University of Denmark, where he did research in various fields like sustainable transport, planning, stakeholder participation and decision analysis. He have experience teaching in sustainable transport assessment and transport impacts, facilitating workshops and qualitative analysis He has a passion for communicating science in new and inspiring ways.

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Hva er Oslo Urban Arena?

Oslo Urban Arena er dedikert til å identifisere urbane løsninger knyttet til en rekke urbane temaer, blant dem entreprenørskap, smarte byer, handel, resiliente byer, musikk/mote, funksjonelle regioner, felles økonomi, multikulturalisme, infrastruktur og deltagende demokrati. Ved å koble sammen og omorganisere disse temaene, skaper Oslo Urban Arena en matrise der kompleksitet håndteres for å gi liv til forskjellige strata av nye urbane løsninger.

Oslo Urban Arena is dedicated to identify urban solutions connected to a variety of urban topics, amongst them entrepreneurship, smart cities, retail, resilient cities, music/fashion, functional regions, shared economy, multiculturalism, infrastructure and participatory democracy. By connecting and re-arranging these topics, Oslo Urban Arena creates an array where complexity is handled in order to give life to different strata of new urban solutions.

Contact

Project Managers:
Oslo Metropolitan Area
Erling Fossen
erling@fossen.as
+47 907 54 954

NE kunnskap
Cecilie Helen Walle
cecilie@ne.no
+47 994 46 188

About Oslo Urban Arena

Created and hosted by NE kunnskap and Greater Oslo in cooperation with Oslo Metropolitan Area and partners from Oslo Region Alliance and Oslo Business Region.

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