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When?

23 - 24
September
2015

Who?

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

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Where?

Folketeateret
Oslo
Norway

What is Oslo Urban Arena?

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.

Cities are not the problem, they are the solution.

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Greg Clark

Author

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Presentation:

  • London transforming- from Capital of Finance to Tech City
  • Wednesday
  • 10:00 - 10:30
  • Folketeateret

Greg Clark

  • Author

Greg Clark is better known as Grandmaster of Cities to key players in Oslo. This year he released the bestseller "The Making of a World City: London 1991 - 2021".

The book sets out in clear detail both the catalysts that have enabled London to succeed and also the qualities and underlying values that are at play: London’s openness and self-confidence, its inventiveness, influence, and its entrepreneurial zeal. London’s organic, unplanned, incremental character, without a ruling design code or guiding master plan, proves to be more flexible than any planned city can be. Cities are high on national and regional agendas as we all try to understand the impact of global urbanisation and the re-urbanisation of the developed world. If we can explain London’s successes and her remaining challenges, we can unlock a better understanding of how cities succeed.

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Julian Stubbs

Brand strategist

UP THERE, EVERYWHERE.

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Presentation:

  • Oslo. The new Stockholm?
  • Thursday
  • 09:45. - 10:15.
  • Folketeateret

Julian Stubbs

  • Brand strategist
  • UP THERE, EVERYWHERE.

Julian Stubbs is the londoner that emigrated to Sigtuna - just outside Stockholm, with his american wife. Julian is an international brand strategist and has worked with brand and identity projects for clients such as Stockholm, where he was involved with creating the positioning of the city as The Capital of Scandinavia.

His book Wish You Were Here documents this work as well as the issues involved in major place branding projects. Julian is also the founder of UP THERE, EVERYWHERE – the world’s first global cloud-based agency. They help companies, organisations and people create powerful brands that connect. Julian knows Oslo by heart and will compare the two nordic capitals.

Julian has his own blog: http://www.julianstubbs.com

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Thorsten Tonndorf

Head of urban development planning

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Presentation:

Thorsten Tonndorf

  • Head of urban development planning

Thorsten Tonndorf, Head of urban development planning in Berlin. Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment is the central State of Berlin authority contributing in many areas to the future development of the city.

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Brent Toderian

Urban Designer

TODERIAN UrbanWORKS

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Presentation:

  • How to design a world city?
  • Wednesday
  • 11:00 - 11:30
  • Folketeateret

Brent Toderian

  • Urban Designer
  • TODERIAN UrbanWORKS

Brent Toderian, TODERIAN Urban Works, is a passionate practitioner and advocate for creative, vibrant city-building, with over 21 years of experience in advanced urbanism, city planning and urban design.

Brent is the founding President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU), a regular radio columnist on “City-Making” with CBC Radio, a member of ULI BC’s Advisory Board and many other bodies related to cities, and a regular writer with the Huffington Post, Atlantic Cities, Planetizen and SPACING. He is a highly sought-after international speaker, teacher and collaborator on issues of advanced urbanism.

Read more: TODERIAN UrbanWORKS

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David Zahle

Design Architect

Bjarke Ingels Group

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Presentation:

David Zahle

  • Design Architect
  • Bjarke Ingels Group

David Zahle is the Project and Design Architect responsible for many of BIG´s award winning projects. He led the design of the Stavanger Concert House, which was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale 2004 for the world’s best concert house, the Magnakil Education Centre in the Faroe Islands and the Danish Maritime Museum from its concept stage to completion in 2012.

Recently David has overseen the design of many prominent projects including a new art gallery and sculpture park in Norway, the Qingdao Science Museum, the Experimentarium competition in Copenhagen and the prize winning Amagerforbrænding; Copenhagen’s new Waste-to-Energy Plant with an innovative roof doubling as a ski slope. He has lectured on BIG’s works throughout Europe and taught throughout Scandinavia.

Read more: http://www.big.dk/#about

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Martin Boisen

Urban geographer

Phønix panel

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Presentation:

Martin Boisen

  • Urban geographer
  • Phønix panel

Martin Boisen is an urban geographer and the devils advocate. He specialized in the marketing and branding of places as instruments for urban and regional governance.

As a researcher and lecturer he is involved in the establishment of place branding and place marketing as an academic topic. As an advisor he’s been involved in more than 50 projects spanning small rural towns to large metropolitan areas and interreg projects. He’s been to more than 600 towns and cities and is keen to visit more. Martin is also the founder of Phønix, the international place branding panel.

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Kjell A. Nordström

Author and economist

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Presentation:

Kjell A. Nordström

  • Author and economist

Dr. Kjell A. Nordström has 20 years of experience of working with multinational companies and has served as an advisor/consultant to several large multinationals throughout the world.

Dr. Nordström holds a doctoral degree in International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics. His research and consulting focus is on the areas of corporate strategy, multinational corporations and globalization. Kjell Nordström has published three books and numerous articles on the internationalization process of firms.

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Lin Skaufel

Architect

Everyday studio

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Presentation:

  • Copenhagen and Oslo – the beauty and the beast?
  • Wednesday
  • 09:15 - 09:45
  • Folketeateret

Lin Skaufel

  • Architect
  • Everyday studio

Lin is an architect, professional judge, mentor, guide, speaker and urbanist. This Danish urban planner has been transforming places all out the world as a partner of Gehl Architects, and has now sailed on with her own practice.

Earlier this year she made fuzz with her comparison of Oslo and Copenhagen. While Copenhagen is an effective electric car, Oslo can be compared to a jeep with mud on its sides. To Lin Oslo is an attractive cowboy.

Read more:
Everyday studio

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Presentation:

  • Start up Village Tøyen
  • Thursday
  • 14:00 - 15:00

Heidi Austlid

Heidi Austlid, viseadministrerende direktør for IKT Norge.
IKT Norge vil gjøre Tøyen om et nytt Hackney i London. – Du har tårnene på Tøyensenteret, byggene inne i Botanisk hage, Munch-museet og ikke minst det store spøkelseslottet Tøyen sykehjem, som står helt tomt. Om du er offentlig, privat eller et svært selskap, det er mange muligheter til å være med å skape en ny, norsk startup-bydel, sier Austlid.

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Presentation:

  • Grasroturbanisme 1
  • Wednesday
  • 13:00 - 15:00

Martin Revheim

Hussjef i Sentralen.

Hva skjer når Grasrota samarbeider med eiendomsbransjen om nyskapende byutvikling. Blir byen bedre når byens innholdsleverandører får delta i byutviklingen? Gir det en mer sosialt og kulturelt inkluderende by. Er utviklerne med på dette? Og er det bærekraftig økonomisk?

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Presentation:

  • Grasroturbanisme 2
  • Wednesday
  • 13:00 - 15:00

Arild Eriksen

Hva skjer når Grasrota samarbeider med eiendomsbransjen om nyskapende byutvikling. Blir byen bedre når byens innholdsleverandører får delta i byutviklingen? Gir det en mer sosialt og kulturelt inkluderende by. Er utviklerne med på dette? Og er det bærekraftig økonomisk?

 

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Presentation:

  • Grasroturbanisme 3
  • Thursday
  • 13:00 - 15:00

Bjørnar Johnsen

Hva skjer når Grasrota samarbeider med eiendomsbransjen om nyskapende byutvikling. Blir byen bedre når byens innholdsleverandører får delta i byutviklingen? Gir det en mer sosialt og kulturelt inkluderende by. Er utviklerne med på dette? Og er det bærekraftig økonomisk?

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Presentation:

  • Station City - Transit orientated development
  • Thursday
  • 13:00 - 14:00

Gro Bonesmo

The Scandinavian capitals and the surrounding regions are the fastest growing in Europa. Facing one of its most dramatic economic, cultural and social changes in history. This is putting enormous pressure on the existing cites and infrastructure. To manage the growth and the changeover to a low carbon society a more holistic and cross border planning approach is needed.

Key topics

-Urban planning tools for zero emission station cities.

-Financial strategies

-Building techniques and new materials

-Leadership, interfaces and operation

Host: SpaceGroup

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Presentation:

Aslaug Tveit

Aslaug Tveit prosjektleder for Havnepromenaden for Oslo Kommune tar oss med på en spennende havnestreif. Her ser vi nærmere på bruk og utvikling av ulike rom både nye og gamle langs Oslos sjøside. Her skal hele området aktiviseres – Bli med og få en introduksjon til alt det spennende som skal skje!

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Presentation:

  • Deleøkonomi
  • Thursday
  • 14:00 - 15:00

Elin Reitan

Forbrukerøkonom og økonomiblogger Nordea.

Hvordan byer fremmer deling? Deleøkonomi er ikke noe nytt – for eksempel har bokollektiv fungert som boform, særlig i byene, i en årrekke. Vi skal i denne sesjonen se på deling i urbane settinger. Deling av goder som bil, bosted, kontor, klær er smartere ressursbruk i by og er både plassbesparende og kan gi økonomisk gevinst. Deleøkonomi en viktigere og viktigere del av et urbant liv, ikke minst med ustrakt bruk av sosiale kommunikasjonskanaler.

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Presentation:

  • Masterpitch
  • Wednesday
  • 13:00 - 14:00

Marianne Skjulhaug

Inkluderende byutvikling krever høy kompetanse. Hva er da mer naturlig enn å støvsuge alle utdanningsmiljøer for gode masteroppgaver innenfor byutvikling, og plukke ut de seks beste som blir presentert av studenten selv.

Juryleder er Marianne Skjulhaug, leder Inst. for Urbanisme ved AHO, Per G. Røe, leder Inst. for Samfunnsgeografi ved UiO, og Elin Børrud, prof. ved Inst. for Landskapsarkitektur ved NMBU.

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Presentation:

Charles Armstrong

Founder The Trampery, Hackney, London
The innovation economy is here, but most of our buildings were designed for the industrial or corporate economy. Do real estate developers and investors know how to meet the needs of firms in technology driven sectors? What are the needs of small and growing businesses in this innovation economy? Welcome to the launch of a joint report from Oslo Business Region, Oslo Metropolitan Area and ULI.

Host: Urban Land Institute and Oslo Business Region

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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

Information regarding exhibitors

Tone Lise Vilje
tonelisevilje@gmail.com
Tlf: 479 33 054

About Oslo Urban Arena

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

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