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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
City councilor for urban development, transport, environment and citizen participation.
Maria Vassilakou started her political career as Secretary General of the Austrian Students’ Union. In November 1996 she became Member of the Vienna Provincial Parliament and in 2004 Head of the Parliamentary Group of the Green Party in Vienna.
Since November 2010 Maria Vassilakou is Deputy Mayor of Vienna and Executive City Councillor for Urban Planning, Traffic & Transport, Climate Protection, Energy and Public Participation. Maria Vassilakou is the first Executive City Councillor with a migration background. She was born in Greece and sees Vienna as an open, modern and diverse city.
Anita Krohn Traaseth (44) is chief executive officer at Innovasjon Norge and has been CEO at HP Norway. Her career began as a trainee at IBM and later served in many top management positions, including as chief executive officer at Simula Innovation AS and as strategy director at Det Norske Veritas Software.
Krohn Traaseth has an education in Communication management from BI Norwegian Business School. She has also completed a leadership program at Harvard and is certified in strategy and innovation from MIT.
Krohn Traaseth has received several awards, including the award for Best Female Leader in the IT business from Od@-network in 2012 and the award for Social media Personality of the Year in 2013 from Kampanje. She has also received the title “Top 20 Women in Business in Northern Europe” and “Top 50 Most Inspiring Women in European Tech”.
She is an industry leader who is socially engaged and open for new ideas, blogger and the author of «Good Enough for the Bastards» – a leader’s thoughts on courage, vulnerability and credibility.
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.
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 om byggeprosjektet nytt nasjonalmsueum her: http://www.statsbygg.no/Prosjekter-og-eiendommer/Byggeprosjekter/Nasjonalmuseum/
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.
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.
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.
Circulab: Design av bærekraftige løsninger. 17 . januar 2016 trådte SGDs i kraft, tidligere vedtatt av verdens ledere september 2015. I løpet av de neste femten årene vil land over hele verden mobilisere innsats rundt SDGs. I denne fagsesjonene vil vi utforske hvordan arkitekter og byplanleggere kan designe løsninger som leverer bærekraftige utvikling mål (SDGs). Read More
God byutvikling krever høy kompetanse! Oslo Urban Arena og Aspelin Ramm ønsker å oppmuntre til kunnskapsutvikling som vil bidra til bedre og mer fremtidsrettet byutvikling i Norge. Nye «mastere» fra alle landets universiteter og høgskoler som utdanner eiendomsutviklere, arkitekter, landskapsarkitekter og planleggere er invitert til å delta. Vinneren får 25 000,- . Kun masteroppgaver som Read More
Susan Crawford er bekreftet som ny keynote. Høyt henger de, og ufattelig godt smaker de. Siden vi skryter over at vi jakter på de beste hodene verden over til Oslo Urban Arena, er det desto deiligere å få Obamas engang spesialutnevnte rådgiver for teknologi og innovasjon. Susan Crawford er kåret av TIME til en av Read More
Anders V. Jensen fra Sustainia i København kommer med en spesialbestilt utgave av CITIES100 som er den mest omfattende samlingen og kåringen av innovative prosjekter fra byer verden over. Anders skal plukke ut og presentere best practice-prosjekter innenfor mobilitet. Det er et tankekors at ingen norske byer når opp i denne kåringen. Anders forteller oss Read More
Danske arkitektfirmaer svermer som fluer over Oslohonningkrukka i disse dager. De oppretter Oslokontorer, vinne arkitektkonkurranser og er med på å forme Osloregionen i stadig større grad. Hva slags kompetanse bringer de med seg? Hvordan ser Osloregionen ut med danske øyne? Deltakere er Louise Fiil Hansen SLA Architects, Kristian Ahlmark, Smith Hammer Lassen og Kasper Kyndesen Read More
Fra scenekanten under fjorårets Oslo Urban Arena ble det sagt at Norges framtidige suksess “requires that Oslo´s real estate industry becomes a fully active part of the innovation economy. There is no other choice available”. Vi tar opp tråden og vier dette årets Oslo Urban Arena til urban tech og smarte løsninger innenfor et bredt Read More
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.