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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.

Speakers

Keynotes

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Brent Toderian

Urban Designer

TODERIAN UrbanWORKS

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Presentation:

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
  • 09:00 - 09:30
  • 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.

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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

About Oslo Urban Arena

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

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