When?

20th–21st of
September
2017

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 2017

Keynotes

makedhouse

Presentation:

  • Nonprofit developers
  • 11:10 -

Naked House

Naked House a new model of affordable housing for London

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Andrew_Phipps

Presentation:

  • Head of Retail Research, CBRE
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Andrew Phipps

How retail must transform to remain important in placemaking

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Alistair_Shaw

Presentation:

  • CEO, Stanhope Plc.
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Alistair Shaw

After BBC has gone. Redeveloping Television Centre in London.

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bilde_PIlar

Presentation:

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Pilar Velilla

Pilar Velilla was born in Medellín, Columbia in 1952. Velilla worked as a radio and newspaper journalist for many years, and has a long and diversed career that spans from nursing to public relations to organic farming. As the Director of the Museum of Antioquia, she and her team managed to transform the neglected centennial institution to an inclusive, innovative and sustainable institution.

Velilla worked as the Director of the Botanical Garden of Medellín, another entity in financial and social crisis. She undertook its complete renovation, which gave the city a fascinating public space and Colombia a consolidated and sustainable science centre. She is currently working as a Manager of the centre from the City Hall of Medellín, where they aspire to influence the urban space and the hearts of the citizens. In the future, Pilar Velilla plans to devote herself to the promotion of organic farming.

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rosemary_feenan

Presentation:

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Rosemary Feenan

The Making of a New World City
Europe is the incubator for the the future New World City according to Jones Long LaSalle.
“European cities like Oslo exhibit a diverse range of strengths that gives them a competitive advantage on larger cities,” said Rosemary Feenan, head of Global Research Programmes at JLL. “Their smaller scale makes them very agile, and they attract many millennials; a demographic that demands less conventional real estate, with a preference for characterful properties, a strong technology culture and which offer a high quality of life.”

Born and bred in Liverpool, Rosemary understood at an early age that cities have very distinct characters. As a urban planner and market strategist her personal interest in what makes cities work, grew into a career and a passion. She is now an International Director and Head of JLL’s Cities Research Programme which she set up 12 years ago.

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Mona_El_Hallak_portrait

Presentation:

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Mona El Hallak

Mona El Hallak Ghaibeh is a Lebanese architect working for the BEIRUT MADINATI team, and heritage preservation activist, a member of APSAD (Asoociation pour le Protection des Sites et Anciennes Demeures) and a founding member of two non-governmental organizations: “IRAB” for the preservation of the musical heritage of the Arab world and “ZAKIRA” for promoting photography and its role in preserving Memory.

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AmailaZepou1

Presentation:

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Amalia Zepou

Vice Mayor for Civil Society and Municipality Decentralization in Athens - Amalia Zepou. Zepou will talk about her digital platform - synAthina - that aim to tear down the silos between city government and civil society.

Amalia Zepou was an elected member of the Athens Municipality City Council in May 2014 and since September, she has been the Vice Mayor for Civil Society and Municipality Decentralization. In April 2013, she became advisor to the Athens Mayor Mr Yorgos Kaminis and created the platform “synAthina” which was further developed into an idea that won one of the five Mayors Challenge awards from Bloomberg Philanthropies in September 2014.

Prior to the Municipality she was working as an independent documentary producer since 1998. In 2007, she got involved in several neighborhood projects and was awarded as «Eco-hero» by the Athens Municipality in 2010. She has a B.A. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and an M.A. in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research in New York in 1991.

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Presentation:

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Stig Ammitzbøll Jørgensen

Stig was headhunted to Lendager Group to lead their urban metabolism-unit. Lendager Group is in promoting circular economy within cities, buildings and companies of the future. They see waste as our biggest resource.

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AyonaDatta

Presentation:

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Ayona Datta

Ayona Datta is Reader in Urban Futures in the Department of Geography in King’s College London. Her research interests are in urban citizenship, gendered geographies and the politics of smart urbanism. She is author of ‘The Illegal City: Space, law and gender in a Delhi squatter settlement’ in 2012 and co-editor of ‘Translocal Geographies: Spaces, places, connections’ in 2011 published by Ashgate and ‘Mega-Urbanization in the Global South: Fast Cities and New Urban Utopias’ with Routledge in 2017. Ayona is author of several peer reviewed journals articles, op-eds in Guardian, openDemocracy and ConversationUK as well as producer/director of two films ‘City bypassed’ and ‘City forgotten’. Ayona is editor of two journals – Urban Geography and Dialogues in Human Geography; and shesits on the editorial boards of the journals Antipode; Gender, Place and Culture and Society and Space.

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aspelinramm

Aspelin Ramm

aspelinramm

Presentation:

  • Aspelin Ramm

The Aspelin Ramm PRIZE 2017

Good urban development demands a high level of competence. Oslo Urban Area and Aspelin Ramm wish to encourage further knowledge and understanding of the subject, and facilitate better and more future-oriented development projects. We’re inviting recent college graduates holding a masters’ degree in property development, architecture, landscape architecture and planning to participate in this contest. Only masters’ thesis graded A or B during 2016 or 2017 will be considered.
Emphasis will be placed on interdisciplinary understanding, and the paper’s theme must be relevant and applicable to the subject of urban development.
Six participants will be invited to present their work before an audience at Folketeateret during Oslo Urban Arena on September 20-21st, where a winner will be chosen. The winner must have made an important contribution towards future-oriented urban development in Norway.
The application deadline is August 5th 2017. The submission must include a summary of up to 200 words alongside the thesis itself and it’s given grade. Students whose assignments have not been censored before the application deadline must submit their grades by September 16th.

The jury will be led by Marianne Skjulhaug, head of the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). The other members are Per G. Røe, head of the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at UiO, Elin Børrud, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and Gunnar Bøyum, CEO of Aspelin Ramm.

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BO_CBRE

Presentation:

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The Future of Retail

We discuss the trends of retail, new technology, and the impact on real estate. Presented by CBRE.

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BO_massivesmall

Presentation:

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How can the property industry develop better projects through co-creation with local community initiatives?

We will be facilitating a lively dialogue around projects and initiatives in Oslo that are breaking the mold in this Area. More details to come. Presented by MassiveSmall.

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BO_Byliv

Presentation:

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Can multifunctional cities save the day?

How to make the Oslo region more sustainable and less car dependent. Presented by BYLIVsenteret, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR) and The Institute of Transport Economics (TØI).

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BO_OsloBR

Presentation:

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Smart Oslo Accelerator

How to make Oslo a smarter, greener and more including City? Presented by Oslo Business Region

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breakout

Presentation:

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Health Promoting Urban design

A workshop which helps you plan in a health promoting way presented by Co Urban

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BO_SG

Presentation:

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Hotels as attractive third spaces

Global best practices of third space design and how they operate on the city level (eng) presented by Spacegroup

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BO_FB

Presentation:

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Future Housing

Urban, innovative and green (no) presented by FutureBuilt

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BO_AHO

Presentation:

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What can we learn from urban crisis?

In this session we will take a look at innovation, flexibility and urban knowledge transfer (eng) presented by AHO

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breakout

Presentation:

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The Urban Treasure Hunt

Circular economy in Oslo – practical examples and cases (no) presented by ByKuben

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Breakout3

Presentation:

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Participatory social urban development – is it possible?

Cases and panel talk with Norwegian and International cases. Presented by EriksenSkajaa Architects.

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Breakout2

Presentation:

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Third Space and temporary art

How art can help make democratic and interesting urban spaces for the future presented by Kulturbyrået Mésen

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Breakout

Presentation:

  • Project tools for engagement in public spaces
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Oslo Havnepromenaden

Two years after completing the masterplan for Oslo Havnepromenaden, White arkitekter is revisiting the plan by designing and curating a new testbed project. The use of testbeds were introduced as a tool for engagement in designing public spaces. Testbeds begin with a proposal, but require critical analysis, discussion, documentation and revision before they become permanent features in our city.
White arkitekter wants to open a new testbed along Havnepromenaden before summer, and we’re looking for design partners! As part of the critical analysis phase, participants in the OUA are invited to help analyze the project both as a public space along the waterfront and as a tool for engagement in Oslo.

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Aspelin Ramm

aspelinramm

Presentation:

  • Aspelin Ramm

The Aspelin Ramm PRIZE 2017

Good urban development demands a high level of competence. Oslo Urban Area and Aspelin Ramm wish to encourage further knowledge and understanding of the subject, and facilitate better and more future-oriented development projects. We’re inviting recent college graduates holding a masters’ degree in property development, architecture, landscape architecture and planning to participate in this contest. Only masters’ thesis graded A or B during 2016 or 2017 will be considered.
Emphasis will be placed on interdisciplinary understanding, and the paper’s theme must be relevant and applicable to the subject of urban development.
Six participants will be invited to present their work before an audience at Folketeateret during Oslo Urban Arena on September 20-21st, where a winner will be chosen. The winner must have made an important contribution towards future-oriented urban development in Norway.
The application deadline is August 5th 2017. The submission must include a summary of up to 200 words alongside the thesis itself and it’s given grade. Students whose assignments have not been censored before the application deadline must submit their grades by September 16th.

The jury will be led by Marianne Skjulhaug, head of the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). The other members are Per G. Røe, head of the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at UiO, Elin Børrud, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and Gunnar Bøyum, CEO of Aspelin Ramm.

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BO_AR -
Master Pitch

Aspelin Ramm

BO_AR

Presentation:

Master Pitch

  • Aspelin Ramm

Good city development requires high levels of competence! Oslo Urban Arena and Aspelin Ramm want to encourage knowledge development that will contribute to a better and more future-sighted city development in Norway.

New “masters” from all of the country’s universities and colleges that study property development, architecture,landscape architecture and planning are invited to partake. The winner receives 25,000 NOK. Only theses that received an A or B grade from 2016 or 2017 will be evaluated.

Emphasis will be placed on interdisciplinary understanding, the task’s themes, and the result must be relevant for practical implementation of city development projects.

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