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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sosial by- og boligutvikling handler om å utvikle en by og et nabolag med utgangspunkt i de ressursene som allerede finnes der. Det kan handle om å gi folk muligheten til å bli boende i et område under utvikling eller å tilrettelegge for nabolagsbyggere som ikke alltid har de samme økonomiske midlene som større bedrifter. Hvordan står det til med muligheten for deltakelse i by og områdeutvikling i Norge? Vi hører fra folk bak interessante initiativer i inn- og utland og spør lokale beslutningstakere hva de tenker å gjøre for å tilrettelegge for deltakende sosial byutvikling.
Kunsten i våre felles rom kan og bør bidra med mer enn å være dekor eller forskjønnelse. Den kan diskutere og kommentere samfunnet og virkeligheten, være identitetsskapende, aktivisere og skape interaksjon. Når kunsten er nærværende der folk er, og med vår tids deltakende mediekultur, ligger forholdene til rette for et aktivt, progressivt demokratisk samfunn og et levende byrom. I denne breakouten diskuterer vi nøkkelen til å skape relevante, demokratiske og spennende byrom for fremtiden.
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.
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
Tonen mellom arkitekter og rådgivende ingeniører er ikke alltid den beste. Særlig ikke etter at de rådgivende selskapene begynte å kjøpe opp arkitektfirmaer. Denne gang skal tittelforsvarer Rodeo arkitekter møte de rådgivende ingeniørgigantene Rambøll, Sweco, Multiconsult og Asplan Viak. På spørsmål om det peneste han kan si om de rådgivende ingeniørgigantene svarer Henning Sunde i Read More
Hva om alle gatene og parkeringsplassene som i dag er okkupert av biler ble frigjort til andre formål? Biler står stille i gjennomsnitt 94% av tiden og okkuperer noen av de mest verdifulle arealene vi har i sentrumskjernen. Parallellsesjonen undersøker gjenbruk av transportinfrastruktur til nye formål, hvordan bysykling er i ferd med å endre Oslo Read More
A BarTalk with DARK Arkitekter and Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies. Any company depending on a qualified, creative and educated workforce, needs to be located in the city. No other location is possible in the future battle for talents. That is a worlwide fact. But location is not enough. Clusters and coworking change the workingspace Read More
Oslo Unlimited – a model for inclusion and social enterprise What can other cities learn about inclusion through social enterprise from Tøyen Unlimited? The initiative is open to local residents who have ideas about how to make life better and who are ready to establish a business to realise those ideas. They are given small Read More
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
Susan Crawford is confirmed as the new keynote. Since we brag that we were hunting for the best minds worldwide to Oslo Urban Arena, it is all the more wonderful to get Obama even specially appointed advisor for technology and innovation. Susan Crawford was named by TIME for one of the 40 major heads within Tech. 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
Danish architectural firms swarm like flies over Oslo honeypot these days. They create Oslo Offices, winning architectural competitions and is helping to shape the Oslo region increasingly. What kind of skills they bring with them? How does the Oslo region look like with Danish eyes? Participants are Louise Fiil Hansen SLA Architects, Kristian Ahlmark, Smith Read More
From the stage at last year’s Oslo Urban Arena was said that the country’s future success “requires That Oslo’s real estate industry Become a fully active part of the innovation economy. There is no other choice available”. We take up the thread and dedicate this year’s Oslo Urban Arena to urban tech and smart solutions Read More