Day Two – Saturday 16 September

International Congress + Dinner
Venue: ARoS, Aros Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark

08:30
Registration and Refreshments
09:00
Chair’s Welcome
David Rudlin AoU, Chair, The Academy of Urbanism
09:10
The New Urban Agenda: Post Habitat III
Anette Galskjøt, Chief Executive, International Federation for Housing and Planning
09:30
The Role of Culture in Shaping Urbanism
Prof Miren Azkarate, Lead Councillor for Culture, San Sebastián
09:50
Embracing the potential of digital urbanism
Martin Brynskov, Chair, Open & Agile Smart Cities
10:10
‘Moving the Elephant for Inclusiveness’
Tinna Nielsen, Founder and Anthropologist, Move the Elephant for Inclusiveness
10:30
Question and Answer session
11:00
Break
11:30
Intelligent Inquiry Sessions
The purpose of these inquiry sessions is:

  • to explore key ‘Culture of Urbanism’ themes from a range of perspectives
  • to provide an exchange between Nordic, UK and other European experience
  • to engage in a participative inquiry – use knowledge in the room
  • to present data/evidence/argument/exemplar
  • to identify key elements of the ‘new culture of urbanism’

Choice of 4 themes:

1. Inclusive Economic Growth
Led by: Jim Coleman AoU, Head of Economics, Buro Happold

2. Exploiting informal, pop-up and experimental urbanism
Led by: Rikke Juul Gram, Partner, Schønherr

3. Cities for People: Creating inclusive places and mixed neighbourhoods
Led by: Rasmus Cassøe, Partner, CFBO & Björn Emil Härtel Jensen, Project and Campaign Manager, Realdania

4. Creating future housing for all
Led by: Places for people & Kim Risager, Senior Partner, Arkitema

Click here for more information about the workshops.

13:00
Lunch at ARoS
14:00
Delegates to depart from ARoS and make their way to Bylageret, in the Southern Harbour
14:15
Delegates arrive at Bylageret
14:30
Re-Think Activism, The Academy of Urbanism and Nordic City Network: A New Culture of Urbanism
Venue: Bylageret, Kalkværksvej 11A-B, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

lightning talks on innovation, activism and engagement

Six speakers from AoU, NCN, and City of Aarhus to present a set observations generating ideas which provoke, raise challenging questions and offer potential solutions. Themes to embrace include; city development by the community; active neighbourhoods; affordable living; Involving the elderly design really matters; experimentation and prototyping; and greener places.

Introduced by: Kevin Murray AoU, Director, Academy of Urbanism

Chaired by: Andrew Tuck, Editor, Monocle Magazine

  1. Rethink Activism: Building ownership for the city
    Paul Natorp, Co-Founder, Sager der Samler
  2. Dawn of the 5th Age: From financial to human capital
    Yolande Barnes AoU, Head of the World Research Team, Savills
  3. Neighbourhood tales
    Anna Hjerrild, Anthropologist and Urban Strategic Consultant, Odense Municipality
  4. Building bridges: From grassroots to developers – A story about an idea and a bridge that comes to life
    Martin Thiim, Founder, Kulbroen and Lead Organiser, Creativity World Forum 2017
  5. Engaging the residents to take part of urban development in a social disadvantaged area
    Louise Holm, Linköping resident
  6. Designing for a common vision
    Giulia Vallone AoU, Senior Executive Architect, Cork County Council
16:00
Close and delegates to make their way to Centralværkstedet

16:20
Global Urbanism – Learning from an international perspective
Venue: Centralværkstedet, Værkmestergade 9, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
16:30
Intro by David Rudlin AoU, Chair, The Academy of Urbanism
16:35
The Transformation of Melbourne
Prof Rob Adams, Director City Design & Projects, City of Melbourne
17:10
Intro by Christer Larsson AoU, Chair, Nordic City Network
17:15
Social sustainable development and a new planning concept
Helle Søholt, Founding Partner & CEO, Gehl
18:00
Question and Answers
18:30
Close of session

Day Two – Saturday 16 September 19:00 – 00:00 – Congress Dinner
Venue: Centralværkstedet, Værkmestergade 9, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

19:15
Arrival and Drinks Reception
20:00-00:00
Congress Dinner