Day Two – Saturday 16 September

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

Registration and Refreshments
Chair’s Welcome
David Rudlin AoU, Chair, The Academy of Urbanism
The New Urban Agenda: Post Habitat III
Anette Galskjøt, Chief Executive, International Federation for Housing and Planning
The Role of Culture in Shaping Urbanism
Prof Miren Azkarate, Lead Councillor for Culture, San Sebastián
Embracing the potential of digital urbanism
Martin Brynskov, Chair, Open & Agile Smart Cities
‘Moving the Elephant for Inclusiveness’
Tinna Nielsen, Founder and Anthropologist, Move the Elephant for Inclusiveness
Question and Answer session
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.

Lunch at ARoS
Delegates to depart from ARoS and make their way to Bylageret, in the Southern Harbour
Delegates arrive at Bylageret
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
Close and delegates to make their way to Centralværkstedet

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

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

Arrival and Drinks Reception
Congress Dinner