Programme

Outline Programme

This programme is updated regularly and may be subject to change – please continue to check this page for the latest information.

Arrival Day
14 September
17:30 – 20:00
Welcome to Congress + Reception
Day 1
15 September
08:00 – 18:00
Orientation: Learning from Aarhus
Day 2
16 September
08:00 – Late
International Congress + Dinner
Day 3
17 September
09:00 – 11:30
Monocle “In Conversation With…..”

Arrival Day – Thursday 14 September
Venue: Rådhuspladsen 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

17:30
Registration
17:30-19:00
Welcome Drinks Reception
Hosted by the City of Aarhus at the famous City Hall, designed by Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller
19:30
Aarhus Street Food
Venue: Ny Banegårdsgade 46, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Located in the old bus garages by Aarhus Rutebilstation, Aarhus Street Food is a permanent street food market serving delicious and sustainable food from all corners of the world in urban surroundings.

Day One – Friday 15 September – Orientation Day
Venue: CF Møller, Europaplads 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

08:30
Registration and Refreshments
09:00
Welcome to Aarhus
Jacob Bundsgaard, Mayor, City of Aarhus
09:30
Introduction to Congress
David Rudlin AoU, Chair, The Academy of Urbanism
09:40
Understanding Aarhus
Stephen Willacy AoU, City Architect, City of Aarhus
10:00
Aarhus, European Capital of Culture
Juliana Engberg, Programme Director, Aarhus 2017
10:20
CF Møller in Aarhus
Julian Weyer, Partner, CF Møller
10:40
Question and Answer session
11:00
Walking, cycling and bus tours of city centre, waterfront and neighbourhoods
Starting from the offices of CF Møller, there will be 4 simultaneous but different tours (3 walking and 1 cycling) across the city centre and waterfront area. PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of places available for the cycling tour (20max). These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Tour (Route) 1
Taking in transformational public space projects, temporary squares, cultural developments and the city’s historic, Latin Quarter.

Tour (Route) 2
Experience “Hygge” the famous Danish phenomena of cosiness and conviviality, going through some of the cities oldest streets, meeting the residents from some of these active neighbourhoods.

Tour (Route) 3

This cycling tour will take in the famous Dokk1 library, and other new developments along the harbour front.

Tour (Route) 4
This tour will focus on the inner harbour and will include Dokk1 and the 3 new harbor squares.

13:00
Lunch
Following the walking and cycling tours, we will all meet at Dome of Vision for lunch.
Venue: Inge Lehmanns Gade, Pier 2, Aarhus Ø, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
14:00
Outer Aarhus Bus Trip
The buses will depart from Dome of Visions. Places to visit include: Moesgaard Museum, Rosenhøj, Gellerup, transformation of a 1970’s housing development, The New University Hospital, Lisbjerg, , Neye and Lystrup – examples of new neighbourhoods and private and affordable housing, Iceberg housing; Aarhus University Campus; and more.

18:30
Buses return to the City Centre – delegates to make their own arrangements for the evening.

Day Two – Saturday 16 September – AoU International Congress
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

 


Day Three – Sunday 17 September – Exchanging Learning
Venue: Smedien, Værkmestergade 7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

09:00
Registration and refreshments
09:30
Andrew Tuck, Editor, Monocle, in conversation with special guests:

Prof Rob Adams, Director City Design & Projects, City of Melbourne
Juliana Engberg, Programme Director, Aarhus 2017, European Capital of Culture
Jan Gehl, Founder, Gehl Architects
Kristine Jensen, Landscape Architect, Kristine Jensen Architects

11:00
Cork City Council to announce Congress 2018
Ann Doherty, Chief Executive, Cork City Council
11:15
Thanks and close of Congress
David Rudlin AoU, Chair, The Academy of Urbanism
11:30
Close of Congress