Can climate be a driver for city-led innovation?
In this Nordic-American session, we will explore how climate change has spurred new and innovative approaches to urban design in the Nordic countries and in the US.
How can cities and companies benefit from the transition to a low-carbon economy, as they adapt to the evolving climate changes? Moreover, how can innovation help to mitigate risks?
Sun, March 12, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
Palm Door on 6th
508 E 6th St
Societal challenges connected to climate changes have become an increasingly strong driving force for new solutions for urban development, and thereby new business opportunities. The demand for sustainable solutions is increasing, which also changes the conditions for technological development and innovation.
In this Nordic-American session, we will explore how climate change has spurred new and innovative approaches to urban design in the Nordic countries and in the US. We will share opportunities for action, as well as concrete solutions. Furthermore, we will discuss business-driven approaches to collaborative climate innovation and people-oriented design processes.
Moderator: Mette Søs Lassesen, Market Director, Rambøll Environ.
5.00-5.30 Registration & Networking
5.30-5.50 Case from Copenhagen, Denmark: Anne Kathrine Esbjerg, Project Manager and Architect, SLA
5.50-6.10 Case from Miami Beach, USA: Elizabeth Wheaton, Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor & City Commission
6.10-6.30 Case from Helsinki, Finland: Inari Virkkala, Architect, B&M Architects
6.30-7.00 Panel discussion