OSLO: Small City, Big Ideas
Green Leadership and People-Centered Development

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

ANCB in collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Berlin within the frame of Oslo – European Green Capital of the Year 2019

Image: Landbrukskvartalet (the agricultural quarter) in Oslo. A pilot project by FutureBuilt. Developer: Landbrukskvartalet utbygging AS, Architect: Transborder studio AS

Date: Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 6.30 – 8.30 pm 

Place: ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin


Holistic and transferable approaches to reducing the impact of everyday urban life on the earth’s resources, while supporting a behaviour-changing responsiveness based on responsibility rather than on convenience are the focus of the ANCB programme Responsive City. Combining Local Knowledge with Digital Systems. Oslo is European Green Capital of the Year 2019 and aims to put its inhabitants at centre stage: Technology-friendly population. Car-free city centre. Inter-disciplinary collaborations. Children’s participation. Green leadership. Few hierarchies. Digital services. Carbon-free construction sites – are central keywords in the city’s strategy. Knowledge exchange on these issues at an international level and building networks for politicians, city administrators, practitioners and researchers is becoming increasingly important. In this context, the Norwegian capital has one special benefit; it is small enough to test new solutions, but big enough for new solutions to be scaled up to larger cities. Protagonists from Oslo from the fields of city planning, architecture and academia shared their strategies and insights on low-carbon cities, digital urban living and car-free urban scenarios and discussed what Berlin can learn from the latest strategies behind city planning in Oslo.

Welcome and Introduction 
Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Director, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin 

Stein Iversen, Minister-Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Berlin


Rasmus Reinvang, Political Advisor to the Vice Mayor for Urban Development, Oslo
On "Green Urban Leadership" and the strategies behind Oslo’s city planning

Ulla Hahn, Project Manager | Architect, FutureBuilt, Oslo
FutureBuilt is a 10-year innovation programme aimed at fueling the shift towards low-carbon and people-centred cities and architecture. It has initiated more than 50 pilot projects in the Oslo region to showcase that zero carbon and high quality is within reach.

Einar Sneve Martinussen, Associate Professor and Chair of Interaction Design, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design

Design for the Nordic Digital City - Research on technology, cities and daily life

Kenneth Dahlgren, Sociologist | Partner, Rodeo Architects, Oslo and Pernille Heilmann Lien, Architect | Partner, Lala Tøyen, Oslo
Oslo: Utopia or near future scenario? The World Architecture Festival-finalists present their strategies for a car-free Oslo: an action plan for increased city life.

Panel discussion

moderated by Sabine Müller, Founding Partner, SMAQ - architecture | urbanism | research, Berlin; Professor for Urbanism, The Oslo School of Architecture 

and Design

In collaboration with:
Norwegian Embassy

Part of the ANCB Theme:
Responsive City


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