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May 7 @ 09:00 - 14:30

Cities are currently undergoing dramatic demographic changes that have a significant impact on urban society as well as housing demands. The different housing needs of household types vary tremendously according to the age, family structures and profile of the population. Many Europeans are currently searching for more flexible and affordable types of housing. In Scandinavia, the society is faced with questions of how to satisfy the needs for welfare, health care and nursing for the growing number of seniors, depending…

Lunch Talk: Size matters when it comes to employment growth

May 7 @ 12:00 - 12:30

Professor Lars Winther will give a status on the research “Employment growth in Danish towns and regions: Human capital, industrial structure and location”. Danish employment growth has generally been concentrated in large city-regions in recent decades and peripheral regions have suffered from de-industrialization and employment loss. Yet, little is known about the development of towns outside the city-regions, nor of the smaller towns within them. The presentation highlights recent findings of the employment growth in Danish towns and regions with…

IFHP Social Cities: ‘Show me the numbers’ Workshop

May 7 @ 14:30 - 16:30

Work towards challenging the IFHP measurement tool on cities’ social sustainability. The aim is to develop further the tool by discussing and brainstorming on potential improvements and suggesting indicators that could be part of the tool. The workshop aims to challenge the 1st step:’ Social Cities measurement tool’ of IFHP Social Cities programme.  Social Cities is a new IFHP programme to strengthen livability and social cohesion in our cities. The programme develops a method to measure, design and implement socially…


May 8 @ 15:00 - 17:00

The world is continuously urbanizing, which affects the way future cities will be designed. Between 1995 and 2015, the number of megacities worldwide – defined as a city with more than 10 million inhabitants – has more than doubled, from 14 to 29. Furthermore, climate change, demography and technology are all mega trends that will completely transform our cities. So the millionaire question is: How do we design cities that will meet these future challenges? Join our event to hear…

Future Ready Thinking

May 9 @ 09:00 - 11:00

  What does the future hold for today’s designs? The event will summarise the key trends which WSP are expecting – from climate change to future society from technology to future resource challenges and practically how firms, such as Siemens, IKEA, Bonava and C40 are designing today’s projects to be ready for the future we’re expecting.  As well as expert presentations, there will be plenty of opportunity for you to share your thoughts, compare these to peers and, together, be…

Fairies + Nerds // New design processes in architecture and engineering

May 18 @ 08:30 - 12:00

Finalizing a 3 year project funded by the Nordic Built Foundation the project partners would like to invite architects, engineers and others from the building industry to an introduction to the tools and processes developed or implemented during the project. In the morning there are two parallel workshops: Integrated dynamic digital tools  + social sustainability & Built Environment. In the afternoon there is a seminar where the architectural offices present and discuss their view on new design processes.   Morning…

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