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15-Minute city: Framing the Future of Urban Development

August 18, 2021 @ 9:00 - 16:00

Novo Nordisk, Gehl and BLOXHUB invite you to a one-day workshop to take a deep-dive into how the 15-Minute City Framework can accelerate global, impact-driven, sustainable urban development. The 15-Minute City Framework is gaining international traction and is set to become a central piece for how cities can approach post-pandemic urban (re)development. The 15-Minute City is a recognisable framework of well-known urban development methods with the objective to nudge design processes for ambitious, inclusive, and measurable outcomes with citizens’ needs front and center. With a familiar set of methods and a clear vision of 15-Minute City Framework accessibility, We know a lot about what must be done, but less about how to do it. The workshop will explore the challenges and opportunities to working with and achieving the 15-Minute City Framework.

As a global healthcare company with a purpose to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity, we are curious to learn how the design or redesign of a city using the 15-Minute City Framework, built on a bottom-up engagement model, can support urban health and well-being. We have a specific interest in increasing local capacity among the almost 40 cities in our global city network, Cities Changing Diabetes and we hope the learnings will also be inspirational to other cities, and thereby provide another method to help improve urban health and well-being.

– Niels Lund, Vice President, Global Prevention and Health Promotion, Novo Nordisk.

The workshop will take starting point in a series of dilemmas found in Bogotá and Colombia, based on the release of a new report on Foodscapes conducted by Gehl and Novo Nordisk in the city’s most deprived communities. Insights from the report around access to food, mobility, land use planning and citizen perspectives will lay out key challenges and frame the context of the workshop that will allow participants to Ideate based on the overall question: What elements are needed to create a scalable, analytical methodology for the 15-Minute City Framework that cities and companies working on urban development can use to create health and wellbeing?

The workshop will have a broad holistic perspective ranging from the collection and use of data and how this is utilized into an inclusive urban development process based on tactical urbanism.

Interesting in joining? Please BLOXHUB’s Program Manager, Torben Krab, for further information.


August 18, 2021
9:00 - 16:00
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Fæstningens Materialgård, Frederiksholms Kanal 30
Copenhagen, 1220 Danmark
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