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Dignity in the Built Environment

November 28, 2022 @ 8:30 - 12:30

There are bold ambitions underway in Europe to address climate change in the built environment. The focus is on reducing the impacts of materials, shifting to renewable energy sources, increasing energy efficiency, and strengthening resilience. 

The implications of the Ukraine-Russia conflict have highlighted the importance of these efforts in the region. All of these processes can be done in a way that continues to deepen inequality and undermines human rights, or in a way that pursues a pathway that advances a “just transition” by expanding social opportunities. 

This session will deepen understanding of the what & how of social risks and opportunities in the built environment with the internationally-recognized Human Rights Framework as a starting point.


08.30 Arrivals and coffee

9.00 Setting the Scene: Introducing session topics

  • Welcome by Torben Klitgaard (BLOXHUB) 
  • Presentations by Morten Kjærum (RWI), John Morrison (IHRB),
    Andreia Fidalgo (IHRB Nordic), Alice Haugh (Laudes Foundation), and Jostein Kobbeltvedt (Rafto Foundation) 
  • Discussion with Q&A

10.00 Let’s get concrete: What does this mean in practice, and what examples
showcase dignity in the built environment?

  • Panel Conversation with Jostein Kobbeltvedt (Rafto Foundation), Asal Mohtashami (AIM-byliv), Danila Lampis (Spacelab Arkitekter), and Michael Ulfstjerne (Emergency Architecture)

10.30 Break & Networking

10.50 Nordic innovations in social inclusion in the built environment

  • Panel Conversation with Emil Lassen (Home.Earth), Moa Sundberg (Helsingborg Municipality), Torben Klitgaard (BLOXHUB), and Ulrika Signal (Tengbom)

11.20 ”Just transition” in the built environment

  • Panel Conversation with Curt Liliegreen (The Knowledge Centre for Housing Economics, Realdania), Troels Bulow-Olsen (AP Ejendomme), Christine Rasmunsen (Rambøll Management Consulting), Claus Højte (LLO), and Ivone Martins (EEA)

11.50 Group Work

  • What would you like to see more of / less of from the public sector, from the private sector, from the civil society, and from academia to support the ”just transition” in the built environment?

12.10 Closing & Networking



November 28, 2022
8:30 - 12:30


Bryghuspladsen 8, Entrance C, 3rd floor
Copenhagen, 1473
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