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Nordic Edge Live

September 23, 2020

This year, the Nordic Edge Expo and Conference will be broadcasted live from seven studios all over the Nordics – free of charge for all BLOXHUB Members.

The Copenhagen Studio is located in BLOXHUB under the overall theme: The Smart and Healthy City. Here, we’ll tune in on the use of smart technology for the benefit of creating healthier buildings and cities.

As a BLOXHUB member, you gain free access to the entire program with keynote talks, interactive workshops, networking events and digital exhibition. Get your free access to Nordic Edge

See the full program:

BLOXHUB Copenhagen Studio Program:

10:00 – 10:15  Welcome and introduction
Maja Yhde, Gate 21, and Torben Klitgaard, BLOXHUB

10:15 – 10:50 Panel discussion: The Smart and Healthy City

What are the dilemmas that face the Nordic cities after COVID has disrupted our urban strategies? What is Copenhagen’s perspective on a healthy city, and how does it relate to trends for other cities?  Join Copenhagen’s City Architect, C40, and Novo Nordisk for a look into the future.

Moderator: Per Boesgaard, CEO, City Facilitators

Camilla van Deurs, Chief City Architect of Copenhagen
Simon Hansen, Director of Regions, C40
Niels Lund, Vice President, for Global Prevention and Health Promotion in Novo Nordisk

11:00 – 12:00 Debate: Democratic Digitalization? 

Digitalization has made access to information, power and influence more democratic than ever. But has a democratic society and the rules, laws and norms that define the balance between public and private, citizen and politician responded to this digital advancement? The COVID pandemic has been a true test of how democratic our current digital society is.

From contact tracing to supporting local business, to leveraging massive smart city data sets, our digital society gives us the tools to fight this pandemic and bounce back stronger than before.   But who’s responsibility is it to ensure these digital tools truly strengthen our democracy rather than undermine it?  What is the role of in-person interaction and actual places where these digital issues collide such as the neighbourhoods where we support our local businesses, the streets that we use or don’t use to commute to work, or the location where we come into contact with a person with COVID-19? These are the questions and perspectives the panel will discuss.

Moderator: Jeff Risom, Chief Innovation Officer, GEHL

Heidi Boye, Too good to go
Marius Sylvestersen, Copenhagen Solutions Lab, City of Copenhagen
Nanna Skovgaard, Sundhedsministeriet
Kåre Løvgren, IDA

12:30 – 14:00 Workshop: Healthy cities roundtable: Helping the Nordic cities solve their challenges

How can Nordic cities use data-driven planning to promote green areas and urban gardening? And how could they leverage crowdsensing and tracking data to develop more healthy and resilient cities?

Join us at this roundtable, when cities in the Nordic Smart City Network pose specific challenges to a cross-disciplinary group of some of the most innovative Danish organizations in urban development.  The roundtable will be facilitated by the BLOXHUB Urban Partnerships team.

Facilitator: Torben Krab, Program Manager, BLOXHUB

15:00 – 16:30 Science Talks: The Importance of Indoor and Outdoor Climate in Relation to COVID-19

Science Talks is a reoccurring deep dive into a research topic. This ‘Science Talks’ hosts two distinguished researchers: Associate Joseph Allen and Senior Lecturer John Macomber who will share their latest research on healthy cities and healthy buildings in relation to the current COVID-19 situation.

Facilitator: Pernille Berg, Science Manager, BLOXHUB.


September 23, 2020