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Pandemic proof cities: New paradigm for urban resilience – or merely an overreaction?
June 24, 2020 @ 16:00 - 17:15
How should we plan for the next pandemic?
COVID-19 poses a fundamental challenge for our future cities. Across the globe, urban actors are debating whether we need to start taking new measures to protect ourselves against pandemics. Simultaneously, many are calling for a more sustainable restart of the global economy. Is it possible to create pandemic-proof cities without jeopardizing the positive tenets of urban development in the past decade: Livability and sustainability?
16.00 Welcome by Torben Klitgaard, CEO, BLOXHUB
16.05 Lars-Peter Søbye, CEO, COWI and Chairman, BLOXHUB and DI (Confederation of Danish Industry)
16.15 Jeff Risom, Partner, Gehl
Mette Skjold, CEO, SLA
Holger Dahl, Architecture Critic, Berlingske
16.40 Lisbeth Iversen, CEO, With a Heart for Arendal, Norway
17.05 Wrapping up
With this debate, we celebrate the launch of a new Nordic collaboration between DOGA – Design and Architecture Norway, Danish Design Centre, BLOXHUB, Gehl Architects, Urban Agenda and Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies.
Under the headline City Life in Times of and After Corona, we will, for the next six months, dive into the dilemmas of pandemic-proof cities when it comes to climate, behaviour, design and livability and help generate the best solutions for restarting the good life in our cities.
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More about the new Nordic collaboration:
City Life in Times of and after Corona
How will our cities change post-pandemic? What can we do as citizens, urban planners, architects, designers and decision-makers to ensure the right restart for our cities – and protect ourselves against future pandemics? How do we create solutions that ensure resilience, but do not compromise on livability and sustainability?
Through a new Nordic partnership between DOGA – Design and Architecture Norway, Danish Design Centre, BLOXHUB, Gehl Architects, Urban Agenda and Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies, we will dive into the dilemmas of pandemic-proof cities when it comes to climate, behaviour, design and livability and help generate the best solutions for restarting the good life in our cities.