Akademisk Arkitektforening

Konference: New Nordic Planning

27.8.2014 Se profil  

Martin Yhlen

Each year, ‘Monocle’ magazine ranks the 25 most liveable cities in the world and the Nordic cities are consistently at the top end of this list – Stockholm and Oslo are regularly in the top 20, whilst Copenhagen and Helsinki have ranked number one several times. Copenhagen has also featured amongst Der Spiegel’s ‘Europe’s Coolest Cities’ and countless international newspaper and magazine articles continue to praise the Nordic countries for their quality of life. It is clear that the Nordic cities currently have qualities that the rest of the world envy; can we maintain this for future generations?

Challenges such as climate change, urbanisation and resource scarcity are emerging as not just Nordic problems but global difficulties. Planning and planners will doubtlessly play a crucial role in dealing with these issues - both today and tomorrow. Are we, the planning community, ready for the fight? Do we have the necessary tools, the supportive management systems, and the right skills to address tomorrow’s issues? What are the barriers and how can we overcome them?

New Nordic Planning is a platform for dialogue between experienced public and private planners from the Nordic countries discussing how to improve the conditions for urban planning. It is not about how to solve the problems mentioned above, but about how we improve our ability to do so.

The conference will debate the strengths and weaknesses of Nordic cities and planning from both a domestic and international perspective, and most importantly, explore where the future of Nordic planning lies.

Speakers Include Dan Hill (Designer and Urbanist at Future Cities Catapult). Michael Booth (author of ‘The Almost Nearly Perfect People – The Truth about the Nordic Miracle’). A panel debate with prominent figures in Nordic planning.

Practical Information
Time: 11.00 – 16.00
Place: Mogens Dahl Koncertsal, Snorresgade 22, 2300 København S
Registration: registrationnnp@arkitektforeningen.dk
Further Information: contact Cameron Burt on cab@arkitektforeningen.dk or Martin Yhlén on myh@arkitektforeningen.dk by the 19th of September.

Download the invitation (pdf)

Danish Architects’ Association – www.arkitektforeningen.dk
Swedish Association of Architects – www.arkitekt.se
National Association of Norwegian Architects – www.arkitektur.no
Support: Kulturkontakt Norden – Nordisk Kulturfond – Dreyers Fond