Nordic City Challenge: Award Ceremony & Presentations – University of Copenhagen

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Nordic City Challenge: Award Ceremony & Presentations

Welcome to the Award Ceremony and Presentations for The Nordic City Challenge 2018!

Is it possible to design urban environments that are beneficial to ecosystems while creating better environments for people? How can green spaces, health and well being support urban planning?

We are arranging something really exciting this autumn, and invite you to be a part of it! On Wednesday October 10th at 1pm - 4pm pm you are invited to the Award Ceremony and Case Solutions of the Nordic City Challenge 2018!  Join the event in Nielsine Nielsen Auditorium at Maersk Tower on Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen N  to hear top students from Nordic universities propose sustainable planning solutions to Kulbanekvarteret in Copenhagen!

The Nordic City Challenge is an intensive three-day course focusing on multidisciplinary approach and practical urban planning based on the socio-ecological principles. The course brings together students, professors, practitioners, civil society, artists and other leading experts from the Nordic countries to share ideas and work together on a real-life planning case, taking on the challenge of developing sustainable cities. The participating students represent fields such as architecture, industrial design engineering, creative sustainability, global health, science in technology, urban planning, visual communication design, planning geography, environmental and natural resources, urban theology, environmental ecology, spatial planning and transportation engineering as well as administrative sciences.

The sub-themes of the Nordic City Challenge this year relate to green spaces, health and well being. During the course, the students divided in international teams, create a solution to develop suitable and feasible urban planning projects in Kulbanekvarteret. The case is strongly anchored into existing concerns about the development of the area which is currently undergoing large constructions. Both the city of Copenhagen and the Academy are eager to hear the results of the case work and take the suggestions into account when working on the development plans. The case will also include input from civil society, planners and local activists.
The event is free of charge and the presentations will be held in English. Please register to the award ceremony here at the latest on October 3rd 2018: Open registration link

See the webpage for more information and the full program for The Nordic city challenge

Social Media: any pictures taken please add (!): #NordicCityChallenge18 and #Hanasaari #Hanaholmen

Enquiries: Jonna Similä, Hanasaari – the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre,, 0406495454

Organizers: HanaAcademy, Hanasaari – the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, Aalto University, Urban Academy network, Nordic Sustainable Campus Network (NSCN) and Aalto University School of Engineering, School of Global Health and University of Copenhagen.

Funders: Nordplus Horizontal. The project runs between 2016 and 2018.