Discussion Facilitator: Kent Martinussen, CEO, Danish Architecture Centre
Location: Copenhagen City Hall, Rådhuspladsen 1, DK- 1599 Copenhagen V
Time: 9AM – 4PM (kindly arrive 15 mins before the workshop starts)
Cities everywhere face a common dilemma: how best to respond to climate challenges while at the same time remaining competitive in a globalised economy. Green growth offers a combined solution. Decreasing environmental impact, while boosting economic development and increasing quality of life.
Therefore, to take hold of the opportunities of green growth, we must understand what benefits greening the cities offer beyond environmental and how to create awareness of this.
How will different green city initiatives effect employment, real estate prices or health? What links exist between high quality of life and sustainable living? How may these benefits be communicated to citizens in order to create greater public support for green city initiatives? How may cities convince businesses to get engaged in “Corporate Urban responsibility”?
This workshop presents a series of green city initiatives but revolves around the economic, social, and health benefits.
Cases: Copenhagen, Detroit, Cornwall, Sønderborg, Venio, Beijing, New York (TBD)
Participants at the workshop include representatives from: Fujitsu Research Centre, London School of Economics, London Assembly, University of Lund, City of Copenhagen, Chamber of Commerce Austria, DTU, Heller Manus Architects, Fairwood Group of Companies, Aarhus School of Architecture, Danish Building Reserach Institute, University of Southhampton, Copenhagen Capacity, United Federation of Danish Workers, Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority, University of Aarhus, Carlsberg Properties, COBE, SLETH, Novitas Innovation, Copenhagen Energy, Buro Happold, Experientia, CPH City and Port Development, Danish Cultural Institute, Vestas Wind Systems, City of Munich, City of Sao Paulo, International Insitute for Environmental Economics, Masdar, National Climate Change Secretariat Singapore, Henning Larsen Architects, Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, and City of Helsinki.