Nordic Evening: Can climate be a driver for city-led innovation? Cases from Nordics and USA

12 March, Sunday @ 5:00pm – 7:00 pm

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5pm-7pm, Panel discussion area

In this Nordic-American session, we will explore how climate change has spurred new and innovative approaches to urban design in the Nordic countries and in the US. We will share opportunities for action, as well as concrete solutions. Furthermore, we will discuss business-driven approaches to collaborative climate innovation and people-oriented design processes.

Moderator: Mette Søs Lassesen, Market Director, Rambøll Environ

Event schedule:

  • 5:00pm-5:30pm Registration & Networking
  • 5:30pm-5.50pm Case from Copenhagen, Denmark: Anne Kathrine Esbjerg, Project Manager and Architect, SLA
  • Case from Miami Beach, USA: Elizabeth Wheaton, Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor & City Commission
  • 6:10pm-6:30pm Case from Helsinki, Finland: Inari Virkkala, Architect, B&M Architects
  • 6:30pm-7:00pm Panel discussion


  • March 12, 2017
  • 5:00pm
  • 508 E 6th Street, Austin

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