Copenhagen Mayor Morten Kabell and 30 city planners and experts teamed up Nov. 3, 2015 in Copenhagen to explore next generation Urban Leadership and how co-creation and collective impact partnerships can drive more liveable cities. Here are is a bit of background and the presentation from the day.
Cities are the epicenter of future growth and peoples lives and are key to catalyze more liveable and sustainable conditions for future living. Liveable cities are vital to global wellbeing. Cities are where people want to live, invest and work.
BY 2050 people living in cities will increase by 2.5-3.0 billion
“Creating Liveable Cities are at the top of the agenda for Mayors in both developed and developing cities around the world. But we see a need to innovate the processes for urban leadership and find new methods of putting the wellbeing of people at the center of planning.”
Helle Søholt, CEO, Gehl Architects
Cities are responsible for 70-75% of global CO2-emissions and air-pollution each year kills 7 million people.
But climate change and air-pollution are not solved through silo initiatives – it’s solved through urban leadership, integrated city-planning and cross-sector innovation.
“Liveability is critical to attract and maintain global talents and drive sustainable growth. Liveability is a key to build the political case for more healthy and sustainable cities. By working with liveability from an holistic approach, cities can develop new solutions that create multiple benefits rather than just one.”
Henrik Seiding, Senior Director, Ramboll
Cities are driving the economy, but are facing grand challenges like population growth, shifting demographics, obesity, air-pollution, resource scarcity and changing climate.
Obesity cost 2.0 trillion $ globally in treatment.
With 65% of people with diabetes living in cities this calls for collective impact partnerships.
The city of Copenhagen has a long track record for both being a liveable city with focus on quality of everyday life and having ambitious goals for emission recution and climate adaptation. But even Copenhagen is faced with challenges, where no ready made solutions are possible.
“Copenhagen is by many known for our integrated planning and efforts to combat climate change. But going forward we need to find new ways to engage city stakeholder in cross-sector innovation and partnerships that will drive an even more living, diverse and responsible city.”
Brian Hansen, Head of Department City Strategies, City of Copenhagen
November 3rd we gather 30 leading nordic cities representatives and experts to identify how stakeholder engagement, cross-sector innovation and partnerships can drive a more sustainable and liveable Copenhagen.
“Cities holds the key to future growth, wellbeing and sustainable lifestyles. Next generation Urban Leadership will be all about how cities can mobilize stakeholders across sectors to partner in solving the complex challenge of balancing sustainability, liveability and a strong economy. “
Sofus Midtgaard, Founder & Managing Partner, Leaderlab
Behind the initiative are Gehl Architects, Leaderlab, Ramboll, Climate-KIC and The City of Copenhagen. We are group of organizations concerned with the challenge of how cities, civil society and private companies through collaboration, co-creation and collective impact partnerships can accelerate more liveable cities around the world.
“We need to empower cities and develop next generation urban leadership practices and partnership that will drive sustainable change.”
Susanne Pedersen, Nordic Director, Climate-KIC
Integrated city planning and cross sector innovation
Cities all over the World – are struggling to find the key to combine sustainable and economic development with creating a healthy and liveable city for people. Rather than compete cities must unite to take urban leadership to the next level.
Behind the initiative are Gehl Architects, Leaderlab, Ramboll, Climate-KIC and The City of Copenhagen. We are group of organisations concerned with the challenge of how cities, civil society and private companies through collaboration, co-creation and collective impact partnerships can accelerate more liveable cities around the world.
Presentation from the day:
Moderator Slides, Sofus Midtgaard
Morten Kabell, Mayor of Copenhagen
Helle Søholt, CEO, Gehl Architects
Brian Hansen, Head of City Strategies, City of Copenhagen
Henrik Seiding, Executive Director, Ramboll
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