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Serban Cornea keynote speaker at FYNs FREMTID urban region development conference

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Today, Serban Cornea will be keynote speaker at FYNs FREMTID 6, a conference about the development of Fyn/Funen, the third-largest island of Denmark. The conference is organized by Byregion Fyn, a collaboration on strategic development between 9 municipalities on Fyn.

The conference, focused on the strategic development of Fyn, will target issues related to energy (Energiplan Fyn) and infrastructure (Strategisk infrastruktur) within the broader perspective of DK2050, a scenario project about the green transition of Denmark headed and co-curated by MUTOPIA in collaboration with Danish Architecture Centre DAC for Realdania, 5 Danish government ministries and 10 municipalities.

Serban Cornea will reflect upon the opportunities for improving live conditions on Fyn offered by the green transition, and discuss possibilities for creating a sustainable future in panel discussions with Odense Mayor Anker Boye, Assens Mayor Søren Steen Andersen, Kerteminde Mayor Hans Luunbjerg, bicycle expert at Atkins Erik Kjærgaard and Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building Lars Christian Lilleholt.

Photo credits: Asger Ladefoged, BT.

Serban Cornea debates on balancing countryside and city growth at People’s Meeting ‘Folkemødet’

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

How will the future of the Danish cities unfold over the next 35 years? Which are the development tendencies with major impact on the transformation of the Danish cities? And how will the urban development impact upon the future map of Denmark?

As part of this year’s People’s Meeting ‘Folkemødet’, Serban Cornea participated in a debate on the green transformation of Denmark, and the implications of a ‘green’ development for the balance between cities and countryside.

Based on 4 scenarios for development, Serban Cornea argued that 4 different urbanization models can be imagined. For each of these models, the different dynamics of urbanization will have a major impact on the development of city regions, ultimately leading to 4 different geographies which outline four different ‘Denmarks’.

The growing importance of the city-regions as growth engines requires a careful re-consideration of the role of the increasingly depopulated countryside in achieving a fossil-free society, no longer as a rural realm in opposition to the urbanized areas, but as a part of a larger, and more intelligent, ‘whole’.

‘Green transformation’ is inseparable from growth and balance between future urbanization and countryside development, which in turn will have a considerable influence on the possibilities of creating a CO2-neutral vital society.

‘The Future Denmark – Balance between city and countryside?’, was organized by The Danish Architecture Centre DAC. Panel debate participants were Ellen Højgaard, director of The Danish Town Planning Institute, Claus Bjørn Billehøj, director for The Capital Region of Denmark and Søren Møller Christensen, partner, carlberg/christensen.

The 4 maps for the 4 different Denmarks have been developed by MUTOPIA based on Damvad&Kairos Future’s scenario report ‘Fire veje til grøn vækst’ (Four roads towards green growth) in collaboration with Rambøll Engineers as part of DK2050, a national scenario project on the transformation of Denmark towards becoming a carbon-free society in 2050 headed by MUTOPIA.

Odense 2050 presented at Odense Townhall

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

MUTOPIA’s proposal for the green transition of Odense towards becoming a 10 minutes BikeCity in 2050 was presented today by Kristina Adsersen at Odense Townhall for an audience of officials, city planners and decision makers.

The presentation included MUTOPIA’s proposals for intelligent inwards densification aimed at achieving a dense, compact and liveable metropolis in 2050 based on using transit as a driver for urban development, as well as specific solutions for mixed-mode commuting, which combines rapid transit by cars outside the city with low-speed options such as light rail and bicycle within the city boundaries.

MUTOPIA’s vision for Odense 2050 as a 10 minutes ‘City of Cities’ has been developed as part of DK2050, a national scenario project on the transformation of Denmark towards becoming a carbon-free society in 2050 headed by MUTOPIA.

4 scenarios for Denmark in 2050, developed through a unique co-creative collaboration between MUTOPIA, 10 Danish Municipalities, Regions and advisors, including Damvad and Kairos Future, envisioned 4 different futures for Denmark, on its way towards becoming a fossil-free society.

Middelfart 2050 City Council seminar

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Today, Kristina Adsersen presented MUTOPIA’s proposal for the green transition of Middelfart towards becoming a Cleantech City for Middelfart City Council at the 2050 City Council seminar.

The presentation included the transformation of the old Lillebælt Bridge into an energy-producing living bridge, as well as the creation of Middelfart Reef, a combined storm water protection, natural habitat and touristic attraction, both supported by strategic partnerships to foster innovation, growth and development within the environment and energy sector.

Middelfart Cleantech Valley is part of DK2050, a national scenario project on the transformation of Denmark towards becoming a carbon-free society in 2050 headed by MUTOPIA.

DK2050: Kristina Adsersen lectures The Capital Region of Denmark

Monday, February 9th, 2015

On Friday the 6th of February, partner Kristina Jordt Adsersen gave a lecture on DK2050 as a tool for change for an audience from The Capital Region of Denmark.

With 1.7 million residents and 29 municipalities, the Capital Region of Denmark is the most populous of Denmark’s five Danish regions responsible for ensuring development and growth in areas such as business, education, transport and climate.

Kristina Jordt Adsersen discussed the strategic importance of scenarios for the urban development of cities, based on the recently launched DK2050, an ambitious scenario project about Denmark’s transition towards a low carbon society in 2050, curated and organized by the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC), and headed by MUTOPIA.