Location Fredericia

Canceled: Sharing the Nordic City - meeting the challenge of urban change.

The objective of this conference is to gain mutual benefits by sharing cross-border experiences and ideas, and to develop a network to share that knowledge. By participaiting, you will get the opportunity to network and share knowledge with other networks and professionals from around the world - discussing the subjects that concern you and your region.

The conference will be designed as a marketplace or trade fair, where each network comes with its specific experience and where ideas and experiences are exchanged in small dynamic groups within an ambience created by inspirering keynote speakers.

The conference is intended primarily for professional urban developers facing similar challenges.

Keynote speakers are international experts on these challenges who will present new insights into global urban development.

Normal fee EUR 335

Registration deadline
August 9, 2013

Your contribution
Send a short discription of a local urban development project focusing on the conference theme "The city as an engine for human/social development and prosperity" to:

Mads Sand: or by ordinary mail to:

Municipality of Fredericia
Urban & Business
Att.: Mads Sand
Vendersgade 30D
DK-7000 Fredericia


Prof. Jan Gehl (Born 1936)

Danish architect and urban design consultant based in Copenhagen whose career has focused on improving the quality of urban life by re-orienting city design towards pedestrians and cyclists. He is a founding partner of Gehl Architects and author of: Life Between Buildings: Using Public Space (2011), Cities for People (2010).

Prof. Ove Kaj Pedersen (Born 1948)

Danish political scientist resident in New York, Professor of Comparative Political Economics at CBS. Author of several works, including: The Rise of Neoliberalism and Institutional Analysis (2001), Europeanization and Transnational States (2004), National Identity and Varieties of Capitalism: The Danish Experience (2006) and the Oxford Handbook of Institutional Analysis (2010).

Prof. Charles Landry (Born 1948)

British urban innovator with extensive international range, who in 1978 founded the Comedia think tank, which pioneered the connection between culture, creativity and city transformation. Charles Landry is best known for having written the book The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators (2000).


Welcome and introduction to the conference. Presentation of the participants and the programme. PER RISSOM

Three presentations: "Contemporary Nordic tendensies" JAN GEHL, OVE KAJ PEDERSEN, CHARLES LANDRY

Coffee break

Presentations continues

Lunch at Jensens

Discussion of Nordic tendencies ALL PARTICIPANTS

Summing-up the conference CHRISTER LARSSON

Be careful out there...;-)