Sustainable City Development

Germany and Denmark are both frontrunners when it comes to urban sustainability. Northern Europe is one of the most sustainable regions in the world due to a high focus on energy efficient urban planning and investments in sustainable projects and a long tradition of focusing on inclusiveness, sustainability, and aesthetics.

How should urban planning react so that cities can remain both productive, more energy efficient and livable spaces even under the conditions of the climate crisis. The possibilities of adaptation are reaching limits, mitigation is gaining urgency.

13.00 Panel I

Transforming productive to green and livable urban spaces: Experiences from Denmark and Germany
The objective of this first panel is to delve into the exploration of how metropolises can navigate the path towards a sustainable future that encompasses integral energy efficiency planning, high productivity, bolstering robust energy systems, integrating renewable energy sources, facilitating flexible energy utilization. 

  • Dr. Stefanie Weidner, Director, Werner Sobek København
  • Dr. Andreas Kleinau, Chairman of the Board, Hafencity GmbH 
  • Andreas Fuchs, CEO, Robert C. Spies KG
  • N.N., Grundfos

Moderator: Asbjørn Overgaard, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity

13.45 Coffee and networking

14.15 Panel II

Potential and challenges of circular building
The objective of the second panel will be on implementation examples for mitigation in the building sector, as part of how cities can develop in a more circular way. 

  • Hoang Nguyen, Head of Sustainable Construction, alcemy GmbH
  • Niklas Storbjerg Nolsøe, Business Development Director, Lendager Group
  • Jesper Kvist, Business Development Manager International Sales, Troldtekt A/S
  • Werner Frosch, Country Market Director for Architecture and Landscape, Henning Larsen

Moderator: Juliane Sakellariou, Founder & Managing Director, FOR!MPACT