Join us on this four-day field trip to Stockholm and Oslo and meet your professional peers and local City Makers.
Stockholm and Oslo are growing rapidly; with Stockholm as one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. This creates opportunities and new challenges. How can densification be combined with a bigger quality of the city at eye level and green spaces? How can mobility cope? What does growth mean for segregation and gentrification? Are new initiatives of City Makers opponents or partners? How can the cities and private partners be inviting and open up? In this trip, you will meet with Stockholm’s and Oslo’s planners and City Makers, visit inspiring projects and initiatives, and join the dialogue on how bottom-up and top-down can meet. We will bring a mixed group of interdisciplinary people passionate for cities.
What will the Metropolitan Field Trip entail?
With a broad perspective on transition and social innovation in urban development we will study Stockholm and Oslo as cities and metropolises. We will meet local City Makers, professional peers, residents, entrepreneurs, and study the small-scale, often informal urban interventions.
It is part of a range of trips to different European capitals, building a European network of Citymakers and cities. Among others, we work towards a meet-up of cities and citymakers in Amsterdam in May 2016, parallel to the European Union meeting which will also take place in Amsterdam. Previous trips led us to London, Lisbon, Budapest, Athens, Berlin, Copenhagen-Malmö and Rome; now, we look forward very much to Stockholm and Oslo.
Preliminary programme – subject to change
Wednesday, September 23: Stockholm’s growth and planning, debate on densification and dialogue
11.00 hs Departure from Schiphol airport
14.15 hs South Stockholm: introduction on leading themes of city planning in Stockholm: housing. infrastructure and participation; the walkable city, densification
18.00 hs Hotel and dinner in Södermalm
21.00 hs Evening walk through Södermalm
Thursday, September 24: Stockholm’s new initiatives and City Makers, debate on how the City and the City Makers meet
09.30 hs Färgfabriken: introduction on the initiative and city-wide networks and debates
11.00 hs Departure to afternoon visits
12.00 hs Lunch
18.00 hs Dinner
Friday, September 25: Oslo’s growth
07.00 hs Departure from hotel
09.30 hs Flight to Oslo
11.30 hs Arrival to hotel, freshen up
13.00 hs Lunch meeting with the City of Oslo
15.00 hs Visit to building projects in Ring 1 and around the Fjord
18.00 hs Dinner
Saturday, September 26: Oslo’s new initiatives and City Makers
10.00 hs Mesh: introduction to Mesh and the bottom-up initiatives of Oslo
11.00 hs Cycling tour along initiatives
12.30 hs Lunch in Mathallen
13.30 hs Continue cycling tour and site visits
18.00 hs Dinner
20.00 hs Wrap up and conclusions of the Metropolitan Field Trip
Sunday, September 27: departure from Oslo
Why should you join the Field Trip to Stockholm and Oslo?
Because you are somewhat actively engaged in the transition of cities, or urban development in general. You want to broaden your horizon and witness how things are done elsewhere in Europe. You want to meet new people within your field of interest or profession, and want to establish sustainable (inter)national contacts. And first and foremost, you want to get a unique perspective on Stockholm and Oslo, gain this in the company of an inspiring group of peers and have the practicalities fully taken care off.
Who will join the Metropolitan Field Trip?
- Handan Aydin (Boss Lady South East)
- Parcifal van den Berg (Entrepreneur at Ronddekeukentafel, Bergunlimited and partner Planformatie)
- Reina Boon (Willem de Kooning Academie)
- Rinske Brand (BRAND communicatie)
- Rosa Danenberg (Freelance urbanist in Stockholm)
- Eduard Dirkzwager (Bureau Warmoestraat bv)
- Inge Drontmann (Strategy & Innovation)
- Paul Elleswijk (Programmamanager at Havensteder)
- Arie van der Ham (Partner at Stipo)
- Lucas Hendricks (Director A Lab)
- Cor van Hulst (Former director City Development Rotterdam)
- Jeroen Laven (Partner at Stipo)
- Mirela Milosevic (Project assistant Praktijkleerstoel Area Development TU Delft)
- Jaap Modder (Brainville, board member Deltametropolis Association)
- Hans Redert (Stipo)
- Herald Roelevink (Location development)
- Charlot Schans (project leader of New Europe, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam)
- Jaap Schoufour (Head Bureau Broedplaatsen, municipality of Amsterdam)
- Martine Sluijs (Proces & Program manager at P3 and the Province of Utrecht)
- Theo Stauttener (Stadkwadraat)
- Anna Swagerman (Stipo)
- Robin von Weiler (Owner at Von Weiler Investments)
Practical information & Booking
The Metropolitan Field Trips are organized on a cost basis. The costs are € 800 ex VAT, including plane tickets and hotel, programme and meetings; excluding local costs for dinner, lunch and public transport. After 1st of August cost will be € 900 ex VAT
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