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Helsinki Impact Conference Wed 9 Oct 2019

European cities need to come together as a leading problem-solving network with active knowledge exchange and drive to create concrete solutions to globally critical challenges. The European community is built on the common values of peace, equality and joint liability. Our cities are the glue that makes sure these values stick and are progressively taken forward in our city strategies and plans and actioned so, that they have both global and local impact.

During the first day, renowned experts on integration, urban policy and urban planning present their views on the power of co-creating our cities, the meaning of high quality urban environments and the rapid digital transformation reshaping our cities. How are we turning innovation and inspiration into lasting, positive impact in our cities?

Opening words
Moderators Tuuli Kaskinen & Henrik Suikkanen, Demos Helsinki

Opening speech
Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of Helsinki

Keynote 1: Urban Century? Territorial Politics as Integrative Approach
Dr. Joan Clos, Former Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme UN-Habitat

Keynote 2: The Vienna Story: Planning a Smart, Open and Inclusive City in Divisive Times
Maria Vassilakou, Deputy Mayor of Vienna (2010–2019), Advisor

Keynote 3: Co-creating the city: how to integrate long-term vision and local action
Marko Peterlin, Co-founder and a director at IPop

Panel discussion

Closing the morning session

Opening the afternoon session

Keynote 1: Europe needs to pioneer a new system of data ownership 
Francesca Bria, Founder DECODE project, Visiting Professor IIPP, UCL London, former CTO Barcelona

Interview with Francesca Bria

Keynote 2: How Radical Feminist Care, Anti-Colonial and Anti-Capitalist Actions might Save Our Cities
Tunde AdefioyeCity-dramaturg at KVS, City Theatre of Brussels

Interview with Tunde Adefioye


Keynote 3: Building Better Cities in the Age of the Climate Crisis
Brent Toderian, TODERIAN urbanWORKS

Interview with Brent Toderian

Closing the day

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