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Who Sets Direction for our Future Cities?


Photo: Agnete Schlichtkrull

24 May 2023
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Date May 24, 2023
Time 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Event type Talk
Price Free
Location Online
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‘Nations talk. Cities act’ has been a well-known statement for several years. But who are the central actors in cities when we want to achieve impactful and long-lasting changes?

This event will be in English

Do we have to rely entirely on local city governments to set the goal and drive the change effectively, or is it crucial that the transformation grows from other local needs?

This online talk will explore the potential of a mission-driven approach to urban transformation and dive into different learnings and experiences from the European project CENTRINNO. You will receive a streaming link to the online talk the day before.

The project is a research project focused on transforming industrial heritage sites and aims to show how these sites can become hubs of entrepreneurship and a driver for sustainability.

CENTRINNO has been working with different approaches and models of organizing and involving actors across the nine pilot cities.

Link to streaming:


  • Liat Rogel, Expert in design for social innovation, Founder of HousingLab, Director of Impact Housing Foundation and Project Manager at
    Comune di Milano
  • Alexandre Mezard, H2020 CENTRINNO Project Manager at FAB CITY GRAND PARIS
  • Karin Kruup, Project Coordinator and co-initiator of Kopli 93 community center at TalTech – Tallinn University of Technology
  • Mikkel Knudsen Holst, Head of Internationalisation and Sustainability at Københavns Kommune

DDC Talks Cities

In 2023 Copenhagen has the honor of being the UNESCO World Capital of Architecture. We will host a series of DDC Talks focusing on our work with cities and urban transformation. Keep an eye on our LinkedIn and newsletter for the latest input about the upcoming talks.

Cecilie Bang Schulze

Urban Transition Lead

Phone +45 2618 6306
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