THE PEOPLE'S ARENA
FOR URBAN CHANGE
In the summer of 2022, history will be written when Helsingborg takes its proud tradition of city exhibitions to the next level. For 35 days, Helsingborg will be an arena for the world’s visionary leaders, city changers, urban disruptors, and crazy dreamers to explore local solutions to the global challenges that will define our future.
You will see the newest innovations and the smartest ideas for a city that puts people and planet first.
Enjoy, Explore, Evolve!
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At Oceanhamnen, you will experience an entirely new district with fantastic views across the Öresund strait. The district is like an urban archipelago, where quality of life and sustainability go hand in hand. But what’s really exciting is the innovations beneath the surface, where circular thinking has been taken one step further without compromising on the good life. Through a unique system for handling water and food waste in the area, those living and working in Oceanhamnen are environmental heroes the day they move in!
During H22 City Expo, Oceanhamnen will be dressed in sea blue, and water will be the signature element for the area. Marvel at the underwater life at the urban marine park, take a closer look at the district’s groundbreaking circular sewer system, or let the children explore tons of watery activities in a district bursting with life.
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The district of Drottninghög, just 3 km from the City Centre, is a neighbourhood in change. What used to be a drab public housing area with social challenges is being completely transformed through creative collaboration with the local residents. Here you will find gardening projects and inventive playgrounds, new housing concepts and green transport solutions.
Explore the many examples of sustainable social development and innovation, and see how an inclusive and dialogue-based approach has breathed new life into the district. Drottninghög will open up for new encounters and bring you closer to the people behind the innovations, the exciting food, and the vibrant music.
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QUALITY OF LIFE
Gröningen is a green oasis by the ocean, right in the middle of the city. It is Helsingborg’s favourite summer hangout, with a wide open green area that stretches several hundred metres along the coastline. During H22 City Expo, this will be where we open up for quality of life. Gröningen inspires a zest for life and is the place to take a dip in the sea before work, go for a run, hang out, barbeque, or just enjoy the surroundings.
Here we want visitors to experience how health and sustainability are connected. How we can live in a city in a way that both people and nature can thrive. From here, it’s just a short stroll to conferences, food experiences, events, and culture. But closest of all is of course the beach and bathing piers.
FOR THE WORLD
The City Centre will be a portal for the world’s visitors and a hub of possibility. It will be “the place of action” and the home of conferences and big events. The centre will be alive with activities and the tastes and aromas of world cuisine. A stage for hackathons, new meetings, celebrating life, and an arena for change.
With H22 City Expo, Helsingborg is inviting the world to answer the question: How do we want life to be in tomorrow’s city? It’s about new connections and expanding horizons, and working towards common goals.
FOOD AND DRINK
The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a shared picture of where we need to focus our efforts. We need to be part of the solution rather that part of the problem. With H22 City Expo, we’re creating a platform for innovation and collaboration across boundaries – an arena for action and local solutions to the global challenges we share. The vision is a better quality of life for all the city’s people, and the decade of action is now.
Just a glimpse for now…
A whole new website for H22 City Expo will be launched in the autumn, with a programme and all the information you might need for planning your visit. Until then, this page will be updated with news and exciting developments – see this as a taste of things to come!