Schedule Day 1 - November 5th

Schedule might be subject to change

08.00

Doors, registration and coffee

09.00 - The beginning

The making of a smarter city

A first step towards a city expo in 2022 creating new, better conditions for innovation and collaboration, ultimately making a smarter city.

Soraya Axelsson
Head of H22, City of Helsingborg

Main stage

09.00

Helsingborg: One of Europes most innovative and sustainable cities

Insights from Helsingborg’s journey towards a smarter and more sustainable city. A journey where ambition, courage and a strong leadership leads the way.

Peter Danielsson
Chairman of the Municipal board of Helsingborg

Main stage

09.10

Why cities are the key to a sustainable future

Sharing the vision of the United Nations for smart sustainable cities of the future.

Kire Ilioski
Director in the Office of the Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

Main stage

09.30

H22 Summit: The Gameplan

Aurore Belfrage
Moderator

Main stage

09.50
10.00 - Break

10.15 - How innovation will change our cities

Digital transformation in our cities, what does it mean and how can we embrace it?

Digital transformation, creativity and communication in a networked world and innovation in digital infrastructure.

Mikael Ahlström
Entrepreneur and strategist, Hyper Island, SUP46, The Park

Main stage

10.15

Autonomous, electric and smart - the potential of new public transports in a safer and more sustainable city.

Public transportation to improve productivity, safety, energy efficiency and reduce enviromental impact.

Marie Carlsson
Director Business Solutions, Volvo AB

Main stage

10.45

What does it take to develope a smart city?

Best practises from Amsterdam Smart City: metropole on a human scale

Frans Anton Vermast
Strategy Advisor and Smart City Ambassador, Amsterdam Smart City

Main stage

11.15
11.45 - Lunch

12.45 - How innovation will change our cities

Breakout sessions

12.45

Anticipatory innovation

The role of city governance and anticipatory innovation, choosing direction and taking actions around an uncertain topic.

Micco Grönholm
Head of Future, City of Helsingborg

Piret Tõnurist
Project Manager, Observatory of Public Sector Innovation

Angela Hanson
Innovation Lead, OECD

Main stage
Conversation

12.45

Testing digital solutions to create safer urban environments

Examples on proactive initiatives, proof of concepts, where human behaviour is changing and safety increased but not at the cost of personal integrity.

Joakim Palmqvist
CTI Manager, Axis Communications

Elina Bratt
Head of Security, City of Helsingborg

Erik Larsson
Professor Integrated Electronic Systems, Lund University

Stage 2
Conversation

12.45

AI for equality - deep talk

What can be done, if databases are biased and skewed, algorithms learn from databases, and machine learning is trained on the algorithms so that the bias is baked in.

Caitlin Kraft-Buchman
Founder & CEO, Women@TheTable

Aurore Belfrage
Moderator

Stage 4
Conversation

12.45

The urbanisation of the suburbs

Why place making matters when cities change and grow

Peter Elmlund
Director of Urban City Research and Future of Places, Ax:son Johnson Foundation

Stage 5
Presentation

12.45

How to involve children in innovative place making

Why us listning to children, in order to be more innovative in place making processes matters.

Vivian Doumpa
Urban planner & Geographer, Placemaking Europe

Stage 6
Presentation

12.45

Smart cities need smart citizens - how the library connects the two

With their strong legitimacy in communities, libraries can play a central role in the making of a smart city. Examples on how and discussions on possible collaborations.

Catharina Isberg
Eva Hveem
The Helsingborg Library

Stage 7
Walk and talk

13.30 - Break

Designing future cities

Urban safety through community engagement

Learn about strategies to build resident capacity in a community design and safety program. The successes and challenges of facilitating a co-creation process between community and government.

Ifeoma Ebo
Director of Strategic Design Initiatives, New York City

Greg Saville
Direcor, AlterNation LLC

Main stage

13.45

The power of play - building child friendly cities (IKEA, LEGO, UNICEF, National Geographic)

Mikael Sjögren
Stream Lead for Real Play Coalition, IKEA

Julia Olofsson
Human and Child Rights Manager, IKEA

Main stage

14.15
14.45 - Break

Designing future cities

Breakout sessions - Round 1

15.00

How to create a safer city with the help of research and digital tools

Making the right decisions fast is key when a crime has been committed. Emergency Services, Police Force and Fire Brigade can decrease subjective values by data driven insights.

May-Britt V. R. Ronnebro
The Swedish National Police

Elina Bratt, Torbjörn Johansson
City of Helsingborg

Main stage
Conversation

15.00

Designing equal urban places

Why gender equality matters in feeling safe in urban environments. Practical examples and unconventional methods on how equality and urban planning can come together in this Pecha Kucha.

Elisabeth Högdahl, Lund University

Emma Pihl, Fojab

Vesna Vasiljkovic, Tengbom

Cecilia Fredriksson, City of Helsingborg

Linda Gustafsson, City of Umeå

Emelie Anneroth, Global Utmaning

Stage 3
Presentation

15.00

Methods to help us develop smart and sustainable cities (HID, EID & BID)

Examples from Hamburg, Helsingborg, Tampere, Kohtla-Järve, Lubin, St. Petersburg and Tartu where BID (Business Improvement District) and other methods has been used, showing key success factors and next steps.

Jörg Knieling,
Professor, HafenCity University, Hamburg

Stage 5
Presentation

15.00

Measuring safety in public spaces and urban life

Measuring something as multidimensional as safety needs a broad perspective in methods and analysis. Participate in a conversation on how and share your ideas.

Petra Bäckman
Ethnologist, Sweco

Shimeng Zhou
Geographer, Sweco

Emilia Hallin
Architect, Sweco

Stage 6
Conversation

15.00

Creating safer city nights (Purple flag)

The night time economy in cities has a real growth potential, both in creating safer cities and increasing revenue to it’s stakeholders. Helsingborg is Purple flag certified and will share experiences on their work.

Hanna Candell
Helsingborg City Partnership

Stage 7
Walk & Talk

15.45 - Travel time

Designing future cities

Breakout sessions - Round 2

16.00

Co-creating future cities - A citizens perspective

A co-created approach in all aspects of life is the way Staffan tangles every day. For him, co-living and Community Building (where citizen co create without initiatives or involvement from the city or governing) is reality.

Staffan Taylor
Citizen of Helsingborg

Main stage
Presentation

16.00

The impact of social entrepreneurship when designing urban safety

Introducing a set of challenging questions about the collaborative practices of perceived safety in local communities. Addressing local perceptions, neighborhood narratives and crime statistics,

Steffen Gray
Founder & CEO, Streetstudies

Stage 2
Conversation

16.00

Why equal urban design must be the norm

What could a norm for equal urban design look like and what hopes does an equal system bring. Contribute to create legitimacy and unity on soft issues in urban planning.

Cecilia Fredriksson
City of Helsingborg

Vesna Vasiljkovic
Tengbom

Stage 3
Conversation

16.00

BID in a Swedish context

Safety relies on long-term commitments and the idea of together developing and evolving an area. If done correctly, working with BID (Business Improvement District) will not result in gentrification and crime rates will diminish when working with added values to Society.

Anna-Karin Ivert
Malmö University

Cornelis Uittenbogaard
Safer Sweden Foundation

Stage 4
Presentation

16.00

Community based solutions for inclusion and safety

A community based approach to urban safety in developing inclusive public spaces. Make easy wins by involving many stakeholders.

Leo Rygnestad
Advisor on social innovation and social entrepreneurship, City of Oslo

Stage 5
Presentation

16.00

Creating conditions for citizen engagement

In depth conversation on the bases of their presentation from our main stage. Ifeoma and Greg will share what they have learned, their challenges and also possibilities!

Greg Saville
Direcor, AlterNation LLC

Ifeoma Ebo
New York City

Stage 6
Presentation

16.00

Walk backwards to take a step forward - an excercise in putting needs first

Addressing the challenges involved in understanding what an organisation must achieve to establish a mindset and structure that fosters innovation.

Patrick Lindqvist
Lisa Olsson
Innovation Strategists, City of Helsingborg

Stage 7
Walk & Talk

16.45 - Break

Wrap up

Aurore Belfrage
Moderator

Main stage

16.55

After conference

Mix, mingle and share your insights from the day over a cold drink

Conference venue

17.20- 18.00

Dinner with friends

By registration only! On November 5th those who have signed up will get more information and find out which restaurant they’ll be going to in order to meet a bunch of great new people.

Central Helsingborg

19.30

Schedule Day 2 - November 6th

Spend your morning on one of our three site visits, or stay at the conference venue where two talks from the main stage await before we all gather again.

Site visits

07.45 - 09.45

Site visit Gustav: Hands on placemaking

Follow Vivian Doumpa and her fellow placemakers to Gustav Adolfs square. Discover the challenges of the area, discuss possible improvements with the group, and explore the powerful concept of placemaking from children´s perspective.

Conference participants will recieve an email with registration to site visits.

Bus departs from
conference venue

07.45 - 09.45

Site visit Drottninghög: Social sustainability

Join a guided tour of Drottninghög. The social development district is on a 25 year long mission to rebuild and develop the neighborhood, creating a socially sustainable area for a large diversity of people and local organizations to live and prosper in.

Conference participants will recieve an email with registration to site visits.

Bus departs from
conference venue

07.45 - 09.45

Site visit Söder: Safe public spaces

Get to know Helsingborg’s approach in how to design safe urban spaces – from strategy to reality. On a guided tour with Moa Sundberg you will see how unconventional, playful and artistic approaches can contribute to an increased feeling of safety.

Conference participants will recieve an email with registration to site visits.

Bus departs from
conference venue

Conference venue

Doors and more coffee

Conference venue

08.00

Soft City – To plan and build cities for the people and improve the quality of life

How cities with well-designed density can result in a higher quality of life. Presenting ideas and graphic examples from around the globe.

David Sim
Architect, Creative Director, Gehl People

Main stage

08.30

Making mixed reality and digital tools part of the classroom

How to open the digital window to the classroom making new tools part of education

Joke Palmkvist
Industry Solutions Manager for Education, Microsoft Sweden

Main stage

09.00
9.35 - Break

Re-inventing city governance

City governance by co-creation

Presenting a number of examples from the City of Helsingborg, on why innovation and collaboration are intertwined.

Palle Lundberg with guests
Chief Executive, City of Helsingborg

Main stage
Conversation

10.00

Sensible City Lab

Looking into urban innovation ecosystems and the next generation of intelligent urban infrastructure systems.

Ricardo Alvarez
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Main stage

11.15
11.45 - Lunch

Until next time

Making the impossible possible

Klas Hallberg
Global speaker

Main stage

12.45

Final remarks, hugs and goodbyes

Aurore Belfrage
Moderator

Main stage

13.45- 14.00