Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET)
CET lunch seminar

Citizen involvement in city making – perspectives on sustainable urbanization

CET is happy to announce the upcoming seminar with Arild Eriksen, an Oslo-based arcitect, on the 17th of October.

illustration of houses in urban area
Arild Eriksen

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How do we build sustainable cities? More than half of the world’s population now lives in cities and an urban agenda is part of the global project for how to achieve sustainability. This poses a range of social and environmental challenges for citizens, planners and policy makers for the sustainable development of each city as well as at the global scale. In this CET lunch seminar architect Arild Eriksen will present his perspectives on what sustainable urbanization entails with examples from his own practice and a selection of case studies in a European context. Arild’s work concern the relationship between how we build and how we live in cities. In this presentation he questions the role of future residents in development projects and suggests a model where citizens are active participants in the making of their city.

Arild Eriksen is an Oslo based architect working on projects related to resident participation in planning and construction, affordable housing, urban food production, and neighbourhood development. He currently runs the architectural practice Fragment. He frequently teaches at the architecture schools in Oslo and Bergen. 

All interested are welcome!

Lunch will be served, so please let us know if you are coming by sending an e-mail to judith.dalsgard@uib.no