This workshop, co-hosted by the Nordic think-tank Demos Helsinki and Meeting of the Minds, will gather urban leaders from cities, corporations, start-ups, non-profits and academia to explore state-of-art methods on urban foresight. The workshop demonstrates how the Nordic way of using foresight in urban regeneration creates better, smarter and more sustainable cities.
Nordic Urban Foresight is an approach developed by Demos Helsinki and its Nordic partners in the Smart Retro project. It combines long-term scenarios with urban testbeds that enable experimentation of future urban services.
Date: April 12, 2016
Time: 9am-12pm California time
Location: Nordic Innovation House Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, California
Welcome & What to Learn from Nordic Urban Foresight
- Gordon Feller, Board Co-President, Meeting of the Minds
Nordic Urban Foresight & Lessons Learned from Smart Retro Urban Testbeds
City as a Testbed for a Start-up: Waste of Time or Necessity?
- Harri Paloheimo, PiggyBaggy
What Can US Cities Learn?
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