Food for Thought Seminar: Future Urban Planning

On Wednesday, December 2, Science City Lyngby invites you to an online Food for Thought Seminar.

Registration is closed.

The coronavirus has spread rapidly in cities around the globe. How will the virus make us think differently about urban design in the future? Innovation districts like Science City Lyngby with plans to expand co-working and collaborative spaces, and design for open innovation, community and density are challenged. At the same time, there is an increasing demand for sustainability in our built environment.

This Food for Thought Seminar gathers companies, researchers, urban planners, architects, investors and developers to discuss our new reality. How do we build for education, innovation, and networking in the light of Covid-19? And how do we respond to an urgent need for climate adaptation and green solutions?

We will be streaming directly from DTU Skylab and among the guests are Jorge Lobos (ARCH + H.R.), Deane Simpson (KADK), Tina Saaby (Gladsaxe Municipality), Jeff Risom (Gehl) and Jacob Steen Møller (DTU Campus Service).


The event will be held in English.
Sign up and you will receive a link to the seminar.

15:00-15:05: Welcome by Marianna Lubanski, CEO, Science City Lyngby
15:05-15:15: Moderator Jorge Lobos, founder of ARCH+H.R. introduces the seminar
15:15-15:30: Deane Simpson, Head of Societal Changes, KADK gives a Historic Overview – what is next?
15:30-15:45: Tina Saaby, Chief City Architect Gladsaxe, former Chief City Architect Copenhagen – concrete examples from Copenhagen and Gladsaxe on resilience design
15:45-16:00: Jeff Risom, Chief Innovation Officer, Gehl – new research on Covid-19 & climate change / city resilience
16:00-16:10: Jacob Steen Møller, Director of Facilities, DTU Campus Service – The new campus plan in the light of Covid-19 and Sustainability demands
16.10-16.30: Discussion and Q&A moderated by Jorge Lobos & Marianna Lubanski
16:30: Thank you for today!


Jorge Lobos
Founder, ARCH+H.R.
The 21st Century has so far seen Sars, Mers, Ebola, bird flu, swine flu and now Covid-19. If we have indeed entered an era of pandemics, how might we design the cities of tomorrow so that the outdoors doesn’t become a no-go zone, but remains a safe and habitable space?

Deane Simpson
Professor, Institute of Architecture, Urbanism, and Landscape, KADK
Cities have come a long way when it comes to disease prevention. The rapid growth of cities has caused growing health issues worldwide. At the same time this growth has paved the way for new inventions and ways to live in the city.

Tina Saaby Madsen
Chief City Architect, Gladsaxe (former Chief City Architect in Copenhagen)
Is the World going to a permanent state of emergency? How can architects, artists, and planners respond to a new social order that we still do not know? How do we build a city for a pandemic? Should we? Or should we perhaps think differently?

Jeff Risom
Partner, Chief Innovation Officer, Gehl
How have we used urban spaces in Denmark during the pandemic’s lockdown and reopening phases? Jeff Risom from Gehl shares results from a comprehensive study of urban life in four Danish cities. Jeff shares his experiences studying and shaping public space as well as suggestions for what we can learn about city life to ensure a better future after the pandemic.

Jacob Steen Møller
Director of Facilities, DTU Campus Service
Developing a new and larger campus in the light of Covid-19. How do we plan for density and sustainability while also responding to the unknown long-term implications of a global pandemic?


Link will be sent out prior to the event.