Puzzling Urbanization

Foresight Seminar

April 29, 2019
How should we try to anticipate the future of urbanization? What are the drivers of European urbanization in the coming decades? How should we make sense of them in the Finnish context?

In the foresight seminar organized by the URMI project, we will hear presentations on urban dynamics as well as on possibilities to anticipate their future. There will be two keynote speeches by foreign guests, both top-notch scholars in their fields:

Arjan van Timmeren is the Professor of Environmental Technology at TU Delft Department of Urbanism, in the Netherlands. He is specialised on urban dynamics and theories of complexity.

Kerstin Cuhls works as a scientific project manager at the Frauenhofer Institute in Karlsruhe, Germany, where her projects deal with Futures Research methods and technology foresight in Asia and Europe.

The seminar includes also inputs from Finnish experts. They will present recent contributions in the field of urban futures as the basis for discussion.

Professor Panu Lehtovuori from Tampere University presents puzzling urbanization and urbanization drivers.
Tuomas Martikainen from Migration Institute of Finland tells how international migration can be forecasted.
İdil Gaziulusoy from Aalto University Department of Design presents shifting trajectories on carbon neutral cities.
Rasmus Aro from MDI tells about the regionalised data trajectories, with examples including the Population Forecast for 10 urban regions.
Aleksi Neuvonen, Otto-Wille Koste & Kaisa Schmidt-Thomé from Demos Helsinki present The Urbanization Scenarios produced in cooperation of the URMI and BEMINE projects.
Jenni Partanen from Aalto University presents how intertwinement on humans and technology challenges fundamentals of planning thinking.

More information about the event and the program can be found here.

Registration to the event.

Puzzling Urbanization
Foresight Seminar

Time: 10:00 – 15:30 / 16:00
Date: 21.5.2019
Venue: Eurooppa-sali, Kamppi, Malminkatu 16, Helsinki

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