march, 2023

wed22mar09:00wed13:30Workshop: Co-create Nordic recommendations for urban climate adaptation through citizen engagementHow can we transform public space in ways that enable climate adaptation, fossil-free mobility and engagement with younger citizens?09:00 - 13:30

Urban Climate Adaptation in the Nordics

Event Details

Recent urban mobility policies have had a sharp focus on reducing CO2 emissions. But as we see shifting weather patterns becoming a reality due to climate change, there needs to be an increased focus on adaptation from all sectors. How do we ensure co-benefits between climate adaptation and mitigation in urban mobility policies? How do we balance competing needs on urban space? How do we engage younger citizens in our work to ensure long-term change?

City officials, experts, consultants and younger professionals working with urban mobility and public space are invited to join us for a co-creative workshop to explore these issues. Together with workshop participants, we will develop a set of recommendations on how to transform public space so that it enables:

  • climate adaptation;
  • fossil-free mobility;
  • and engagement with younger citizens.

Climate adaptation is becoming an increasingly important topic for the world’s cities. While transport-related urban public space is too often neither sustainable nor effective, Nordic cities have pioneered world-leading solutions for transforming space which, apart from helping reduce transport emissions, improve air quality and create more inclusive spaces, have also brought clear benefits in terms of climate adaptation. This workshop will highlight and build upon learnings from some of these solutions.

At the same time, we know that citizen engagement is vital to successful city transformation. Younger citizens can serve as a major source of inspiration and ideas for how to reimagine mobility patterns, public space and even entire cities. Their involvement is critical for bringing about long-term behavioural change, for creating inclusive urban spaces that also benefit climate adaptation and, ultimately, for shaping a sustainable and liveable future for all.

The aim of this workshop is to bring experienced practitioners together with younger professionals to share insights, methodologies and new ideas, and co-create a set of recommendations on how city planners and policymakers can best involve younger citizens in the transformation of public space. The recommendations will then be published and shared with cities, planners and policymakers across the Nordics and beyond.

Join us for a half-day of learning, networking and co-creating.


Anna Clark, Head of Digital Transformation at Trivector Traffic


Doors open at 08.50

09.00-09.20: Coffee and light breakfast

09.20-09.30: Welcome and opening remarks

  • Anna Clark, Head of Digital Transformation at Trivector Traffic
  • Anders Bengtsson, Head of Innovation Hub North at EIT Urban Mobility

09.30-10.15: Case studies from Nordic cities

  • Gustav Friis, Project Leader for Smart Mobility at Aarhus Municipality
  • Anna Thormann, Head of Programme at Gate 21
  • Ellika Gyllenswärd Rosendahl, Business Developer at Helsingborgshem AB

10.15-10.30: Trends and lessons learned from youth citizen engagement

  • Julienne Chen, Citizen Engagement and Programme Manager at EIT Urban Mobility

10.30-10.45: Coffee and snacks

10.45-12.45: WORKSHOP – Nordic recommendations for urban climate adaptation through citizen engagement

12.45-13.30: Lunch


  • Online (09.20-11.30): Register here
  • BLOXHUB, Copenhagen: Invitation-only

This event is part of the Urban Climate Adaptation in the Nordics (UCAN) project of EIT Urban Mobility. This project has been funded by the Nordic Working Group for Climate and Air (NKL) under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Nordic Vision is to become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030. The co-operation with the Nordic Council of Ministers must support this purpose. This project supports the vision on green transition and Nordic solutions within the areas of climate neutrality and climate adaptation.


(Wednesday) 09:00 - 13:30