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The Danish Embassy in UK hosts conference in Glasgow

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The Danish Ambassador to UK, Claus Grube, and the leader of Glasgow City Council, Frank McAveety.

Urban planning leaders from the UK and Denmark convened in Glasgow for The Liveable City conference from 8-10 November 2016. The three-day event featured seminars on sustainability, affordable housing, energy, flooding, architecture and smart cities, and addressed the question of how to create beautiful cities with a more resilient economy, healthier residents and a better quality of life for everyone.

More than 500 people registered for the seven seminars, in which 36 speakers and chairs – representing key Danish and British architectural practices, engineering firms, developers, councils and municipalities, manufacturers and academic institutions – presented insightful, thought-provoking and inspiring presentations.

The conference was organised by the Danish Embassy for the fourth time after successful events in Bristol, Manchester and London and provided the latest insight into how Denmark and UK can inspire each other:

“In Denmark, we’re at the forefront of developing innovative solutions that will lead to greener and more people-friendly cities in the future. However, in order to truly create change, the best know-how and the brightest minds must come together. With The Liveable City conference, the UK and Denmark are leading the way by exchanging ideas and engaging in fruitful and dynamic co-operations to further the sustainability agenda,” says Danish Ambassador to the UK, Claus Grube.

Alongside the seminars, the exhibition Architecture with People was shown, and it presented a wide range of projects developed by Danish architects creating architecture for people by focusing strongly on environmental, economic and social sustainability. Through photos and facts, the exhibition showed different examples of how Danish architecture is all about creating settings that make people feel safe, generate new opportunities and encourage diversity.

See the presentations from the Liveable City seminars below:

Masterplanning and sustainable urban development

Presentation by:
Ian Gilzean, Chief Architect, The Scottish Government
Tim E Andersen, Project Director, FredericiaC
Allan Watt, Waterfront Project Director, Dundee City Council
Riccardo Andrea Martini, Director, Gehl Architects, Copenhagen

How to run a profitable practice? The foundation for visionary design

Presentations by:
Tom Bostock, Director, Reiach and Hall Architects
Jørgen Korsgaard, CEO, Autopilot

Housing challenge, housing opportunity - How affordable housing can make cities more prosperous

Presentations by:
Patrick Flynn, Head of Housing and Regeneration, Glasgow City Council
Fraser Stewart, New Gorbals Housing Association
Gary Watt, Igloo Regeneration
Martha Katrine Sørensen, Technical and Environmental Administration, Municipality of Copenhagen
Claus Gade, Architect, Nova5

Cities in a changing climate - Preparing our cities for extreme weather

Presentations by:
David Scott, Flood Risk Management, The Scottish Environment Protection Agency
James Murray, MGSDP Manager, Glasgow City Council
Tim E Andersen, Project Director, FredericiaC
Alvaro Fonseca, Chief Advisor, Sweco Danmark
Simon Toft Ingvertsen, Project Manager, EnviDan
Dawn Lochhead, Flood Risk Management, Scottish Water

Face of architecture - Facades Matter

Presentations by:
Gavin Kerr, Associate, Façade Engineer, Arup
Peter Voldstedlund, Project Director, Friis & Moltke Architects
Andrew Wadbrook-McLay, RMIG – perforation in Architecture
Scott Dickson, Associate Architect and Quintin Doyle, Senior Architectural Designer, Atkins Global
Ashley Wainwright, Business Manager UK & Ireland, Rockpanel

Towards a zero carbon Scotland - Heat networks

Presentations by:
Scott Brady, Senior Heat Policy Adviser, Scottish Government
Søren Hebsgaard Knudsen, Country Manager, Kamstrup Instrumentation
Andy Mouat, Carbon Manager, Glasgow City Council
Paul Steen, Associate Director, Ramboll
Mike Cooke, Region Director, Vital Energi

Innovative use of big data - Investing in the Danish smart cities sector

Presentations by:
Sam Markey, Future Cities Catapult
Ina Dimireva, Arup
Kathrine Klitskov, Invest in Denmark
Bjarne Kjær Ersbøll, DTU
Pippa Gardner, Urban Tide
Jeanette Carlsson, Newmedia2dot0

Read there Liveable City press release here
See pictures from the seminars here