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New frameworks for co-creating our future public spaces

The Future of Cocreation
Panel discussion
May 21 13:00 - 14:00

How do we reach the UN SDG’s? How do we get the political courage, and who should take ownership? Do we need to shape a totally different framework? And which one?

We can use technology to create a more efficient public sector, but to a large extent also a more up-to-date, agile and cooperative public sector, which is truly geared towards seamless interaction with the private sector.

In this panel debate, we discuss what cultural values and criteria are important when talking about the public spaces of the future, and how we can ensure innovation is achieved through a structured process – together.


Michael Kimmelman will contribute with a global perspective on how to engage with innovative urban planning.

Nina Kovsted Helk is the new Director of Philanthropy at Realdania and will offer ideas on how philanthropic foundations can support and develop opportunities for promoting innovation across sectors.

Martin Barry is the founder of the comprehensive urban initiative reSITE, which until today has hosted over 90 events with a total of more than 450 speakers in 35 countries. At the symposium, Martin will contribute with his vision of how a technological platform can support citizens in developing ideas of how to use physical urban space and what such spaces should look like.


Nina Kovsted Helk
CPO of Realdania
Martin Barry
Founder of Resite
Michael Kimmelmann
Architecture Critic for The New York Times
Filip Knaack Kirkegaard
Journalist, Politiken Byrum