Oslo Meets Hackney presents The 15 Minute Cities

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Published by Oslo Business Region, 03 December 2020

This year's edition was of course online but still gathered a team of fantastic guests speakers. The topic was the neighbourhood-based life.

On 3 December, we explored the 15 minute city concept: on how cities have adapted and will evolve further to suit neighbourhood-based life, as people look to connect with their local areas in a more meaningful way.

We heard from thought leaders in city administrations, startups, social enterprises, cultural organisations, evening economy and across industry. The event is organized by Oslo Business Region, London Borough of Hackney, City of Oslo and partners and organizations from London and Oslo.

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Who was there:

Introduction by Victoria Marie Evensen, Vice Mayor of Business Development and Public Ownership, City of Oslo and Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Planning, Culture and Inclusive Economy, Hackney Council
What is a 15 Minute City by Helene Chartier, Head of Zero Carbon Development, C40 Cities
The Evening Economy by Egil Johansen, Founder of The Kenton Pub and Linnea Elisabeth Svensson, Chair of Board at MØST
Windrush x Americana Music Project by Petra Roberts, Cultural Development Manager, Hackney Council and Stevie Smith, CEO at Americana Music Association UK
Building local engagement in a 15 Minute City by Diane Cunningham, Director of The Assembly Line
The Future of Work by Charles Armstrong, Founder and CEO, The Trampery
15 Minute City panel with Fredrik Syversen, Director of Strategy and Business Development at ICT Norway, Charles Armstrong, Founder and CEO of The Trampery, Je Ahn, Founder and Director of Studio Weave and Tin Phan, Head Honcho at tin.uno

Oslo Meets Hackney speakers
“ Thank you for inviting me to the event today, I’ve learnt so much about small changes that can make a huge difference to people’s wellbeing and health, living and working in the city. Americana Music Association UK loves Hackney and is very happy to hold our conference and festival’s there, we will continue to work with the council on community music projects going forward ”
– Stevie Smith, CEO at AMA UK
“ I was delighted to take part in the Oslo Meets Hackney conversations with people looking to connect with their local areas in a more meaningful way. It is exciting to think about how arts, culture and the creative industries can support inclusive, resilient communities and add longevity to sustainability and regeneration through the 15 minute city concept ”
– Petra Roberts, Cultural Development Manager, Hackney Council