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Townsend-head-shot---credit-Jonathan-BarkatDr. Anthony Townsend is an urban planner and forecaster whose writing, public speaking, activism and consulting focus on urbanization, ubiquitous computing and technology-led innovation and economic development.  He holds posts as Senior Research Scientist at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation and Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Future, an independent research organization based in California’s Silicon Valley. Anthony was co-founder of NYCwireless, a pioneer in the community broadband movement, and was named one of Planetizen’s “Leading Thinkers in Urban Planning & Technology” and “Top 100 Thinkers” tracking the Internet of things by Postscapes. His first book, Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia is published by W.W. Norton & Co.


870468-ethan-kentEthan Kent, Vice President Project for Public Places. Ethan Kent is an authority in the practice of Placemaking, working to support Placemaking projects and organizations around the world. During over 15 years at PPS, Ethan has learned from and photographed public spaces in more than 700 cities and 50 countries. Ethan has been integral to the development of Placemaking as a transformative approach to economic development, environmentalism, transportation planning, governance and design.


Camila-van-deursCamilla van Deurs, GEHL Architects. Camilla works as a project manager within a variety of projects primarily public life and public space strategies for major international cities. Her expertise in the office lies within ideology and ongoing development of the Gehl methodology. Camilla also has a wide experience of teaching, lectures and workshops based on Gehl ideology and methodology and she is an external professor at The University of Copenhagen. Camilla has achieved a PhD in Urban Design from The Royal Danish Architecture School in Copenhagen.


SBSteve Bloomfield, foreign editor MONOCLE is Monocle’s foreign editor and the host of Monocle 24′s The Foreign Desk. Previously the Africa correspondent for The Independent, he has reported from more than 60 countries on five continents. He is the author of Africa United: How Football Explains Africa, which has been published in seven countries.




GCGreg Clark, Urban guru and Grandmaster of Cities. Greg Clark is Senior Fellow, ULI Europe. He combines this role with being a global adviser on urban development through roles that include the following: chairman of the OECD Development Agencies and Investment Strategies Forum; Global Fellow, Metropolitan Program, Brookings Institution; adviser on metropolitan strategies for the World Bank; chairman of the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium; member of the London Enterprise Partnership; chairman of British BIDs; member of the advisory board of the Oxford Future of Cities Programme; and visiting professor, city leadership, Cass Business School, City of London. Previously, he was a commissioner on the West End Commission (2012−2013) and a member of the Promote London Council (2010).



Mikael Colville-Andersen. As an urban mobility expert and CEO for Copenhagenize Consulting, Mikael Colville-Andersen is one of the leading global voices in urban planning and he focuses on re-establishing the bicycle on the urban landscape. He regards the bicycle is the most important tool in our urban toolbox for rebuilding our liveable cities. Few people have done more to promote urban cycling. What started with the now-famous ”Photo That Launched a Million Bicycles” on Copenhagen Cycle Chic (copenhagencyclechic.com) that kickstarted the global bicycle boom, led to the bicycle urbanism blog Copenhagenize.com, The Slow Bicycle Movement, the global Cycle Chic trend, the Bicycle Innovation Lab (the first cultural centre for urban cycling) and even a Danish cycling NGO – Cykelrepublikken. Colville-Andersen has coined a number of expressions to describe this modern bicycle boom, including; Cycle ChicCopenhagenize,Bicycle Urbanism and Citizen Cyclist.


Thina-Saltvedt_webThina Saltvedt, Analyst, Nordea Markets. Thina Margrethe Saltvedt is Nordea Markets’ senior macro oil analyst and global commodities strategist. Based in Oslo, she holds a PhD in Economics and MSc in International Business from the University of Manchester’s Institute of Science and Technology. Additionally she has attained a management degree from the Norwegian School of Management and studied tax law at the University of Oslo.

Prior to Nordea, Thina has worked for Norges Bank.


Ellen de Vibe, Chief Urban Planner, Oslo


Ellen Grepperud, CEO Plansamarbeidet


Jan Erik Fåne, Chief of Communication, Finance Norway