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Urban Innovation for Livable Cities - Copenhagen's Public-Private Partnership Model for Urban Planning

As part of Climate Week NYC 2017, this conference aims at comparing Copenhagen's solutions to stormwater management and sustainable urban development to that of progressive North American cities facing similar challenges.

Over the past 10 years the City of Copenhagen has developed a unique public-private partnership model for solving many of its sustainable urban development challenges related to climate adaptation, energy efficiency, mobility and livability. Characteristic for the Copenhagen model is the integration of design and engineering, which originates from close ongoing dialogue between the City and its private partners. From the initial phase of identifying issues, to inception of solutions, implementation, and maintenance.

This conference is co-hosted by City of Copenhagen, State of Green, and Danish Cleantech Hub.

Panel I – Blue and Green Infrastructure Design in Climate Adaptation Planning
This panel focuses on Copenhagen's model for integrating hydraulics technology with design when dealing with stormwater. We examine how this city-wide model compares to North American frontrunner cities, which are often more neighborhood oriented, with projects that don't reflect city-wide climate adaption strategies.
Confirmed Panelists:
• New York City - Alan Cohn, Managing Director, Integrated Water Management
• City of Washington D.C - Phetmano Phannavong, Environmental Engineer, Regulartory Review Division, Department of Energy & Environment
• City of Seattle - Paul Fleming, Climate Resiliency Group Manager
• DHI - Morten Rungø, Head of Department, Urban Water
• Ramboll - Christian Nyerup Nielsen, Director, Ramboll Water
• City of Copenhagen - Ole Larsen, Head of Secretariat, Climate Adaptation Living Lab (CALL), Capital Region of Denmark
Moderator: Lykke Leonardsen, Program Director, Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions

Panel II – Buildings & Energy: Approaches to Holistic Urban Planning Partnerships
This panel will examine Copenhagen's approach to public-private partnerships for holistic urban planning regarding retrofit of building mass, and energy distribution via district heating and cooling. Secondly, we will discuss how this compares to approaches from progressive North American cities.
Confirmed Panelists:
• City of Seattle - Paul Fleming, Climate Resiliency Group Manager
• City of Copenhagen - Lykke Leonardsen, Program Director, Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions
• ROXUL - Shawn Torbert, NY Metro Specifications Manager
• Henning Larsen Architects - Jakob Strømann-Andersen, Partner, Head of Sustainability Engineering
ModeratorTommy Wells, Director, Department of Energy & Environment, City of Washington D.C.