How to plan our cities to best tackle future sustainability challenges?

Are we prepared for the sustainable neighbourhood of the future? How will we cope with the new pressures we are experiencing on the population and resources? In this session, we have invited experts in energy planning and mobility to look at the challenges we face in developing the sustainable cities of the future, and how to best meet the challenges these developments will take.

Mobility is one of the biggest challenges to meet in an expanding population. Is the future the ’15-minute city’? How can develop improved mobility without compromising the sustainability of the neighbourhood? What is the implication of the greening of mobility on our current energy systems? Our first session will attempt to tackle these challenges and more when it comes to mobility in our future cities, and present possibilities to tackle these challenges head-on.

One concept of a sustainable city is that of an electrified city no longer focused on fossil fuels. Our cities will require more power to function, but how do we manage it? How do we return the excess power to the grid? Our experts will look at how they are meeting these challenges in their own work, and what needs to be done to plan for the future.

The workshop will cap up by bringing all of our experts together to try and find a common roadmap that NTNU, industry and others can do as we prepare for a more holistic and human-focused sustainable future.

Master of Ceremonies: Stian Backe (SINTEF)


9:00 – 9:10 – Introduction

9:10 – 9:25 – Professor Inger Andressen (NTNU) – ‘Planning and design of sustainable plus energy neighbourhoods’
9:25 – 9:30 – Questions

9:30 – 9:45 – Benjamín Manrique Delgado (SINTEF)
9:45 – 9:50 – Questions

9:50 – 10:05 – Marius Bagle (SINTEF)
10:05 – 10:10 – Questions

10:10 – 10:25 – Raquel Alonso Pedrero (NTNU) – “Proposing Virtual Energy Communities to address grid constraints in local electricity trading“
10:25 – 10:30 – Questions

10:30 – 10:45 – Igor Satori (SINTEF) – “PROFet – a tool for estimating energy demand load profiles”
10:45 – 10:50 – Questions

10:50 – 11 :10 – Break

11:10 – 11 :55 – Plenary

12:00 – Close


Registration is available here.

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