Virtual forum: Sustainable cities. Nordic experience

2021 / 05 / 12

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2021 / 05 / 12, 1:00-3:30 hours

This week, Kaunas is full of Scandinavian culture – Scandinavian days, which have already become a tradition, are taking place in the city. One of the main highlights this year is virtual forum “Sustainable Cities. The Nordic experience ”, which will take place May 12th at 1 p.m.

The forum is designed to share experiences about Nordic city projects, the results achieved and the challenges they face in the field of sustainability.

The forum is organized together with Kaunas City Municipality and KTU. The moderator is Ainius Lašas, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, KTU.


Welcome note.

Kaunas Mayor Visvaldas Matijošaitis
Helén Nilsson, Director of the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania

Växjö (Sweden) – “Climate factors and the 2030 agenda in Europe’s greenest city”.
Bo Frank, Mayor of Växjö Municipality.

Linköping (Sweden) – “Community Involvement in the Transition to a Sustainable Society”.
Linkoping Mayor Lars Vikinge.
Senior Environmental Officer Nicklas Alsö.

Tampere (Finland) – “TAMPERE DECK DISTRICT – a unique large-scale project in the center of Tampere”.
Henri Väänänen, Project Development Manager, Five-star City Center.

Child-Friendly City Initiative (UNICEF) – Towards a Child-Friendly City – The Example of Rovaniemi.
Anne Luiro, Senior Adviser for Culture and Recreation Services (Finland).

Global Challenge – Her City Toolbox.
Project Manager Tove Julin (Sweden).

Kaunas city – “Kaunas development – projects that change the city”.
Aistė Lukaševičiūtė, Head of Investment and Projects Division, Kaunas City Municipality (Lithuania).

Questions and answers.

Discussion. Participants:

Ambassador of Finland Arja Inkeri Makkonen
Ambassador of Sweden Inger Buxton
Deputy Ambassador of Denmark Jakob Greve Kromann
Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Norway in Kaunas Vytautas Valaitis
Deputy Mayor of Kaunas Mantas Jurgutis
Deputy Mayor of Kaunas Andrius Palionis

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