Forest for Sustainable Cities

Forest for Sustainable Cities

Construction event

Our PEFC members from the Nordic countries are holding a webinar looking at how wood could leverage sustainability in Nordic cities, and beyond.

During this webinar, we will get to meet leading architects, city planners, and property developers from the Nordic countries, who will present examples of how wood contributes to a more sustainable development of the cities in the region.

While focused on the Nordics, this webinar will also be of interest for the building sector outside the region. There is a long tradition of building with wood in the Nordic countries, and we hope that this webinar will be an inspiration to others to use more wood in their cities.

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All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST).

12:00 Welcome

Christina Lundgren, Secretary General PEFC Sweden   

12:05 How wood comes into play in sustainable construction

Susanne Rudenstam, Director Construction at Swedish Wood and moderator, will begin with an overall picture of the possibilities and benefits of building in wood and provide an overview of sustainable construction

12:20 Sustainable transformation of cities & metro centres

Anri Linden, Architect & Unit Manager for the Urban Environment Division City of Helsinki, will talk about completed wood projects in Helsinki and Helsinki's plans for sustainable construction and low-carbon construction in the future. 

12:35 Timber construction for innovation & climate

Christian Hvass, Chief Development Manager at NCC, and Jørgen Tycho, Founding Partner of OsloTre, will present Valle Wood, a wooden centrepiece in Oslo East that became Norway's largest commercial building in wood. They will also explain the role of wood as a climate-friendly material for creating innovate and versatile long-lasting solutions. 

12:50 Sustainable architecture & wellbeing

Martin Maribo, Project leader at Link Arkitektur, will provide a Danish architect’s view on sustainability and wood. He will cover all three dimensions of sustainability, with an emphasis on climate and economy. 

13:05 Discussion and Q&A 


16 June 2021

12:00 - 13:30 (UTC+2)

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