On Monday 19 March, we joined our friends at Pådriv at “Fremtidens kommuner” in a workshop about Hovinbyen, one of the most important development areas in Oslo when we speak about smart city development initiatives. The topic for the gathering was sustainable local societies – from intention to action, and the UN sustainability goals were used to underpin the topic. During the workshop four area specific projects were given the opportunity to work with a defined challenge, and the methods used will be brought to the Future Municipalities conference in Arendal in June.
How can we motivate people and businesses to use Hovinbyen as a test- and demonstration arena for development of sustainable cities?
Summarized, we created the start what will become a roadmap for important initiatives that will lift Hovinbyen. Here are some of the visions we worked out:
Hovinbyen in 2030 will be:
In addition we ideated a set of action points and solutions as to how we can reach these visions, amongst others we suggested redesigning Oslo Business Regions accelerator program as a tool for spurring entrepreneurship and innovation into Hovinbyen. We look forward to continue our contribution to making Hovinbyen a sustainable and smart part of our favourite city!
You can read more about Fremtidens Kommuner here: http://
And you can read up on our friends at Pådriv and maybe become a Pådriver yourself, here: https://paadriv.no