11 april 2018, 3.30pm to 6.30 pm

General Assembly

(Only for members)

ØICC invites members to the second general assembly on 11 April 2018 at CABINN.

The first part of the program consists of a keynote presentation by one of the leading experts in Innovation Districts and urban development Julie Wagner (the keynote presentation will be in English).

Cities across the world face increasing demands at a time when public resources are under enormous pressure. This happens particularly in a time where increased urbanization and the need for sustainability require innovation, new solutions and working methods within the field of urban development. Wagner is going to share how Innovation Districts can drive both the urban development and the transformation of our cities, and also how we, as a growing international Innovation District of Copenhagen, can fertilize further growth by means of the urban development and economic potentials of the ØICC Triple-Helix model.

After the keynote presentation and Q&A with Julie Wagner, we will commence the second part of the program i.e. our formal general assembly with an agenda in accordance to ØICCs articles. Once completed, our members will enjoy a panel debate on Innovation Districts and their potentials for local neighborhoods and communities. Finally, a relaxed drinks reception will close the program where there will be plenty of opportunity to network with fellow colleagues and members informally.

Register here (only for members).

The General Assembly will take place at CABINN on:
CABINN APARTMENTS, Arne Jacobsens Allé 4, 2300 København S

We look forward to seeing you!


Program overview

  • 15:30-16:00 Arrival and registration
  • 16:0016:45  Keynote: Julie K. Wagner “Innovation Districts”
  • 16:4517:00 Q&A with Julie K. Wagner
  • 17:0017:20 Short break
  • 17:2018:00 General Assembly
  • 18:0018:30 Light catering, networking and a glass of beverage

About Julie K. Wagner

Julie Wagner is a researcher and co-author of the paper “The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New Geography of Innovation in America” which observes that new geographies of innovation are emerging in response to broad economic and demographic forces that value specific place-based attributes and amenities.

For over 12 years she was a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, an independent think tank based in Washington DC, where she designed and led numerous global research initiatives. She is currently a visiting scholar with the Esade Business School’s Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics.

Julie has written articles on the new geography of innovation for the Harvard Business Review, Fortune Magazine, Quartz, and The Guardian. She also co-authored several papers regarding the changing role of innovation and place including “Innovation spaces: The new design of work” and “Advancing a new wave of economic competitiveness: The role of mayors in the rise of innovation districts.”

Living in Europe, Julie provides strategic guidance to advance the competitiveness of cities globally, including Amsterdam, Melbourne, Milan, Sheffield, Sydney, and Torino. She has trained numerous European cities on how to design public involvement strategies for large-scale urban projects. She is the author of a European Commission handbook on the topic, which was subsequently translated into six languages.

A trained city planner, Julie served as a deputy planning director for the District of Columbia where she developed the city’s long-range plan, orchestrated the development of plans for more than one hundred neighborhoods, and managed all controversial land use disputes regarding projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars. She also designed a library revitalization strategy with the District of Columbia Library Board of Trustees.

Wagner earned a Masters in City Planning from MIT and holds a Bachelors in Organizational Communication from Northeastern University. Julie has received several planning awards from MIT and the American Planning Association for her work. She was trained in conflict resolution and police mediation.

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