Focus on integrated transport land use planning, people`s behaviour and policies, with digital tools and smart data to create sustainable communities and cities.
World-renowned researchers in urban planning and transport, economics, geography, architecture, mathematics, sociology, or informatics give presentations, and professional discussions. Researchers, students and professional media are welcome.
The second annual Nobel X conference in Urbanism centers on urban futures in the face of overwhelming uncertainty.
During the same week as the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded, scholars of all aspects of urbanism –planning and design, spatial analytics, new mobilities, theory and methods – come together at OsloMet.
The conference is organized by the faculty of the Smart Mobility and Urban Analytics program; Drs. Claudia Yamu, John Osth, Chaoru Lu and Daniel Piatkowski and features interdisciplinary guests from around the world.
This year´s conference will build on the momentum established in our inaugural NobelX conference.
The two-day conference includes featured presentations and podium discussions, capacity-building workshops to strengthen OsloMet´s research and teaching in Norway and globally, and social activities to highlight all that Oslo has to offer.
8th to 10th December 2021, 17 local and international speakers from practice and academia in the fields of transport and land use planning, urban geography, mathematics, regional economics, analytical urban design, and architecture gathered in Oslo.
In addition, more than 60 people participated online.
Speakers from practice were from the municipality of Oslo, the Norwegian transport company Brakar and Sustasis Foundation in Portland, USA. Academic speakers came from various institutions in Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel and North America.
The conference was based on the fact that the society faces the dual challenges and threats of climate change and the COVID pandemic influencing our way of life and our cities.
We are increasingly capable in our reaction to rapid digital transformations, yet in need of new ways of thinking to solve the pressing issues of rapid urbanisation with growing inequality and require holistic solutions to integrated transport and land use planning for organising cities as a major social unit of our democratic society.
This inaugural conference was set up as a meeting place to share novel knowledge, networks and approaches across disciplines with participants from industry and academia. It afforded a chance to initiate new ways of thinking, operationalise ideas, and implement strategies in open and yet often deep and meaningful discussions.
The backbone for the conference was the new international master program of ‘Smart Mobility and Urban Analytics’ (SMUA) at OsloMet.
SMUA will educate future experts in developing practice-oriented solutions for sustainable transport and land use planning.
Academic content in the program: