This panel discussion will explore how mobility can be a key driver for sustainable urban development which enables both people and the environment to prosper. How can we use design thinking to refocus our mobility strategies to prioritize these key values? And who should be involved in this process?
Among others, we will hear why the global Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk is actively engaged in the mobility agenda around the world as part of its Cities Changing Diabetes initiative.
This panel discussion will set the scene for a workshop the following day, which will take a deep dive into the case of Stavanger West. Using the intersection between blue and green mobility in Stavanger West as a starting point we will explore how a new mobility strategy can be a catalyzer for healthy living, social equity, and biodiversity.
After holding management positions in sales, marketing and operations for SAS and Star Tours, Peter brings over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience in urban mobility, owned and consulted start-ups in numerous industries in the Nordics. Since 2009, Peter has worked with sharing economy, urban products including mobility. Peter claims to have green blood and is passionate about making the city more liveable and promoting active mobility.
Ketil Solvik-Olsen is the CEO of Seabrokers Fundamentering and central in the Drill & Drive project. He is aiming at improving mobility and the environment by using technology and challenging conventional solutions.
Ketil served five years as the Minister of Transportation and Communication in the Norwegian government. His main focus was to improve digital and physical infrastructure, with special attention to the role of technology in providing better and cleaner transportation services.
Prior to that, he served 8 years in the Parliament, dealing with Energy, Environment and Finance. Prior to his political work, Ketil worked within maritime and automotive industries, and today he also serves on the board of a variety of mobility/technology start-up companies.
Edith Kristin Nøkling is the CEO of Kolumbus – Norway’s most innovative mobility company.
With extensive leader experience in public and private sector, Edit has more than 20 years of experience from industries with important society functions.
As regional director of the Norwegian Consumer Council and municipality head of welfare and social services, Edith has gained significant practice within her top priority field: the customer perspective and user experience.
In Kolumbus, Edith combines her leadership competence and insight in the customer perspective with the passion for creating a better society. The main goal now is to contribute solidly to Kolumbus’ effort in making it as easy as possible to make sustainable travel choices in Rogaland.
Thomas Hilberg Rahbek is a Global Project Manager with the Cities Changing Diabetes Programme at Novo Nordisk.
He’s a global health alumni with experience from NGOs, patient and private organisations working in health promotion and disease prevention of Non-communicable Diseases.
His focus has been in advocacy and capacity building in the intersection between urban life and Non-Communicable Diseases. Primary working to shape innovative and co-created solutions related to obesity and diabetes.
A key part of this, has been in driving partnership projects in the intersection between health-climate-urbanism with key partners such as Gehl, C40 and EAT.
Robert Joseph Martin is an architect, researcher, and editor based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the current Head of Mobility at JAJA Architects where he is responsible for mobility strategies for cities as well as the development of new typologies of urban transport infrastructure. Robert holds a PhD in Sustainable Urban Mobilities from Aalborg University. He has also completed studies at the University of Sydney, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and the Yale School of Architecture.