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Ruurd Gietema keynote speaker in 'Reclaiming the Inner City Fringe' conference Oslo

17 March 2015

Ruurd Gietema is the keynote speaker at the 2-day conference «Reclaiming the Inner City Fringe - international conference on urban transformation» in Oslo. He will hold the keynote speech as opening of the conference on March 19th and will be involved in a debate afterwards.

Oslo is the city in Europe with the fastest population growth. By 2030 the city will have to accommodate 160,000 new residents. Hovinbyen is Oslo's main development area with great potential for urban renewal and growth. The area contains today industrial structures, warehouses and transport terminals.

During the conference, national and international experts will explore growth and redevelopment of edge-of-centre transformation areas.

The conference is a collaboration between the City of Oslo, Norwegian University of life sciences, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design and The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture.