ULI Denmark: Creative Placemaking Report Launch


2021-06-10T09:00:00 - 2021-06-10T10:00:00

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    ULI Denmark in collaboration with Ramboll and Volcano has explored Creative Placemaking in Denmark and is launching a report with the key findings. Based on existing projects and experiences in Denmark, this report aims to reach an audience across interests and borders by addressing how creative placemaking, planned and operated strategically, can bring new economic development opportunities, enhance architectural designs, and create a distinctive identity and sense of place to projects.

    09:00 - Welcome
    • Lisette van Doorn, CEO, ULI Europe and Jesper Bo Hansen,  Chairman, ULI Denmark, Catella Corporate Finance
    09:05 - Introducing the Creative Placemaking report
    • Mette Søs Lassesen, ULI Denmark, Ramboll and Kristian Riis, ULI Denmark, Volcano
    09:20 - Case Study: Sydhavnskvarteret in Århus
    • Bente Lykke Sørensen, Aarhus Municipality
    09:30 - Case Study: Banegaarden in Copenhagen
    • Søren Ejlersen, Årstiderne
    09:40 - Q&A
    • Mette Søs Lassesen, ULI Denmark, Ramboll
    10:00 - Close



    Kristian Riis

    Partner, Volcano

    Kristian Riis, founding partner of Volcano INC, working as a specialist within Creative Placemaking and Creative Industries. Currently Riis is focused on the Danish development projects; The Tunnel Factory and Nordhuset in Copenhagen and he and his team are creating communities in the South Harbour area in Aarhus. He is also the founder and CEO of NordicLA - a Nordic Culture Embassy located in Los Angeles, US. Parallel to his career as an investor and entrepreneur Riis is the guitarist in the Danish multi award-winning rock band, Nephew. He is also a music producer and mentor for young musicians and start up people. He is also part of the ULI Executive Board in Denmark.


    Mette Lassesen

    Ramboll UK Ltd

    As a member of the senior executive team Mrs. Mette S. Lassesen heads up strategy, business planning, and market development within Ramboll Environment & Health - Ramboll's largest business unit with 2500 employees around the World. She works with and leads mergers & acquisitions – both in the early phases and throughout the post-merger integration phase. Ms. Lassesen is also in charge of Ramboll’s global division for impact assessment, working with projects and clients around the World. As responsible for the global market organization within Ramboll’s Environmental Business, she oversees the work with Key Clients, Global Sectors and the six global Services Lines of the business. She leads Ramboll Environment & Health’s strategic and market-oriented focus on Sustainability, including the develpment of new service offerings, and strategic partnerships, including with the United Nations Global Compact. Ms. Lassesen is the executive sponsor of a business wide push for diversity and inclusion, and is mentoring several colleagues within and outside Ramboll. She continues to provide thoughtleadership on issues related to urban development and resilience, and she is a frequent speaker and moderator at conferences and forums in Denmark and abroad. CAREER 2018-present: Market Director, Executive Team, Environment & Health, Copenhagen, Denmark 2016-2018: Market Director, Synergies and Liveable Cities Ramboll Environ, Washington DC, USA 2014-2016: Group Director, Market Development, Ramboll Group, Washington DC, USA 2008-2014: Group Director, Markets, Knowledge Management and Innovation, Ramboll Group, Copenhagen, Denmark 2000-2008: Business Manager, Rambøll Management, Managing Department for International Development Consulting, Copenhagen and Brussels 1998-1999: Legal Adviser on citizenship, UNHCR Ukraine/ Crimea 1997-2000: Legal Consultant and Project Manager, Danish Refugee Council, Copenhagen, Denmark 1996-1997: Repatriation/protection Monitor, UNHCR Liberia EDUCATION: 1992-1997 Master of Law University of Copenhagen LANGUAGE SKILLS: Danish, English, German, French, Swedish, Russian CONTACT INFORMATION: Mette Søs Lassesen MSL@ramboll.com +45 5161 6049/ + 1 202 304 3281 Ramboll Hannemanns Allé 53 2300 Copenhagen S DENMARK