November 18, 2022

Free Webinar: Donut Economics & The Built Environment In Birmingham & Oslo

What are Doughnut Economics? “They consist of two concentric rings: a social foundation, to ensure that no one is left falling short on life’s essentials, and an ecological ceiling, to ensure that humanity does not collectively overshoot the planetary boundaries that protect Earth’s life-supporting systems. Between these two sets of boundaries lies a doughnut-shaped space that is both ecologically safe and socially just: a space in which humanity can thrive.”


Ever since Doughnut Economics was first published, practitioners from the built environment sector have been exploring the potential of the Doughnut to guide, inform and inspire spatial projects of all scales – from the design of new buildings or retrofit of old ones, to neighbourhood-scale urban plans, to spatial strategies for entire towns and cities.


Date: December 7, 2022

Time: 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time

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Doughnut Economics in Grønlikaia (DEiG), Oslo, Norway 

Marie Indrelid Winsvold is a Sustainability Director at Hav Eiendom, Oslo Port’s own development company with a social mission is to create a sustainable fjord city and values for the city, harbour and society. Marie will share Hav Eiendom’s work with Doughnut Economics as the basis for urban development of Grønlikaia, a new 200.000m2 fjord district in Oslo.

They’ve worked with biologists, sociologists, environmental psychologists, architects, oceanographers, artists, energy scientists and other advisors and residents, using the four lenses of the Doughnut to identify opportunities, gaps and solutions for the future neighbourhood. From their process, they’ve developed a ‘Recipe’ for using the Doughnut in urban development, which they are now sharing in Norway and wider.

Retrofit Reimagined in Birmingham, England 

Charlie Edmonds is a Dark Matter Designer at CIVIC SQUARE, a public square, neighbourhood lab, and creative + participatory platform focused on regenerative civic and social infrastructure within neighbourhoods, underpinned by the ideas of Doughnut Economics.

Charlie will share the Retrofit Reimagined work, setting the ambition to deeply retrofit a full street in Birmingham, guided by the question ‘What if the climate transition and retrofit of our homes and streets were designed, owned and governed by the people who live there?’.

This webinar would be of interest to all members of the DEAL community interested in putting Doughnut Economics into practice, and particularly to those working on the spatial development of places, like architects, urban planners, infrastructure and transport engineers etc., as well as those working in and with communities and local governments on spatial visions for places.
Following each presentation, there will be an opportunity for webinar participants to ask questions.


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