Woodlife Sweden at Archtober | Global Cooperations. Digital round table discussion co-hosted by Arvet and UN-Habitat

The building industry is currently responsible for more than 35% of total greenhouse gas emissions and carbon intensive and fossile materials such as concrete and steel are no longer a relevant option for building our future cities.

To raise awareness of renewable building materials within the UN Arvet donated  the “Community Hall” to a settlement in Kalobeyei in Kenya designed by known Swedich architects at Petra Gipp Studio. Refugee camps and settlements becomes bigger and permanent and needs new and more lasting solutions. The round table will talk about how we can make them more sustainable, incorporate and plan for public spaces from the beginning and learnings from a city planning perspective.

Presented by Arvet together with UN-habitat.
Arvet develops communities, visions and knowledge. It’s no coincidence that their name means “heritage” in Swedish. Arvet believes that building cities in wood is a brilliant way to put nature’s own resources to use, thereby taking care of the planet that we have all inherited. The Earth.
UN-Habitat, The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

Host and moderator:
Sandra Frank, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President Marketing & Global Movement, Arvet

Ivan Segato, Architect, Project Management, Arvet
Emil Bäckström, Architect A/MSA, Petra Gipp Studio
Jia Cong Ang, Inclusive Planning and Development, Participatory Engagement at UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme)
Klas Groth, Senior Urban Planner at UN-Habitat

Link to the seminar: https://svenskainstitutet.zoom.us/j/86264655628

Woodlife Sweden at Archtober is presented by the Swedish Design Movement and arranged by the Swedish Institute, Architects Sweden, and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York in collaboration with Swedish Wood, Swedish Forest Industries, Arvet and White.

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