Summer Sustainability Summit 2024

Demolish or refurbish? How cities can give buildings a second life — A discussion with CNCA, Lund, Lille & Tampere

Recording now available

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Keynote discussion speakers


Irene Garcia

Built Environment Lead, CNCA


Marios Tsikos

Sustainability Expert, One Click LCA

Guests SSS_card-third_City of Tampere

Tanja Tyvimaa

Senior Specialist, City of Tampere

Guests SSS_card-third_City of Lille

Wim De Jaeger

Head of Lille Metropole EU Office, City of Lille

Guests SSS_card-third_City of Lund

Adam Wadsten

Environmental Stratrgist & Project Manager, City of Lund

Who should attend this session?

This session is ideal for urban planners, city officials, sustainability consultants, construction professionals, and policymakers. It is also highly relevant for environmental advocates and anyone involved in urban development or interested in sustainable building practices.

What key questions will the session cover? 

  • What are the key findings of the recent report on building renovation versus demolition?
  • What actions should be taken based on the report’s findings?
  • What are the next steps for cities to implement sustainable building practices?
  • How can stakeholders collaborate to promote urban building renovations?

About Carbon Neutral Cities Allience

CNCA is an alliance of leading global cities working collaboratively to achieve carbon neutrality in the next 10-20 years while demonstrating innovative solutions and policy approaches to inspire other cities to reach carbon neutrality as quickly as possible.

CNCA member cities are globally influential, have demonstrated deep carbon reductions, and are vocal leaders and risk takers.

About One Click LCA

One Click LCA is the world-leading sustainable construction & manufacturing platform, with a mission to power the makers of a zero-carbon future. Its life-cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental product declaration (EPD) solutions are used in 170+ countries, supporting 80+ global compliance standards, with 20+ BIM and other integrations, with 200,000+ global LCA datasets.