Megapolis 2026 Energetic cities is an urban festival which looks for urban solutions to environmental problems.

Cities’ share of global energy consumption is 75% and they are responsible for 80% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. However, the world’s energy resources are constantly diminishing and the situation is especially tough on developing countries where the energy systems of large cities are somewhat inadequate.

Energy often seems like a distant topic, despite the fact that energy issues are present in our everyday lives: in how and what we eat, in how we move and in what charges our iPods. When you look around you can see that the world is full of examples of sustainable energy production, low energy living, low carbon transport solutions and responsible consumption. The Megapolis festival offers inspiring and energetic insights into future solutions on 15 October 2011 in Helsinki, Finland.

Megapolis 2026 is organized by environmental organization Dodo with its partners. Dodo believes that a low energy life is not just about giving things up, it is about searching for and finding new and better ways to live. Solutions to environmental problems are there in people’s everyday lives. And citizens are taking part in further developing these solutions.

If you want to help us organize Megapolis 2026 or want to know more about the event or Dodo, please contact:



Noora Jussila | press officer | | +358 40 5600 461

Petra Jyrkäs | chief coordinator | | +358 50 5168 223

Jaakko Hannula | volunteer coordinator | | +358 41 5272 569


Programme in English


Most of the Megapolis – programme is in Finnish, but there are some speakers in each set that will speak in English.

The English parts of the programme are listed here:


Main Seminar Programme


13.00 – 14.30 Energiafiksu elämä (Energy – Wise Life)

In English:

13.40 John Manoocheri, architect and sustainability designer

15.00 – 16.15 Globaalit energiakysymykset (Global Energy Issues)

In English:

15.05 Bruce Oreck, The Ambassador of USA

15.30 Ousmane Ouattara, CEO at Mali Folk Center Nyetaan

16.00 Hossam Hewidy, architect

16.45 – 18.15 Tulevaisuuden kaupungit (The Future Cities)

In English:

16.50 Irene Cassarino, Innovation Researcher, Torino





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