CEO of SoCentral | NorwayThomas Berman is passionate about speeding up the sustainable transformation of our cities, while at the same time strengthening our democracy. Why bringing in the political aspect? Because the key to a thriving and just society is getting more people involved in how we develop and run our cities. His company SoCentral is also working on democratic innovation projects and has been instrumental in introducing citizen assemblies in Norway. Amongst many other initiatives, Thomas is working on Pådriv Oslo, an infrastructure for collaboration where 36 organisations and over 250 citizens are currently developing a wide range of projects and examples in urban sustainability, tackling the most urging problems of today’s and tomorrow’s cities.