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EXPERT TALK SERIES

Created Oct 23 2017, 4:43 PM by Basak Gunes Basat Unal
  • Expert Talk Series

Urbanscapes Expert Talk Series hosts prominent names from different backgrounds and from all around the world. Here you could access a short bio of the speakers who already contributed to the series. If you want to get in touch with them, please reach out to us.

 

 

Placemaking Approaches in Transforming Public Spaces into Vital Places

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Fred Kent,Founder and President, Project for Public Spaces (PPS)

 

 

 

Putting People First for Livable Cities

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Jeff Risom, Managing Director, Gehl Architects

Urbanscapes Symposium: Public Spaces for City Transformation

Two-day Urbanscapes Symposium saw eighteen prominent thought leaders and renown practitioners from organizations such as Gehl Studios, Project for Public Spaces, 8 80 Cities, London Olympic Park Legacy Company, San Francisco Planning Department, Institute for Transport Development Policy (ITDP), Brookings, OECD and Georgetown University. For more information click here.

The Making of a High-Density Livable City: Singapore’s Urban Transformation

 

 

Michael Koh,Fellow, Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) Singapore

 

How Policy Impacts Our Cities? How Cities Impact Our Health?

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Apoorva Shenvi, Helms Fellow,WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

 

 

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Joseph Ross, Development Practitioner,Columbia University

SUPERBLOCKS:Barcelona's Plan to Give Streets Back to Residents

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Salvador Rueda, Founder Director,Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona

 

How Creative Community Spaces Transforming Cities into Innovation Hubs

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Cullen Gilchrist,CEO, Union Kitchen

 

 

 

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Vivian Liao,Principle, Totem Brooklyn

 

 

 

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Manuel Mansylla,Principle, Totem Brooklyn

 

 

Designing Cities for Livability, Sustainability and Health

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James F. Sallis, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego

 

Blueprint for a New Road Order

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Janette Sadik-Khan, Ex NYC Transportation Commissioner

 

 

 

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Skye Duncan, Director, Global Designing Cities Initiative

 

Enriching and Rejuvenating City with Public Space

Half-day workshop featured presentations from the Korean Research Institute for Human Settlement and the World Bank as well as a round table discussion to exchange ideas and experience on leveraging public urban spaces for city rejuvenation and liveability. For more information click here. Read the blog piece here.

 

URBANSIM: Data Science, Simulation and Visualization to Improve Our Communities

 

Paul Waddell, Founder of Urbansim, Professor of City and Regional Planning at Univeristy of California Berkeley

 

 

 

 

Gender Inclusion in Urban Spaces

See the agenda for the full list of speakers presented at the day long event.

 

 

Bridging DC: The 11th Street Bridge Park Project

 

Scott Kratz, Vice President, Ward 8 Non-profit Building Bridges Across the Writer, Director of the 11th Street Bridge Park

 

 

 

 

EO4SD-URBAN Webinar: Public Urban Spaces and Other Feature for Improving Urban Livelihoods

 

 

Tomas Soukup, Project Manager and Senior Consultant, GISAT

 

 

 

 

 

Jan Kolomaznik, Project and Production Manager, GISAT

 

 

 

No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future

 

Sam Schwartz, President, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants

 

 

 

Urbanscapes Symposium 2.0

The symposium showcased global best practices in shaping productive, innovative and livable cities, featuring work by external partners and internal Bank TTLs. The full-day session will feature 3 focused sessions on: (i) innovative cities; (ii) smart neighborhoods; and (iii) placemaking. This will include a wide variety of topic from city planning and policy, asset management, citizen engagement and placemaking, and the use of technology to shape cities.View the agenda and list of speakers.