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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

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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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CEO

Union Kitchen

 

 

 

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Vivian Liao

Principle

Totem Brooklyn

 

 

 

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Manuel Mansylla

Principle

Totem Brooklyn

 

 

 

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Senior Operations Officer

The World Bank Group

 

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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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.