How should existing cities, their systems and policies, be redesigned to address 21st Century challenges?
REDESIGNING CITIES: The Speedwell Foundation Talks @ Georgia Institute of Technology is a series of presentations + conversations between leading urbanists that address 21st Century urban challenges: social capital, equity, climate change, outdated infrastructure, disruptive technologies, and money. The series is hosted by Ellen Dunham-Jones, professor and director of the Master of Science in Urban Design degree in the Georgia Tech School of Architecture.
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Marcel Wilson, founder of the San Francisco-based landscape architecture firm Bionic, presents his work in the REDESIGNING CITIES video, extracted from his presentation of the 2020 Doug Allen lecture. In the podcast, he and host Ellen Dunham-Jones discuss shifts in how we’re redesigning the integration of nature as an amenity, performative ecology, and infrastructural technology into cities and landscapes.
Video: Redesigning Cities’ Integration of Ecology with Technology - Watch Here!
Alan Organschi, partner in Gray Organschi Architecture and on the faculty at Yale University, and Scott Marble, Chair of the School of Architecture and partner in Marble Fairbanks, discuss Organischi’s research on the potential of timber construction combined with forest management to turn cities into massive carbon sinks.
Video: Building Carbon Positive Cities with Alan Organschi and Scott Marble - Watch Here!
Carol Coletta, President and CEO of the nonprofit Memphis River Parks Partnership, and Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director of the Master of Science in Urban Design degree at Georgia Tech and Co-author of Retrofitting Suburbia, discuss the utilization of philanthropy to improve the public realm with an emphasis on parks.
Video: Reimagine the Public Realm of Our Cities - Watch Here!
Majora Carter, a revitalization entrepreneur, presents her decade-long work on 'self-gentrification' and incremental development as a means to stem the stigmatization and brain drain out of low-status communities.
Podcast: Available on Podomatic
Redesigning Cities for Smart Mobility and Inclusive Innovation: The Newsweek Momentum Award Winners. Presented in partnership with Georgia Tech’s Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation Initiative, the Newsweek Momentum Awards celebrate the people and cities propelling the world toward an environmentally sustainable, socially equitable, economically viable future of autonomous mobility and smart urban environments. Six separate videos and two podcasts document the work of the five individual 2019 winners and of this year’s “smartest city in the world."
Podcast Part 1: Medellin, Jan Gehl, Janette Sadik-Khan, and Seleta Reynolds. Available on Podomatic.
Podcast Part 2: Reuben Abraham and Carlo Ratti. Available on Podomatic.
Video 1: Newsweek CEO Dev Pragad & Medellin, Columbia–World’s Smartest City – Watch here!
Video 2: Jan Gehl, Gehl Architects, Copenhagen – Watch here!
Video 3: Janette Sadik-Khan, Bloomberg Associates, former Commissioner of Transportation, New York City – Watch here!
Video 4: Reuben Abraham, IDFC, Mumbai – Watch here!
Video 5: Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation – Watch here!
Video 6: Carlo Ratti, MIT Senseable City Lab, Carlo Ratti Associati – Watch here!
The full series can be found on this page, or on YouTube, or from these streaming services: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher.
REDESIGNING CITIES: The Speedwell Foundation Talks @ Georgia Tech is sponsored by Mike and Jenny Messner, the creators of the Speedwell Foundation, which is an organization focused on restoring and expanding public parks and green spaces in cities around the U.S.
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