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between leading urbanists that address 21st Century urban challenges: social capital, equity, climate change, outdated infrastructure, disruptive technologies, and money.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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Redesigning Low-Status Communities
Majora Carter, a revitalization entrepreneur, will present her decades-long work on “self-gentrification” and incremental development in the South Bronx as a means to stem the stigmatization and brain drain out of low-status, low-amenity neighborhoods. Come to the live conversation with Ellen Dunham-Jones of Georgia Tech.
Dec 4: 6-7:30, reception to follow
Historic Academy of Medicine, 875 West Peachtree St, valet parking available
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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Interested in acquiring the skills to redesign the policies, systems, and spaces of cities? Check out the Master of Science in Urban Design (MSUD) Program at Georgia Tech. Click here to apply now!