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Right to the City | Urban Design for Human Outcomes

UTC: 23 October, 2018  (09:00)
EST : 23 October, 2018
04:00
CET : 23 October, 2018
11:00
IST : 23 October, 2018
14:30
ACST : 23 October, 2018
20:00

This year’s festival encourages the participation of an international audience by hosting talks from researchers and practitioners around the world in

Featured Speakers

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Adam Scott

Global Head of Design at Hassell, Director at FreeState

Adam is Founder and Executive Creative Director for pioneering Experience Masterplanners FreeState, he is Global Head of Design at leading international design practice Hassell, he is internationally recognised as an expert in experience design and is personally responsible for storyboarding some of the world's greatest brands.


Graduate of the RCA in 1999, trained as an architect and artist, he creates and curates experiences for some of the most exciting and demanding clients on the planet, from the world’s biggest brands including Sony, Nokia and Virgin Atlantic, to world-class property developers including Brookfield Mutiiplex and Exemplar. Whether working with global brands, property developers or major institutions he is an expert in developing user-focused stories, designed journeys and immersive experiences that connect people with brands, each other and places.



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Alison Von Glinow

Founder Kwong Von Glinow Design Office

Alison Von Glinow is co-founder and principal of Kwong Von Glinow Design Office, a Chicago-based architecture practice with the mission "Enjoy Architecture.” Founded in 2017, Kwong Von Glinow Design Office has been awarded the 2018 Architectural League Prize of New York for Young Architects and named an Emerging Architecture Practice of 2017 by Wallpaper* Magazine. Alison earned her Masters of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Alison is a licensed Architect in New York and Illinois, Forefront Fellow of New York's Urban Design Forum, and on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Architecture Club. Prior to founding Kwong Von Glinow Design Office, Alison worked with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland, SOM in both Chicago and New York, Toshiko Mori Architect in New York, and Svendborg Architects in Copenhagen, Denmark.





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Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution

Director of Temple University’s Infant Language Laboratory

Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow in Psychology at Temple University

Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania

Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek is the Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow in Psychology at Temple University and is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Director of Temple University’s Infant Language Laboratory, Kathy is the recipient of the Simms/Mann Whole Child Award, the AERA Outstanding Public Communication for Education Research Award, American Psychological Association’s Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society, the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science, the American Psychological Society’s James McKeen Cattell Award for “a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research,” the Society for Research in Child Development Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award, and the Temple University Great Teacher Award and University Eberman Research Award. She was a finalist for 2013 Best Professor of the year for the American Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Bammy Awards.


Kathy received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research in the areas of early education, language, playful learning and spatial development has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and Human Development, and the Institute of Education Sciences resulting in 13 books and over 200 publications. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, elected a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society for “individuals whose research has exhibited sustained excellence and had sustained impact on the Cognitive Science community” and was elected a fellow of AERA. She was an Associate Editor of Child Development, and is the Past President and past treasurer of the International Association for Infant Studies. Her book, Einstein Never used Flashcards won the prestigious Books for Better Life Award as the best psychology book in 2003. Her newest book, Becoming Brilliant: What Science tells us about raising successful children (2016) was on the NYTimes Best Seller List in both education and parenting.


Kathy has a strong interest in bridging the gap between research and application. To that end, she was an investigator on the NICHD Study of Early Child Care, is on the Advisory Board of the Children’s Museums in San Francisco and Boston, and Jumpstart, Disney Junior and Noggin (Nickelodeon). She worked on the language and literacy team for the development of the California Preschool Curriculum, is on the Core Team for the LEGO Research Network, a member of the Steering Committee of the Latin American School for Educational and Cognitive Neuroscience and is on the advisory board for the National Center on Early Child Development, that advises Head Start. She was also a founder of the prestigious Learning Sciences Exchange Fellowship, an interdisciplinary program for mid-career scholars. founder and organizer of the Ultimate Block Party (ultimateblockparty.com) and a founder of Playful Learning Landscapes (playfullearninglandscapes.com). Kathy has been a spokesperson on early childhood development for national media like the NYTimes and NPR. She tweets at KathyandRo1.



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Jennifer Gardner

Jennifer is an urban planner whose work aims to promote equity and opportunity through human-centered planning and design and sound public policy. She is passionate about bridging theory and practice. Previously, Jennifer was a Senior Planner with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, where she managed a portfolio of planning, policy, and strategic priority projects. At NYC Parks, Jennifer created and led implementation of several initiatives focusing on enhancing equity in public space, including the Community Parks Initiative and the Anchor Parks program, both large-scale and multi-phase capital programs that are actively transforming parks within NYC’s highest-need neighborhoods, and focusing public investment in stewardship and activation through local partnership development and programming. Jennifer’s work with NYC Parks also included resiliency and waterfront design and planning projects. Prior to that, Jennifer led zoning and development proposals through the City’s public approval process for the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, consulted on sustainable transportation projects at WXY Architecture and Urban Design, and was a fellow at the Pratt Center for Community Development. She holds an MS in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute and a BA in English Literature from Cornell University.





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Frank Kresin

Managing Director at the DesignLab, University of Twente

Frank has been involved in a great number of projects and programmes focusing on Creative Care, Future Internet, Maker Movement, Smart Cities and Smart Citizens. He is the co-founder of Apps for Europe, City SDK, CineGrid, Code 4 Europe, Digital Social Innovation, Making Sense and the Smart Citizens Lab. He regularly publishes on transdisciplinary research in the creative industries.

The DesignLab which Frank leads is the creative hub of the University of Twente, where academic research and societal challenges meet, mediated by design processes.



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Kate Crawford

Volunteer Director at Co-Risk Labs and Transition Town Brixton

Kate has worked for a variety of private sector and international humanitarian and development organisations on water, sanitation and shelter. In the UK, Kate has worked on the design of eco-buildings, as a university teaching fellow, and in two start-ups.



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Andrea Mechelli

Professor of Early Intervention in Mental Health, KCL

Andrea's research involves the integration of machine learning techniques with neuroimaging data, with the aim of developing and validating novel tools for the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.


Urban Mind: In the past few years he has pursued a new line of research involving the use of smartphone technologies to monitor the impact of the surrounding environment on mental wellbeing as people go about their daily life.



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Justin Garrett Moore

Justin Garrett Moore is an urban designer and the executive director of the New York City Public Design Commission. He has extensive experience in urban design and city planning—from large-scale urban systems, policies, and projects to grassroots and community-focused planning, design, and arts initiatives.



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Colin Ellard

University of Waterloo

Colin Ellard, who works at the intersection of neuroscience and architectural and environmental design, is the author of Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life and You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon. He has published scientific work in international journals in North America, Europe, and Asia for the past twenty-five years and has also contributed to the public discussion of environmental psychology through hiswork with museums and the media. A cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Waterloo and director of its Urban Realities Laboratory, Ellard lives in Kitchener, Ontario.