We have interviewed a number of experts on sustainable urban development. We hope you find their thoughts inspiring - and that you can use them actively to develop your cities.
IFHP Centenary Congress 2013: Mitchell Silver
Mitchell Silver is the Chief Planning and Economic Development Officer in the City of Raleigh, North Carolina. He is also the current President of the American Planning Association. In this motivating interview Mr Silver discusses his opinions on, the biggest issues facing our cities, how cities will drive growth, and infrastructure needs of transport, energy and water. Mr Silver also notes how we need courage from those making the decisions.
IFHP Centenary Congress 2013: Anil Menon
Here are some great insights from Dr. Anil Menon, President of Globalisation and Smart & Connected Communities. Mr Menon addresses the global sustainability challenge, how technology is not the answer to our problems but an enabler for solutions and how digital information technology must infiltrate into the way we work and play. Ultimately he explains we have no other choice but to make progress!
IFHP Centenary Congress 2013: Anne Skovbro
Anne Skovbro, Director of Planning and Development in Copenhagen talks about leadership for creating sustainable cities, ensuring an integrated approach in planning and the challenges facing growing cities. She also explains what Copenhagen can bring to the table regarding a sustainable urban future.
World Cities Summit 2012: Peter Newman
At the World Cities Summit in Singapore, the IFHP Travel Squad in collaboration with DAC met with Professor Peter Newman from the Curtin University in Perth, Australia
World Cities Summit 2012: Sir Peter Hall
At the World Cities Summit in Singapore, the IFHP Travel Squad in collaboration with DAC met with Professor Sir Peter Hall from the University College London.
World Cities Summit 2012: Dr. Cheong Koon Hean
In July of 2012 at the World Cities Summit in Singapore, the IFHP Travel Squad in coordination with DAC met with Dr. Cheong Koon Hean, whom was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of HDB in August 2010, overseeing the development of public housing, which houses some 82 % of Singapore’s population. She is concurrently Deputy Secretary (Special Duties) in the Ministry of National Development in charge of land reclamation issues.
World Cities Summit 2012: Carlo Ratti
In July of 2012 at the World Cities Summit in Singapore, the IFHP Travel Squad in coordination with DAC met with Carlo Ratti. Carlo Ratti is an Italian architect and engineer, who also is a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, directing the MIT SENSEable City Lab. The lab studies the built environment of cities, sensors and electronics have transformed the way people understand and use cities.
World Cities Summit 2012: Adrian Benepe
In July of 2012 at the World Cities Summit in Singapore, the IFHP Travel Squad in coordination with DAC met with Adrian Benepe, the former Commissioner of New York City's Department of Parks & Recreation. Adrian Benepe was responsible for supervising public-private partnerships that brought life into several of today's signature parks including the High Line and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Brent Toderian: New technology and EcoDensity
Brent Toderian is Vancouver's former Chief Planner (2006-12) and President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism. He takes a critical stand on new technologies ability to solve the urban problems and discusses the EcoDensity.
IFHP Centenary Congress 2013: Simon Giles
Simon Giles, Director of Intelligent Cities Strategy at Accenture gives his view on the three main challenges facing cities before a fresh outlook on the reach of technology affecting our city lifestyles and how a focus on ‘cluster industries’ can help drive growth. How to make a city attractive is also touched upon, before a discussion of cities in the emerging market regions.
Last updated Tuesday, January 21, 2014