Sprout Talent Week - Open Talks: The Walkable City
How can we create walkable environments through technologies experimentations and citizen involvement? Join this Open Talk with Giulia Maci from Urbego as facilitator.
The session aims to reflect on strategies to enhance walkability and to address both problems of high congestion in historic centers and problems of lack of vitality and use.
How can technology companies, research institutions, local municipalities and third sector organizations find common objectives to improve pedestrian accessibility? What cost and time effective procedures and approaches can be adopted and replicated in different urban contexts to improve pedestrian movement? Is 'piloting' a valuable and feasible approach to test new concepts prior to full-scale implementation across the city? How can the results of the testing phase be incorporated into broader city policy or programmes.
These questions will be discussed through presentations that enlighten specific demands, tested methodologies and concrete results on walkability and slow mobility.
GIULIA MACI (FACILITATOR)
Architect and urban planner, Urbego
After completing her architecture degree Giulia worked in Italy, Macedonia, Turkey, Albania and The Netherlands. In addition, she took part in several international workshops on urban design and published a number of articles in journals and conferences, on housing and planning in the Balkans region. Giulia also graduated in Urban Planning and Management at Erasmus University, Rotterdam with a specialization in Urban and Regional Development and Housing.
Currently she works as project manager at the International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) in Copenhagen. In 2012 Giulia co-founded Urbego, an international platform for young planning professionals.
Economist and urban planner, Urbego
Simona is an economist and urban planner specialising in urban mobility and strategic transport studies with a particular focus on public transport, pedestrian mobility and public space. She has been working in London since 2010 as a transport planning consultant.
Her work spans across the public and private sector and both across the UK and abroad. She has advised on pedestrian movement and crowding behaviour, crossing and static activity on corridors such as Regent Street and Piccadilly and has also produced comprehensive movement studies to support public realm and pedestrian oriented investments.
Director of the Urban Center Bologna
The architect Giovanni Ginocchini is the director of the Urban Center Bologna, an institution that helps spread urban issues within the Italian city. Giovanni has previously worked for the magazine urban Planum and has collaborated with the Department of Architecture and Planning (SLIDE) of the Polytechnic University of Milan. Ginocchini has been a member of the Expert Committee of the European Prize for Urban Public Space since 2014.
Transport planner at Prague Institute of Planning and Development
Since Vaclav graduated from the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of Czech Technical University in Prague he has worked with urban planning in small cities in Czech Republic. He is specialized in sustainable transportation concepts in master plans and urban studies. At this moment, Vaclav works for Prague Institute of Planning and Development, where he deals with sustainable transport in Prague and with strategic transport planning. Valav is the certified transport planner from the Czech Chamber Certified Engineers and Technicians Active in Construction. Along with his work he is studying a PhD and teaches the subject Transportation in Urban Planningat Faculty of Transportation Sciences.
We Made That
Holly Lewis is a registered architect and co-founding partner of We Made That. Established in 2006, We Made That is a young, London-based architecture studio delivering projects in the public realm. The relationship between local communities, development and creative practice is a particular focus of the practice's work and they believe that - handled correctly - it can lead to enriched, exciting and engaging environments. Recent projects include high street regeneration in Croydon, a public realm masterplan in Islington and cycling interventions in the Nine Elms Opportunity Area, London.
Graduated in Urban Planning, at Polis University, Tirana, Albania, followed by a short academic experience at the University of Van Hall Larenstein, Holland and TU WienN, Vienna, Austria. Currently pursuing his Master's degree in "Environment Planning" at Polis. Work experience in the field of public place making and community based project management and evaluation at local level. His fields of interest comprise: environmental and urban planning, ecological network planning, social activism and participatory policy making and sustainable urban development. His professional experience comprise project management and expertise in different local and regional scale planning projects.
Senior Analyst, Telefonica Digital
Nicolae works in the analytics team at Telefonica Dynamic Insights (TDI), part of the Telefonica Digital product family. TDI is focused on the development of products and services that leverage Telefonica's global big data assets, providing mobile insight solutions and using this insight to enlighten the space between organizations and their users. Before joining Telefonica, Nicolae worked as a transport consultant for AECOM, and as a researcher for the World Resources Institute in Washington DC. He holds a Master of City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.
Welcome and coffee
Testing and prototyping new approaches to pedestrian and public space planning
Giulia Maci and Simona Dobrescu, Urbego
Smart governance and planning
Giovanni Ginocchini, Urban Center Bologna
Václav Novotný, Institute of Planning and Development of the City of Prague
Qualitative methods and punctual interventions in regeneration areas
Holly Lewis, We Made That, London
Questions and debate
Social activism and citizen involvement
Silvi Jano, Tirana
Big data and analytics for urban mobility
Nicolae Duduta, Telefonica, London
Questions and debate
This talk is a part of Sprout Talent Week Open
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Last updated Tuesday, October 06, 2015