reSITE 2012 Conference | Cities As A Place To Live
The first international reSITE conference titled with "Cities as a place to live" was held in 2012 in Prague.
June 21-22, 2012 / Prague
The first international reSITE conference was held in spring 2012. The conference was accompanied by other events including workshops, debates and exhibitions.
One of the ambitions of reSITE international conferences is that we are dedicated to bridge the gap between design, community, policy and private development, and create long term cooperation with cities around the world in order to engage leading figures in reSITE initiatives. Therefore, reSITE 2012 conference entitled with "Cities as a Place to Live" brought together a balanced combination of international and local experts to present projects and policies that sought effectively making cities more livable and more competitive for the future. The conference audience was formed by professionals, students, ngo groups and politicians. In adition to that designers, municipal leaders, developers and community groups were among reSITE 2012 conference's participants.
350 conference audience
5000+ public events audience
112 reSITE participants
The keynote speakers of the reSITE 2012 conference were Reiner de Graaf from OMA, Jan Gehl the founder of Gehl Architects and Janette Sadik-Khan, comissioner at the Department of Transportation of NYC. The topics discussed during the conference sessions were related to urban development, community projects, design of public spaces, urban policies and waterfront developments.
Moreover, Martin Rein-Cano gave a special lecture on landscape design. And, "Open Prague" round table discussion focused on Prague's masterplan. Another special moment of the conference was the announcement of the winners of "Skanska Bridging Prague" competiton by Leoš Vrzalík.
“Look around this room. There are hundreds of people here who want things to change. Now is your time. There is no reason to wait.” Alexandros E. Washburn
“You need the vision. It is completely possible to make big changes in only two years.” Janette Sadik-Khan