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.


Congratulations on the success of reSITE...It’s quite a refreshing phenomenon I am witnessing here, after nearly twenty years of practice in the Czech Republic.
David Christholm, Principal, CMC Architects
Congrats on an excellent conference! The conference was great. I have been to many of these events and I can say this is one of the best I have been to from a content, media and organizational point of view.
Alexandros E. Washburn, Director of Urban Design, Department of City Planning, NYC
  • 350 conference audience

  • 5000+ public events audience

  • 112 reSITE participants

You did a great job organizing the conference....My very best to you and many thanks for a wonderful trip and program.
Janette Sadik-Khan, Comissioner, Depertment of Transportation, NYC
My greatest admiration to you and your efforts. Thank you for everything.
Craig Dykers, Principal, Snohetta, New York & Oslo


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


Jan Gehl

Reinier de Graaf

Martin Rein-Cano

Janette Sadik-Khan

Adam Gebrian

David Kašpar

Tomáš Hudeček

Jan Ludvik

Petra Havelská

Paul Koch

Alexandros Washburn

Nigel Atkins

Veronika Bednářová

Katarína Boháčová

Jakub Cígler

Lisa Diedrich

Anthony Caine

Danilo Capasso

Soňa Dederová

Craig Dykers

Henry Hanson

Krištof Hanzlík

Roman Koucký

Regina Loukotová

Vincent Marani

Igor Marko

Daniel Mourek

Ivana Pasečná

Cyril Pavlu

Marek Prokupek

Michael Rink

Milota Sidorova

Radek Špicar

Jiří Suchánek

Petr Štěpánek

Matúš Vallo

Michal Volf

Katerina Vondrova

Leoš Vrzalík

Igor Kovačevič

Aleksandra Udženija

Jiří Koten

Petr Lešek

Martin Barry


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