WIN-WIN: Private-Public Partnerships in the 21st Century at UN Habitat
reSITE in cooperation with Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic, Prague Institute of Planning and Development and UN-HABITAT organized a parallel conference "WIN-WIN" on 17 March 2016 as part of the UN-HABITAT European Regional Meeting.
March 17, 2016 | Parallel session at UN Habitat III European Regional Meeting, Prague Congress Center, Czech Republic
The WIN-WIN conference looked at how the urban development environment needs to improve architecture and public spaces via public-private partnerships.
reSITE and co-organizer, the City of Prague Institute for Planning and Development (IPR), in cooperation with the Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic and UN Habitat III hosted a free parallel conference at the UN Habitat III European Regional Meeting. Overall, the European Habitat features nearly 4000 experts from all over the world.
The program consisted of three sessions that focused on public-private partnerships for urban development. It was open to all participants of the European Habitat, and featured 15 international and local experts in the fields of economics, marketing, urban development, infrastructure, finance, urban design, landscape architecture, real estate development, planning and civic participation.
Panelists and experts
Shuprotim Bhaumik (NYC, US), Petr Hlavacek (Prague, CZ), Pavlina Kvapilova (Freelance Producer, Prague, CZ), Nicolas Buchoud (Paris, FR), Mark Johnson (Denver, US), Martin Barry (Prague, CZ), Marcel Babczynski (Prague, CZ), Lenka Burgerova (Prague, CZ), Jaromir Hainc (Prague, CZ), Jan Sulc (Prague, CZ), Hana Samuelova (Prague, CZ), Charlot Schans (Amsterdam, NL), Bertrand Lemoine (Paris, FR), Anna Jezkova (Prague, CZ), Abel Schumann (Paris, FR).
WIN-WIN Final Report
Nicolas Buchoud, cofounder of Renaissance URBaiNe, discusses the modern complexities of city design and finding smart solutions to problems faced by cities today. Buchoud believes we should use the interconnectedness of modern cities to improve urban design to address issues of sustainability, energy, governance, and metropolitan functions.
Mark Johnson, landscape architect and founder of CIVITAS, discusses with reSITE the history of his firm and their work in Los Angeles, especially the LA River revitalization with Frank Gehry. His firm finds creative solutions to improve inequities in the city and address urbanization issues.
Charlot Schans from Pakhuis de Zwijger, an event and speaker platform based out of Amsterdam, talks about urban development for the refugee crisis. She emphasizes the importance of involving migrants and refugees to create livable shelters and city making for migrants and refugees.