Design and the City | Season 1

Giving Design a Higher Purpose with Ravi Naidoo

Ravi Naidoo, the driving force behind Design Indaba, arguably the most influential design event in the world. The event takes place annually in Cape Town is only the tip of the iceberg. Listen as he pushes the boundaries of the purpose design holds with the simple question—what is design for? Photo courtesy of Design Indaba

Regenerating Cities, Transforming Communities with Christopher Cabaldon

Throughout Christopher Cabaldon on-going, 20-year-long seat in office, West Sacramento underwent has undergone and incredible transformation from a former industrial town to an urbanized, livable community. Hear from the man behind the city’s outstanding urban regeneration.

Human-Centered Smart Cities with Marianthi Tatari

Associate Director and Senior Architect at UNStudio, Marianthi Tatari, dissects different aspects of city-making that threaten the quality of life such as mono-functional spaces and commoditized smart cities and how to approach designing them with optimism. Photo courtesy of UNStudio

Creating Emotional Connections to Nature with Yosuke Hayano

Yosuke Hayano, principal partner for MAD Architects examined how the studio approaches every project with a vision to create a journey for people to connect with nature through architecture. Listen as he draws on specific projects that embody that connection on a macro and micro level. Photo courtesy of MAD Architects

Fighting Gentrification, Berlin-Style with Leona Lynen

A vast, unoccupied administration building in the heart of Berlin at Alexanderplatz - Haus der Statistik - has become a prototype for gentrification done right. Hear from Leona, a member of the cooperative, ZUsammenKUNFT, as she discusses how they are developing a mixed-use urban space oriented towards the common good. Photo courtesy of Nils Koenning

East Meets West with Yoko Choy

Managing editor of Wallpaper* magazine China - Yoko Choy - is on a mission to translate insights from eastern and western design spheres into a common creative language. Listen as she discusses their similarities and differences with Beatrice Leanza, (MAAT), Jamie Wallace and Jee Liu (WallaceLiu). Photo courtesy of Damo Yang.

A New Generation of Architects with Chris Precht

Chris Precht’s aim to reconnect our lives to our food production by bringing it back into our cities and our minds can be found throughout his architecture. Listen as he discusses the importance of authenticity, creating spaces that activate our senses, and looking at our objective reality to solve the problems of our time.

Designing on a Human Scale with Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick’s holistic approach brings a thoughtful dimension to architecture, design and urban spaces. Listen to the acclaimed designer along with ArchDaily editor, Christele Harrouk, as they explore how he approaches projects by considering them from a human scale.

reSITE Launches New Podcast: Design and the City

"Design and the City" is a podcast published by reSITE about the ways we can use design to make cities more livable and lovable. Catch weekly episodes starting February 4th, 2020.

"Design and the City" is a podcast about the ways we can use design to make cities more livable and lovable.

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Cities are the sum of designers, developers, artists, citizens, public officials, entrepreneurs, and the displaced, but rarely do each of these constituencies gather in the same room, let alone speak the same language, and cities suffer for it. reSITE is literally that room. In order to create a city that is truly for everyone, we need to have conversations on how to design and build cities with humans in mind.