At the Borders Migration Can Be Photo­graphed. In Cities It Can Be Solved.
Many extraordinary speakers come to reSITE 2016: Cities in Migration.
“The city is a space where the powerless can make history”
A globally renowned sociologist and professor at Columbia University, Saskia Sassen argues. Along with Ursula Struppe, the Director of Vienna Municipal Department for Integration and Diversity, she is one of many extraordinary speakers that will come to reSITE 2016: Cities in Migration to speak about how cities can utilize the potential posed by migration for sustainable urban development.
NYC Planning Commissioner, Carl Weisbrod, will talk about NYC’s path toward greener streets and affordable housing. The architecture critic of The New York Times, Michael Kimmelman, will highlight the links between climate change and migration — a hot topic following COP21 in Paris, while Martin Rein-Cano, a designer of the award-winning Superkilen park in Copenhagen, is expected to give a keynote address about designing with immigrants’ needs in mind.
reSITE’s message to political strategists: come to Prague´s Forum Karlin on June 16 and 17 to learn about hot topics for your future electoral campaigns. More than 40 world’s top experts from 20 countries will be there along with 800 international delegates creating the best international network of like-minded people.
This article lays out a plan to begin development on the site, which can be seen as a reference for how to develop brownfield sites in any city.
The City of Prague needs to create an integrated and comprehensive transportation plan that reduces the need for parking and the use of personal cars. Martin Barry
Carl Weisbrod, Commissioner of New York City Planning, discusses the economic and cultural history of New York City, culminating in today's booming economy that is accompanied by a housing crisis. City growth leads to rapid social change, and transformation towards more affordable housing will allow the city to continue to thrive with healthier citizens.
In this keynote discussion, Saskia Sassen answers questions about her previous lecture at reSITE 2016 and discusses the reactions of Michael Žantovsky and the audience. As a migrant, she presents her experience and her research from a unique perspective on how migrants make up cities and cultural assimilation while keeping your own identity.
Martin Rein-Cano, founder and director of Topotek 1 in Berlin and designer of Superkilen Park in Copenhagen, discusses redesigning public space to make sense for the new urban landscape and lack of private space.
Ursula Struppe, the head of the municipal department of Integration and Diversity in Vienna, discusses her work and the needs of the community she serves. Her department works for asylum seekers and migrants to increase social cohesion and mutual understanding in the city.