#FutureIs-Female at reSITE 2017: In/visible City
reSITE will feature nearly two dozen exceptional female voices at the In/visible City international conference happening on 22-23th June 2017 in Prague.
reSITE will feature nearly two dozen exceptional female voices at the In/visible City international conference happening in June in Prague — 60% of announced speakers.
This number is exceptional in the fields of architecture and urban development, particularly at events which are still dominated by males.
"We chose to invite these speakers to represent their vision of the city, not to give them a chance to speak, but because through their work, they took this chance.” adds Osamu Okamura, Program Director of reSITE.
40 globally respected women and men participating at reSITE are actors and leaders in the renewal of the perception of the urban environment, and each one of their works allows a better understanding of the cities’ dynamics and their infrastructures. Ministers, mayors, architects, city planners and data experts will talk about invisible and smart infrastructure as vital to cities for the next generation. At reSITE they will speak as leading professionals who work at designing a contemporary, integrated, safe and livable city for each individual and the next generation of urban dwellers. They will show urban planning and architecture as a form of power on people’s lives and cities economies.
Caroline Bos from Amsterdam-based UNStudio, admired landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson and Fonna Forman, professor at the University of San Diego, California, among many, will discuss from reSITE stage in Prague with some of the most brilliant editors who will moderate the discussion about the future of urban infrastructures.
The year 2030 is roughly 4,400 days from now. In urban planning thinking, this isn’t the future, this is tomorrow. Martin Barry for Forbes Next.
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Martina Ableidinger, the head of Waste Prevention & External Affairs in Vienna, lectures at reSITE about the best practices that have made Vienna the most livable city. Waste prevention, recycling, citizen engagement, and creating renewable energy from waste greatly increase the quality of life in Vienna.
Caroline Bos, a Dutch urban planner and co-founder of the architectural design center UN Studio, questions the sustainability of our current cities and how to make them last into the future. She brings up ideas of resilience in cities, working with a circular economy, and managing resources more sustainably and effectively.
Marlena Happach, a Chief Architect for the city of Warsaw, discusses current issues facing Warsaw in regards to city planning and livability. She references expensive and dificult public transportation and lack of high quality public spaces as two things she wants to address, using Copenhagen as a model.
Co-founder of landscape architecture studio Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Kathryn Gustafson embodies the role of artistry through landscape architecture. Noting that art is often a reflection of the artists’ contemporary moment, Gustafson seeks to channel art through landscape design as a reflection of the world around.