Martin Barry | Founder and Chairman of reSITE
Meet the chairman of reSITE, Martin Barry.
Meet the chairman of reSITE, Martin Barry. Here, he tells about his vision for Prague, cities in general and what the reSITE conference brings to the table.
Martin Barry answered WLA's questions about his career as a landscape architect, the story of reSITE, his ideas about the city of Prague and the future of citites in general.
Who is Martin Barry?
"I am a landscape architect and the Founder and Chairman of reSITE, which is a nonprofit organization based in Prague that is focused on exchanging ideas for more lovable and livable cities. We promote and protect public space and civic architecture. I am also the co-founder and CEO of City Crew, a creative consultancy for cities and real estate investors. I recently moved to Prague fulltime from NYC, where I was an Associate at W Architecture and Landscape Architecture for about 8 years and led multi-disciplinary teams on projects in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. I’m proud of being a landscape architect. I recently won the President’s Award for Community Service from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and my projects at W Architecture under Barbara Wilks have received dozens of design awards in North America. I’m a Fulbright Scholar and a Fellow with the Design Trust for Public Space in New York." Martin Barry
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
Over one thousand visitors attended reSITE 2017: In/visible City on June 22-23 in Prague. Architects, municipal leaders, city planners and investors in the audience were blown away by lectures from the universally heralded Kazuyo Sejima from SANAA, Deputy Mayor of Paris Jean-Louis Missika, Winy Maas from the envy of the architecture world, and many more.
Saskia Sassen, professor of sociology at Columbia University, discusses the migrant experience relating to land use and the urban habitat. She focuses on the privatizing and corporatizing of modern cities and how these trends affect the people living in cities, especially disadvantaged and ignored populations.
Highlights from reSITE 2016: Cities in Migration. reSITE's conference invited experts from all over the world to discuss how migration interacts with urbanism and the makeup of cities.
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.