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Vanessa Lira

Urban Designer, City of Atlanta in Atlanta

Our Future City

PRESENTED ON DEC 09, 2018
IN ATLANTA @ VOL 38

Vanessa Lira, an urban designer for the Atlanta Department of City Planning, talks about the Atlanta City Design, a new 400-page plan for the city. 

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The Future: Thinking About Design

BY KATIE HILL
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2010

Katie Hill and her presentation "The Future: Thinking About Design," recorded at PKN Leeds Vol. 5 earlier this year.

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City Urban Planning in Genoa

BY BEATRICE MORETTI
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 26, 2012

Beatrice Moretti and Paola Sabbion are architects from URBAN LAB. In this presentation, they cover a project called the new City Urban Planning.
 The project involved the announcement of the Genoa Urban Plan 2010 through the publication of the Urban Lab Notebooks, and the staging of the exhibition "Genoa Today, Genoa Tomorrow" in December 2011, an extraordinary instrument of participation and opportunity for discussion. (in Italian)

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Readjusting For The Future

BY FELIPE FRANCISCO DE SOUZA
@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Felipe Francisco De Souza speaks about urban development in a country with as many special circumstances as Japan. He also explains the historical background of its contemporary planning system, the effect that land readjustment has on Japan's future and its influence for the international agenda.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 10, 2013.

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The Sounds of the City

BY VINCENT ANDRISANI
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

"We have a lot to learn from listening to the everyday sounds that surround us."

In "The Sounds of the City" from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 16, Vincent Andrisani explains the important role that sounds play in our everyday lives. In his talk, Vincent argues that if we listen to the city with enough patience and curiosity, we can hear ideas for a more equitable approach to urban design and planning.

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Rivers Are Our Future Landscapes

BY JOSH ELLIS
@ VOL 41 ON MAR 07, 2017

Josh Ellis of the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) talks about how the Chicago River is being brought back to life, with magnificent repercussions for life in the city, the communities and habitats on its shores,

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Imagining our transport future

BY SIMON KINGHAM
@ VOL 36 ON SEP 17, 2018

Simon Kingham spends 3 days a week at the University of Canterbury where he is Professor of Geography. His research and teaching interests primarily focus on the impact of the urban environment on individual and community health and wellbeing. Much of his research uses geospatial science including some done through the GeoHealth Laboratory, of which he is the Director. His research is generally applied and carried out with end users with a strong community engagement focus.

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Have you changed the world today?

BY PRESTON J. CASTILLE, JR.
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 13, 2018

Preston Castille is a self-described social engineer, who sees it as his responsibility to change and improve the world. Listen as he shares the way his personal and professional experience informs his inspiring vision for the future of our city. 

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Tackling Loneliness Through Design

BY MITCHELL REARDON
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

We're living closer together but feeling further apart. According to the former US Attorney General we're in the midst of a loneliness epidemic. How can we solve this? Happy City uses evidence-based urban design to boost social connection and create happier, healthier cities.

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Life Between Umbrellas: Designing a Rain-Friendly City

BY ANDREW PASK
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

Public spaces – the parks, plazas, and streets that comprise half of Vancouver’s land-base – are the connective tissue that ties the city together. Public space is a canvas for urban life – a stage for social and cultural activities, a marketplace of local economic activity, a forum for democratic engagement. And yet, for much of the year, our spaces are challenged by rain and inclement weather. With even heavier rains in the future, how can we ensure that Vancouver’s public spaces remain vibrant people places all year round?