EVENT
The Future Cities; Livable Futures symposium is a public event that will provide a platform for visionaries from across the disciplines to share and discuss the future of urban life. Cities never stop changing, but the changes occurring today are unprecedented. The majority of the world’s population now lives in cities and this trend will continue. Cities around the world are facing complex challenges as a result of increasing population, inadequate infrastructure, poor social services, escalating health problems, and the challenges posed by climate change. The question of how to sustainably develop urban areas is inherently interdisciplinary; no single perspective can address the challenges cities face today. This is an exciting time in the history of Cincinnati as the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods undergo transformations that have prompted both hope and anxiety amongst our communities. Future Cities; Livable Futures will interrogate and celebrate the process of urban change offering inspiration and reflection for the future.
SPEAKERS
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University
Distinguished Fellow at Fowler Center for Sustainable Value
Architect, Urban designer and Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor at IIT
Architectural activist, Researcher and Educator committed to democratic design
Professor in the School of Architecture and Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota
Professor, Design Futures Program, Griffith University, Brisbane
Director, Global Foresight & Innovation, Arup
Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Earth Institute
Professor of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University in Miami and Professor of Sociology at Portland State University
MEDIA
WVXU Cincinnati

Director of the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center and Associate Professor in the UC Department of Sociology and the School of Architecture and Interior Design, Adrian Parr, and Architect Michael Zaretsky, who is also an assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Interior Design discuss planning for urban change and designing livable cities. Listen to it here: 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati


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With the majority of the world’s population now living in cities, new challenges have arisen in development and sustainability. Future Cities; Livable Futures is a symposium bringing world-renowned visionaries to Cincinnati to discuss futures both global and local. Read more here: Soapboxmedia.com
AGENDA
Morning
Afternoon
9:30 - Registration
10:00 - Introductions
10:15 - Tom Fisher
Cities and the Survival of the Species
10:30 - Roberta Feldman
Democratic Design
10:45 - Alex Stepick
Race, Class, and Power in the 21st Century American City
11:00 - Anna Rubbo
Diepsloot, My Paradise
11:15 - Julian Agyeman
Toward Just Sustainabilities
11:35 - Roundtable Discussion
12:15 - Break
1:00 - Welcome Back
1:15 - Marshall Brown
Smooth Growth™ Urban Design
1:30 - Ilma Barros
One Vision, Many Voices
1:45 - Tony Fry
Whose City, Whose Future?
2:00 - Chris Luebkeman
[Y]our New Normal
2:20 - Roundtable Discussion
3:00 - Afternoon Break
3:30 - Demand Better Panel Discussion
Moderated by Eric Avner
4:45 - Concluding Remarks
5:00 - End of Event
PANEL
Eric Avner
Vice President for Community Development at the Haile Foundation/Moderator
Jim Cheng
Design Architect and co-founder of emersion DESIGN
Colin Groth
Director of Strategic Assistance for Strive
Kate Hanisian
Executive Director and co-founder of Design Impact
Chad Munitz
Executive Vice President of Asset and Capital Management for 3CDC
Tim Riordan
City Manager of the City of Dayton
William D. Williams
Director of the School of Architecture and Interior Design at DAAP
DIRECTORS
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Chair of Taft Faculty and Director of the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati.
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Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID) in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati.