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REDESIGNING CITIES: The Speedwell Foundation Talks @ Georgia Tech

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


How should existing cities, their systems and policies, be redesigned to address 21st Century challenges?

REDESIGNING CITIES: The Speedwell Foundation Talks @ Georgia Institute of Technology is a series of presentations + conversations between leading urbanists that address 21st Century urban challenges: social capital, equity, climate change, outdated infrastructure, disruptive technologies, and money. The series is hosted by Ellen Dunham-Jones, professor and director of the Master of Science in Urban Design degree in the Georgia Tech School of Architecture.

Six free live events will be held beginning December 4, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the Historic Academy of Medicine(875 West Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30309) with valet parking available.

Redesigning Cities with Autonomous Vehicles –  December 4

Jeff Tumlin, Principal and Director of Strategy at Nelson Nygaard, and Harriet Tregoning, past Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Office of Community Planning and Development at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Live Event: December 4, 2018 from 6-8 PM, Academy of Medicine

Retrofitting Suburbia Too – January 9

Allison Arieff, Editorial Director for The Urbanist, New York Times “By Design” column, and June Williamson, Associate Professor at The City College of New York, author of Designing Suburban Futures.

Live Event: January 9, 2019 from 6-8 PM, Historic Academy of Medicine

Redesigning Cities’ Parks as Social Infrastructure – January 30

Maurice Cox, Architect and Planning Commissioner of Detroit, and Mitchell Silver, Parks and Recreation Commissioner of New York City and former APA President will discuss redesigning parks as social infrastructure.

Live Event: January 30, 2019 from 6-8 PM, Historic Academy of Medicine

Redesigning Cities with The Collaboration Economy – February 20

To Be Announced 

Live Event: February 20

Redesigning Cities Against Climate Change – March 27

Peter Calthorpe, author of Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change, planner, and developer of Urban Footprint and Rob Kunzig, senior environment editor at National Geographic and author of Fixing Climate.

Live Event: March 27

Gentrification without Displacement – April 24

To Be Announced

Live Event: April 24


REDESIGNING CITIES: The Speedwell Foundation Talks @ Georgia Tech is sponsored by Mike and Jenny Messner, the creators of the Speedwell Foundation, which is an organization focused on restoring and expanding public parks and green spaces in cities around the U.S.

To stay up-to-date on the upcoming lecture series, please complete this form https://arch.gatech.edu/redesigning-cities-speedwell-foundation-talks-georgia-tech to join our mailing list.
Should you have any questions, comments, or technical concerns, feel free to contact us by sending an email to archevents@design.gatech.edu.


April 24
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Georgia Tech School of Architecture
Speedwell Foundation


Historic Academy of Medicine
875 West Peachtree Street Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
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