TCR is at Marmara Urban Forum (MARUF)

TCR News October 1st

TCR is excited to be attending the second Marmara Urban Forum (MARUF). The virtual forum proposes to re-think global issues of cities around the them of ‘Re-Think, Co-Act’.

Ceren Sezer will be moderating a session on ‘Walking the fine line between privacy and security’. This panel focuses on transformation in public realm under the drastic changes in new urban technologies, climate change, disasters and pandemic. More information is available at this link.

The speakers include Prof Christa Reicher (RWTH Aachen University), Ethan Kent (Executive Director, Placemaking X) and Viviana Cordero (CEO, Huasipichanga).

When: 01.10.2021 18:00-19:00 Session – Room 6

Register at this link.

Viviana Cordero is working daily to plan cities hand in hand with children and add play to the urban environment. She is a lawyer and urban planning specialist, driven by the concepts of social, environmental and intergenerational justice. Viviana is the founder of Huasipichanga, an urban consultancy for city transformations through co-creation and participation. Currently she is also doing a PhD on child-friendly cities governance at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Ethan Kent works to support public space organizations, projects, and leadership around the world to build a global placemaking movement. Ethan has traveled to more than 1000 cities and 60 countries to advance the cause of leading urban development with inclusive public spaces and placemaking. In 2019 he co-founded PlacemakingX to network, amplify, and accelerate placemaking leadership and impact globally. He builds on more than 20 years of working on placemaking projects and campaigns with Project for Public Spaces. Ethan has been integral to the development of placemaking as a transformative approach to economic development, environmentalism, transportation planning, governance, resilience, social equity, design, digital space, tourism and innovation. Ethan has keynoted well over 100 of the top urbanism conferences and has helped organize dozens of the placemaking conferences that have most shaped the movement.