Media Architecture Biennale Keynote: Ethan Kent (Project for Public Spaces)

Media Architecture Keynote: Ethan Kent (Project for Public Spaces)
03 Jun 2016
09:30 - 10:30
The Concourse Theatre, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067

Media Architecture Biennale Keynote featuring Ethan Kent from Project for Public Spaces: Transforming Cities and Public Spaces through Placemaking  

Cities need to be great places for people to live, work, and play - but how do local governments achieve this vision for the future and create thriving places? Project for Public Spaces (PPS), a New York based non-profit, planning, design and educational organisation, is devoted to helping city leaders employ international best-practice placemaking initiatives to transform their public spaces into vital places for their communities.  

But in order for placemaking initiatives to be a success, they need to have the right governance structures in place. Mayors and local governments can no longer only be concerned with roads, rates, and rubbish - they need to champion change and create and sustain beautiful, thriving places in which their citizens can live, work and play.  

In this keynote, Ethan Kent from PPS will share insights from 17 years of working on placemaking projects, during which he visited more than 750 cities and 55 countries to advance the cause of Placemaking and public spaces.  

This event is part of the international Media Architecture Biennale (MAB16). Other MAB16 Vivid Ideas events include the Digital Publics symposium, the Smart Cities & Urban Innovation symposium, the opening ceremony & keynote with Ignatius Jones, and a closing keynote with Carlo Ratti. 


Photo credits: Dianne Yee via Flickr.  

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