Conference 2014

19 - 20 June 2014
Karlin forum
Prague, Czech Republic


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reSITE 2014: Cities and Landscapes of the New Economy will take place from June 19-20, 2014 at the newly constructed Forum Karlin in Prague, Czech Republic. Join the largest, most innovative, inspiring and professional event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. reSITE Conference is organized in cooperation with the City Development Authority of Prague and will serve - for the third time - as a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences from cities as diverse as New York, Calgary, London, Paris, Rotterdam, Budapest, Crakow and Prague.

Join more than 50 international participants and over 500 guests at the brand new Forum Karlin. As in 2012 and 2013, we will debate the architecture, politics, finance and community participation with the world's best experts in urban economy, design and development. We will promote more quality, openness and transparency in the planning process in Central European cities and shine an international light on the new metropolitan plan of Prague.

For two years, reSITE has brought world renown speakers like Winy Maas (MVRDV), Enrique Penalosa (Former Mayor, Bogota), Cecil Balmond (Balmond Studio), Janette Sadik-Khan (NYC Transportation), Craig Dykers (Snohetta), Reinier de Graaf (OMA), Alexandros Washburn (NYC Planning), Jan Gehl, and Greg Lindsay (Fellow, World Economic Forum) who have made reSITE one of the most innovative, engaging and comprehensive conferences about urban planning, real estate development, public space and architecture in Europe.

Strategic Planning and the Public Forum

Community Resiliency, City for All

Density and Development

Industrial Past: Innovative Future

Conference program

Program 2014 draft
Full program coming in June 2014
Click to download Program 2013

Day 1

Edward Glaeser
1110 Density & Economic Development
1235 Special lecture:
1255 LUNCH
1340 Special lecture:
1400 Urban combine
1430 Industrial past:
green & innovative futures
Michael Kimmelman

Day 2

Benedetta Tagliabue
1110 Community resiliency:
city for all
1235 special lecture:
Eugene Asse
1255 LUNCH
1340 special lecture:
Adam Greenfield
1400 Urban combine
1435 Strategic planning:
public forum
adriaan geuze

Speakers 2014

Edward Glaeser

Harvard University • Economist • Professor
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Adriaan Geuze

WEST8 • Founder • Rotterdam
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Eugene Asse

Moscow School of Architecture • Dean • Moscow

Michel Desvigne

Desvigne & Dalnoky • Founder • Paris
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Pavel Hnilicka

Prague Institute of Planning and Development • Advisor • Prague

Michael Brown

Municipal Land Corporation • CEO • Calgary
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Tereza Stockelova

ProAlt • Sociologist, Activist • Prague

Christian Potiron

Pilsen 2015 • Project Manager • Kosice

Sandor Finta

Chief Architect of Budapest • Budapest

Benedetta Tagliabue

EMBT • Co-Founder • Barcelona

Margaret Newman

Department of Transportation • NYC
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Mark Johnson

CIVITAS • Founder & President • Denver
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Tomas Ctibor

Prague Institute of Planning and Development • Director • Prague

Vladimir Ledecky

Spissky Hrhov • Mayor

Nicolas Buchoud

Cercle Grand Paris de l'Investissement Durable • President • Paris
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Petr Palicka

PENTA • Project director • Prague
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Vasa J. Perovic

Bevk Perovic Architects • Founder • Ljublana
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Filip Wanstrom

Interactive Institute Swedish ICT AB • Project manager • Kista
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Juval Dieziger

Holzmarkt25 • Berlin
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Mario Husten

Holzmarkt25 • Berlin
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Michael Kimmelman

The New York Times • Architecture Critic • NYC

Adam Greenfield

Urbanscale • Founder • Director • NYC
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Stig L. Andersson

SLA • Founder, Creative Director • Copenhagen
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Ivan Kucina

Belgrade International Architecture Week • Co-Founder, Program Director • Belgrade
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Jan Ludvik

Karlin Group • General Manager • Prague
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Jan Svetlik

Vitkovice Holding • General Director • Ostrava

Florian Kohl

FAT Koehl Architects • Founder • Berlin
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Daniella Huszar

KEK • Budapest
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Grzegorz Piatek

Architektura Murator • Architecture Critic, Editor • Warsaw
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Conference location

Karlin forum
Prague, Czech Republic


Where is reSITE Conference 2014 being held?

The conference will be held at the Forum Karlin in Prague 8 on June 19-20, 2014. The brand new venue is a large events center with a state-of-the-art stage and audio/visual system. Several meeting rooms will be available to accommodate business meetings and informal breakout sessions. All rooms are climate-controlled and smoking is prohibited in the indoor spaces. reSITE 2014 will be the first conference to take place in Karlin Hall. Dining will take place in the courtyard of the building, weather permitting.

What time does the conference begin and end?

Please check the conference program before arriving. The conference is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am and concludes at 6:00 pm on the 19th and 20th of June 2014. Check your conference pass. Passes are sold for either one-day entry or two-day entry. On-site conference check-in and registration commences around 8:30 am on Thursday 19 June. The Mayor of Prague will officially open the conference at 9:30am on 19 June .

In what language will reSITE 2014 be held? Will there be simultaneous translation available?

The conference is simultaneously translated into English and Czech.

What is the dress code for reSITE Conference 2014?

The conference does not have a dress code. Most conference participants will dress in business casual. Open toed shoes and shorts are not recommended. Check the weather for the region before you pack so you will know what to expect of the climate.

Can my child come with me to the conference?

Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to enter reSITE Conference. Unfortunately, we cannot make exceptions to this policy. We do not offer childcare services although most of the hotels can provide you with a list of child care providers in the area. If this is a major inconvenience, please feel free to email us at

How can I register for reSITE 2014?

Please visit this registration page. We strongly advise online registration via the reSITE website. Register prior to 10 June in order to avoid a late registration fee. If you have special demands or additional questions please contact us via

What is included in the registration fee?

The registration fee covers entry into the conference venue (depending on whether you purchase a one or two-day pass). Additionally, coffee, water, snacks at coffee breaks (2 per day) and lunch are included. The conference will have general sessions and four keynote lectures from world-recognized leaders. Passes will be sold until 28 February with a 15% discount. Purchase by 31 March for a 10% discount. Full price from 31 March – 10 June. Late fee after 10 June. Early purchase tickets will grant the same access as the normally prized tickets.

I have special diet needs. Whom can I contact about this?

Please e-mail us indicating your restrictions by 10 June 2014 at Please be sure to include onsite contact information, such as a cell phone number, in case there are any additional questions.

How can I reserve a hotel or other accommodation for reSITE Conference?

Our partner hotel for 2014 is The Emblem hotel.

My company would like to advertise or sponsor this event. Whom can I contact?

Please e-mail reSITE via

Whom can I contact should I have other questions?

For general inquiries, please contact We will do our best to respond to your email in 3-5 days.

Speakers 2012 - 2013

Janette Sadik-Khan

Commissioner • Department of Transportation • NYC

Kees Christiaanse

Founder • KCAP Architects & Planners • Rotterdam
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Adrian Benepe

Director of Urban Programs • The Trust for Public Lands • New York
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Winy Maas

Co-Founder • MVRDV • Rotterdam
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Enrique Peñalosa

Former Mayor of Bogota • Colombia
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Cecil Balmond

Founder • Balmond Studio • London
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Maria Aiolova

Terreform ONE • NYC
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Alexandros E. Washburn

Chief of Urban Design • The City of New York • NYC
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Klara Gajduskova

Chairwoman of the Board of Directors • Ceska Sporitelna Foundation • Prague
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Tomasz Ossowicz

Director of Wroclaw Development • Chief Urban Planner • Wroclaw
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Charlie Hughes

Chairman • Smart Futures • Chichester
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Judit Carrera

Director of European Prize for Urban Public Space • CCCB • Barcelona
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Artur Celiński

Res Publica Nova • Warsaw
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Jolana Rihova

Project manager • Promeny Foundation • Prague
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Jan Farsky

Mayor • Semily
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Florian Kohl

Partner • FATKoehl Architects • Berlin
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Pavel Hnilicka

Advisor • City Development Authority • Prague
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Jan Machacek

Journalist • Respekt Magazine • Prague
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Michal Mejstrik

Professor and Chairman of Advisory Board • Institute of Economic Studies • Charles University • Prague

Tomas Hudecek

Deputy Mayor of Prague • Prague
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Barbara Wilks

W Architecture & Landscape Architecture • NYC
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Michael Winfrey

Chief Economic Correspondent for CEE Region • Reuters • Prague • Prague
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Stefan Rettich

Principal • KARO Architects • Leipzig
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David Chisholm

Co-founder • CMC Architects • Prague
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Nigel Atkins

Associate Professor of Urban Planning • Sorbonne University • Paris
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Tomas Cach

The City of Prague • Prague
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Allen Zerkin

Associate Professor • NYU • NYC
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Boris Palmer

Mayor of Tübingen • Germany
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Petra Havelska

Marko & Placemakers • London
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Gabor Bindics

Partner • Cultural Centre Dunaj, Stara trznica Alliances • Bratislava
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Vaclav Mencl

Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic • Prague
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Pavla Melkova

Director • City Development Authority • Prague
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Illah van Oijen

Organizer • Stara trznica Alliance • Bratislava
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Erik Cipera

Deputy Director • Asistence • Prague
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Reinhard Kropf

Partner • Helene & Hard Architects • Stavanger
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Paul Koch

Former Director of ING Real Estate Development Consultant in Urbanism and Economy • Paris • Prague • Budapest
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Petr Palicka

Project Director • PENTA Investments • Prague
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Petr Navrat

Consultant for urban planning • Prague • London
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Jonas Norsted

Atelier Oslo • Oslo
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Irakli Eristavi

ZeroZero Architects • Košice • Prešov
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Pavel Jansta

Vice Mayor of Vodňany • Vodňany
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Vladimir Sitta

Terragram • Perth • Prague
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Martin Barry

reSITE • Prague • W Architecture and Landscape Architecture • NYC
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Milota Sidorova

reSITE • Prague
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Greg Lindsay

Journalist and Visiting Scholar • Fast Company and New York University • NYC
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Bence Turanyi

Founder • t2.a Architects • Budapest
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Shriya Malhotra

Editor • Partizaning • Moscow
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Ginés Garrido

Founder • Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos Asociados • Madrid
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Tania Ruiz

Visual Artist • Paris • Malmo
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Lukas Sokol

Manager • Urban Design Studio • Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council • Abu Dhabi
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Tomas Ctibor

Vice Director • City Development Authority • Prague
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Jan Gehl
Principal, Gehl Architects / Kopenhagen, Denmark

Reinier de Graaf
Partner, Office for Metropolitan Architecture [OMA] / Rotterdam

Alexandros E. Washburn
Chief Urban Designer, Department of City Planning / New York

Craig Dykers
Principal, Snohetta / New York City & Oslo, Norway

Lisa Diedrich
Editor in Chief, SCAPE Magazine of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism/ Hamburg, Germany

raumlabor Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Ira Saul Rubenstein
Czech Green Building Council / Prague, Czech Republic

Jakub Cigler
Principal, Cigler Marani Architects / Prague, Czech Republic

Cyril Pavlu
Co-organizer urbanACT / Prague, Czech Republic

Katerina Vondrova
Co-organizer urbanACT/ Prague, Czech Republic

Marek Prokupek
Co-organizer urbanACT/ Prague, Czech Republic

Igor Kovačevič
Centre for Central European Architecture / Prague, Czech Republic

Robert Sedlák
manager, Partnerství Foundation / Brno, Czech Republic

Anthony Caine
CEO Acred / Prague

Danilo Capasso
N.EST Napoliest / Naples, Italy

Martin Joseph Barry
Fulbright Scholar, Visiting Professor/ Czech Technical University / W Architecture and Landscape Architecture / NYC and Prague, Czech Republic

Adam Gebrian
AG-ENT / Prague, Czech Republic

Jan Ludvík
President of Karlín Group

Nigel S. Atkins
Atkins & Langford Development / Prague, Czech Republic / Paris, France

Michal Volf
Architect and Co-founder, Space Factory / Prague, Czech Republic

Petr Štěpánek
Ex-commissioner, Department of Environment, Energetics and Bike Transportation , City of Prague / the Green Party / Prague, Czech Republic

Milota Sidorová
reSITE Coordinator, Project Manager / Post Gradual Candidate, Slovak Agricultural University, Nitra

Veronika Bednářová
Journalist, Reporter for magazine Reflex / Prague, Czech Republic

Henry Hanson
Center for the Future / Slavonice, Czech Republic

David Kašpar
Program Supervisor / Street for Art / Prague, Czech Republic

Nahid Majid
director, Design Council Cabe / London, UK

Daniel Mourek
Greenways Supervisor / Nadace Partnerstvi / Prague, Czech Republic

Michael Rink
Consultant to the Chief Urban Planner / City of Hamburg, Germany

Jiří Suchánek
Director, Nadace OKD / Ostrava, Czech republic

Leoš Vrzalík
Business Development Director Skanska a.s. / Prague, Czech Republic

Matúš Vallo
Vallo Sadovsky Architects, Urban Interventions / Bratislava, SVK

Igor Marko
FoRM Associates / London, UK

Petra Havelská
architecture + communication / London, UK

Ivana Pasečná
2ka / Bratislava, SVK

Katarína Boháčová
Remix Architects / Bratislava, SVK

Jiří Koten
Demoplan / Prague, CR

Martin Rein-Cano
Topotek 1, Landscape architects / Berlin, Germany

Krištof Hanzlík
Collaborative Collective / Prague, CR

Paul Koch
Country manager ING Real Estate Development France / Paris, France

Soňa Dederová
Project Manager, Czech-German Fund For The Future / Prague, CR

Petr Lešek
Senior Architect and Executive Director, Projektil Architekti / Prague, Czech Republic

Regina Loukotová
Rector of ARCHIP – Architectural Institute in Prague, co-organizer of reSITE / Prague, Czech Republic

Roman Koucký
Principal, Roman Koucký Architectural Office / Prague, Czech Republic

Radek Špicar
Vice President, Confederation of Industry in the Czech Republic