reSITE 2017


June 22 – 23
Prague's Forum Karlin, Czech Republic

reSITE 2017: In/visible City

Over one thousand visitors attended reSITE 2017: In/visible City that took place on June 22-23 in Prague. Architects, municipal leaders, planners and investors represented in the audience were blown away by the lectures of the universally heralded Kazuyo Sejima from SANAA, Deputy Mayor of Paris Jean-Louis Missika and the inspiring and visionary Winy Maas from the envy of the architecture world, MVRDV.

“We must use design as a tool for our children’s children.”

The Mayor of Prague opened the second day: “We will use data platforms to plan the city more efficiently.” Although focused on infrastructure, the conversation wasn’t (only) about concrete and tubes. Our sustainable future relies on the use and sharing of data, new models of private-public partnerships, quality open space, innovation and soft infrastructure – social networks, human talent and the cultural platforms for innovation and creativity.

To improve the quality of life for the next generation, we need to invest in green infrastructure, flexible design, multifunctional transit hubs that all feed the creative and cultural sector that make cities alive and magnetic. Martin Barry’s emotional opening address defined reSITE’s sixth event as a generational statement. Paraphrasing Michael Bloomberg, Barry demanded that “Cities need to be cool, competitive and in control – the infrastructure topic is mainly about controlling our future. We must use design as a tool for our children’s children, and we must do it for our cities to be competitive, and cool.”

“I was impressed by the festival, the organization, the atmosphere. My compliments.”
Winy Maas, MVRDV
“It was an incredible conference again and I see different atmosphere each year, you're always evolving! The event is always creative and upgrading me to another level.”
Berrin Chatzi Chousein, World Architecture Community
“It was a real pleasure to be part of reSITE 2017. I hope this was just the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”
David Bravo, Secretary of the Jury of the European Prize for Urban Public Space, Barcelona
With over 50 top global and local thought leaders speaking and nearly 1100 visitors attending, reSITE 2017 was the premier international urbanism event in Europe.
We try to make connections everywhere. So we can stitch the city together. Don’t think in blocks. Don’t think in buildings. Think connectivity.
Winy Maas.

We have to make sure we work in adaptable ways. Resiliency comes from creating adaptability. Collecting shared intelligence is sometimes the only way to understand if a project is viable or not.
Caroline Bos, UNStudio

We wanted to create a space where people can easily meet and communicate. We’ve tried to make continuity between the building and the park. Maybe this is the way how to innovate, mix galleries with the surroundings.
Kazuyo Sejima

Speakers 2017

Kazuyo Sejima

Co-founding partner | SANAA • Tokyo • Japan

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Jean-Louis Missika

Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning, Architecture, Greater Paris Projects, Economic Development and Attractiveness • Paris • France

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Teddy Cruz

Professor | University of California & Principal | Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman • San Diego • USA

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Fonna Forman

Professor | University of California & Principal | Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman • San Diego • USA

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Caroline Bos

Arnhem Central Station

Co-Founder & Principal Urban Planner | UNStudio • Amsterdam • Netherlands

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Leni Schwendinger

reSITE NightSeeing™ in Prague

Consultant | NightSeeing™ • New York • USA

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Kathryn Gustafson

Founding Partner | Gustafson Porter + Bowman | Gustafson Guthrie Nichol • London | Seattle • UK | USA

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Enric Batlle

Founding partner | Batlle i Roig Arquitectura • Director | MBLandArch-Master in Landscape Architecture-UPC-BCNTech • Barcelona • Spain

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Martina Ableidinger

Head | Waste Prevention & External Affaires • Vienna • Austria

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Marlena Happach

Director of the Department of Architecture and Planning | City of Warsaw • Warsaw • Poland

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Amanda Taylor

Creative Director, Co-founder | Tekja Data Visualisation • London • United Kingdom

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Jacopo Hirschstein

Technical Director, Co-founder | Tekja Data Visualisation • London • United Kingdom

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Gilly Karjevsky

Just Add People • Berlin • Germany

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Dan Ťok

Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic • Prague • Czech Republic

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Waldek Węgrzyn

Graphic designer | Medialab Katowice • Katowice • Poland

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David Bravo

Secretary of the Jury | European Prize for Urban Public Space • Barcelona • Spain

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Matthias Einhoff

Co-Founder + Co-Director | ZK/U • Berlin • Germany

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Ivan Kućina

Professor | Dessau International Architecture School, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences ; Co-founder | Belgrade International Architecture Week • Dessau, Anhalt, Belgrade • Germany, Serbia

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Tatjana Vukosavljevic

Designer & Project coordinator | Belgrade international week of architecture (BINA) • Belgrade • Serbia

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Miodrag Kuč

Founder | Studio ParaArtFormations ; Program co-director | ZK/U Berlin • Berlin • Germany

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Michael Flynn

Global Financial Advisory Public Sector Leader | Deloitte • Dublin • Ireland

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Jana Plamínková

Councillor for Infrastructure,Technical Equipment and Environment • Prague • Czech Republic

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Petra Kolínská

Vice-mayor • Prague • Czech Republic

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Rishinath Rao

Senior Associate Planner, Transport | Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council • Abu Dhabi • United Arab Emirates

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Nikita Poljakov

Deputy Editor in Chief | Hospodářské Noviny Daily • Prague • Czech Republic

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Feargus O'Sullivan

Writer | The Atlantic CityLab • London • England

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Gabriel Ahlfeldt

Associate Professor of Urban Economics and Land Development | London School of Economics and Political Science • London • United Kingdom

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Michal Tošovský

Open Data Advocate | Otakar Motel Fund • Prague • Czech Republic

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Tom Llewellyn

Strategic Partnerships Director | Shareable • San Francisco • United States

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Coen Bergman

Project developer | Waag Society • Amsterdam • The Netherlands

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Gijs Boerwinkel

Community Manager | Waag Society • Amsterdam • The Netherlands

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Pavel Kalouš

Reporter | Forbes • Prague • Czech Republic

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Cédric Maloux

CEO | StartupYard • Prague • Czech Republic

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Samu Szemerey

Urban services lead expert  | Lechner Nonprofit Ltd. • Budapest • Hungary

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Petr Mrkos

Chief Executive Officer • Prague Water Supply and Sewerage Company • Prague

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Jaroslav Klusák

Energy manager • City of Litoměřice • Czech Republic

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Petr Návrat

Co-Founding partner | ONplan • Prague • Czech Republic

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Adam Gebrian

Architecture critic | AG-ENT • Prague • Czech Republic

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Barbora Mičková

Chief Institutional Affairs Officer | Leo Express • Prague • Czech Republic

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Adriana Krnáčová

Mayor • City of Prague • Czech republic

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Hui Ling Lim

Global Strategy Director | reSITE ; Director of Planning, Strategy & Government Relations | City Crew • New York • United States

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Martin Gillar

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General | Prague Public Transit Co., Inc. • Prague • Czech Republic

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Linda Bartošová

Reporter and moderator | Česká televize • Prague • Czech Republic

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Levente Polyák

Urban planner, researcher, activist and policy adviser | Eutropian Research and Action • Budapest • Hungary

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Ondřej Boháč

Director | Prague Institute of Planning and Development • Prague • Czech Republic

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Rui Ramos-Pinto Coelho

Executive Director | Invest Lisboa • Lisbon • PT

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Nicolas Buchoud

Founding Principal | Renaissance Urbaine • Paris • France

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Kateřina Zychová

Chief Executive Officer | Verdi Capital • Prague • Czech Republic

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Václav Pavlečka

CEO | Air Ventures ; Incubator | Prague Creative Centre • Prague • Czech Republic

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Petr Vizina

Head of the cultural division | Czech television's news agency • Prague • Czech Republic

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Osamu Okamura

Program director | reSITE • Prague • Czech Republic

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Martin Barry

Small Talk

Landscape architect, Founder | reSITE, City Crew • Prague, New York City • Czech Republic, USA

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Conference program 2017

Wed, June 21th

2030 NightSeeing™ with Leni Schwendinger - Guided Walk of the City of Prague

Marahal Club, Hotel Emblem, Platnéřská 19, Prague 1

Join Leni Schwendinger and reSITE for networking and a talk on city lighting as a neglected part of the planning and the design of cities. Unlike other infrastructure, light is creatively malleable, both physical and ephemeral. Illumination plays a significant role in citizenry well-being. Experience a unique experience of Prague after-dark.

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Thu, June 22th

0800 Registration
0930 Conference welcome Address:
Martin Barry
0945 Keynote Address:
Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris
1015 Keynote discussion (moderator Linda Bartošová, Česká televize)
1045 Coffee break
1110 Special lecture:
Kathryn Gustafson, Gustafson & Portman
1130 Discussion Panel:
INFRASTRUCTURE AS CATALYST OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT. More »
Public Investments to Spur Private Drive (moderator Nikita Poljakov, Hospodářské noviny)
Speakers: Gabriel Ahlfeldt, Michael Flynn, Jean Louis-Missika, Kathryn Gustafson
1205 In discussion with:
Kathryn Gustafson, Gustafson & Portman and Jean-Louis Missika, City of Paris
1255 Lunch
Sensory Understanding: Surprise dance perfor-mance that will find you
1340 Special lecture:
Enric Batlle, Batlle I Roig
1400 Ideas Yard Discussion – SMART WATER – PUBLIC OR PRIVATE? More »
(moderator Nikita Poljakov)
Speakers: Philippe Guitard, Adriana Krnáčová
1430 Discussion panel:
POWER PLAYS. Politics, Technology and Design More »
(moderator Feargus O'Sullivan, The Atlantic Citylab)
Speakers: Martina Ableidinger, Samu Szemerey, Nicolas Buchoud, Jana Plamínková, Enric Batlle
1505 In discussion with:
Jana Plamínková, Councillor, City of Prague, and Enric Batlle, Batlle I Roig
1555 Coffee break
1620 Keynote address:
Kazuyo Sejima, SANAA
1705 Keynote discussion (moderator Osamu Okamura, reSITE)
1720 Conference Day 1 wrap-up
1830 Restless Influence: Introduction to Instagram Best Practice | Hotel Emblem
1900 reSITE EXTRA EVENTS More »

reSITE Design Bar Crawl – Holešovice
Paralelní polis, Dělnická 43, Prague 7
Discover the unique places in the fault line between the hipster neighborhood of Letná and blue-collars’ Dělnická. Local beer and wine tasting and amazing food are on the program.
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reSITE Hype Bar Crawl – Letná
National Gallery, Dukelských Hrdinů 47, Prague 7
Get to know the Letná neighborhood, known as the hipster dreamland of Prague. You’ll have the chance to visit the Trade Fair Palace, the current seat of the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art of the National Gallery of Prague, amongst other amazing places.
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reSITE Pub Crawl – Prague 1 District
Hostinec u Rotundy, Karoliny Světlé 17, Prague 1
Walk around the historical city center, filled with devious medieval streets, galleries and courtyards. Discover the hidden local popular pubs, still preserved from the touristic crowds.
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reSITE Bar Crawl – Staré Město
Champagneria, Průchodní 4, Prague 1
Packed with bars, beer halls and breweries, Prague is considered to be one of the best places in Europe to drink. Discover our most glamour bars, and enjoy the best drinks and cocktails of the city.
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1930 Big Bang Data – komentovaná prohlídka výstavy | DOX, free entry
2000 reSITE In/visible Dinner, invite only
2200 reSITE In/visible Party.
Bokovka, Prague 1. Free entry

Fri, June 23th

0930 Day 2 Welcome Address:
Martin Barry, Adriana Krnáčová
0945 Keynote Address:
Caroline Bos, UNStudio
1030 Keynote discussion (moderator Adam Gebrian, AG-ENT)
1045 Special Lecture:
Winy Maas, MVRDV
1130 Discussion Panel:
RETHINKING URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE. More »
Understanding Landscapes and Cityscapes in Constant Change (moderator Andrew Tuck, Monocle)
Speakers: Dan Ťok, Marlena Happach, David Bravo, Caroline Bos, In/visible Speaker
1205 In discussion with:
Caroline Bos, UNStudio
1255 Lunch
1340 Special lecture:
Leni Schwendinger, NightSeeing™
1425 Shared Cities: Creative Momentum
Discussions and Workshops More »

Revealing the hidden city with data: An introduction to urban data visualisation - Amanda Taylor, Jacopo Hirschstein (Tekja, London)

Waste Management in Vienna and Prague: Re-liability and Responsibility – Martina Ableiding-er (City of Vienna), Jana Plamínková (City of Prague)

Hands-on data visualisation: simple tools to start with - Waldemar Węgrzyn (Miasto Ogrodow, Katowice)

P7 forever! Luxus for all! - Matthias Einhoff + Miodrag Kuč (ZK/U, Berlin, Germany)

Dual: How to convert unsused public spaces into spaces for two - Tatjana Vukosavljevic + Ivan Kućina (BINA, Belgrade, Serbia)

Just Add People - the instant architecture game - Gilly Karjevsky (Just Add People, Berlin, Germany)

(Inter)active citizenship & participation - Michal Tošovský (Otakar Motel Fund)

The Smart Citizens Lab – Coen Bergman, Gijs Boerwinkel (Waag Society)

Urban Infrastructure as Catalyst of Revitaliza-tion - Caroline Bos (UNstudio) – Invite only

Highways to Hell – David Bravo (European Prize for Urban Public Space)

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons – Tom Llewellyn (Shareable.net)

1425 Ideas Yard Discussion More »
Future transportation
(moderator Gabriel Ahlfeldt, London School of Economics)
Speakers: Hui Ling Lim, Barbora Mičková, Rishinath Rao

Energy and safety
(moderator Pavel Kalouš, Forbes Magazine)
Speakers: Kateřina Zychová, Samu Szemerey, Jaroslav Klusák

Urban data infrastructure
(moderator Cedric Maloux, StartUp Yard)
Speakers: Václav Pavlečka, Martin Gillar
1555 Coffee break
1620 Keynote address:
Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman
In collaboration with the Aspen Institute Central Europe
1655 Keynote discussion (Moderator: Petr Vizina Czech Television)
Guests: Levente Polyak (Eutropian Research and Action), Michal Broža (United Nations Information Centre), In collaboration with the Aspen Institute Central Europe
1740 Conference wrap-up
2000 Launch of Cities Magazine #1
Foyer2, Goethe-Institut, free entry

Sat, June 24th
Sun, June 25th

Invisible Prague Tours.
FREE PUBLIC EVENTS

Let's sneek to Prague's underground, to one of the world’s largest systems of underground collectors, the oldest part of the sewage system, let's take a subway trip back in time and feel the atmosphere of the 70's, or have a poetic walk under the gas lamps lighting. Infrastructure tours are made possible thanks to our cooperation with Prague waste management, public transportation, gas supply, water management companies and Kolektory Praha (City of Prague collectors company).

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The Daycare and Kid’s Corner

You can find a playful environment set up inside the Forum Karlin Venue. Our trained staff will watch over children of 6 months and older. This is a free service that will be provided by “Chuvicka.cz” to all conference participants.

The Daycare will be open from 9am to 6pm during both days of the conference.

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FAQ

When will the reSITE Conference 2017 be held?

The conference is scheduled to begin at 9:30 am and concludes at 5:30 pm on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2017. Please check the conference program on our website before arriving.

Where will the conference be held?

The conference will be held at the Forum Karlin in Prague 8. Closest metro stop is Krizikova (Yellow line) and tram stop Krizikova situated in Sokolovska street (tram number 3 and 8). All rooms at the Forum Karlin are climate-controlled and smoking is prohibited in the indoor spaces. Dining will take place in the courtyard of the building, weather permitting.

How can I register for reSITE 2017?

Please visit the registration page. Passes are sold for either one-day entry or two-day entry. Passes are nontransferable, so fill the correct names in the registration form, please. If you do not know them yet, leave the field empty and we will contact you closer to the conference asking for their completion.

When will I receive an e-ticket?

You don’t need any. If paid before the due date your invoice is valid as a ticket. At the registration desk at the conference all you need tell your name and we will identify you.

Is on-site registration possible?

On-site conference check-in and registration commences around 8:00 am on Thursday 22 June.

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. If you have special diet needs, please write us before 05 June 2017 at conference@resite.cz. Please be sure to include onsite contact information, such as a cell phone number, in case there are any additional questions.

Is there a discount for conference passes if I buy them early?

Yes. Buy early and save. Discounted passes will be sold as follows: 15% discount before 28 February, 10% discount from March 1 to April 30 and full price after May 1. A premium fee will be added if purchased after 19 June. Early purchase tickets will grant the same access as the normally priced tickets.

Will I be able to refund VAT from the ticket price?

Yes, if you register as a company or freelancer you can use the registration invoice to refund VAT according to the Czech law 235/2004.

Can I get a refund if I already bought a ticket and cannot come to the conference?

Please get in touch with us until June 5 2017. The amount of refund is 50% due to bank fees and administrative costs. Therefore, handing over the tickets is preferred.

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

Our partner hotel for 2017 is The Emblem Hotel. Other suggested possibilities are: Clarion Hotel Prague City, Airbnb accommodation or the services of OK TOURS (kotrc@oktours.cz)

In what language will reSITE 2017 be held? Will there be simultaneous translation available?

The conference is simultaneously translated into English and Czech.

How can I attend the workshops?

The workshops are included in the registration fee. You can book your seat for workshops with a limited capacity in the conference app.

What is the dress code for reSITE Conference 2017?

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.

Would a cloackroom be available?

Yes, but in limited capacity.

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

Please, send us an e-mail to conference@resite.cz.

Whom can I contact should I have other questions?

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

Past speakers

Speakers 2016

Saskia Sassen

reSITE Small Talks with Saskia Sassen

Urban sociologist, professor • Columbia University • London School of Economics • New York • USA

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Michael Kimmelman

reSITE Small Talks with Michaelem Kimmelmanem

Architecture Critic • New York Times • New York • USA

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Mimi Hoang

reSITE Small Talks with Mimi Hoang

Co-founder, director • nArchitects • New York • USA

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Martin Rein-Cano

reSITE Small Talks with Martin Rein Cano

Director • Topotek 1 • Berlin • Germany

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Carl Weisbrod

How a city can have control over its destiny. Discussion

Chairman • City Planning Commission • New York • USA

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Marcus Westbury

reSITE Small Talks

Founder • Creative director • Renew Newcastle • Melbourne • Australia

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Petr Hlavacek

Discussion: Migrating People: Flexible and Resilient Cities

Director • Prague Institute of Planning and Development • Prague • Czech Republic

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Joana Dabaj

reSITE Small Talks with Catalytic Action

Co-founder • Principal coordinator • Catalytic Action • London • Great Britain

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Riccardo Conti

reSITE Small Talks with Catalytic Action

Co-founder • Executive Director • Catalytic Action • London • Great Britain

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Lukas Feireiss

The Power of Imagination: Flying to the Moon

Owner, Curator • Studio Lukas Feireiss • Advisory Board Member • Aedes • Berlin • Germany

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Ursula Struppe

Diversity Matters in Vienna

Director • Vienna Municipal Department 17 for Integration and Diversity • Vienna • Austria

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Kuba Snopek

The Story of Nowa Huta

Architect, researcher • Wrocław • Poland

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Samu Szemerey

Discussion: Migrating People: Flexible and Resilient Cities

Advisor • Design Terminal • Budapest • Hungary

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Mareike Geiling

reSITE Small Talks with Refugees Welcome

Co-initiator • Fluchtlinge Willkommen • Berlin • Germany

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Jonas Kakoschke

reSITE Small Talks with Refugees Welcome

Co-initiator • Fluchtlinge Willkommen • Berlin • Germany

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Valentyna Zotova

Urbanism vs Political Crisis: Ukraine

Director • CANactions • Kyiv • Ukraine

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Jan Machacek

Journalist • Lidové noviny • Prague • Czech Republic

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Philip Horst

Co-founder • ZK/U - Center for Arts and Urbanistics • Berlin • Germany

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Matthias Einhoff

What Is Inclusive Design? Discussion

Co-founder • ZK/U - Center for Arts and Urbanistics • Berlin • Germany

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Mascha Onderwater

How We Gave Back Vienna's Main Shopping Street to Pedestrians

Member of the management team • Bureau B+B • Amsterdam • The Netherlands

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Miriam Liskova

Architecture Against Segregation of People

Co-founder • SLLA Architects • Bratislava • Slovakia

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Michal Sulo

Architecture against segragation

Co-founder • SLLA Architects • Bratislava • Slovakia

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Berrin Chatzi Chousein

Editor-in-chief • World Architecture Community • Ankara • Turkey

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Michael Zantovsky

Saskia Sassen answers questions about migration. Keynote discussion

Executive director • Havel Library • Prague • Czech Republic

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Miri Barbero Elkayam

Migrants Are Not Tools in a Game

Director • Mesila - Aid and Information Center for Migrant Workers and Refugees • Tel Aviv • Israel

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Monica Marquez Bobadilla

Intercultural worker for Spanish and English speaking migrants • Association for intercultural work • Prague • Czech Republic

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Marina Pojmanova

Intercultural worker for Russian speaking migrants • Association for intercultural work • Prague • Czech Republic

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Natallia Allen

Intercultural worker for English and Russian speaking migrants • Association for intercultural work • Prague • Czech Republic

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Lenka Burgerova

What Is Inclusive Design? Discussion

Architect, councillor • Prague 7 District • Prague • Czech Republic

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Krister Lindstedt

Special lecture. How we moved a city

Architect, partner • White Architects • Stockholm • Sweden

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Petra Kolinska

Deputy Mayor • City of Prague • Prague • Czech Republic

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Marta Siciarek

Integration is a Challenge. Exclusion is destruction. Gdansk Story

Director • Immigrant Support Center • Gdańsk • Poland

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Jaromir Hainc

Keynote Address: Plan Plans: Preparing For the Future

Secretary • City planning section • Institute of Planning and Development • Prague • Czech Republic

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Ivan Duskov

Keynote Address: Plague Plans: Preparing For the Future

Director • Strategy and Policy Section • Institute of Planning and Development • Prague • Czech Republic

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Anu Riila

Senior Planning Officer • Working Group Migration and Integration • Helsinki • Finland

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Berthold Franke

Regional Director for Central Eastern Europe • Goethe-Institut Prag • Prague • Czech Republic

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Petr Palicka

Project director • Penta Investments • Prague • Czech Republic

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Adam Svejda

Welcome Address at reSITE 2016

Director • Communication and Presentation Office • Institute of Planning and Development • Prague • Czech Republic

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Jakob Racek

Director of the cultural program for Central and Eastern Europe • Goethe-Institut Prag • Prague • Czech Republic

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Martin Klamt

How To Solve a Rubic's Cube? Solutions for Munich

Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulation • Munich • Germany

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Omar Koleilat

How a city can have control over its destiny. Discussion

Chief Executive Officer • Crestyl • Prague • Czech Republic

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Miroslav Linhart

Director • Deloitte • Prague • Czech Republic

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Henry Foy

reSITE Small Talks with Henry Foy

Central European Correspondent • The Financial Times • Warsaw • Poland

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Pavel Streblov

How a city can have control over its destiny. Discussion

Senior Project Manager • Penta Investments • Prague • Czech Republic

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Alen Kovacevic

Project Coordinator and Partnerships Coordinator • Integration Centre • Prague • Czech Republic

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Egbert Fransen

What Is Inclusive Design? Discussion

Director • Pakhuis de Zwijger • Amsterdam • Netherlands

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Charlot Schans

Amsterdam Inspiration: Why Inclusive Design Matters?

Project leader • New Europe - Cities in Transition • Pakhuis de Zwijger • Amsterdam • Netherlands

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David Kaspar

Project manager • k r e p - concepts, advocacy and innovation of culture in Prague • Prague Institute of Planning and Development • Prague • Czech Republic

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Lenka Safrankova Pavlickova

Counselor on migration and refugees • City of Brno • Czech Republic

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Jan Ditko

Coordinator of the project “Together against racism” • Multicultural Center • Prague • Czech Republic

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Jakob Hurrle

Statutory board • Multicultural Center • Prague • Czech Republic

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Ekim Tan

reSITE Small Talks with Ekim Tan

Founder, Game Designer • Play the City

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Zdenek Lanc

How Can Citizens Design Public Space?

Head of UX • reSITE • Prague • Czech Republic

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Osamu Okamura

Program director • reSITE • Prague • Czech Republic

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Martin Barry

reSITE Small Talks with Martin Barry

Founder, Director • reSITE • Prague • Czech Republic

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Speakers 2015

James Corner

James Corner Field Operations • Founder • NYC

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Jon Gnarr

Сomedian, author, former mayor • Reykjavik

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Michael Sorkin

Architect, Professor • City College of New York • NYC

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Greg Clark

Urban Land Institute • Senior Fellow • London

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Henk Ovink

Rebuild by Design • Washington D.C. • Special Envoy for International Water Affairs • The Netherlands

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Gabu Heindl

Gabu Heindl Architektur • Founder, Owner • Vienna

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Greg Lindsay

Fast Company • Contributing writer • NYC

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Hiroki Matsuura

Maxwan • Partner • Rotterdam

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Adriana Krnacova

City of Prague • Mayor • Prague

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Jaroslav Andel

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art • Artistic Director-at-large • Prague

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Kristien Ring

Self Made City, Berlin • Curator • Berlin

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Karol Piekarski

Miasto Ogrodów • New media programme manager • Katowice

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Vitek Jezek

Rekola • Project coordinator • Prague

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Adam Gebrian

AG-ENT • Founder, Architecture Critic • Prague

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Szilvia Zsargo

Mindspace • Founding member • Budapest

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Valentyna Zotova

CANactions • Director • Kyiv

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Marek Stepa

Deputy Mayor of Gdynia for Development Issues • City of Gdynia • Gdynia

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Karolina Mikova

PDCS • Director • Bratislava

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Jana Drapalova

City of Brno - Novy Liskovec • Mayor • Brno

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Michal Hladky

Vychodne Pobrezie • Minister of Panic • Director of European City of Culture Kosice 2013 • Kosice

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Matej Hollan

City of Brno • Deputy Mayor • Brno

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Martin Kalab

Wiener Linien Marketing • Head of Advertising • Vienna

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Pavla Melkova

Prague Institute of Planning & Development • Director of the Urban Design Section • Prague

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Tessza Udvarhelyi

The City is For All • Co-founder • Budapest

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Gyula Balog

The City is For All • Activist • Budapest

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Petr Navrat

Prague Institute of Planning and Development • Team leader for public participation in planning • ONplan • Founding partner • Prague

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Samu Szemerey

Design Terminal • Adviser • Budapest

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Lukas Feireiss

Studio Lukas Feireiss • Owner, Curator • Aedes • Advisory Board Member • Berlin

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Rob Khazzam

Uber • International Launcher • Toronto

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Tanja Lahti

City of Helsinki Urban Facts • Project Manager • Helsinki

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Anna Matouskova

Deputy Minister of Culture • Prague

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Alfredo Brillembourg

Urban-Think Tank • Founding Partner • Caracas, Zurich

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Sonja Heikkila

Tekes • Senior Adviser • Helsinki

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Martin Barry

Founding director • reSITE • Prague

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Mark Johnson

CIVITAS • Founder & President • Denver

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Petr Hlavacek

Prague Institute of Planning and Development • Director • Prague

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Matej Stropnicky

City of Prague • Deputy Mayor • Prague

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Barbara Wilks

W Architecture & Landscape Architecture • Founder • New York

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Pavel Kysilka

Ceska sporitelna • Chairman of the Management Board • Prague

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Tomas Hudecek

City of Prague • Former Mayor • Prague

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Marek Dospiva

PENTA • Founding Partner • Prague

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Osamu Okamura

reSITE • program director • Prague

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Marketa Ubikova

Ciste nebe • Director • Prague

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Andreas Schwab

Vienna Central Station • Deputy Project Manager and Senior Expert • Vienna

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Anna Sienicka

TechSoup Foundation • Director • Warsaw

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Tomas Rakos

Democracy 2.1 • Prague

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Milota Sidorova

reSITE • coordinator • Prague

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Stepan Ripka

Platform for Social Housing • Executive Chairman • Prague

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Jiri Klokocka

Sint-Lucas School of Architecture • Architect, urbanist • Ghent • TU Liberec • Liberec

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Bohdan Blahovec

Screenwriter, film director • Prague

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Michael Brown

Calgary Municipal Land Corporation • CEO • Calgary

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Peter Brocka

City of Trnava • Mayor • Trnava

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Jiri Ctyroky

Prague Institute of Planning and Development • Director of Spatial Information Section • Prague

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Leos Novotny

LEO Express • CEO • Prague

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Stefan Aue

Haus der Welt • Coordinator • Berlin

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Pavlina Kvapilova

Freelance journalist • Prague

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Jiri Sulzenko

Pilsen 2015 • Programme director • Pilsen

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Helena Doudova

Curator • Berlin, Prague

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Yvette Vasourkova

Centre for Central European Architecture • Founding member • Prague

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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

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Michel Desvigne

Michel Desvigne Paysagiste • Founder • Paris

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Tomas Hudecek

Mayor • Prague

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Marco Clausen

Prinzessinnengarten • Co-founder • Berlin

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Marek Janiak

Chief Architect • Łódź

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Pavel Hnilicka

Prague Institute of Planning and Development • Advisor • Prague
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Michael Brown

Municipal Land Corporation • CEO • Calgary

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Tereza Stockelova

ProAlt • Sociologist, Activist • Prague

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Christian Potiron

European City of Culture • Deputy Program Director for Participation • Pilsen
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Sandor Finta

Chief Architect of Budapest • Budapest

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Irena Vostracka

Urban Development Department • Director • Pilsen

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Joanna Erbel

Activist • Warsaw

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Milota Sidorova

reSITE • Project manager / coordinator • Prague

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Osamu Okamura

reSITE • Program Director • Prague

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Karima Nigmatulina

Research and Project Institute of General Plan for the City of Moscow • Acting Director • Moscow

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Benedetta Tagliabue

EMBT • Co-Founder • Barcelona

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Margaret Newman

Executive Director • Municipal Art Society • NYC

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Mark Johnson

CIVITAS • Founder & President • Denver

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Karel Schwarzenberg

TOP09 • President • Prague

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Tomas Ctibor

Prague Institute of Planning and Development • Director • Prague
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Nicolas Buchoud

Cercle Grand Paris de l'Investissement Durable • President • Paris
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Vladimir Ledecky

Spissky Hrhov • Mayor

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Petr Palicka

PENTA • Project director • Prague

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Oksana Galenko

Head of Planning Department • Kiev

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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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Adam Gebrian

Architecture Critic • Prague

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Juval Dieziger

Holzmarkt25 • Berlin

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Mario Husten

Holzmarkt25 • Berlin

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Andrey Grinev

Chairman of The Union of the Creative Territories • Moscow

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Heiko Roehl

Environment Manager • Freiburg

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Vit Maslo

Co-founder • CMC Architects • Prague

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Michael Kimmelman

The New York Times • Architecture Critic • NYC

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Adam Greenfield

Urbanscale • Founder • Director • NYC

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Stig L. Andersson

SLA • Founder, Creative Director • Copenhagen

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Martin Barry

reSITE • Founder, Director • Prague

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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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Daniel Herman

Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic • Minister • Prague
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Vera Jourova

Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic • Minister • Prague
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David Chisholm

CMC Architects • Co-Founder • Prague

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Florian Kohl

FAT Koehl Architects • Founder • Berlin

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Daniella Huszar

KEK • Budapest

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Niombo Lomba

City Councillor • Stuttgart

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Jan Kasl

Best Development • Company Executive • Prague

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Grzegorz Piatek

Centrum Architektury • Architecture Critic, Editor • Warsaw

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Petr Navrat

ONplan Lab • Co-founder • Prague

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Jan Svejnar

Columbia University • Professor, Economist • NYC

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Speakers 2013

Adrian Benepe

Director of City Park Development / Trust for Public Land / Former Commissioner of Parks, The City of New York • New York

Enrique Penalosa

Former Mayor of Bogota • Colombia • NYC

Charlie Hughes

Chairman / Smart Futures • Chichester

Judit Carrera

Director of European Prize for Urban Public Space / CCCB • Barcelona

Artur Celinski

Journalist / Res Publica Nova • Warsaw

David Chisholm

Partner / CMC Architects • Prague

Petr Palicka

Project director / Penta Investments • Prague

Gabor Bindics

Partner / Cultural Centre Dunaj, Stara trznica Alliance • Bratislava

Florian Kohl

Partner / FATKoehl Architects • Berlin

Bence Turanyi

Founder / 2Ta • Budapest

Jolana Rihova

Project manager / Promeny Foundation • Prague

Tomáš Cach

Advisor / The City of Prague • Prague

Barbara Wilks

Founder / W Architecture & Landscape Architecture • New York

Stefan Rettich

Partner / KARO* architects • Leipzig

Michael Winfrey

Chief Economic Correspondent for CEE Region / Reuters • Prague

Vladimír Sitta

Founder / Terragram / Sydney • Prague

Klára Gajduskova

Chairwoman of the Board of Directors / Ceska Sporitelna Foundation • Prague

Winy Maas

Cofounder / MVRDV • Rotterdam

Kees Christiaanse

/ Founder / KCAP Architects & Planners • Rotterdam

Alexandros E. Washburn

Chief of Urban Design / The City of New York • NYC

Pavel Hnilicka

Advisor • City Development Authority Prague • Prague

Tomáš Hudecek

Deputy Mayor of Prague • The City of Prague

Petra Havelska

Partner / Marko&Placemakers • London

Maria Aiolova

Cofounder / Terreform ONE • NYC

Jonas Norsted

Partner / Studio Oslo • Oslo

Pavel Jansta

Vice Mayor of Vodnany • Vodnany

Jan Farsky

Mayor of Semily • Semily

Tomas Hanacek

Organizer / Trencin si Ty • Trencin

Boris Palmer

Mayor of Tuebingen • Germany

Irakli Eristavi

Partner / zerozero Architects • Presov • Kosice

Nigel Atkins

Associate Professor of Urban Planning / Sorbonne University / Paris • Abu Dhabi

Martin Barry

Director / reSITE • New York

Milota Sidorova

Lead Coordinator, Manager / reSITE • Prague

Allen Zerkin

Associate Professor / NYU University • NYC

Vaclav Mencl

Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic • Prague

Paul Koch

Former Director of ING Real Estate Development • Prague & Paris

Greg Lindsay

Journalist and Visiting Scholar / Fast Company and New York University • NYC

Shriya Malhotra

Founder / Partizaning • Moscow

Ginés Garrido

Founder / Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos Asociados • Madrid

Tania Ruiz

Visual Artist / Paris • Malmo

Cecil Balmond

Founder / Balmond Studio • London

Lukas Sokol

Manager Urban Design Studio / Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council • Abu Dhabi

Tomas Ctibor

Deputy Director / City Development Authority • Prague

Pavla Melkova

Director / City Development Authority • Prague

Illah van Oijen

Organizer / Stara trznica Alliance • Bratislava

Tomasz Ossowicz

Director of Wroclaw Development / Chief Urban Planner • The City of Wroclaw

Erik Cipera

Deputy Director / Asistence • Prague

Reinhard Kropf

Partner / Helene&Hard Architects • Stavanger

Jan Macháček

Journalist / Respekt • Prague

Michal Mejstřík

Economist / CERGE • Prague

Norman Eisen

Economist / CERGE • Prague

Tomáš Sedláček

NERV • Prague

Raumlabor Berlin



Speakers 2012

Jan Gehl

Principal, Gehl Architects • Kopenhagen, Denmark

Reinier de Graaf

Partner, Office for Metropolitan Architecture [OMA] • Rotterdam

Janette Sadik-Khan

Commissioner, Department of Transportation • New York City

Alexandros E. Washburn

Chief Urban Designer, Department of City Planning • New York, USA

Craig Dykers

Principal, Snohetta • New York City & Oslo, Norway

Lisa Diedrich

Editor in Chief, SCAPE Magazine of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism • Munich, Germany

Raumlabor Berlin



Ira Saul Rubenstein

Czech Green Building Council • Prague, Czech Republic

Jakub Cigler

Principal, Cigler Marani Architects • Prague, Czech Republic

Vincent Marani

Architect, 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

project 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 - Prezident Karlín Group • Prague, Czech Republic

Nigel Atkins

Associate Professor of Urban Planning, Paris Sorbonne University • Paris and Prague

Michal Volf

Architect and Co-founder, Space Factory • Prague, Czech Republic

Petr Štěpánek

Commissioner, Department of Environment, Energetics and Bike Transportation , City of Prague / the Green Party • Prague, Czech Repub

Milota Sidorová

reSITE Coordinator, Project Manager • Post Gradual Candidate, Slovak Agricultural University, Nitra

Henry Hanson

Center for the Future • Slavonice, Czech Republic

Tomáš Hudeček

Deputy Mayor of Prague • Prague, 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

Aleksandra Udženija

City Councilor Prague 2 • City of Prague, Czech Republic

Matúš Vallo

Co-Founder, ValloSadovsky Architects • Bratislava, SVK

Igor Marko

FoRM Associates • London, UK

Petra Havelská

architecture + communication • London, UK

Ivana Pasečná

2ka • Bratislava, SVK

Katarína Boháčová

Remix Architects • Bratislava, Slovakia

Jiří Koten

Demoplan • Prague, CR

Martin Rein-Cano

Topotek 1, Landscape architects • Berlin, Germany

Krištof Hanzlík

Collaborative Collective • Prague, CR

Paul Koch

former director of ING Real Estate Development Czech Republic and France • Prague, Czech Republic and Paris, France

Soňa Dederová

project manager, Czech-German Fund For The Future • Prague, CR

Veronika Bednářová

Journalist, Reporter in Lidové noviny • Prague, Czech Republic

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

Roman Koucký Architectural Office • Prague, Czech Republic

Radek Špicar

Vice President, Board of Directors, Confederation of Industry in the Czech Republic • Prague