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NUDA is a non-profit organisation which aims to gather qualified urban designers from the Nordic countries as members for the purpose of stronger promoting urban design as a necessity within city planning.

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Frontpage: URBAN DESIGN PROCESS 2012
Frontpage: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Frontpage: NUDA STUDENT SUMMIT 2012
Projects: ...THIS SUMMER SCHOOL
Check out: URBAN DESIGN AWARDS
Frontpage: NUDA STUDENT SUMMIT 2012
Check out: HĹLLBAR STAD
Check out: CULBURB, Shaping Cities - Prague
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Check out: Innovation and Creativity of Women
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Projects: ...THE WINNERS
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Check out: Changes for the future of NUDA
Frontpage: URBAN DESIGN STUDENTS - LOOK HERE!
Check out: Moa Sundberg, Chairman of NUDA Student Board
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Projects: ...THIS CONFERENCE
Frontpage: NEW YEAR 2012
Frontpage: MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011
Frontpage: COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Frontpage: Competition Announcement 7th December
Projects: Submission closed 15th October
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Projects: Density, What´s to learn about that.
Check out: LED in Space
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Frontpage: URBAN LIGHT SUMMIT 2011
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Frontpage: NORDIC URBAN LIGHT DESIGN COMPETITION
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Projects: Hong Kong Waterfront
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Frontpage: WFS2010 SUMMARY REPORT
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Projects: LÉVA Urban Design AS
News: Tracing the Influence of urban design and the CIAM architects
Check out: Routes, Roads & Landscapes
News: When Urban Design is of national importance!
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News: Submission deadline for the Mayor's Urban Design Awards in Calgary
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Check out: Eco City Conference 2009
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News: Capacity Check, UK
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News: Co-founder and partner in Gehl Architects, Jan Gehl, has received the highest honour from the Danish Arts Foundation, the lifelong grant
News: Big screens in public spaces
Check out: NUDA SUMMER SHCOOL SANDEFJORD 2009
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Frontpage: Urban branding
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Projects: 3RW
Projects: Gehl Architects
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Projects: Gehl Architects
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Projects: David Lock Associates
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Speakers

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PLACES.

The Waterfront Synopsis presents a strong list of keynotes with major experience and hands on knowledge about how to create destinations and attract tourism and inward investments.

The eight keynotes presented here is part of the main program on 15th September. Keynotes from Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Norway will present on day two of conference, the 16th September.
 

 
 
Carol Binder
Executive Director
Pike Place Market
PDA, Seattle, WA, USA

As Executive Director of the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority, Carol Binder works to preserve and maintain the cultural identity of that historic institution. She oversees nearly 100 PDA employees who run the Market’s maintenance, security, custodial, leasing, housing, daystall, farm and administrative programs.

Carol has a long history with Pike Place Market, beginning with her eight-year term on the Pike Place Market’s governing Council in the 1990s, serving as Interim Executive Director in 1999 and returning to the position permanently in 2003. In her tenure thus far, she has overseen the construction of a new, low-income senior housing/senior center building, the Market’s Centennial bash in 2007, and the successful capital planning program, funded by a voter-approved tax levy in 2008. In 2009, the Market commenced a multi year major Market renovation, focusing on preserving the buildings, improving their functionality and sustainability.

With over 20 years of experience in finance and nonprofit development, she has acted as a strategic consultant to many of Seattle’s nonprofit organizations, government agencies and small businesses, assisting clients such as Boeing Employees Community Fund, the City of Seattle, and King County Metro with business development and financial analysis. She has a degree in Accounting from the University of Oregon and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington.
 


Rob Cowan
Director
Urban Design Skills
London, England

Robert Cowan is a director of the London-based consultant and training provider Urban Design Skills. He is the author of The Dictionary of Urbanism and editor of Context, the journal of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. His publications include The Connected City, The Cities Design Forgot, Urban Design Guidance, London After Dark and Re:urbanism. He has written design policy and guidance for England and Wales, and for the Scottish Government. He devised the community audit method Placecheck and the urban design skills appraisal method Capacitycheck. He is an illustrator and his weekly cartoon appeared in Planning for 20 years. Recorded Public Lecture with Rob Cowan, New Castly University

 

Fred Kent
President
Project for Public Spaces
New York, NY

Fred Kent founded Project for Public spaces over 35 years ago and is regarded as a leading authority on revitalizing city spaces and one of the foremost thinkers in livability, smart growth and the future of the city.  Fred travels over 150,000 miles each year, offering technical assistance to communities and giving talks across the US, as well as internationally, on the importance of place. Each year, he and the PPS staff train over 10,000 people in Placemaking techniques.

Currently, Fred is working on a new major multi-use waterfront destination for Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. Saadiyat Island will offer a transit-based and walkable mix of recreational, cultural and commercial offerings. The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) of Abu Dhabi engaged PPS to develop a detailed master plan and development guidelines for the Marina Waterfront Precinct with the goal of creating a vibrant waterfront district that becomes the hub of island life and a regional destination.
Over the past 35 years, Fred has worked on hundreds of projects, including Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center, and Times Square in New York City; Discovery Green in Houston, TX; Campus Martius in Detroit, MI; Main Street in Littleton, NH; Granville Island in Vancouver, BC, Canada; and a City-Wide Placemaking Campaign in Chicago, IL.  In addition to projects, Fred has led trainings across the world for audiences such as the Urban Redevelopment Agency and the National Parks Board in Singapore, representatives from the City of Hong Kong, the Ministry of Environment in Norway, the leading Dutch transportation organization in the Netherlands, Greenspace in Scotland, UK, numerous transportation professionals from US State DOTs, and thousands of community and neighborhood groups across the US.

Before founding PPS, Fred studied with Margaret Mead and worked with William H. Whyte on the Street Life Project, assisting in observations and film analysis of corporate plazas, urban streets, parks and other open spaces in New York City. The research resulted in the now classic ‘The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces’, published in 1980, which laid out conclusions based on decades of meticulous observation and documentation of human behavior in the urban environment.
 


Kathy Madden
Senior Vice President
Project for Public Spaces
New York, NY

Kathy Madden is an environmental designer who has been at PPS since its inception in 1975. During this time, Kathy has been involved in all aspects of the organization’s work. She has directed over 300 research and urban design projects along with training programs throughout the U.S and abroad. She also currently directs PPS’s Placemaking Training and Public Space Research and Publications programs.

Kathy has co-authored and written both books and articles, including the PPS best-selling publication How to Turn a Place Around, which has now been translated into Czech and Japanese. She has lectured extensively and conducts, in conjunction with other PPS staff, PPS’s semi-annual How to Turn a Place Around training program in New York. While at PPS she taught for six years at the Pratt School of Architecture Graduate Program in Urban Design.

In 1995, Kathy started the Urban Parks Institute with a $2.2 million grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund. The Institute brought together over 2,000 parks leaders from both the private and public sectors in eight national conferences and four regional workshops. The Institute produced a volume of research and publications related to urban parks, and created a major online resource center for urban parks best practices and research, Urban Parks Online, which attracts over one million page views annually.
Prior to working at PPS, Kathy worked at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies and at the New York City Parks Department where she conducted an evaluation of park equipment and street furniture.
 


Alexis Pontvik
Professor in urban design
KTH Architecture and the Built Environment
Stockholm, Sweden

Born in 1951, returned to Sweden in 1988 after 25 years of living and working abroad. Educated at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf and at the Architectural Association in London, he now runs a studio in Stockholm with a wide-ranging field of operation. Current projects vary from a master plan for a Palestinian border crossing, a new art gallery in Uddevalla, urban design projects, interior design projects, a large design exhibition in Brussels, working as a counsellor to the Swedish Civil Aviation Administration, collaborating with an artist on a temporary structure.

"It's like life itself, I would get bored doing just one type of design work."
Whatever Pontvik does, even when working as an art exhibition producer or industrial designer, he always lets the project derive from the cause by extensive analysis. Many projects involve collaboration with different artists. "Art, architecture and design are themselves the core themes in everything I do."
 


Eric Reynolds
Founding Director
Urban Space Management
London, England

Eric Reynolds has been involved in numerous urban regeneration schemes since the early 1970's, many including the practical re—use of historic buildings. In 1972 he spearheaded the restoration of a derelict building in Clerkenwell as one of the country's first craft workshops; and in 1974 with two partners he started Camden Lock, now one of London's top tourist attractions. He has repeated this success at many other locations, notably Spitalfields Market in the City of London. He acts as a regeneration advisor across the country, is former Chairman of the London Safer Cities Initiative, and is a Director and Member of many other voluntary bodies. He sat on English Heritage's Working Group 5 inputting to the recent review "Power of the Place: the Future of the Historic Environment," and recently worked with the same organisation advising on the potential re—use of historic buildings in Calcutta.

Eric brought USM to Trinity Buoy Wharf after winning an LDDC development/management competition to develop a centre for arts and creative activity. This is where he pioneered Container CityTM, the idea of converting shipping containers into attractive, practical and affordable buildings with a wide variety uses, and continues to develop the concept, design and implementation of this novel form of construction.
 


Scott Taylor
Chief Executive
Glasgow City Marketing Bureau
Glasgow, Scotland

Scott Tayloris Chief Executive of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB), which is responsible for the brand, Glasgow: Scotland with style.  The Bureau is engaged in national and international activity including marketing & public relations; convention sales, event sales, hotel reservations, airline route development, meetings and incentives sales; event creation, attraction, management and marketing; conference and event accommodation bookings.  A graduate of Strathclyde University, Scott’s career spans both the marketing and tourism industries.  He has held a number of directorships in Glasgow and is chair of the Strategic Major Events Forum for the city. 

He is a Council Director of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and a member on its Board of Management, a member of the Board of Management of Central College, a member of the Shadow Board of the City of Glasgow College, and was previously Chair of the Greater Glasgow Hotels’ Association.
GCMB awards include:

Best UK Convention Bureau 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Best Sports Marketing City 2010
Marketing Excellence Award Scotland for PR 2007
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Bjarne Winterberg
Architect/Urban Planner
Ramboll
Copenhagen, Denmark