Cities which are truly sustainable, resilient, healthy and attractive, address the climate agenda
in parallel to a social robustness based on equity and well-being. Experiences in the light of the pandemic are discussed through the eyes of governance and leadership from six cities and three continents: London/Stockholm, NYC/Montreal, Nairobi/Kigali.

The discussion will elaborate on these strategies:

  • Make cities greener
  • Embrace walkability and new mobility
  • Diversify city-centers and the suburbs

Words of welcome:
Annika Rembe, Consul General of Sweden in New York
Deborah Marton, Executive Director van Alen Institute 

Speakers:
Madeleine Sjöstedt
, Director General, SI, Stockholm
Benjamin Prosky, Assoc.AIA, Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter | Center for Architecture
Mitch Silver, Director Planning Office, NYC
Jeffrey Raven, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Raven A+U NY / Co-chair, Planning and Urban Design Committee, AIA New York Chapter
Peter Murrey, Chair NLA, London
Sylvain Ducas, fm Director of Urban Planning, Montreal
Joy Mboya, Founder, The GoDown Art Center, Nairobi
Kelly Doran, Director Mass Architects, Kigali

Moderated by Carl Bäckstrand and Monica von Schmalensee, White Arkitekter

Register here or send an email to woodlifesweden@si.se.
Make sure to write “Future” in the subject line. We look forward to meet you!
Link to join Webinar: https://svenskainstitutet.zoom.us/j/82649233708 

Woodlife Sweden | Challenges in future of cities is arranged by the Swedish Institute, Architects Sweden and the Swedish Consulate General in New York in collaboration with Swedish Wood, Swedish Forest Industries, Arvet, White, Wingårdhs and Tengbom.