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Urbanism Lunch Hour: Co-designing in times of physical distancing [online]

April 24, 2020 @ 13:00 - 14:00 BST

We’re calling on Academicians to volunteer to speak at one of our upcoming series of our online Urbanism Lunch Hours. These events are open to all Academicians and Young Urbanist members.

Friday 24 April 2020 at 1pm (BST)

For our first session we have two speakers lined up to talk about some of urbanism’s response to repercussions of the Covid-19 crisis: engagement in times of physical distancing and how technology can be used to power the recover. The event will be chaired by AoU Director Biljana Savic.

Co-designing places in times of physical distancing
Angela Koch AoU, founder of ImaginePlaces

Angela Koch AoU is founder and leader of ImaginePlaces, an organisation which aims to enable people from all walks of life to get involved, collaborate and decide together when the look, feel and prosperity of our streets, neighbourhoods, cities and regions is ready for change. Angela will talk about the challenges of engaging people and communities in times of physical distancing.

Mike Saunders, CEO of Commonplace

Mike Saunders is CEO of Commonplace, which helps developers, councils, city managers and their communities to understand each others’ needs and communicate better. Mike will talk about use of digital tools to support co-design during physical distancing. He will include case studies that illustrate ways to achieve reach including hard-to-reach groups, the benefits of trust and insight, and the kinds of processes and planning required. He’ll also discuss what might happen next, and the opportunities that an increased interest in community will create.

These events are open to all Academicians and Young Urbanist members. Please use the link below to register via Eventbrite. We will soon issue details of how to join the event via Zoom.



April 24, 2020
13:00 - 14:00 BST
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