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Urbanism Lunch Hour: Covid-19 streets and public realm projects – international best practice

June 12, 2020 @ 13:00 - 14:15 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, Young Urbanist members and AoU members.

The world changed in March of 2020. How cities have moved forward and how they will continue to change in the coming weeks and months in response to the Covid19 crisis will determine their resilience, inclusiveness, and economic viability. Mike Lydon and Tim Stonor will share a range of best practices for so-called #Covid19Streets and what these changes to our streets and public spaces mean for the city of the future.


Mike Lydon is a founding Principal of Street Plans and leads the firm’s New York City office. Mike is the creator of the The Open Streets Project and the globally acclaimed series of digital publications, Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action, Long-Term Change Vol. 1 – 5. With Andres Duany and Jeff Speck, Mike is the co-author of The Smart Growth Manual (McGraw Hill, 2009), and alongside Tony Garcia is the recipient of the 2017 Seaside Prize and the co-author of Tactical Urbanism (Island Press, 2015), named by Planetizen as one of the top planning books of the past decade. Mike was also named by Planetizen as one of the 100 most influential urbanists. Most recently, Mike co-authored NACTO’s Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery, an emerging best practice guide that aims to assist cities manage the myriad of challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tim Stonor is an architect and urban planner who has devoted his career to the analysis and design of human behaviour patterns: the ways in which people move, interact and transact in buildings and urban places. He is recognised internationally for his work in the design of spatial layouts and, in particular, the role of space in the generation of social, economic and environmental value. Tim is the Managing Director of Space Syntax and a Director of The Academy of Urbanism. He is a Visiting Professor at The Bartlett, University College London, a Harvard Loeb Fellow and Deputy Chair of the UK Design Council.


Biljana Savic, DirectorThe Academy of Urbanism.

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If you have any queries please contact Olga Gaitani on og@academyofurbanism.org.uk.


June 12, 2020
13:00 - 14:15 BST
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