Together with Urban Vision, Urbanista.org has launched Urban Manifesto, a new webinar series creating a manifesto for a happier, healthier and liveable urban future as the world transitions from the COVID emergency into a new era. For our first episode we explored ‘Streets as Places of Mobility and Interaction’ with London-based architect Dinah Bornat and Demetrio Scopelliti, advisor to the Deputy Mayor of Milan. Urban Manifesto is co-hosted by Lucy Bullivant, place strategist, author & founder of Urbanista.org and Prathima Manohar, founder of think-do-tank The Urban Vision.
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This sessions are also live streamed by the Architecture Foundation as part of its ongoing 100 Day Studio online initiative.
Dinah Bornat, architect and co-founder of ZCD Architects based in London, a multidisciplinary practice, is an expert advisor on residents’ uses of external spaces in housing developments, and child-friendly cities among other topics, and a Mayor’s Design Advocate (London). She is currently conducting Streets in Lockdown, a mass observation survey during the pandemic to understand current modes of use in UK cities and towns and how best to respond to them for quality of life. https://www.zcdarchitects.co.uk
Demetrio Scopelliti is the Advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning, Green areas and Agriculture at the City of Milan, where, since 2016, he has been coordinating complex projects, policies and programmes, ranging from the Milano 2030 City Plan, the Railway Yards Regeneration Masterplan, the Reinventing Cities competition launched in collaboration with C40 and the Piazze Aperte (Open Plazas) programme with Bloomberg Associates and GDCI-Nacto. He is co-author of the report Cities Alive: towards a walking world, published by Arup (2016).