19 - 20 June 2014
Forum Karlin
Prague, Czech Republic
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reSITE workshop. strategic
planning for the City
of Prague
Absorbing Modernity:
Driverless cars, digital
surfaces and social capital
in the dumb city.
Late night salon with Adam
reSITE conference. DAY 1
VIP reSITE dinner
where: Forum Karlin, Pernerova 53
when: 08:00 - 18:00
entrance: registration needed
Special dinner for the international guests and
partners of the reSITE conference: Cities and
Landscapes of The New Economy.
19 / 06
where: reSITE headquarters, Vorsilska 10
when: 20:30
entrance: invitation only
This intensive and one-day workshop will address
the real and pragmatic Issues of strategic planning
and economic development for the City of Prague.
A specific site will be worked on by international and
local experts.
The workshop is mainly aimed at a manageable
development strategy, based on cooperation and
participation, and innovative means of urban
planning, with a major focus on urban economics,
the quality of public space and urban mobility.
The workshop will be held in English.
where: Mayor’s Residence
Mariánské náměstí 1/98
when: 10:00 - 17:30
entrance: invitation only
18 / 06
VIP Opening reception
Opening of the third annual conference Cities and
Landscapes of The New Economy. Mayor of
Prague Tomas Hudecek will greet reSITE guests,
partners and speakers in Clam Gallas Palace.
where: Clam Gallas Palace
Husova 158/20
when: 19:00 - 21:00
entrance: invitation only
Late night talk session with the international expert
and critic of smart and (anti) smart cities Adam
Greenfield (Founder of Urbanscale; London School
of Economics, NYC & London). What
technologies and user experience design make our
cities better for everyone?
How do they affect the way we interact, spend our
time and live in cities?
At the first reSITE Salon, get an opportunity to
personally meet one of our most important speakers
to discuss both sides of technologically advanced
Meet inspiring people in a relaxed atmosphere of
Maharal club in a newly built hotel Emblem.
Moderator: Richard Valtr
where: The Maharal Club, Emblem Hotel
Platnéřská 111/19
when: 21:30
entrance: free
reservation via [email protected]
reSITE party
First annual reSITE party! Grab a chance to meet
all guests of reSITE at our first party ever at Forum
Karlin. End your day with great music and lots of
cool people, exhibits and drinks. DJs, video mapping
from Kinocircus, exhibitions and new friends.
reSITE conference. DAY 2
where: Forum Karlin, Pernerova 53
when: 18:00 - 24:00
entrance: free
where: Forum Karlin, Pernerova 53
when: 08:00 - 18:00
entrance: registration needed
19 / 06
20 / 06
City Resiliency – Social and
Ecological needs fighting
the New Economy
reSITE on bikes
Evening Salon with Amy Armstrong (Rockefeller
Foundation 100 Resilient Cities - USA), Igor
Kovacevic (CCEA - Prague) and Mark Johnson
(Urban designer - USA).
Let’s discuss how social and ecological needs become
drivers of economic and cultural growth. How can
equitable and effective urban policies foster greater
collaboration across diverse partners and sectors.
where: The Maharal Club, Emblem Hotel
Platnéřská 111/19
when: 19:00
entrance: free
reservation via [email protected]
20 / 06
Prague 8 is a great area to discover by bike. This
city district is characteristic by numerous fresh
brownfield transformations. Pedestrian and bike
friendly Tempo 30 Zone makes it a perfect place
where community life bloom. Shortly Prague 8
has become THE PLACE to be in Prague.
Bring your own bike and experience some of its
urban realms with our reSITE speakers. A limited
number of bikes available for rent.
where: Forum Karlin, Pernerova 53
when: 18:00
entrance: free/open to public
20 / 06
21 / 06
Is Architecture and
Culture dead? Evening
Salon with Margaret
Newman (Former Chief of
Staff, NYC DOT) and Ivan
Kucina (BINA)
How to teach
While cities generally invest less and less into
culture, engaged cultural networks of urban activists
and experts are growing. At the same time there is a
huge difference between sought-after capitals in the
West and cities in the “East.” Both want to attract
active young people and to encourage investments.
The question of the evening will be debated by
guru of urban culture Ivan Kucina (co-founder
of Belgrade International Week of Architecture,
Serbia) and an active woman architect and now
cultural director from New York, Margaret Newman
who changed her position of a Former Chief of
Staff at New York Transportation Department for
Executive Director of the Municipal Art Society of
New York. How can active cultural life positively
influence architecture and urban life - or, is it dead
as some are arguing?
Meet inspiring people in a relaxed atmosphere of
Maharal club in a newly built hotel Emblem.
Moderator: Jaroslav Andel (Art Director, DOX)
where: The Maharal Club, Emblem Hotel
Platnéřská 111/19
when: 19:00
entrance: free
reservation via [email protected]
Saturday matinée with Eugene Asse (Moscow
School of Architecture). An open discussion on
educating in the field of architecture with invited
guests Monika Mitášová, Oldřich Ševčík, Jakub
Cígler and Martin Žemlička. Is architectural
education falling behind architectural practice? Or is
the opposite true? Admission free, held in English.
Host: Regina Loukotová
Organized by: ARCHIP
Admission free, held in English.
where: Café Rudolfinum,
Alšovo nábřeží 12
when: 11:00
entrance: free
21 / 06
Designers in the 21st century are no longer able to
simply design villas and fancy apartments. Design
has changed. Are studios rethinking how they
approach the way they do business? What does this
new model look like ?
Martin Barry (Founder, Director, reSITE, NYC
& Prague)
Maria Staszkiewicz (Deputy Executive Director at
Aspen Institute Prague)
Petr Kudryavtsev (Founding Partner, Urbanist,
Citymakers, Moscow)
where: The Maharal Club, Emblem Hotel
Platnéřská 111/19
when: 19:00
entrance: free
reservation via [email protected]
Exhibitions etc
19 - 20 / 06
where: Forum Karlín, Pernerova 53
when: whole conference
reSITE x DOX book store
Get a chance to get books of the reSITE
conference speakers or choose from a wide selection
of publications on urbanism, architecture and
sustainable cities supplied by Bendox which
specializes in titles from contemporary architecture,
art & design
Exhibition Weltstadt
at reSITE
Who creates the city? Who shapes its future?
– Inspired by these central questions, Weltstadt
– Who creates the city? connects projects by
various Goethe-Institutes and their local partners.
Combining different formats and approaches, they
share a common interest in testing urban visions and
new constellations of actors.
The traveling exhibition Weltstadt: Who Creates
the City organized by Goethe Institute will in its
premiere introduce a selection of the winning urban
projects of the Weltstadt program.
My Street Films goes reSITE
My Street Films is a new project of the online documentary portal initiated in
collaboration with UK documentary festival Open
City Docs Fest. It invites members of the general
public to make their own short video of a street or
place they know well from their personal, professional
or study life. In an innovative way, the project
interconnects the fields of film education and civil
life, serving as an untraditional source of presentation
of Czech cities and their inhabitants abroad. My
Street Films in cooperation with reSITE will present
3 films about everyday, unexpected, forgotten and
shocking stories of cities shot by usual people in love
with the places they live in. The first presentation of
these films can be seen at the reSITE festival.
Think City / Urban
strategies between
control and laissez-faire
(Paris, Lagos, London,
Sao Paulo, Barcelona,
Bilbao, Tehran, ZURICH,
Copenhagen, Curibita)
The exhibition project focuses on the contemporary
approaches to strategic development. Regarding
five main topics, dealing with the possibilities of
planning, ways of managing cities, the temporal
intentions of the city administration, the context
of site and scale of interventions, we are looking
for the reasons, why it is important to innovate the
management and organizations of cities.
A simultaneous balance between control and
laissez­faire - between planning and spontaneous
(uncontrolled) development - is demonstrated
on examples from different cities (Curitiba,
Copenhagen, Paris, Bilbao, Barcelona, Tehran,
Zurich, Lagos, São Paulo).The exhibition is part
of a long term project, with the aim to broaden the
interdisciplinary discussion about a flexible planning
of cities. The exhibition is following up the prepared
book “Thinking the City: Between control and
Curator of the project: Lucie Stejskalová
Co-operation: Marek Skoták, Žofie Raimanová,
Vojtěch Rada
The exhibition was supported by: Academy of Arts
and Design in Prague, NCA Foundation, Ministry
of Culture Czech Republic, Prague Institute of
Planning and Development.
Exhibitions etc
19 - 20 / 06
where: Forum Karlín, Pernerova 652/55
when: whole conference
Vision for mobility and
public space Prague 2025
Vision for mobility and public space Prague
2025. Vision represents Prague in near future as a
functional city, where requirements of mobility and
economical growth are harmonized with quality of
public space and environment.
Organizers: Auto*mat
Cities And Landscapes Of The Neaw Economy
Cities And Landscapes Of The New Economy
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Conference Welcome Address
Martin Barry • Founder & Director • reSITE • NYC, Prague
Daniel Herman • Minister of Culture, Prague
Karel Schwarzenberg • Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, TOP 09 party • Prague
Tomas Ctibor • Head of Planning Department • Prague
Special Lecture B
Stig Lennart Andersson • Founder, Creative Director • SLA •
Urban Combine A
Moderator: Milota Sidorova • Coordinator • reSITE • Prague
Filip Wänström • Project Manager • Interactive Institute Swedish ICT • Kista
Jan Ludvik • General Manager • Karlin Group • Prague
Grzegorz Piatek • Member of the Board • Centrum Architektury • Warsaw
Vasa J. Perović • Founder • Bevk Perović, Ljubljana
Joanna Erbel • Duopolis • Miasta Magazine • Warsaw
Keynote Address
EDWARD GLAESER • Professor • Harvard University
Face-to-face contact leads to more trust, generosity,
and cooperation than any other sort of interaction.
At their heart, cities are the absence of physical space
between people
Keynote Discussion
Moderator: Michael Kimmelman • Architecture Critic • The New York Times • NYC
Coffee Break
(DENSITY AND demand) . Discussion Panel 1
Moderator: Mark Johnson • Founder, President • CIVITAS, Denver
Ivan Kucina • Project Manager • School of Urban Practices • MIKSER Festival,
Co-Founder, Program Director • Belgrade International Architecture Week
Michael Brown • CEO • Municipal Land Corporation • Calgary
Petr Palicka • Project Director • PENTA • Prague
Vasa J. Perovic • Founder • Bevk Perović, Ljubljana
Irena Vostracka • Director • Urban Development Department • Pilsen
Vit Maslo • Co-Founder • CMC Architects • Prague
Moderator: Petr Navrat • Co-founder • ONplan Lab • Prague
Pavel Hnilicka • Advisor • Planning Departement, Prague
Mark Johnson • Founder, President • CIVITAS, Denver
Special guest*
Jan Svejnar • Professor, Economist • Columbia University • NYC
Coffee Break
Keynote Address
MICHAEL KIMMELMAN • Architecture Critic • The New York Times
Edward Glaeser • Professor, Economist • Harvard University
Sandor Finta • Chief Architect • Budapest
Michal Kolacek • Vice-Mayor for Urban Development • Pardubice
Special Lecture A
MICHEL DESVIGNE • Founder • Desvigne & Dalnoky • Paris
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INDUSTRIAL PAST: INNOVATIVE Futures. Discussion Panel 2
Public health depends on the freedom of
public discourse. A society that cannot speak
to itself is a society in crisis. Public space
provides a physical context for this discourse
Keynote Discussion
Moderator: Adam Gebrian • Architecture critic • Prague
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day 2 Welcome Address
Cities And Landscapes Of The Neaw Economy
Cities And Landscapes Of The New Economy
Coffee Break
Moderator: Florian Kohl • Founder • FAT Koehl Architects • Berlin
Tereza Stockelova • Sociologist, Activist • ProAlt • Prague
Moderator: Heiko Roehl • Professor • Freiburg University
Tomas Ctibor • Head of Planning Departement • Prague
Nicolas Buchoud • Founder • Renaissance Urbaine, Paris
Margaret Newman • Chief Of Staff • Department of Transportation • NYC
Keynote Discussion
Moderator: Osamu Okamura • Program Director • reSITE • Prague
Urban Combine B
Vladimir Ledecky • Mayor • Spissky Hrhov
Marco Clausen • Co-founder • Prinzessinnengarten • Berlin
Daniella Huszar • Member • KÉK • Budapest
Christian Potiron • Deputy program director for participation • Pilsen 2015 •
Marek Janiak • Chief Architect • Lodz
Keynote Address
BENEDETTA TAGLIABUE • Partner • EMBT Architects • Barcelona
I believe buildings are alive, and when you want
to make a change, you have to change in the same
Moderator: Milota Sidorova • Coordinator • reSITE • Prague
Martin Barry • Founder & Director • reSITE • NYC
Tomas Hudecek • Mayor • Prague
Vera Jourova • Minister of Regional Development • Prague
In discussion with
Adriaan Geuze • Founder • WEST 8 • Rotterdam
Oksana Galenko • Head of Planning Departement • Kiev
Jan Kasl • Company Executive • Best Development • Prague
Karima Nigmatulina • Acting Director • Research and Project Institute of General
Planning for the City of Moscow • Moscow
Coffee Break
Keynote Address
ADRIAAN GEUZE • Founder• WEST 8 Urban Design & Landscape
Architecture • Rotterdam
Niombo Lomba • City Councillor • Stuttgart
Juval Dieziger & Mario Husten • Co-Founders • Holzmarkt25 • Berlin
First of all we want to create a park which will fulfill
people’s dreams and desires
Andrey Grinev • Chairman • Union of the Creative Territories • ARTKVARTAL •
Benedetta Tagliabue • Co-founder • EMBT • Barcelona
Adam Greenfield • Founder, Director • Urbanscale • NYC, London
Special Lecture C
EUGENE ASSE • Dean • Moscow School of Architecture MARCH • Moscow
Special Lecture D
ADAM GREENFIELD • Founder, Director • Urbanscale • NYC, London
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Keynote Discussion
Moderator: Martin Barry • Founder & Director • reSITE • NYC
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Cities And Landscapes Of The Neaw Economy
Cities And Landscapes Of The New Economy
Stig L. Andersson
Eugene Asse
martin barry
Michael Brown
Founder, Creative Director • SLA
Dean • Moscow School of Architecture
reSITE • Founding Director
Prague & NYC
CEO • Municipal Land Corporation
Founder and Creative Director of SLA and professor
in Urban Design at the University of Copenhagen.
Stig L. Andersson has been guest professor at the
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and
has taught and lectured at architecture schools and
universities in Europe, USA and China. Stig L.
Andersson is honorary member of Danish Landscape
Architects’ Association. Stig L. Andersson has
received several awards for his work in landscape
architecture, amongst those the Topos European
Landscape Award, The Landscape Architecture
Europe Honour Award and the Eckersberg Medal
by Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark. After his
graduation from the School of Architecture at the
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1986, Stig L.
Andersson travelled to Japan with Japanese ministerial
research funds. Stig L. Andersson was particularly
interested in the Japanese culture’s relationship to
substance, space and changeability – fields he has
integrated and developed in his own practice since
1994. Beginning as a (purely) landscape architectural
practice, SLA has developed into a interdisciplinary
organization working with landscape, urban spaces,
analysis and urban planning all over the world.
After having graduated Moscow Institute of
Architecture (MARHI) in 1970, Eugene Asse
worked as an architect in Moscow Municipal Planning
Office (Mosproject­1). He had his post­graduate
course in urban design in 1978­-1981 and headed the
Urban Design Research Group in the State Institute
of Design until 1986. For the next ten years he
practiced as free­lance architect, artist and exhibition
designer. In 1997 he started his own design office
“asse architects” in Moscow, which he runs up to
now. Since 1973 he practices as an architectural
scholar and critic, writing and lecturing on urban
design and theory of architecture in the country and
abroad. He became a Professor in Moscow Institute
of Architecture (MARHI) heading the Experimental
Design Studio, a Vice­President of the Union of
Moscow Architects and the Member of the Board
of the Union of Architects of Russia, a Member of
European Cultural Parliament, the Commissioner of
the Russian Pavilion on the Biennale of Architecture
in Venice (2004, 2006), and most recently the Dean
of MARCH (Moscow Architectural School) – the
first independent architectural school in Russia that he
initiated and launched in April 2012.
Martin is a former Fulbright Scholar in the Czech
Republic where he taught landscape architecture at the
Faculty of Archiecture, Czech Technical University in
2011-2012. In September 2011, he founded reSITE.
He is an Associate at W Architecture and Landscape
Architecture where he leads and works with multidisciplinary teams on complex landscape, architecture
and urbanism projects in New York City, Saudi
Arabia, China, United Arab Emirates, Haiti and
Mexico. He is a young leader in his field, working on
public space plans for urban waterfronts, universities
and resorts, rooftops and multi-use developments
to large masterplans, city plans and urban design
standards with leading figures such as Enrique Norten,
Rafael Pelli and Michael Sorkin while serving as a
design consultant for private developers, municipalities
and royalty such as the royal family in Saudi Arabia.
As President and CEO, Michael has led CMLC and
steered the direction of the East Village revitalization
plan vision since September 2011. In his role, Michael
works closely with the Board of Directors, City of
Calgary and key community and business partners to
ensure the successful delivery of critical infrastructure
programs for the Rivers District. Along with overseeing the day­to­day operations of CMLC, he is charged
with leading the implementation of the organization’s
strategic plan which will chart a course for CMLC’s
future growth and development projects. Previously he
made a highly visible mark on Calgary’s cityscape as
an associate VP with Matthews Southwest – the organization responsible for delivering Encana’s 58­story
downtown tower, THE BOW. Prior positions include
vice president at Calgary Economic Development and
director of business development at Cushman and
Wakefield – the world’s largest privately held commercial real estate services firm.
To deepen his connections to the Calgary community,
Michael serves as a member on several boards: the
Calgary Arts Development Remarkable Experiences Accelerator Program, Heritage Park’s Master
Planning and Finance Committees, and the Calgary
Martin perceives landscape architecture and urbanism
as an essential way to shape the future of cities and
reestablish the way individuals interact with ecology
and culture in urban public spaces. He believes that
thoughtful, good urbanism and planning require
strong and clear leadership with lively collaboration
amongst different disciplines. Martin seeks to help
cities become more competitive with a thoughtful and
collaborative approach to urban design.
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Cities And Landscapes Of The New Economy
nicolas buchoud
Marco Clausen
Tomas Ctibor
Michel Desvigne
President • Cercle Grand Paris de
l’investissement durable • Paris
Co-­founder • Prinzessinnengarten
Director • Prague Institute of Planning and
Development • Prague
Founder • Des​vi​gne & Dal​noky
Nicolas Buchoud is a leading French urban
development and sustainable metropolitan systems
expert. He has recently been involved in large scale
metropolitan projects such as Le Grand Paris or the
Greater Moscow international consultations, working
on contemporary urban challenges globally. He is also
the co­owner and Founding Principal of Renaissance
Urbaine (2006), the urban R&D company based
in Paris, bringing strategic counseling to public and
private stakeholders in the fields of urban development
and sustainable investment policies and projects.
Renaissance Urbaine is also involved with the French
national innovation program (PIA), working with
private investors, public agencies and academic
partners for the implementation of a national Institute
of Excellence on energy efficiency in construction and
transportation. Renaissance Urbaine works in France
and internationally (BRICS, especially Russia and
Indonesia, Japan, North­America...) Nicolas Buchoud
has been elected as President of the Grand Paris
Alliance, a private/public think­tank he co­created in
2011 in Paris, and which has been awarded a grant
and a prize by the Urban Land Institute Foundation in
2012 in Washington DC. Nicolas Buchoud has served
over 10 years in the public sector in France, as expert
for a State financial institution, head of a national
urban regeneration project in a Paris large suburban
low income social housing area, chief of staff of a city
mayor, and senior advisor to the President of the Paris
Ile de France Region.
Marco Clausen, born in 1974, holds a Master in
Historical and Political Sciences and Philosophy. In
2009 Clausen founded together with Robert Shaw the
non­profit organization “Nomadisch Grün” (Nomadic
Green), which aims at transforming abandoned urban
spaces into social and ecological gardens. He is the
co­initiator of Prinzessinnengarten: a place dedicated
to urban agriculture, environmental learning, and
neighborhood participation at Moritzplatz in Berlin­
Kreuzberg. Clausen organized several thematic
workshops and events on feeding the city, youth
participation, urban resilience and urban farming in the
European context. In 2012 Dumont publishing house
released “Prinzessinnengarten. Anders gärtnern in
der Stadt” (Prinzessinnengarten. A Different Way of
Gardening in the City). The publication includes texts
and photographs from Marco Clausen. An important
area of Clausen’s engagement is a sustainable and
resilient urban development. In the form of lectures,
publications and establishing networks he contributes
to the question of how our cities will face the challenges
of the future.
Tomáš Ctibor studied architecture at the Czech
Technical University and then also at the Academy
of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Since
early 90s he works in consultancy services and
development at the real estate trade. For a short time
he also dedicated himself to politics ­after the Velvet
revolution he was a member of the Federal Assembly.
He functioned as a member of the steering committee
of CzechInvest agency and as a chairman of the
Association of Foreign Investment. He is a member
of the advisory board of the Prague City Council
which is called Metropolitan sounding board, and
other independent international institutions ­RICS
(Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), CRE
(The Counselors of Real Estate) and ULI (Urban
Land Institute), which associate experts in the field
of real estate. He is also an external pedagogue at the
Faculty of Architecture ČVUT. Since February 2013
he is the chief of the Strategy Conception Department
and since May 2013 he is the 1. deputy director of the
City Development of the Capital City of Prague.Since
September 2013 he is commissioned to direct.
Michel Desvigne is a landscape architect
internationally renowned for his rigorous and
contemporary designs and for the originality and
relevance of his research work. His projects, developed
in more than 12 different countries, are regularly
published in the international press. He works with
leading architects including Herzog and de Meuron,
Foster+Partners, Rem Koolhaas, Christian de
Portzamparc, I.M. Pei, Renzo Piano, Richard
Rogers, Jean Nouvel. He was awarded French
national Urbanism Grand Prize in 2011.
Amongst Desvigne’s most renowned urban public
spaces are Dräi Eechelen Park (Luxemburg),
Sammons Park in Dallas (US), the Saint Louis Art
Museum (US), the New Qatar National Museum in
Doha, Burgos Boulevard (Spain), Lyon Confluence
2 and Ile Seguin prefiguration garden (France).
Recently Michel Desvigne has been awarded the
leading role in the planning and implementation of
the Paris­Saclay cluster (7700 ha), the landscape and
urban plan for the development of Euralens (1200
ha), as well as the redevelopment of the old port of
Cities And Landscapes Of The Neaw Economy
Cities And Landscapes Of The New Economy
Juval Dieziger
joanna erbel
Sandor Finta
Oksana galenko
Co-founder • Holzmarkt25
Chief Architect of Budapest
Head of Planning Department
Juval Dieziger is co­founder and Chief Emotional
Officer of Holzmarkt, one of Berlin’s most spectacular
urban development projects, a 18’000 square­meter
urban oasis at the intersection of Berlin’s most popular
neighborhoods. The Holzmarkt adventure started with
Bar 25, one of Berlin’s most famous underground
clubs Juval and his partners in crime founded in 2003.
It quickly became a legendary venue, attracting movie
director Quentin Tarantino and the likes to host their
private parties there. Located in the midst of an urban
redevelopment area Bar 25 had to close in 2010 to
make way for the construction of exclusive penthouse
apartments overlooking the river Spree. Quickly
resistance to the dense and lifeless development of the
riverbank organized itself, having its temporary peak in
2008 when 87% of the population of Friedrichshain­
Kreuzberg demanded a “Spree riverbank for all” in a
citizen­intiated referendum. Juval and his team aimed
high and developed an alternative concept for the
area: With the cooperative project for urban creativity
Holzmarkt they managed to convince the Swiss
pension fund Abendrot to provide the necessary funds
to acquire the lot and in May 2013 the construction
work officially kicked­off.
Urban activist, Joanna Erbel, recently decided to be
a candidate for Mayor of Warsaw. Urban sociologist,
photographer, publicist. Co­founder of the Association
of Duopolis and “Magazyn Miasta”. Member of
“Krytyka Polityczna”, and the Congress of Urban
Movements. Curator of series “New Situations”
during the Malta Festival 2011. Organizer of a series
of debates and meetings on urban policy. Joanna Erbel
works in a bar “Prasowy” as coordinator for cultural
events and co­operation with the local community.
Member of “RWS Świerże Panki” ­an informal group
bringing together 23 Warsaw households buying
organic food directly from the two farms. In the city
you can always meet Joanna with her bike.
Sándor Finta is the current Chief Architect of Budapest. Prior to his appointment in 2012, Finta was the
lead designer and founding member of sporaarchitects,
an design studio based in Budapest. sporaarchitects
was founded with the intention of creating a community where designers, architects, and professionals
could work together on issues involving urban design,
research, and development. Finta has worked for
Pálffy & Associates. From 2004­2009, he lectured at
the Department of Design of the Budapest University
of Technology and Economics (BME). In 2005 he
founded KÉK–Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre. KÉK was founded to bring about a
greater cultural appreciation for contemporary Hungarian architectural design and its architects, but perhaps
most importantly to start a dialogue about culture and
the built environment. Finta graduated from BME
with a degree in architectural engineering in 2000.
Oksana Galenko is a director of Kyiv City
Development Institute (CDI) which is a research and
consulting center of economic, social and IT issues of
Ukrainian capital. The professional activity of Mrs.
Galenko began with the graduation from Accounting
and economics faculty of Kyiv National Economic
University (KNEU). It was accompanied by
international internship programs in such countries like
Germany, Austria and Poland. Obtaining a position of
CDI director in 2007, the sphere of Mrs. Galenko’s
social and academic activity has extended. She is
a: Chair of the advisory council of Kiev city contest
“Young Entrepreneur of the Year”; The Secretary of
the Committee on Kyiv City Strategy development.
During her professional life, Mrs. Galenko has taken
part in more than 30 international conferences and
round tables on the municipal economic subjects, has
been a member of official delegations to many capital
cities like Helsinki, Singapore, Chicago. In 2008
Mrs.Galenko was awarded a title of Honored
Economist of Ukraine. Having defended her doctoral
paper on Analysis of business activity in order to
prevent bankruptcy, she obtained a PhD in Economics
and became a professor and a head of International
Accounting and Auditing academic department in
KNEU. Being a very all­round person, Mrs.Galenko
achieves all the objectives trusted to her.
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Cities And Landscapes Of The New Economy
adam gebrian
Adriaan Geuze
Edward Glaeser
Adam Greenfield
Architecture Critic • AG - ­ENT
Co-founder • West 8
Professor • Economist • Harvard University
Founder and Managing Director • Urbanscale
NYC, London
Adam Gebrian is a Czech architect and theorist,
architecture promoter and critic. In 2006 Adam
Gebrian graduated from the Faculty of Art and
Architecture from Technical University of Liberec.
Postgradte course at Southern Caligornia Institute of
Architecture (SCI­Arc) in Los Angeles (graduated in
2008). He is a member of the editorial board of the
magazine Era 21 and hosts his own show on the Czech
radio station Radio Wave. Adam is a member of civic
society Městské zásahy (Urban Interventions). He
wrote weekly series on architecture for Lidové noviny.
Since 2014 he writes for Respekt. He used to have his
own show Gebrian vs. on, focused mainly
on architecture in public space and new buildings
financed by public funds. He participated in the
project Ostrava 2015.
Prof., Ir., RLA, OALA, Principal in Charge,
project director, Landscape Architect. In 1987
Adriaan Geuze was one of the founders of West 8
urban design & landscape architecture b.v., a leading
urban design practice in Europe. Geuze attended
the Agricultural University of Wageningen where he
received a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture.
After winning the prestigious Prix d­ e­Rome award
in 1990, Geuze, with his office West 8, established
an enormous reputation on an international level
with his unique approach to planning and design
of the public environment. By founding the SLA
Foundation (Surrealistic Landscape Architecture)
in 1992, Geuze increased public awareness of his
profession. West 8 developed a technique of relating
contemporary culture, urban identity, architecture,
public space and engineering within one design, while
always taking the context into account. Internationally
respected as a professor in Architecture and Urban
Design, Geuze frequently lectures and teaches at
universities worldwide. Amongst the numerous design
awards that West 8 has won, are the Dutch Maaskant
Award in 1995, the Rosa Barba First European
Landscape prize in 2002 and the Veronica Rudge
Green Prize for Urban Design from the Harvard
Design School in 2002. In 2005 Geuze was given the
prestigious position of curator for the 2nd International
Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam and recently he
was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award
by the Mondrian Fonds in 2011. With West 8,
Adriaan Geuze has been honoured with the success of
winning various international design competitions such
as Governors Island in New York, Playa de Palma in
Mallorca, Toronto’s New Central Waterfront design in
Canada, and Yongsan Park in Seoul, Korea.
Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp
Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and
Sciences at Harvard University, where he has taught
since 1992. He is Director of the Taubman Center
for State and Local Government and Director of the
Rappaport Institute of Greater Boston. He regularly
teaches microeconomic theory, and occasionally urban
and public economics. He has published dozens
of papers on cities, economic growth, and law and
economics. In particular, his work has focused on the
determinants of city growth and the role of cities as
centers of idea transmission. He received his PhD
from the University of Chicago in 1992.
Adam Greenfield is a writer and urbanist presently
based in London.
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andrey grinev
daniel herman
pavel hnilicka
tomas hudecek
Chairman of The Union of the Creative
territories • Moscow
Minister • Ministry of Culture of the Czech
Advisor • Prague Institute of Planning and
Development • Prague
Andrey Grinev is a developer and promoter with a
great experience in integrated territory development
and implementation of complex construction projects.
He created concepts and realized projects in
residential, office, trading sectors, as well as multifunctional objects. One of the first developers,
who has started to master Ostozhenka district,
where he built five buildings. Arthouse complex
on Serebryanicheskaya embankment, created by
Andrey, become one of the most famous buildings of
2012-2013, received a number of prestigious awards,
including the “Golden Section”. Today he is working
on ArtKvartal project which is a transformation
of 510 hectares on the right bank of Yauza to the
area for life and work for representatives of creative
professions, furthermore he is working on five-star
hotel in Vietnam, spa-resort and rehabilitation camp
for children in Czech Republic, residential district
in Dubna. Actively supports the artistic and theater
community, has established a number of awards for
young actors and architects, actively participates in
international art-life.
Daniel Herman was born in České Budějovice on 28th
April 1963. He began to study at Teachers’ College
but left after the first year. For three seasons he worked
as a tourist guide at Hluboká nad Vltavou Chateau
and after the intervention from the State Security
Police (StB), worked as a helper in South Bohemian
Bakeries. In 1984 he started studies at the Theological
Faculty at Litoměřice and in summer 1989 he was
ordained as a priest. In spring 1990, after less than a
year of church service, he became a secretary to Mons.
Miloslav Vlk, the Cardinal. From 1996 to 2005,
when he returned from his internship in Germany and
the US, he acted as the spokesmen for the Czech
Bishops’ Conference. From 2005 to 2007 he worked
at the Help Line for people in critical situations
operated by the Czech Police Headquarters. In 2007
he asked the Pope to be relieved from his commitment
to the Church and received his consent. In the secular
sector he worked for the Ministry of Interior and as
a Head of the Information Office at the Ministry of
Culture and he lead the office of Prof. Jan Švejnar.
In 2010 he was elected from ten candidates for the
post of the Director of the Institute for the Study of
Totalitarian Regimes. In spring 2013 the Board of the
Institute removed him from this position. After removal
from this post, he joined the Christian Democrats
(KDU-ČSL) where he acted as the spokesman of
the Party and its Senate Club. In the 2013 October
Parliamentary election he was the leading candidate of
the Party in Prague and he was elected an MP. On
29th January, 2014 he was appointed the Minister of
Culture of the Czech Republic.
Pavel Hnilicka (1975, Prague) studied at the Faculty
of Architecture of Prague Technical University in
1993-­2000 under Prof. Ladislav Lábus and Prof.
Alena Šrámková. Completed a postgraduate course at
ETH Zürich under Prof. Dietmar Eberle. Worked
at 4DS studio and Prof. Pavel Zvěřina ́s studio.
Has been the head of his Pavel Hnilička Architekti
studio since 2003 (in 2006-­2009 in association with
Ondřej Císler). Collaboration with Baumschlager
Eberle since 2003. Designs and executes buildings,
and has been devoting much of his time to urban
planning and the preparation of regulation and zoning
plans for municipalities in recent years. Winner of the
Grand Prix of the Czech Architecture in 2008 in the
category new building. Authored a book, “Sídelní kaše
– Otázky k suburbánní výstavbě rodinných domů”
(2005, 2012). Lectured at the Department of Urban
Planning of the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech
Technical University in 2007-­2010. Since 2012 he
cooperates with the city planning authority of Prague
In 2010, Tomáš Hudeček was elected to the Prague
City Assembly. The following year, he was selected
as a deputy mayor on the Prague City Council and
Mayor of Prague since 20 June 2013. As Mayor,
Hudeček focuses on transportation and how it relates
to spatial planning and development. He is TOP
09 party member. Since 2003, Hudeček has been
researching and teaching at the Department of Applied
Geoinformatics and Cartography at the Charles
University Faculty of Science. There his research
focuses on the analysis of transportation accessibility
in the Czech Republic during the period 1918 - 2020.
He is a member of the Czech Geographical Society.
Mr. Hudeček received his Doctorate in Social
Geography and Regional Development at Charles
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mario husten
Daniella Huszar
marek janiak
mark johnson
Producer • KEK
Chief Architect • Łódź
Founder and President • CIVITAS
Mario Husten is chairman of the Holzmarkt
cooperative as well the as the Genossenschaft für
urbane Kreativität (Cooperative for urban creativity),
which focus on sustainable urban development
projects. The Holzmarkt adventure started with Bar
25, one of Berlin’s most famous underground clubs
Juval and his partners in crime founded in 2003. It
quickly became a legendary venue, attracting movie
director Quentin Tarantino and the likes to host their
private parties there. Located in the midst of an urban
redevelopment area Bar 25 had to close in 2010 to
make way for the construction of exclusive penthouse
apartments overlooking the river Spree. Quickly
resistance to the dense and lifeless development of the
riverbank organized itself, having its temporary peak in
2008 when 87% of the population of Friedrichshain­
Kreuzberg demanded a “Spree riverbank for all” in
a citizen­intiated referendum. Juval and Mario aimed
high and developed an alternative concept for the
area: With the cooperative project for urban creativity
Holzmarkt they managed to convince the Swiss
pension fund Abendrot to provide the necessary funds
to acquire the lot and in May 2013 the construction
work officially kicked­off.
Daniella Huszár, content producer at PocketGuide, an
audio city guide application and storytelling platform.
At PocketGuide she is responsible for the production
of audio tours for the cultural sector, working together
with heritage sites, theatres, universities, music
festivals to create engaging locative media experiences
for mobile delivery. As the curator of the Budapest
Architecture Film Days organized by the Hungarian
Contemporary Architecture Centre, she participates in
the initiation and development of the centre’s projects
related to urbanism and city culture.
An architect, an artist and a teacher - Professor Marek
Janiak, as a basic material in his work, uses the XIX
and XX century architectural and urban heritage
of Łódź, which is remarkable in scale of Poland
and Europe. Thanks to that he has created his own
personal style, which can be named as “educational
architecture” showing that the contemporary design
can draw from history and merge the historicizing
eclecticism with postmodernism. Since the end of
2011 he has been the Chief Architect of City of Łódź
and as such he has created ‘The Spatial Strategy
of Developement of Łódź 2020+’, which has been
accepted and published in 2013. It was the first
document, since 1945, in which the historical center
of the city has been defined as crucial for present and
future developement of Łódź. As a designer he has
completed over 180 architecture and interior design
projects including many adaptations in Łódź historical
center. As a photographer he has been a part of about
300 individual and collective exhibitions, as well as
together with artistic group “Łódź Kaliska” (years
1971-2011). Marek Janiak is also a co-author of
books, albums, publishings and an active teacher in
two Universities in Łódź.
Mark Johnson is a landscape architect and urban
designer with a lengthy portfolio of park, public space
and urban regeneration projects. As founder of the
firm Civitas he has led projects of all scales and types
across in the US, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Notable projects include the redevelopment of the
Stapleton Airport in Denver, The Los Angeles River
Revitalization Master Plan, Museum Park Miami
and the San Diego North Embarcadero. Mark is
known for projects of large scale that engage social,
economic and environmental systems. His work has
emphasized the reuse of brownfield and underutilized
sites, combining the redesign of infrastructure,
transportation, land use, open space and environmental
systems to transform entire districts of core cities.
Mark’s recent work has engaged some of the most
complex urban challenges. In St. Louis he is leading
a major regeneration of the city’s blighted Northside
including the infamous Pruitt­Igoe site; and in Kabul
he is leading the design for Parcel 1, Dehsabz New
City. Mark has won many awards for design, planning
and service in his history of pushing the envelope of
practice for landscape architects and urban designers.
He is a frequent lecturer at universities, a regular
panelist for ULI Forums, lecturer and faculty at
the International Academy of Design and Health,
Stockholm and core member of the Working Group on
Sustainable Cities at Harvard. He holds a Bachelor of
Landscape Architecture from Utah State University
and a Masters of Urban Design from Harvard
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vera jourova
jan kasl
michael kimmelman
Florian Köhl
Minister • Ministry of Regional Development
of the Czech Republic
Company Executive • Best Development
Architecture Critic • The New York Times
Founder • FAT Koehl Architects
Vera Jourova is politician, lawyer and vice-chairwoman
of the ANO political party. Since November 2013
she serves as a member of the Chamber of Deputies
and in January 2014 she was appointed Minister
of Regional Development. Before entering the
Ministry of Regional Development, she worked as
a law clerk and consultant in the field of European
funds, strategic planning and regional development.
Earlier, while serving as Deputy Minister for Regional
Development, Vera Jourova led the negotiation team
for EU funds with the European Commission and
the European Investment Bank. As a consultant, she
provided advice not only in the Czech Republic but
also in Russia, the Balkans and the Baltic countries.
Vera Jourova was also active at the municipal level in
the position of Head of the Department of Regional
Development, where she was in charge of development
and investment projects within the Vysocina region.
Last but not least she held the post of secretary and
spokeswoman of the municipal authority in the town
of Trebic.
Jan Kasl, born in Prague, 31 December 1951,
registered architect, member of the Czech Chamber
of Architects. Graduated from Czech Technical
University, Faculty of Architecture in 1976; from
1992 to 1999 member of designing studio A projekt;
after the Velvet Revolution in politics - Councilor
for planning and strategy 1993-1994; from 1998 to
2002 elected as Mayor of Prague. From 2007 back in
designing and planning in his studio Best Development
Prague. Former President of EUROPAN CZ,
member of several boards and councils in the academic
world (Charles University, CVUT, AMU). From
2013 an expert member of the Steering committee for
the New Strategic Plan at the Institute for planning
and development of the City of Prague.
Michael Kimmelman is an American author, critic,
columnist and pianist. He is the architecture critic
for The New York Times and has written on issues
of public housing, public space, infrastructure,
community development and social responsibility.
He was the paper’s longtime chief art critic – “the
most acute American art critic of his generation,” in
the words of the Australian writer Robert Hughes.
In 2007, Kimmelman created the Abroad column,
as a foreign correspondent covering culture, political
and social affairs across Europe and elsewhere. He
returned to New York from Europe in autumn 2011
as the paper’s senior critic and architecture critic, and
his articles since then, on Penn Station, the New York
Public Library, saving a Phoenix house by Frank
Lloyd Wright, redevelopment after Hurricane Sandy,
as well as on public space and protest in Turkey, Rio
and post­revolutionary Cairo, among other issues at
home and overseas, have helped to reshape the public
debate about urbanism, architecture and architectural
criticism. The magazine New York titled an article
about him “The People’s Critic”.
based studio founded by Florian Köhl, in 2002.
The studio’s work focuses on the importance of
relating architecture to the people and existing build
environment. He was instrumental in the development
of a new building approach ­co­housing ­which foresaw
the major involvement of his clients in the building
process and lead to a new type of architecture fusing a
client’s creativity with the strong design vision of the
architect. FAT KOEHL won the Berlin Architecture
Award in 2009. Köhl researched and taught for
several years at the Technical University of Berlin and
the Bartlett School of Architecture, London. He is
a co­founder of the NBBA (Network of Co­housing
Architects in Berlin), Teameleven, and Instant City,
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Ivan Kucina
Vladimir Ledecky
niombo lomba
Jan Ludvik
Co­Founder, Program Director • Belgrade
International Architecture Week • Belgrade
Spissky Hrhov
City Councillor
General Manager • Karlin Group
Ivan Kucina is a Serbian architect and professor
at the University of Belgrade. Beside practicing
architecture; he has spent much of his career focusing
on education and research projects. Since 2000, Ivan
became one of the most prominent exhibition designers
in Belgrade commissioned by many major cultural
institutions. In 2006, he co­founded the Belgrade
International Architecture Week and currently serves
as its Program Director and in 2012 he founded
Urban Transformation program at Mikser festival
which promotes citizens participation in changing
their cities. Ivan Kucina’s primary goal is not to build
houses but to learn from environment in order to act as
an initiator of its development. He views environment
as a heterogeneous entity, a medium much broader
than architecture. As an architect working in a time of
transition he is interested in the processes of transition
in architecture and urbanism.
Vladimir Ledecky is longstanding Mayor of Spissky
Hrhov. He studied social work at Constantine the
Philosopher University in Nitra. During the studies
he started to work in Research Institute in Piestany
and as a service and export worker he served in many
coutries such as the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and
Syria. Since 1995 he worked as an advisor. In 1998
he was elected as Mayor of Spissky Hrhov. Since
that moment the population in the village doubled,
the employment rate lowered and the water and gas
supply was improved. The World Bank report of 2012
mentioned Spissky Hrhov as an example of successfull
co-existence of the majority with Roma minority.
Niombo Lomba is an elected city councilor of
Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg and
deals with topics like economy, culture, Europe on
local level and civil society as well as participation.
Since June 2011 she is Head of staff of the State
Counsellor for Civil Society and Civic Participation
of the State Government Baden-Württemberg.
Prior to that, Ms. Lomba was a public relations and
public affairs consultant and a corporate external
affairs manager for Celesio AG, a trading company
and service provider for pharmaceuticals. She is a
member of the Greens in Germany and is actively
engaged within the party not only as a city councilor,
but in various activities e.g. from 2000 to 2002 as a
member of the national executive committee. Besides
her political activities she supports civil society actively
and voluntarily, e.g. as a secretary of Misalisa e.V., an
NGO for development assistance in the region of BasCongo. Ms. Lomba is born in Freiburg, Germany,
holds a master’s degree and has studied political
science, communication science, and psychology.
Jan Ludvik is a partner at 3L Studio and a general
manager of the Karlin Group, a development
company based in Prague. Established in 1997,
the Karlin Group has focused on projects in Prague
neighborhoods such as Karlin, Prague­Modrany, and
Prague 2. Focusing on architectural quality, the firm
has been the recipient of a number of awards. Ludvik
studied architecture at the Czech Technical University
in Prague, graduating in 2001.
Vladimir Ledecky is also focused on region developing
activities. He is Chairman of Microregion Spisska
obcina and since 2001 he is project manager of
non-governmental Association for rehabilitation and
development of Spis region. One of the projects he
has led is Hrhov Workshop. Its aim, beside making
and selling the goods, is to support and teach the
traditional crafts. Vladimir Ledecky also deals with an
employment. He serves as a member of Employment
Commission at Office of Labour in Poprad and has
created and implemented a number of projects dealing
with employment of socially disadvantaged citizens.
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vit maslo
petr navrat
margaret newman
karima nigmatulina
Co-Founder • CMC Architecs
Co-Founder • ONplan Lab • Prague
Former Chief of Staff • NYC DOT
Acting Director • Research and Project
Institute of General Planning • Moscow
Vit Maslo graduated from the Faculty of Architecture
at CTU in Prague and Academy of Fine Arts in
Prague. In 1997 he started working with an American
architect David R. Chisholm and cofounded a design
studio CMC Architects. He is the author of numerous
office buildings (District Archives in Semily, Arena
Holesovice, Vltava Park Holesovice, Karolina
Ostrava, Korunni Dvur Vinohrady) and houses of
many Czech multimillionaires. He collaborated with
world known architects - Frank O. Gehry and Jean
Petr Navrat works on projects concerned with
urban regeneration, local economic development
and urban governance. Petr is partner in ONplan
– Oh & Návrat Joint Planning Laboratory that
he set up together with a Korean planner and urban
designer Doyoung Oh. As a long-term consultant in
development cooperation he introduced a planning
reform in the northeast of Sri Lanka. Since 2013 he
is back in Prague and has been working on economic
development strategy for Prague’s new strategic plan
as well as on strategies for the support of cultural and
creative industries in Brno and Pardubice. He has an
MSc in urban planning from the Bartlett School of
Planning, University College London and master’s in
economics from the University of Economics, Prague.
Margaret Newman is currently the Executive Director
of the Municipal Art Society of New York. MAS
advocates for an intelligently planned built environment
in support of economic growth, cultural diversity
and resiliency for NYC. Prior to joining MAS,
Ms. Newman served as Chief of Staff at the NYC
Department of Transportation where she provided
direction for major agency projects including the
capital construction plan for Times Square, and design
oversight with a focus on sustainable design. Ms.
Newman developed the Street Design Manual which
was instrumental in setting consistent design standards
for the City’s streets and sidewalks. A certified LEED
professional, she developed the LED streetlighting
program and key policy documents on the NYC
LED pilot programs. Prior to joining NYCDOT,
Ms. Newman was a partner in Marren and Newman
Architects, a multidisciplinary architecture and design
firm. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects,
she received a BA in Visual Arts from Bennington
College and a Masters of Architecture from Princeton
Karima Nigmatulina is an Acting Director of
Research and Project Institute of General Planning for
the City of Moscow. Before, while at MIT, in addition
to research, she taught several undergraduate and
graduate courses at the Sloan School of Management,
for which she was nominated for teaching awards.
As a consultant at Analytics Operations Engineering,
Dr. Nigmatulina worked on developing warehouse
picking and stocking optimization schemes.
Algorithms that she developed provided substantial
decreases in labor costs for the client. While at Alfa
Capital in Russia, Dr. Nigmatulina formulated and
applied a procedure for researching and appraising
Russian equities. She has also spent time managing
correspondence in the Committee of International
Relations in the State Duma of the Russian
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osamu okamura
petr palicka
Vasa J. Perović
Grzegorz Piątek
reSITE • Program Director
PENTA • Project Director • Prague
Founder • Bevk Perovic Architects • Ljublana
Architecture Critic • Editor • Architektura
Murator • Warsaw
Osamu Okamura (born 1973, Tokyo-Japan),
architect, program director of reSITE international
festival and conference on more livable cities – with
the support of Vodafone Foundation grant program
“World of Difference” -, editorial supervisor and
former editor-in-chief of professional architecture
magazine ERA21. Lecturer at Architectural
Institute in Prague and Visegrad Intercity Seminar
in Architecture at STU in Bratislava. External
lecturer at Faculty of Philosophy, Masaryk University
in Brno, at SU Strasbourg and IISCE DSW in
Wroclaw. External cooperation with Czech Radio 3
Vltava, publications in many professional magazines.
External cooperation with Moravian Gallery in
Brno. Independent nominator of European Union
Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van
der Rohe Award - for the Czech Republic. Member
of the Board of Experts of the European Prize for
Urban Public Space. Expert adviser of Metropolitan
Sounding Board of Prague City Council in the issues
of urban development. Member of Artistic and
Scientific Council of Faculty of Arts and Architecture
in Liberec. Graduate from Faculty of Architecture
CTU Prague and Academy of Fine Arts in Prague
- conceptual arts. Studied at ENSA Nantes, France.
Lives in Brno and Prague.
Petr Palicka has been working for Penta since 2007
and is in charge of all real estate projects in the Czech
Republic. He is currently responsible for the Florenc
project, Penta’s first development project located in
the center of Prague. Penta’s goal is to build a modern
administrative center that will match all the clients’
requirements for the highest quality administrative
and retail spaces. Palička also leads Penta’s team in
Masaryk Station Investment Consortium, which aims
for a joint development of the area around Prague
Masaryk Station and a subsequent buy-out of Czech
Railways-owned land. Palička graduated from the
Czech Technical University in Prague in 1983.
Vasa J. Perović was born in Belgrade (Serbia) in
1965 and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture
of the University of Belgrade in 1992. In 1994 he
earned a master’s degree from the Berlage Institute in
Amsterdam, and in 1997 he established Bevk Perović
Arhitekti, in partnership with Matija Bevk.
Their portfolio includes a variety of projects in different
scales – large housing projects, both social and
commercial, public and cultural buildings, university
buildings, museums, office buildings, congress facilities
as well as individual houses. The office has been
awarded numerous international prizes ­European
Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture –
Mies van der Rohe Award in 2007 (for Faculty
of Mathematics of the University of Ljubljana),
Kunstpreis Berlin in 2006, Piranesi Award in 2005,
as well as national prizes – 4 Plečnik Prizes for best
building of the year in Slovenia, Golden Pencil awards
by the Chamber of Architects, as well as Prešeren
Prize, the highest national prize for culture, awarded
by the President of the Republic of Slovenia in 2005.
The work of the office has been published extensively
in most important international publications. Recently,
the monographic issue of El Croquis about their work
titled ‘Conditionalism’ has been published in Madrid,
Spain. They exhibit their work extensively, and recent
solo exhibitions of their work have been organized in
Kunstverein Bielefeld, Germany, Museum for Applied
Arts, Belgrade, Serbia and Fragner Gallery, Prague,
Czech Republic.
Grzegorz Piątek (1980) ­architecture critic and
curator based in Warsaw, currently chairman of
Fundacja Centrum Architektury ­a non­governmental
organisation positioned at the forefront of the debate
on architecture and cities in Poland. Graduate of the
Faculty of Architecture at Politechnika Warszawska
(2006). Staff editor at the magazine Architektura­
murator in 2005­2011, contributor to numerous dailies,
magazines, and books. Briefly served as officer for
public spaces at the City of Warsaw (2013). Curated
numerous architecture­related cultural projects, e.g.
Le CorbusYear, devoted to Le Corbusier’s influence
on Polish cities (2012). Awarded Golden Lion for
Best National Pavilion for co­curating exhibition Hotel
Polonia at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2008).
Currently works on a biography of the legendary mayor
of Warsaw Stefan Starzyński, Polish edition of Jane
Jacobs’ classic book “The Death and Life of Great
American Cities” and an exhibition on post­war Central
European architecture, due to open in Berlin in 2017.
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Christian Potiron
heiko roehl
karel schwarzenberg
Milota Sidorova
Project Manager • Spots • Kosice • Pilsen 2015
Environment Manager • Freiburg
President • TOP 09 • Prague
Project manager • Coordinator • reSITE
• Prague
Although being French, after working for now 10
years in Slovakia, 2 years in Serbia and now in Czech,
Christian Potiron became an expert in Central Europe
and its transition processes. Last years, he was mainly
dealing with cultural management and community /
city development. He likea starting new initiatives and
being part of the change, offering creative solutions.
A great supporter of Non Governmental and Non­
for­Profit Organisations perfectly understands that
without well developed public sector and trans­sectoral
approaches situation in the region will not improve.
Cooperative, socially engaged and passionate by what
he is doing. Engaged in The Košice Interface 2013
that is a project thanks to which, the city won the title
of European Capital of Culture for the year 2013
and focuses on long­term city transformation through
culture. It is aimed at building the missing cultural
infrastructure in the city, at developing the creative
industry and at supporting community development.
SPOTs project is one of the 3 key programs dealing
specially with the decentralization of culture and
civic participation. It also promote community art,
revitalization of suburbs and non­formal education.
Heiko Roehl has been concerned with organizational
change for over 20 years. He studied psychology,
economics and sociology in Berlin, Bologna and
Bielefeld and spent six years at DaimlerChrysler’s
Society and Technology Research Think Tank in
Berlin and Palo Alto serving as senior researcher
exploring the future of organized value creation.
From 2002 to 2006, he supported the organizational
development of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in
Johannesburg/South Africa on behalf of the German
Government. From 2007 to 2011, he served as head
of Corporate Organization Department at the German
International Cooperation (GIZ). From 2011 to
2014, Heiko set up and served as director of the
Global Leadership Academy of the German Federal
Ministry for economic Cooperation and Development.
Today, Heiko is CEO of Kessel & Kessel GmbH,
honorary professor at the Albert-Ludwigs-University
of Freiburg, he publishes in the area of organizational
and management theory. He is Chief Editor /
Publisher of the German Journal of Organizational
Development and Change Management (Zeitschrift
für Organisationsentwicklung) and serves on various
national and international advisory boards.
Karel Schwarzenberg was born in 1937 in Prague,
but in 1948 his family had to leave the republic.
He studied law in Vienna and Graz and forestry in
Munich. As a president of International Helsinki
Federation for Human Rights he was encouraging
the respect for human rights in Europe, mainly in
the 1980’. In 1986 in Bavaria he co-founded The
Czechoslovak Documentation Centre to support
the Czechoslovak exile and dissent. In autumn
1989 he returned to his native country and in 1990
he was named the Chancellor of the Office of the
President. He resigned in 1992 after the President
Vaclav Havel’s abdication. In the next years Karel
Schwarzenberg continued managing the family
businesses, mainly the forestry and maintenance
of their historical legacy. Nevetheless he was still
active in a number of foundations, commissions and
associations. In 2004 he was elected Senator. From
2007 to 2009 he served as Minister of Foreign
Affairs. In 2009 he co-founded the political party
TOP 09 and to this day he is its president. Between
2010 and 2013 he served again as Minister of Foreign
Milota (born 1986, Nitra, Slovakia) studied
landscape architecture, graphic design, film
production, urbanism, methods of social research
and human resources managment in different
schools around Europe and Asia. For her all these
interests meet in the theme of city. During one of
her internships in 2011 Milota has joined American
landscape architect Martin Barry in reSITE project
that she still carries on. In 2012 she was awarded
Fulbright scholarship to study urbanism in New York
City. Milota also gives lectures in universities across
The Czech and Slovak Republic. She also consults on
issues of communication and marketing strategies of
cities related to urban planning and civic participation.
Milota believes in popularising urbanism and urban
planning and making it more accessible. Consequently,
that is the main reason why Milota has swapped
her career of an architect for that of a coordinator of
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Tereza StöckelovA
Jan SvEjnar
benedetta tagliAbue
irena vostracka
Sociologist, Activist • ProAlt • Prague
Professor • Economist • University of
Columbia • New York
Co-founder • EMBT Miralles Tagliabue
Director • Urban Development Department
Tereza Stöckelová, Ph.D. (*1977) graduated in sociology and works in the field of studies of science and
technology. She is interested in contemporary changes
of academic and HE institutions, the role of expertise
in environmental issues and the reflexive travel of
knowledge between science and society. Her research
draws on the network theory and a follow­up material­
semiotic approach and uses qualitative, ethnographic
methods. Lately, she published “Nebezpečné známosti: O vztahu sociálních věd a společnosti” (2012)
and “Etnografie: Improvizace v teorii a terénní praxi”
(2013, edited with Y. Abu Ghosh). Tereza Stöckelová
works in Institute of Sociology of the Academy of
Sciences of the Czech Republic and teaches at the
Department of Social and Cultural Ecology of Faculty
of Humanities of Charles University. Currently she is
an editor­in­chief of english issues of Czech Sociological
Review (Český sociologický časopis). She engaged
herself in the public space through Forum Věda žije!
and she is a co­founder of ProAlt ­initative for the
reformation criticism and for the alternatives support.
She co­operated with Zelený kruh, the association of
ecological non­governmental organization in the long
term. She regularly contributes to A2 and www.
Jan Švejnar is a Czech - American economist,
Professor and Director of the Center for Global
Economic Governance at Columbia University and
a leader of the Think-tank IDEA. In 2008 he ran for
Czech President.
Graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. degree
in Industrial and Labor Relations in 1974. Graduate
studies at Princeton University with an M.A. degree
in Economics in 1976 and a Ph.D. in Economics
in 1979. From 1996 to 2011 the Everett E. Berg
Professor of Business Administration and Professor
of Economics and Public Policy at the University of
Michigan. From 1994 to 2002 an economic advisor to
Czech President Václav Havel. Since 1991 Chairman
of the Executive and Supervisory Committee of
Benedetta studied architecture at the Istituto di
Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) and currently acts as
director of the international architecture firm EMBT
Miralles Tagliabue, founded in 1994 in collaboration
with Enric Miralles, based in Barcelona and, since
2010, in Shanghai. Among her most notable projects
built are the Edinburgh Parliament, Diagonal Mar
Park, the Santa Caterina market in Barcelona,
Campus Universitario de Vigo, and the Spanish
Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo which
was awarded the prestigious RIBA International
“Best International Building of 2011” award. Current
studio projects include The Business School of Fudan
University in Shanghai, office towers in Taiwan and
Taichung, public spaces of HafenCity in Hamburg
Germany, and official protection dwellings in Madrid.
Her studio works in the fields of Architecture, design
of public spaces, rehabilitation, interior and industrial
design. Her poetic architecture, always attentive
to its context, has won international awards in the
fields of public space and design. In the teaching
field, she has been a visiting professor at Harvard
University, Columbia University and Barcelona
ETSAB, lecturing regularly at architecture forums
and universities, and is part of jurors around the
world, e.g. the Príncipe de Asturias awards. In 2004
she received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty
of Arts and Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier
University, Scotland. She recently won the 2013
RIBA Jencks Award, which is given annually to an
individual or practice that has recently made a major
contribution internationally to both the theory and
practice of architecture. She is also the director of the
Enric Miralles Foundation, whose goal is to promote
experimental architecture in the spirit of her late
husband and partner Enric Miralles.
Graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering at
the Czech Technical University in Prague. She started
her career at Institute of the Chief Architect of the
City of Pilsen, which was transformed into the Urban
Planning and Development Institute of the City of
Pilsen in 1992. She worked in various positions in this
institute and currently is its directress. She is co-author
of series of documents aimed at the development of
the city, particularly the Master Plan of the City of
Pilsen, Pilsen Development Programme, Recovery
of the Pilsen City Centre, Revitalisation of Pilsen’s
River Embankments etc. Currently she focuses on
solving public spaces from various viewpoints. She
regularly presents the city at conferences and seminars.
She also supports solutions of important places and
buildings usig architectural competitions. She lives in
Pilsen since she was twelve years old. In her free time
she is also interested in the city life. She is a member
of the Rotary Club Plzeň Beseda. This club is known
by the charitable project “Plzeňské lavičky” (Pilsen’s
benches), which livens up the public space in the
Smetana Park every year.
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filip wänstrÖm
Project Manager • Interactive Institute Swedish
ICT AB • Kista
Filip Wänström is a visualization researcher with
a passion for facilitating insight and understanding.
At the Swedish ICT research institute, his focus
is on designing new methods, tools and technology
for interactive dialogue regarding urban and global
challenges. In his “Urban Explorer” project,
high quality 3D­maps are combined with layers of
heterogenous data and intuitive user interfaces – thus
issues are contextualized and it becomes easier to
reach a common understanding. Filip believes that
advanced visualization technology can assist the tough
processes for experts as well as for the common citizen;
that feel and aesthetics are at least as important as the
technology itself; and that we need to embrace new
ways of communication in order to meet the challenges
of tomorrow.
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is an international and collaborative platform to exchange ideas about making cities
more livable, competitive and resilient. reSITE Festival and Conference highlights how
contemporary, collaborative design can improve life in cities. reSITE was founded in
2011 by former Fulbright Scholar, Martin Barry. We are a non-profit organization
based in Prague and New York.
Conference support
Our core interest is in planning
strategies that focus primarily on public
space, waterfronts and urban mobility
as a means to modernize a metropolis
for modern citizens to compete
regionally and globally. Simultaneously,
we are interested in improving
transparency, openness and quality
in the planning and design process
in Central and Eastern European
cities. We organize workshops, design
competitions, international conferences
and a public festival with urban
games, films, bike rides, discussions,
workshops, competitions & public
space interventions. We aim to catalyze
social activity in cities in order to
stimulate social action for public space.
Penta is a Central European
investment group founded in 1994,
specializing in private equity and real
estate in more than 10 markets across
Europe. The Real Estate Division
evolved into a strong Central European
developer, implementing projects
recognisable by superior architecture
and high-quality structures. We
are building attractive and soughtafter residential, commercial and
entertainment/leisure facilities for our
reSITE is growing. In 2014, we hope to
not only build the reSITE Pavilion, but
we are also putting together cultural
and academic partners in Czech cities
as well as cities in Austria, Hungary,
Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Serbia.
Want to join us? Let us know about
your ideas!
Vorsilska 10, Praha 1, 110 00
Prague, Czech Republic
+420 773 02 99 11
The City Development Authority
Prague (URM) is a budgetary
organization. The City of Prague is
the founder. Several activities carried
by the organisation are: preparation
and processing of strategic, urban
and spatial development documents
of the City of Prague; administration
and maintenance of the city-wide land
information system; administration and
provision of the set of geodata on the
territory of the City of Prague, mainly
of the Digital Map of Prague; support
of cooperation between the public
and private sectors in the area of
fulfilling the planning goals of the city;
coordination of conceptual goals in the
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Martin Barry, Founder, Director
Osamu Okamura, Program Director
Milota Sidorova, Lead Coordinator
Yulia Yakushova, Creative Director
Katarzyna Dorda, Conference Coordinator
Jana Skerlikova, Assistant Coordinator
Eva Esnerova, Intern
Linda Novotny, Intern
Anna Jezkova , Chairwoman of the board,
Atkins & Langford Development
Regina Loukotova, ARCHIP
Nigel Atkins, Sorbonne University
Hana Ripkova, Fulbright Commission
Klara Gajduskova, Ceska Sporitelna
Vaclav Mencl, Czech Parliament
Jan Ludvik, Karlin Group
Katerina Spoulova, AKKS
Helena Vagnerova, US Embassy
Zdenka Svoboda Kuhnova, Pleon Impact
Martin Barry, reSITE
Anna Jezkova, Atkins & Langford
Igor Kovacevic, CCEA
Adam Gebrian, AGENT
Petr Navrat, ON Plan
Osamu Okamura, reSITE
Milota Sidorova, reSITE
Victoria Productions
Yulia Yakushova
Katarina Jancovicova
Alexandros Washburn, Stevens Institute of Technology
Craig Dykers, Snohetta Architects
Adrian Benepe, Trust for Public Land
Cecil Balmond, Balmond Studio
Andrew S. Langsam, Pryor Cashman
Gilles Berouard, Havas Worldwide
Martin Barry
Lucie Cunderlikova
[email protected] | +420 272 657 121
Silvie Markova
[email protected]
Matej Sisolak
[email protected] | +420 608 215 740
Marketing & Branding
Pleon Impact
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If you would like to become a sponsor or partner of reSITE please contact: [email protected]

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