• cities

Cities & Neighborhoods Speakers

 

Most of the world’s population lives in cities, with more people migrating to urban centers every day. Our cities speakers are using technology, psychology, science, and art to figure out how we can build happier, more sustainable places to live.

 

7
Cities & Neighborhoods
Speakers
Sort By:
Patrick Sharkey

NYU Professor | Sociologist | Author of Uneasy Peace

Over the past 25 years, American cities have transformed. Violence has become less common in major urban centers, and citizens feel more connected to their communities than ever before. But crime still occurs, and the dated systems meant to apprehend it have been called into question. 
 
Bill Strickland

An Extraordinary Business and Community Leader

For thirty years, Bill Strickland has used his innovative arts and training centers to transform the lives of thousands of impoverished adults and teenagers.
 
Charles Montgomery

Urban Design Consultant, Award-Winning Journalist, & Author of Happy City

How can we be happier in cities? Charles Montgomery looks for answers at the intersection of urban design and the new science of happiness. In psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, and i...

Candy Chang

Urban Space Artist Behind the "Before I Die" Walls

World-renowned artist and urban designer Candy Chang engages communities to share everything from their greatest hopes to their deepest anxieties in public. The Atlantic calls her artwork Before I Die

Susan Pinker

Psychologist and Author of The Village Effect and The Sexual Paradox

Psychologist and award-winning author Susan Pinker is a seasoned observer of modern communication and social contact. 
 
Shawn Micallef

Author of Frontier City | Co-Owner of Spacing Magazine

“There’s something worth sharing with the world in how Canada builds and runs its cities.” Shawn Micallef explores public spaces, downtowns and suburbs, and writes about the people and institutions th...

Gordon Campbell

Former Premier of BC; Former Canadian High Commissioner to the UK

As Canada’s High Commissioner to the UK from 2011 to 2016, Gordon Campbell holds a unique understanding of what Brexit means for our economy. Previously, Campbell was mayor of Vancouver during its asc...