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Interviews

Watch and listen to interviews of well-known planners and other ‘urban thinkers’, both academics and practitioners, express their thoughts on IFHP’s role and contribution on cities and human settlements issues.
Gabriel Metcalf
Posted: 31. October 2013

Hear Gabriel Metcalt, executive director of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) speak about:

  • What are SPUR's main contributions in terms of ideas and actions for a better San Francisco?
  • What are the challenges and best practice examples in San Francisco in terms of urban development?
  • Which planning agendas are top of mind for San Francisco in terms of making a future-proof city?

Gabriel Metcalf was interviewed during the IFHP Travel Squad at SPUR’s headquarter in San Francisco, Oktober 2013.

Lorraine Hudson
Posted: 04. July 2013

Hear Lorraine Hudson speak about:

  • Environmental challenge that cities face today
  • How technology will make our cities more sustainable
  • How technology will change our cities in the future
  • Are we making progress?

Lorraine Hudson, Futur City Coordinator, was interviewed at the IFHP Centenary Congress, June 2013.

Charles Landry
Posted: 04. July 2013

 

The interview was build on the following questions:

  • What kind of leadership does it require to create a sustainable city?
  • What are the essential ingredients for effective collaboration between the public, private and civic sector?
  • What do cities need to do to make themselves attractive to potential investors?
  • Beyond the basics, what gives cities a winning edge when trying to attract funds and generate employment?

Charles Landry, writer, urban planner and Founder of Comedia, was interviewed at the IFHP Centenary Congress in London, June 2013.

Simon Giles
Posted: 04. July 2013
 

Hear Simon Giles talk about:

  • What will be the major challenges facing cities in the next century?
  • How will technology improve the quality of life in our cities?
  • In a chilly economic climate, how will cities encourage and generate growth?
  • What do cities need to do to make themselves attractive to potential investors
  • Of the rapidly growing cities, which will attract investment and why?

Simon Giles, Director of Intelligent Cities Strategy, was interviewed at the IFHP Centenary Congress in London, June 2013.

Michelle Provoost
Posted: 02. July 2013

 

Listen to Michelle Provoost's inspirational thoughts on:

  • What are the most pressing challenges that cities face today?
  • What impact will recession have on the development of sustainable cities?
  • Beyond the basics, what gives cities a winning edge?
  • What kind of leadership does it require to create a sustainable city?

Michelle Provoost, Architectural historian, curator and consultant, was interviewed at The IFHP Centenary Congress in London, June 2013.
 

Dr. Anil Menon
Posted: 01. July 2013

 

Listen to Anil Menon's inspirational thoughts on

  • The most pressing challenges that cities face today
  • How technology can contribute to finding solutions to these challenges
  • How technology - like Information Technology - is changing our cities in the future
  • How technology will make our cities more sustainable
  • Are we making progress

Dr. Anil Menon, President of Globalisation and Smart+COnnected Communities, was interviewed at The IFHP Centenary Congress in London, June 2013.

Anne Skovbro
Posted: 01. July 2013

 

Hear Anne Skovbro speak about:

  • From your position, how can you contribute to finding solutions to the challenges that cities face today?
  • Cities are growing, but what possibilities does this create?
  • What kind of leadership does it require to create a sustainable city?
  • what are the good models and best practices in city governance?

Anne Skovbro, Director, Planning & Developments, City of Copenhagen, was interviewed at the IFHP Centenary Congress in London, June 2013.

Ilmar Reepalu
Posted: 01. July 2013

 

Hear Ilmar Reepalu speak about the following:

  • In your opinion, what are the most pressing challenges that cities face today?
  • What kind of leadership does it require to create a sustainable city?
  • What are the tensions between short-term electoral gain and long-term planning?

Ilmar Reepalu, Mayor of Malmö, Sweden, was interviewed at the IFHP Centenary Congress in London, June 2013. 

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