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MetroTalks: Rethinking metropolitan spaces

  • MetroTalks: Bringing nature back to urban spaces

    17 MAR 2022 · What challenges are associated with nature-based solutions? What innovations are needed to ensure that all people benefit from greening metropolitan spaces? In this episode, Isabelle Anguelovski, Director of the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability, and Jakub Kronenberg, Adjunct Professor at the University of Lodz, discuss the dichotomies of bringing nature back to urban spaces and share ideas on how to ensure equity. With the support of Brussels-Capital Region.
    25m 6s
  • MetroTalks: Enabling healthy urban planning

    12 JUL 2021 · How can we avoid the next health crisis in our urban spaces? How can we integrate health and equity in planning, investment and policy-making? In this episode, Octavi de la Varga, Metropolis Secretary-General; Elisabeth Belpaire, Urban & Regional Planner and Executive Board Member of ISOCARP; and Thiago Herick de Sa, Technical Officer at WHO, share insights on how to bridge the gap between health and urban planning.
    27m 28s
  • MetroTalks: Ensuring the commons in fragile contexts

    2 MAR 2021 · The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the fragility of our societies. How can we adapt metropolitan governance to a crisis? How can we respond to compounding crises? In this episode, Octavi de la Varga, Metropolis Secretary-General, Mona Harb, Professor of Urban Studies and Politics at the American University of Beirut, and George Conway, Deputy Director of the Crisis Bureau at UNDP, share insights on metropolitan governance in cities in crisis.
    38m 51s
  • MetroTalks: Inclusive urban planning

    15 JAN 2021 · Octavi de la Varga, Metropolis Secretary-General, Jane Weru, Executive Director of Akiba Mashinani Trust, and William Cobet, Director of Cities Alliance, explore the importance of inclusive urban planning and the role of urban planning in COVID-19 recovery.
    29m 47s
  • MetroTalks: Developing a sustainable metropolitan mobility

    3 DEC 2020 · In this episode, Octavi de la Varga, Metropolis Secretary-General, Mohamed Mezghani, UITP Secretary-General, and Hanne Norli, Market Director at the Norwegian Railway Directorate share insights on sustainable metropolitan mobility.
    29m 16s
  • MetroTalks: Rethinking public spaces

    3 DEC 2020 · How can municipalities, planners, designers and communities ensure public spaces reflect the needs of communities? Octavi de la Varga, Secretary-general of Metropolis; Helle Søholt, CEO and founding partner of Gehl and Samuel Kling, Public Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs discuss how to redesign public spaces to make the more convivial, accessible and functional.
    38m 39s
MetroTalks explores the future of metropolitan spaces with urban thinkers.
Author Metropolis
Categories Society & Culture
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