Women in Urbanism: Speaker List
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Note: For contacts with a 'yes' next to their name, we have their contact details. But please ask Emma at mcinnes.emma@gmail.com if you want to be put in touch with them
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Potential International Speakers
Potential New Zealand Speakers
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Eva Kail CEO of Vienna, Austria, forerunner of gender mainstreaming, former head of the Women's Office for the City of Vienna, urbanist/plannerhttp://www.womenability.org/meeting2-eva-kail-ceo-of-the-city-of-vienna/ http://www.womenability.org/meeting2-eva-kail-ceo-of-the-city-of-vienna/ Yeshttp://www.eukn.eu/e-library/project/bericht/eventDetail/frauen-werk-stadt/The Spinoff's Leonie, Alex or Michelle from On The Rag To potentially speak on street harrassment- they cover it quite well on their podcastYes- can just email their Spinoff emails on their website
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Seleta ReynoldsGeneral Manager of Los Angeles DOThttp://ladot.lacity.org/what-we-do/about-us/executive-managementhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_-YsvZu8KYYesJulie Anne Genter
Green MP. Minister for Women, Associate Minister for Health and Associate Minister for Transport.
http://julieanne.nz/Yes
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Carla GuerreraPrincipal, real estate development, North Vancouverhttp://www.vancouversun.com/business/North+Vancouver+woman+named+world+best+young+urban+planners/10319188/story.htmlNo video?Nohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/carla-guerrera-0a84171a/?ppe=1Kathryn KingWalking and Cycling Manager- Auckland Transporthttps://www.bikeauckland.org.nz/come-and-meet-kathryn-king-ats-breath-of-fresh-air/Yes
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Verena AndreattaSecretary of Planning and mobility - Niteroy (Brazil)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR6pDq1EglQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR6pDq1EglQNoYou can watch the you tube with english subtitles.Julie Fairey Local Board member, Puketapapa // ex-chair of womens council. She's a fantastic speaker.https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-fairey-9505174b/?ppe=1Yes
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Rose McArthurTechnical Director of Transport, Mott MacDonald (Australia)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4LF7t_lDqQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4LF7t_lDqQYeshttps://www.mottmac.com/careers/rose-mcarthurElisapeta HetaArchitectural Graduate, Jasmax. Also Nga Aho representativehttp://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/201836301/elisapeta-heta-maori-and-architectureYesPeta is the best
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Sonja TraussDirector of San Francisco Bay Area Renters Federation (SFBARF)https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/business/economy/san-francisco-housing-tech-boom-sf-barf.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhwg5FtYYncNo- but twitterRangimarie HuniaChief Executive, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia, helped oversee Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei home development programhttps://conversations.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events/close-home-innovative-housing-solutions-aucklandersyes-twitter
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Kim-Mai CutlerTechcrunch writer who specialises on the intersection of industry and public policy, mostly on housinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMZu2An4q-Ahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMZu2An4q-ANoBarbara HollowayActivation Manager- City Centre, Aucland Councilhttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=11634764Yes
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Susanna TorreFeminist Architecthttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susana_Torrehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zW-1lKX5dANoFrith WalkerPanuku- place manager. Fantastic speaker, Panuku Development AucklandRecently re tweeted by Ethan Kent from Project for Public SpacesYes
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Marg PrendergastCoordinator General - Transport for NSW Coordination Officehttp://www.smartconference.com.au/speaker/marg-prendergast-cbd-coordinator-general-transport-for-nsw/http://www.smartconference.com.au/speaker/marg-prendergast-cbd-coordinator-general-transport-for-nsw/YesHas done such a great job in the CBD she's just been given the whole of Sydney to look after :)Rachel de LambertUrban Design and Landscape Architecture - Boffa Miskell. Spoke at last years Salmond lecture. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/93020806/urban-planner-rachel-de-lambert-is-shaping-the-city-she-lives-inYesmy role model
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Kristen JeffersWriter/radio personality/ started the women led cities intiativehttp://theblackurbanist.com/https://vimeo.com/102288637http://thinkurban.org/womenledcitiesRobin AllisonCo-housing specialist, Architect, Eco-community catalyst, trainer and consultant
Founder of Earth Song Cohousing eco community in West Auckland and is a consultant.yescurrently writing a book
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Rebecca SolnitWriter and activist, frequently writes about feminism, cities, walking, and urban landscapes, amongst other thingshttp://rebeccasolnit.net/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS7ki7M4uAwDory ReevesPlanning professor - research includes intersectionality, equality and diversity, Co - PI at Ako Aotearoahttp://www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/people/architecture/d-reevesyes
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Michele DixBrought congestion charging to London and now leads crossrail 2 http://www.womanthology.co.uk/michele-dix-cbe-managing-director-crossrail-2-on-leading-the-27bn-project-and-going-for-things-that-you-want/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5NewpNijLQMaybeEma TavolaArtist based in Ōtāhuhu, Pimpi Knows - Pacific Island Mgmt and Production + ideashttps://pimpiknows.com/
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Isabel DedringEx-deputy mayor of Londonhttp://cityage.org/project/isabel-dedring-deputy-mayor-for-transport-london/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHwCZNQ226UMaybePippa CoomWaitematā Local Board, Chairhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/pippacoom/?originalSubdomain=nzYes
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Tamika ButlerExecutive director of LA bicycle coalition- she is AWESOMEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4R7MuNBMvkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4R7MuNBMvkYeshttps://nextcity.org/daily/entry/bike-equity-tamika-butler-los-angelesJessica RoseAlbert-Eden Local Board Member, can speak on women in governance. Cycling and multi modal transport planning advocate. Also works at HLC, can talk housing density, placemaking, people behaviour, and environment. Akl based. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-rose/Yes
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Justine ClarkArchitect, advocate, writer, researcher, co-founder of Parlour: women, equity, architecture and established the Parlour website, which she continues to edithttp://archiparlour.org/marion/user/2701/Maybe Penny Hulse Auckland Councillor, former Deputy Mayor Auckland Cityhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_HulseYes
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Tiffany Muller MyrdahlTiffany’s research links urban, social, and feminist geography with a focus on social inclusion and feminist praxishttp://www.complexsocialchange.ca/about/profiles/tiffany-muller-myrdahl/https://tmullermyrdahl.org/Chlöe SwarbrickGreen MP Cites, youth engagement, bike shareYes
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Skye DuncanGlobal Designing Cities Director @NACTO@globalstreets. Urban Designer, City Observer, People Watcher and International Explorerhttps://twitter.com/skyejduncanYesElectricMegEbike consultant & trainer in Auckland NZ. Facilitator of the Electric Grin (TM)https://twitter.com/electricmegnzyes
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Lucinda HartleyUrbanist, Designer, Social Entrepreneur, CoFounder + CEO @codesignstudio, CoFounder @neighbourlytics & #NeighbourhoodProject, #urbanixd#placemaking #shestartshttps://twitter.com/lucindahartleyGreer Rassmussen Generation Zerohttps://www.greerrasmussen.com/Yes
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Sommer MathisEditor-in-Chief @atlasobscura. Formerly of @CityLab, @DCist, @TBD. Enthusiast of nachos.https://twitter.com/sommermathisChristina van BohemenNZIA, Architecture, Housing & she cycles everywherehttps://twitter.com/CvanBohemenyes
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Janette Sadik-KhanAuthor, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution. Principal with @BloombergAssoc and former NYCDOT commissionerhttps://twitter.com/JSadikKhanYesJolisa GracewoodBike Auckland + writer + great speakerYes
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Angie SchmittUrbanist. Feminist. Writer/ranter. @streetsblogusahttps://twitter.com/schmangeeElinor Chisholminterested in housing, cities, social science, public health. elinor dot chisholm at gmailhttps://twitter.com/elinorchisholm/yes
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Jennifer KeesmaatFormer Chief Planner, City of Toronto. Distinguished Visitor in Residence, Geography and Planning, University of Toronto. http://invisiblecitypodcast.com https://twitter.com/jen_keesmaatYes
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Melissa BruntlettModacity + Cycling Queen + Blogger + Great speakerhttp://www.modacitylife.comYes - I'm planning an AUS/NZ tour with our book in Oct/Nov 2018 if that helps to know :)Julie Stout Urban Advocatehttp://architecturenow.co.nz/articles/urban-advocate-julie-stout-interview/
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Jen McArthurPostdoctoral researcher, University College London - urban infrastructure governance, politics and policy @CityLeadersLab @UCLSTEaPPhttps://twitter.com/jen_m_mcarthurYes- she's also coming to Auckland in JanuraryAmiria Puia-TaylorPeople Weaver’ using public arts to create awareness culturally, socially, creatively and politically of the hidden stories that exist within the landscapes of Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland)http://www.tautai.org/artist/amiria-puia-taylor/yes
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Lois HongFounder LBNZ workshop. https://www.linkedin.com/in/hong-lois-liu-60006110a/yes
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Katrina Johnston-ZimmermanWomen Led Cities & Third Wave Urbanism Podcast & Urban Anthropologist & runs Think.Urban- fantastic speaker!https://www.womenledcities.com/YesCatarina GutierrezRetail, female-friendly cycling spaces, cycling marketing, Christchurch/Wellington focus.https://mecatarina.com/yes
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Dr. Virginia SantyFounder of Women in Kind, the first comprehensive coworking space and community built to incorporate design principles for women throughout the space. Dr. Santy now applies her work and research to women and ciites. She is the author of Denver, Colorado's report: Women + Denver and is spearheading efforts to feature inclusive design. Her research focuses on the itnersection between investing in women and the creation of inclusive economies. She is an experienced keynote speaker. womeninkind.combri@womeninkind.comGerri PomeroyPresident, NZ Disabled Persons' Assembley; Transport accessibility specialist
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Bridget BurdettResearcher, Chartered Engineer, transport/inclusion https://twitter.com/bridget_burdettyes
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Veronica EastellUrban geographer, photographer & Designerhttp://veronicaeastell.com/yes
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Rachel Lees-GreenFearless leader of Women in Urbanism Aotearoa ;) Works at MRCagneyyes
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Celia Wade-BrownWalker, cyclist, former Mayor of Wellington, leader in resilience, improver of public spaces and lover of nature in citiesyes
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Rebecca KiddleSenior Lecturer, Environmental Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. She is currently the co-chair Pōneke for Ngā Aho: Network of Māori Designers, a member of Papa Pounamu: New Zealand Planning Institute and a panel member of the Auckland Urban Design Panel.
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Adrienne Young-CooperChair of the Board, Housing New Zealand Corporation. She is a qualified town planner, with a career in local government and consultancy.
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Nicola ShortAn experienced and innovative public sector and heritage specialist with a focus on strategic leadership in policy and public engagement.
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Debbie TikaoDebbie is a Landscape Architect with 20 years’ experience in ecological, commercial and public realm design and delivery and is currently a panellist on the Urban Design Panel for Christchurch City Council.
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Haylea MuirHaylea Muir is an experienced Residential Masterplanner, being instrumental in Hobsonville Point, Roskill South, Northcote and other projects across Auckland, alongside projects in Queenstown and Hamilton. She has written a number of award winning Architecture and Landscape design guidelines
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Hayley FitchettMaster Planner, Design Manager and Urban Designer with 19 years in the property development industry. HLCyes
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Paula SchultzPaula Schultz is a developer based in Papakura, Auckland. Having cultivated her talents both flying and consulting in the aviation community worldwide, she returned to NZ piloting long haul airliners before leaving the industry to concentrate on her property and urban design passion.
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Stephanie Gard'nerSenior Policy Analyst
Ministry for the Environment
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Gabi WolferSenior Urban Designer/Town Planner
Selwyn District Council
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Jeanette WardAssociate
Abley Transportation Consultants
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Dr Sarah RusholmeDirector, Children
Experience Wellington
Dr Sarah Rusholme is responsible for ensuring that children and young people feel welcomed, included and important whenever they encounter one of Experience Wellington’s six cultural institutions.
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Kelly HendersonArchitectural Graduate
ĀKAU
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Ruby WatsonCo-Founder
ĀKAU
Ruby Watson is a co-founder of ĀKAU – an architecture and design studio based in Kaikohe, Northland. ĀKAU works alongside taitamariki and their communities to design projects that are contextual and authentic; a response to local culture and environment. ĀKAU creates opportunities for youth to be involved in the design of REAL projects in their community through their workshops.
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Sophie ConnellUrban Designer
Connell & Associates Urban Design Ltd.It was the diversity and positive impact of urban design, and the multidisciplinary working, that led Sophie to pursue work in distinctive urban environments throughout her career.
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Tracy Ogden-CorkDirector
Motu Design Ltd. Tracy is the director of Motu Design a specialist urban design firm that focuses on the creation of urban environments that respond effectively to the unique context of Aotearoa. She is a member of the Auckland Urban Design Panel and trained in Architecture before specialising in urban design whilst working for North Shore City Council.
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Karen WittenProfessor
Massey University
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Fiona Whyte
Urban Designer
Boffa Miskell
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Lauren SemplePartner
Greenwood Roche
Lauren Semple is a resource management partner and leads the resource management team at Greenwood Roche. Lauren has worked in resource management for more than 20 years, and during that time she has led and been involved in many successful property developments in the South Island.
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Dr Natalie AllenDirector
The Urban Advisory. Dr Natalie Allen is an urban researcher and strategist. With a background in architecture and a PhD in urban design, she values thinking across all scales of design.
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Greer O'DonnellPartner
The Urban Advisory. With a background in law and social anthropology Greer has experience in the design and delivery of major social infrastructure projects and urban regeneration programmes throughout New Zealand.
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Prof Diane BrandProfessor
Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries- The University of Auckland
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Lisa DunsheaManager Design Review
Auckland Council
Lisa Dunshea, Principal Advisor Urban Design with Auckland Council
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Josie SchroderPrincipal Advisor Urban Design
Christchurch City Council. Josie Schroder, Principal Advisor Urban Design with Christchurch City Council
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Dr Jessica HallidayDirector, Te Pūtahi
Christchurch Centre for Architecture + City-making. Jessica is an architectural historian and is the Director and co-founder of Te Pūtahi – Christchurch centre for architecture and city-making, a charitable organisation dedicated to growing people and places together.
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Elise CopelandPromoting universal design in public buildings, Creating buildings, spaces and places that can be used and enjoyed by all Aucklanders (Universal Design Hub of the Auckland Design Manual)http://www.aucklanddesignmanual.co.nz/design-subjects/universal_design
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Sandra J. VelardeResearch scientist on urban green spaces, urban forestry and the intersect with environmental justice at Scion (NZ Forest Research Institute). Value of trees and benefits to human health and well-being. https://twitter.com/sandrinha2021YesOrganised 'Urban green spaces' workshop in 2018 in Wellington.
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Sue WellsFormer Christchurch City Councillor (15 years), chair of Planning and Regulatory committee (including during 2010/2011 earthquake sequence. Winner Alfred O Glasse prize 2014 from NZPI. Mad keen urbanist, diversity activist, believer in universal design and baby friendly cities. Now teaching civics to civilians and governance to politicians. Loathes powerpoint karaoke and promotes learning through laughter. Professional speaker, MC, radio and TV broadcaster. Board member ScoutsNZ, runs own company, Sue Wells & Associates@sue_wellssue@suewells.co.nz
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