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Potential International Speakers
Potential New Zealand Speakers
|Name||Brief Description||Links||Contact?||Other comments|
|Eva Kail||CEO of Vienna, Austria, forerunner of gender mainstreaming, former head of the Women's Office for the City of Vienna, urbanist/planner||http://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/||Yes||http://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 podcast||Yes- can just email their Spinoff emails on their website|
|Seleta Reynolds||General Manager of Los Angeles DOT||http://ladot.lacity.org/what-we-do/about-us/executive-management||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_-YsvZu8KY||Yes||Julie Anne Genter|
Green MP. Minister for Women, Associate Minister for Health and Associate Minister for Transport.
|Carla Guerrera||Principal, real estate development, North Vancouver||http://www.vancouversun.com/business/North+Vancouver+woman+named+world+best+young+urban+planners/10319188/story.html||No video?||No||https://www.linkedin.com/in/carla-guerrera-0a84171a/?ppe=1||Kathryn King||Walking and Cycling Manager- Auckland Transport||https://www.bikeauckland.org.nz/come-and-meet-kathryn-king-ats-breath-of-fresh-air/||Yes|
|Verena Andreatta||Secretary of Planning and mobility - Niteroy (Brazil)||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR6pDq1EglQ||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR6pDq1EglQ||No||You 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=1||Yes|
|Rose McArthur||Technical Director of Transport, Mott MacDonald (Australia)||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4LF7t_lDqQ||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4LF7t_lDqQ||Yes||https://www.mottmac.com/careers/rose-mcarthur||Elisapeta Heta||Architectural Graduate, Jasmax. Also Nga Aho representative||http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/201836301/elisapeta-heta-maori-and-architecture||Yes||Peta is the best|
|Sonja Trauss||Director of San Francisco Bay Area Renters Federation (SFBARF)||https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/business/economy/san-francisco-housing-tech-boom-sf-barf.html||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhwg5FtYYnc||No- but twitter||Rangimarie Hunia||Chief Executive, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia, helped oversee Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei home development program||https://conversations.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events/close-home-innovative-housing-solutions-aucklanders||yes-twitter|
|Kim-Mai Cutler||Techcrunch writer who specialises on the intersection of industry and public policy, mostly on housing||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMZu2An4q-A||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMZu2An4q-A||No||Barbara Holloway||Activation Manager- City Centre, Aucland Council||http://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=11634764||Yes|
|Susanna Torre||Feminist Architect||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susana_Torre||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zW-1lKX5dA||No||Frith Walker||Panuku- place manager. Fantastic speaker, Panuku Development Auckland||Recently re tweeted by Ethan Kent from Project for Public Spaces||Yes|
|Marg Prendergast||Coordinator General - Transport for NSW Coordination Office||http://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/||Yes||Has done such a great job in the CBD she's just been given the whole of Sydney to look after :)||Rachel de Lambert||Urban 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-in||Yes||my role model|
|Kristen Jeffers||Writer/radio personality/ started the women led cities intiative||http://theblackurbanist.com/||https://vimeo.com/102288637||http://thinkurban.org/womenledcities||Robin Allison||Co-housing specialist, Architect, Eco-community catalyst, trainer and consultant||Founder of Earth Song Cohousing eco community in West Auckland and is a consultant.||yes||currently writing a book|
|Rebecca Solnit||Writer and activist, frequently writes about feminism, cities, walking, and urban landscapes, amongst other things||http://rebeccasolnit.net/||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS7ki7M4uAw||Dory Reeves||Planning professor - research includes intersectionality, equality and diversity, Co - PI at Ako Aotearoa||http://www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/people/architecture/d-reeves||yes|
|Michele Dix||Brought 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=j5NewpNijLQ||Maybe||Ema Tavola||Artist based in Ōtāhuhu, Pimpi Knows - Pacific Island Mgmt and Production + ideas||https://pimpiknows.com/|
|Isabel Dedring||Ex-deputy mayor of London||http://cityage.org/project/isabel-dedring-deputy-mayor-for-transport-london/||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHwCZNQ226U||Maybe||Pippa Coom||Waitematā Local Board, Chair||https://www.linkedin.com/in/pippacoom/?originalSubdomain=nz||Yes|
|Tamika Butler||Executive director of LA bicycle coalition- she is AWESOME||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4R7MuNBMvk||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4R7MuNBMvk||Yes||https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/bike-equity-tamika-butler-los-angeles||Jessica Rose||Albert-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|
|Justine Clark||Architect, advocate, writer, researcher, co-founder of Parlour: women, equity, architecture and established the Parlour website, which she continues to edit||http://archiparlour.org/marion/user/2701/||Maybe||Penny Hulse||Auckland Councillor, former Deputy Mayor Auckland City||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Hulse||Yes|
|Tiffany Muller Myrdahl||Tiffany’s research links urban, social, and feminist geography with a focus on social inclusion and feminist praxis||http://www.complexsocialchange.ca/about/profiles/tiffany-muller-myrdahl/||https://tmullermyrdahl.org/||Chlöe Swarbrick||Green MP Cites, youth engagement, bike share||Yes|
|Skye Duncan||Global Designing Cities Director @NACTO@globalstreets. Urban Designer, City Observer, People Watcher and International Explorer||https://twitter.com/skyejduncan||Yes||ElectricMeg||Ebike consultant & trainer in Auckland NZ. Facilitator of the Electric Grin (TM)||https://twitter.com/electricmegnz||yes|
|Lucinda Hartley||Urbanist, Designer, Social Entrepreneur, CoFounder + CEO @codesignstudio, CoFounder @neighbourlytics & #NeighbourhoodProject, #urbanixd#placemaking #shestarts||https://twitter.com/lucindahartley||Greer Rassmussen||Generation Zero||https://www.greerrasmussen.com/||Yes|
|Sommer Mathis||Editor-in-Chief @atlasobscura. Formerly of @CityLab, @DCist, @TBD. Enthusiast of nachos.||https://twitter.com/sommermathis||Christina van Bohemen||NZIA, Architecture, Housing & she cycles everywhere||https://twitter.com/CvanBohemen||yes|
|Janette Sadik-Khan||Author, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution. Principal with @BloombergAssoc and former NYCDOT commissioner||https://twitter.com/JSadikKhan||Yes||Jolisa Gracewood||Bike Auckland + writer + great speaker||Yes|
|Angie Schmitt||Urbanist. Feminist. Writer/ranter. @streetsblogusa||https://twitter.com/schmangee||Elinor Chisholm||interested in housing, cities, social science, public health. elinor dot chisholm at gmail||https://twitter.com/elinorchisholm/||yes|
|Jennifer Keesmaat||Former Chief Planner, City of Toronto. Distinguished Visitor in Residence, Geography and Planning, University of Toronto. http://invisiblecitypodcast.com||https://twitter.com/jen_keesmaat||Yes|
|Melissa Bruntlett||Modacity + Cycling Queen + Blogger + Great speaker||http://www.modacitylife.com||Yes||- I'm planning an AUS/NZ tour with our book in Oct/Nov 2018 if that helps to know :)||Julie Stout||Urban Advocate||http://architecturenow.co.nz/articles/urban-advocate-julie-stout-interview/|
|Jen McArthur||Postdoctoral researcher, University College London - urban infrastructure governance, politics and policy @CityLeadersLab @UCLSTEaPP||https://twitter.com/jen_m_mcarthur||Yes- she's also coming to Auckland in Janurary||Amiria Puia-Taylor||People 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|
|Lois Hong||Founder LBNZ workshop.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/hong-lois-liu-60006110a/||yes|
|Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman||Women Led Cities & Third Wave Urbanism Podcast & Urban Anthropologist & runs Think.Urban- fantastic speaker!||https://www.womenledcities.com/||Yes||Catarina Gutierrez||Retail, female-friendly cycling spaces, cycling marketing, Christchurch/Wellington focus.||https://mecatarina.com/||yes|
|Dr. Virginia Santy||Founder 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 firstname.lastname@example.org||Gerri Pomeroy||President, NZ Disabled Persons' Assembley; Transport accessibility specialist|
|Bridget Burdett||Researcher, Chartered Engineer, transport/inclusion||https://twitter.com/bridget_burdett||yes|
|Veronica Eastell||Urban geographer, photographer & Designer||http://veronicaeastell.com/||yes|
|Rachel Lees-Green||Fearless leader of Women in Urbanism Aotearoa ;) Works at MRCagney||yes|
|Celia Wade-Brown||Walker, cyclist, former Mayor of Wellington, leader in resilience, improver of public spaces and lover of nature in cities||yes|
|Rebecca Kiddle||Senior 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.|
|Adrienne Young-Cooper||Chair of the Board, Housing New Zealand Corporation. She is a qualified town planner, with a career in local government and consultancy.|
|Nicola Short||An experienced and innovative public sector and heritage specialist with a focus on strategic leadership in policy and public engagement.|
|Debbie Tikao||Debbie 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.|
|Haylea Muir||Haylea 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|
|Hayley Fitchett||Master Planner, Design Manager and Urban Designer with 19 years in the property development industry. HLC||yes|
|Paula Schultz||Paula 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.|
|Stephanie Gard'ner||Senior Policy Analyst
Ministry for the Environment
|Gabi Wolfer||Senior Urban Designer/Town Planner
Selwyn District Council
Abley Transportation Consultants
|Dr Sarah Rusholme||Director, Children
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.
|Kelly Henderson||Architectural Graduate
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.
|Sophie Connell||Urban 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.
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.
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.
|Dr Natalie Allen||Director|
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.
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.
|Prof Diane Brand||Professor
Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries- The University of Auckland
|Lisa Dunshea||Manager Design Review|
Lisa Dunshea, Principal Advisor Urban Design with Auckland Council
|Josie Schroder||Principal Advisor Urban Design
Christchurch City Council. Josie Schroder, Principal Advisor Urban Design with Christchurch City Council
|Dr Jessica Halliday||Director, 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.
|Elise Copeland||Promoting 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|
|Sandra J. Velarde||Research 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/sandrinha2021||Yes||Organised 'Urban green spaces' workshop in 2018 in Wellington.|
|Sue Wells||Former 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||@email@example.com|