Invited Speakers

Pete Buttigieg, Mayor, South Bend, IN. The Importance of Public Places for Improving Equity and Democratic Dialogue

Ada Colau, Mayor, Barcelona, SPAIN. Recipient, IMCL City of Vision Award for Improving Barcelona’s Physical and Social Health through the Superblock Program. Public Places and the Right to the City
George Ferguson, CBE, PPRIBA, RWA. Former Mayor of Bristol, UK, Architect. Welcome. Opening Streets for People
Javier Gonzales, Mayor, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Welcome. Santa Fe’s Plaza and Public Places. 
David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology & Geography, Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Author of Rebel Cities, and most recently, The Ways of the World. Public Places for Democratic Dialogue

Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH. Professor, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. Public Places and Public Health

Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner & Executive Director, City of Toronto. Planning Public Places for Community, Democratic Dialogue, Health & Equity 
Michael Lykoudis, The Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of the School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame.  Designing Meaningful Urban Places


Mirosława Romaniszyn, Municipal Conservator of Historic Monuments, City of Torun, POLAND. Torun's Old and New City Market Squares and Public Places

Janet Sanz, Deputy Mayor for Ecology, Urbanism and Mobility, Barcelona, SPAIN. Improving Barcelona’s Physical and Social Health through the Superblock Program

Sven von Ungern-Sternberg, Dr., Former Mayor of Freiburg, and Governor for the State of South Baden, Freiburg, GERMANY. Planning for Mobility in Freiburg, Germany.

And other IMCL Board Members