eReports

Important contributions on selected topics, based on presentations given at International Making Cities Livable Conferences (1985 - present). Categories include Architecture, City Case Studies, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Public Health, Social Life in the City, Sustainability, Transportation Planning, Urban Design

#106 Cities and Climate Change

Number of presentations – 10, including:

Will We Merit Gratitude From Our Grandchildren?, (Slides)
Richard J. Jackson, Los Angeles, CA, USA 

The Mitigative Potential of Urban Environments and Their Microclimates(Paper and Slides)
Rosa Schiano-Phan, London, England, UK

Mitigative Buildings and Urban Environments(Paper and Slides)
Filippo Weber, Florence, ITALY

$80.00
$80.00

#105 Protecting Nature in the City

Number of presentations – 7, including:

The Green Dividend: The Making of a Fairer City, (Slides)
George Ferguson, Mayor, Bristol, UK

An Agricultural Economy for 21st Century Beijing, (Paper and Slides)
Michael Grove, Watertown, MA, USA

Winning Back City's Blue-Green Elements: Cases of Waduk Pluit and Waduk Ria Rio, Jakarta(Paper and Slides)
Dr. Danang Priatmodjo, Jakarta, INDONESIA

$70.00
$70.00

#104 Urban Inclusivity

Number of presentations – 8, including:

Children and the Public Realm(Slides and Video)
Lamine Mahdjoubi, Bristol, UK

Lifetime Communities(Slides and Video)
Philip B. Stafford, Bloomington, IN, USA

Training Advocates to Broaden and Strengthen Age & Ability-Friendly Planning: A Model for Local Planners and Community Leaders. (Paper, Slides and Video)
Sharon A. Baggett, Indianapolis, IN, USA

$75.00
$75.00

#102 Public Places and Quality of Life

Number of presentations – 8, including:

The Return of the Piazza(Slides)
Fabio Paoletti, Urbino, ITALY

Rethinking How Built Environments Influence Subjective Well-being(Paper and Slides)
Kostas Mouratidis, Ås, NORWAY

A Vision for Shelton Square, Buffalo, NY: Urban Design for the Common Good to Re-Energize the Historic Downtown Square​(Paper and Slides)
Hiro Hata, Buffalo, NY, USA

$75.00
$75.00

#97 Urban Regeneration

Number of presentations – 6, including:

Achieving Healthier Cities Through Regeneration of Abandoned Monumental Buildings    (Paper and Slides)
Pier Francesco Cherchi, Professor, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, ITALY.

A Green Approach of Reducing and Eliminating Private Property Abandonment    (Paper and Slides)
Rex LaMore, Professor, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, USA.

Rapid Neighborhood Regeneration and the Challenges of Inclusion    (Paper and Slides)
Scott Sernau, Professor of Sociology, University of Indiana, South Bend, IN, USA.

$60.00
$60.00

#95 Civic Engagement for Healthy Cities

Number of presentations – 6, including:

Transforming Cities through Visioning    (Paper and Slides)
Anton C. Nelessen, Professor of Urban Planning and Founder of A. Nelessen Associates, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Developing a Shared Vision to help different professions communicate and work to a common goal: Experiences delivering shared space    (Paper and Slides)
David McKenna, Landscape Architect and Engineer, IBI Group, Liverpool, UK.

Shaping Healthier Neighbourhoods for Children     (Paper and Slides)
Laura McDonald, Health Development Officer, Inequalities Professional, Belfast Healthy Cities, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND

$60.00
$60.00

#94 Fighting Climate Change through Sustainable Urban Design

Number of presentations – 10, including:

How 6 European cities and their 13 partners work together to reduce CO2 emissions and realize EU energy targets    (Paper and Slides)
Ivo Wenzler, Dr., Senior Principle and Associate Professor, Accenture and Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, Delft, THE NETHERLANDS.

Beyond the Washington Beltway; Fighting Climate Change and Promoting Sustainability in America's Cities    (Paper and Slides)
Hugh Atkinson, Dr. London South Bank University, London, UK.     

Cities and Systems – Urban Livability and the Zofnass Tools for Sustainable Infrastructure    (Paper and Slides)
Rick Phillips, RA, AICP, Director of Urban Design, Northern California, HNTB Corporation, Emeryville, CA, USA.

$75.00
$75.00

#93 Green and Blue in the Healthy City

Number of presentations – 7, including:

Ljubljana: 2016 European Green Capital    (Slides and Video)
Tjaša Ficko, Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

52 Everyday Walks – Developing an Outstanding, Continuous Green Urban Structure and a Contribution to Public Health    (Paper and Slides)
Torgeir Esig Soerensen, Head of Parks and Streets Department, City of Stavanger, NORWAY.

Blue Urban Life. How Waterscapes Contribute to a Better Living in Zurich    (Paper and Slides)
Ladina Koeppel Mouzinho, Projektleiterin, and Christine Bräm, Executive Director, Office of Parks and Open Spaces, City of Zurich, SWITZERLAND.

$70.00
$70.00

#91 Healthy Communities for All Ages

Number of presentations – 14, including:

Lifetime Communities    (Slides and Video)
Phil Stafford, Ph.D., Director, Center on Aging and Community, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

Healthy Streets for Children    (Slides and Video)
Lamine Mahdjoubi, Ph.D., Faculty of the Built Environment, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

Livable Cities - Enabling older citizens to participate in the planning and reshaping of their local communities     (Paper and Slides)
Patrick Doherty, Regional Development Consultant, Age Friendly Ireland, & Aisling Costello, Head of Projects, Age Friendly Ireland, World Health Organisation, Age Friendly Cities and Communities Initiative, Dublin, IRELAND.

$90.00
$90.00

#88 People Places and Green Places in a Healthy City

Number of presentations – 10, including:
 

The Piggyback Yard: a New Urban Park for Los Angeles     (Paper and Slides)
Benjamin V. Feldmann, RLA, ASLA, LEED, Senior Associate, Mia Lehrer + Associates, Los Angeles, CA, USA          

Prototypes of Commercial Activity and the Public Realm?      (Paper and Slides)
Elke Schlack Fuhrman, Dr. Ing and Assistant Professor, Universidad Andres Bello and Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, CHILE.      

Landscape Strategies for Promoting Public Health through Urban Agriculture     (Paper and Slides)
Margot Jacobs, Associate, Mia Lehrer + Associates, Los Angeles, CA, USA.      

$80.00
$80.00

#85 Street Design

Number of presentations – 14, including:


Street Design   (Slides)
John Massengale, AIA, Architect and Urbanist, New York, NY, USA.     

Place Networks”: The Structure of Healthy Streets and Sidewalks  (Slides)
Michael W. Mehaffy, CNU-A, MICTP,  Executive Director, Sustasis Foundation, Portland, OR, USA.    

$95.00
$95.00

#79 Community Involvement in Neighborhood Planning

Number of presentations - 10, including:
 

The HUD Choice Neighborhoods Program in Action (Slides and Paper) Adam Rosa, Senior Associate, Camiros, Ltd, Chicago, IL

City of Hamilton’s Neighborhood Action Strategy (Slides and Paper) Suzanne Brown, Manager, Neighbourhood Development Strategies, Hamilton, ON, CANADA

$80.00
$80.00

#76 Planning for Parks and Incidental Green Spaces

Number of presentations - 8, including:
 

Planning and Design of Sustainable Urban Parks: a Methodology and Two Case Studies in Vancouver and Melbourne (Paper and Slides) Patricia Rios Cabello, PhD student, Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Querétaro, MEXICO

Partnerships and Park Design for Healthy Communities (Paper and Slides) Bianca Shulaker, Student (and Research Coordinator), University of Southern California (and The Trust for Public Land), San Mateo, CA

$70.00
$70.00

#75 Ensuring Equitable Communities

Number of presentations - 7, including:
 

Social Justice and the Obesity Crisis (Paper) Melvin Delgado, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work & Chair of Macro-Practice, Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA

Health Equity for Displaced Citizens (Paper) Courtney Anderson, Assistant Professor, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, GA

$70.00
$70.00

#74 Ecological Sustainability, Nature & Health

Number of presentations - 6, including:
 

Living through extreme weather events and natural disasters: How resilient are our high-rise high-density typologies? (Paper)
Rosemary Kennedy, Sr. Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld, AUSTRALIA

$50.00
$50.00

#72 Community Collaboration in Achieving Healthy Neighborhoods

Number of presentations - 9, including:
 

Navigating Upstream: A Community Based Participatory Approach to Achieving Social and Environmental Health Equity (Paper)
Jana Meinhold, Assistant Professor, Child and Family Studies, Portland State University; Veronica Dujon, Professor of Sociology, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA

$75.00
$75.00

#71 Learning from Portland

Number of presentations - 6, including:
 

Building A Community―The Successes and the Failures (Paper)
George Crandall, FAIA, Crandall Arambula, Portland, OR, USA

The People/Nature Approach to Park System Planning (Paper and Slides)
Brett Horner, Asset Manager, Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland OR, USA

$50.00
$50.00

#70 Public Space & Social Life

Number of presentations - 6, including:
 

Health, Social Connectedness & the Built Environment (Paper and Slides)
Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Ph.D.(Arch.), Director, International Making Cities Livable Council, Portland, OR, USA

Restoring Ecuador’s Historic Plazas for Social Integration (Paper and Slides)
Jacobo Herdoiza, Coordinator, The Urban Heritage Project, Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Quito, ECUADOR

$50.00
$50.00

#69 Healthy Communities for All

Number of presentations - 11, including:
 

Community Development for Elder-Friendly Communities (Paper and Slides)
Philip B. Stafford, Ph.D., Director, Center on Aging & Community, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

Rethinking Play Provisions for Child Active Life (Slides)
Lamine Mahdjoubi, Ph.D., Faculty of the Built Environment, University of the West of England, Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM

$80.00
$80.00

#61 Healthy Transportation Planning and Livable Streets

Healthy Transportation Planning and Livable Streets

Number of papers - 11, including:
 

Planning for Bicycles and Pedestrians in Germany
Sven von Ungern-Sternberg, Dr. Former Governor of South Baden, Freiburg,
GERMANY

The Politics of Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning
Darwin Hindman, Former Mayor, Columbia, MO

$80.00
$80.00

#60 Children and the Urban Environment

Children and the Urban Environment

Number of papers - 11, including:
 

Planning Healthy Child-Friendly Communities in Germany
Sven von Ungern-Sternberg, Dr. Former Governor of South Baden, Freiburg, GERMANY .

The Remembered Child: Designing Child-Friendly Communities
Perry Bigelow, Founder, President, The Bigelow Group Inc., Aurora, IL

Child development and the urban environment
Suzanne Crowhurst Lennard, Director, IMCL Council, Portland, OR

$75.00
$75.00

#57 Sustainability Issues

Number of papers - 11, including:
 

The City as Garden: A Study of the Sustainable Urban District of Kronsberg (Hannover), Germany
Gary Coates, Professor, Dept. of Architecture, Kansas State University

Regenerative Landscapes in China
Michael Grove, ASLA, Sasaki Associates

What Can We Learn from the Newest Dutch City? Creative Urban Design and Planning in Almere New City, The Netherlands
Mirela Newman, Assoc. Professor of Urban Studies, S. Connecticut S.U.

$80.00
$80.00

#56 Planning Child-Friendly Neighborhoods and Cities

Planning Child-Friendly Neighborhoods and Cities

Number of papers - 9, including:
 

Strategy for a Healthy (and Sustainable) City
Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Director, IMCL Council

“Being 5”: Young Children, Space, Place, and Belonging. A framework for designing spaces for children
Karen L. Peterson, Vancouver, WA

Child in the City: Building Vital Downtowns
Susan Goltsman, FAICP, MIG, Inc., Berkeley, CA

$75.00
$75.00

#55 Planning the Healthy City

Planning the Healthy City

Number of papers - 12, including:
 

The Healthy Communities Agenda: How We Can Work Together
Richard J. Jackson, Professor & Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health

Fighting Obesity with Patterns of Place-Making: the SLIM DOWNtown Project in Manhattan, KS
Susanne Siepl-Coates, Dept. of Architecture, Kansas State University

$85.00
$85.00

#51 New & Traditional Designs for Mixed Use

New & Traditional Designs for Mixed Use

Number of papers - 10, including:
 

Strategies of Urban Renaissance: the Mixed Use Neighborhood
Gabriele Tagliaventi, University of Ferrara, Italy

A New Mixed Use Project in “The Hometown Plan” of South Miami, FL
Jason Chandler, Florida International University

Creating a Successful Mixed Use Livable Community: Columbus Center in Boston Proper
David Hancock, Principal, CBT Architects, Boston, MA

$75.00
$75.00

#46 The Urban Square in North America

The Urban Square in North America

Number of papers - 5, including:
 

Duluth Town Green Master Plan
Mack R. Cain, Director of Landscape Architecture, Jordan, Jones, & Goulding Inc., Norcross, Atlanta, GA.

Pack Square Renaissance, Asheville, North Carolina
Frederick R. Bonci, President, LaQuatra Bonci Associates, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

$40.00
$40.00

#32 New Ideas for Sustainable Cities

New Ideas for Sustainable Cities

Number of papers - 12, including:
 

Sustainability Planning in Canadian Cities
William Bernhagen & David Laverny-Rafter, Minnesota State University

Sustainable Cities: Phrases or Practice?
Bill Hopwood, Sustainable Cities Research Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne

Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Smart Growth Development
Dr. Lawrence D. Frank & Mr. Peter Engelke, Georgia Institute, Atlanta

$80.00
$80.00

#24 Sense of Place

Sense of Place

Number of papers - 7, including:

 

The Preservation of Social Landmarks
Jean Gath

Architecture & Context: A Collaboration in Time & Place
Nate Krug

Memorable Streets
Zhalid Z. Imam & John L. Motloch

Streetscape Design Projects: A Sense of Place
Ronald Schmitt

Rittenhouse Square: A Model of Place-Making
Elizabeth C. Masters

$60.00
$60.00

#23 Waterfront Development

Waterfront Development

Number of papers - 8, including:

 
Thea Foss Waterway: Applying Urban Design Principles in Waterfront Development
Ray E. Corpuz, Jr., City of Tacoma, WA
 
South Bank Brisbane. A Model for Successful Riverfront Redevelopment
Michael Kerry, South Bank Corp., Brisbane, Australia
 
The Working River: The Redevelopment and Livability of the Fraser Lands, Vancouver, British Columbia
Allison Meistrich, Vancouver, Canada
 

$60.00
$60.00

#16 Nature in the City

Nature in the City

Number of papers - 7, including:

 
Nature as Healer: Toward New Forms in Health Care Environments
Karen Kettlety
 
Nature in the City: Necessity or Luxury?
Deborah E. Ryan
 
The Nature of Cities
Pam Bissonnette
 
Greenways: A "New" Model for Open Space Planners
Robert Pirani
 

$50.00
$50.00

#15 Waterfront Design

Waterfront Design

Number of papers - 5, including:
 
Reclaiming the Waterfront Through Urban Design Guidelines Case Study of the Chicago River Urban Design Guidelines
Marcel C. Acosta
 
Urban Design as Public Policy: Integrating Planning, Design, Programming and Fundraising
Carl V. Patton and Lawrence P. Witzling
 
East Cambridge Riverfront Project
Dennis Carlone
 

$50.00
$50.00

#8 Art in Public Places

Art in Public Places

Number of papers - 7, including:

The Place of Art / The Art of Place
Jonas Lehrman

Public Sculpture for Neighborhood Centers: Letting the Neighbors Choose
Joyce Hallman Bizot

Toward Criteria for Art in Public Spaces
Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard

Functions of Public Art: Recent European Examples
Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington
Wolf Von Eckardt

$40.00
$40.00

#5 Community Participation

Community Participation

Number of papers - 11, including:

The Evolution of Community Participation                   
Gianni Longo

Chattanooga Venture
Jim Hassinger

Only People can Build Community                   
John F.C. Turner

Community Architecture         
Rod Hackney

$60.00
$60.00