Invited Speakers

Laura Petrella, Head of the City Planning, Extension and Design Unit at UN-Habitat, Nairobi, KENYA.


Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Pioneering urbanist and architect, and co-author of Suburban Nation: The rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream.


Christopher Leinberger, Professor at George Washington University, Developer, Researcher, Author, and Former Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program of The Brookings Institution, Washington DC.


Ellen Dunham-Jones, Co-author of Retrofitting Suburbia, Professor at Georgia Institute of  Technology, and a leading authority on suburban redevelopment.


Mayor James Brainard, City of Carmel, IN. Former Member of President Obama's Climate Task Force. 


Mayor Rui Moreira, Porto, PORTUGAL. 2019 IMCL Joseph P. Riley Awardee.*


George Ferguson, CBE, PPRIBA, Architect, former Mayor, City of Bristol, UK. 


Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 


Phil Stafford, Ph.D., Director, Center on Aging and Community, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA.

Sven von Ungern-Sternberg, Dr., former Freiburg Mayor and Governor, State of Süd-Baden, GERMANY, responsible for guiding Europe’s most livable and sustainable new urban neighborhoods, Rieselfeld and Vauban.   

Ettore Maria Mazzola, Architect & Urbanist, Professor, University of Notre Dame, Rome, ITALY. 


Ferdinand Stoddert Johns, FAIA, Distinguished Professor Emeritus. IMCL Board.


Michael W. Mehaffy,Director, IMCL, and Senior Researcher, Centre for the Future of Places,  KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. 

*not yet confirmed