Towards equity and agency in city-making // Thurs 30 July 2015

Anna Rubbo

Free public lecture

DL – D Block Lecture Theatre,
CPIT 60 Madras St

People building better cities: towards equity and agency in city-making education and practice 

Drawing on the work of the work of Global Studio and selected design professionals, Anna Rubbo will discuss how design and planning processes can promote equity and agency in city development. Examples will range from hands on improvement projects to urban design interventions, to community led initiatives. Reference will be made to the Millennium Development Goals that have influenced the Global Studio work and to the next major global framework: the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). In conclusion, Rubbo will reflect on the UN’s World Urban Campaign, the new Urban Agenda and Habitat 111, and offer her views on their significance for the designing citymaker.

Presented in partnership with the Urban Design Forum. Venue provider: CPIT. CPD Points available to NZIA members.

Anna Rubbo

Anna Rubbo, B.Arch (Melbourne), D. Arch (Michigan) joined the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) in the Earth Institute at Columbia University in 2012. Prior to this she was Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. A member of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Improving the Lives of Slum Dwellers (2002-04) she has since led the Global Studio, a people-centered action research project that helps urban professionals work effectively with the urban poor.

Date: July 21, 2015