Placemaking went from a nice-to-have to a lifesaver for businesses and urbanites, reinventing public space from sidewalk patios to parks and green spaces. Join to discuss how newfound awareness can lead to permanent change, how placemaking can attract visitors but not overtourism and much more.
Ethan Kent works to support public space and placemaking leadership around the world, to grow the global placemaking movement that he helped found. In 2019 he co-founded PlacemakingX to network and accelerate placemaking for global impact, supporting the creation of 15+ regional placemaking networks.
Peter has over 25 years of experience working in the public sector at all three levels of Government in Australia where he has held senior management roles in the Federal Government, NSW and SAState Governments and in Local Government in both Adelaide and now at the City of Port Phillip in Melbourne, Victoria. He has also worked as an adjunct professor where he has spent over ten years teaching MBA students strategy and leadership in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Sheila R. Foster is the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy at Georgetown University. She holds a joint appointment with the Georgetown Law Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy. During the 2021-2022 academic year, she is serving as the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Law Center.
Guillermo Bernal is the Director of Fundación Placemaking México, a Mexican nonprofit organization that conducts community outreach programs in public spaces that create more strong and sustainable communities.Guillermo has conducted more than 100 public spaces in Mexico with Placemaking México. He has a master’s of science degree in urban studies from the Free University of Brussels.