2023 August Webinar: Accessible City Planning

This webinar was held on 23 August 2023

Link to Zoom Recording

Cities worldwide have declared aspirations to become “10, 15, or 20-minute cities” often as part of a strategy to reduce emissions and achieve sustainable and healthy urban design by encouraging walking and cycling. Lior and Tom discussed planning for people-oriented cities.

Lior Steinberg – Urban Planner & Co-Founder of Humankind, the Netherlands

Lior Steinberg is an urban planner and co-founder of Humankind, a multidisciplinary collective accelerating the transition towards urban happiness for all. He helps cities to look beyond functionality and to plan urban spaces that make people smile. All the projects Lior participates in have one thing in common: they create people-oriented cities. Being a Jane Jacobs’ enthusiast and a fan of great public spaces, he is keen on making cities better with an emphasis on local, innovative interventions and on including residents in urban planning.

Dr Tom Logan – Senior Lecturer in Civil Systems, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Dr Tom Logan is a Senior Lecturer in Civil Systems Engineering. He studied his PhD at the University of Michigan’s Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, where he focused on the intersection between risk and urban planning. He also holds a Masters degree from the Johns Hopkins University in Geography and Environmental Engineering. His research, teaching, and consulting focuses on climate change adaptation and understanding how to plan cities and communities that are more resilient, sustainable, healthy, and equitable.