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Monday, May 30 • 12:00 - 13:00
Breakout session: Rethinking our cities... and new tools for action

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The last two years have seen unprecedented changes in our experience of our cities and our understanding of our communities. Global outrage following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery in the US has brought urgent issues of cultural and racial equity to the fore. The longer-term impacts of Covid 19 and growing pressure for bold action on climate change are challenging previously unquestionable concepts such as “downtown”, and patterns of behaviour and productivity across society, and driving new interest in mor localised lives centred around resurgent town centres and neighbourhoods.

What is the role of cultural districts and organisations in these big transitions? How do urban and cultural leaders rethink their models and approaches, and how can we build the capacity to keep rethinking, given endpoints can be far from clear? What unexpected opportunities have emerged?
In this session, we’ll gather a diverse set of urban practitioners to understand what practical approaches they are using to build resilience and innovation into their own work, and that of their organisations and networks, to support evolution.

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Tim Jones

Culture Mile Manager, City of London Corporation
Tim Jones manages Culture Mile, a cultural district in the heart of London, on behalf of the City of London Corporation and in partnership with the Barbican Centre, the Museum of London, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the London Symphony Orchestra.Tim is a senior director... Read More →

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Rozina Spinnoy

Founder / Director, BIDs Belgium
Rozina Spinnoy is a Design Strategist and Social Entrepreneur. Founder/Director of the NGO BIDs Belgium, which is a Community Partner of the New European Bauhaus. Also running the SME’s Belgium Design Council and Design2Style, based in Brussels and working internationally. Wearing... Read More →
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Ramon Marrades

Director, Urban Economist, Placemaking Europe
Ramon Marrades is an urban economist, writer, and activist with a passion for people and places. He is currently Director at Placemaking Europe, founder at Vigla –an applied research start-up focused on designing urban futures–, and strategy advisor to a number of cities and large-scale... Read More →
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Regina Myer

President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Regina Myer is President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP), a not-for-profit local development corporation that serves as the primary champion for Downtown Brooklyn as a world-class business, cultural, educational, residential, and retail destination.Until 2016, Regina served... Read More →

Monday May 30, 2022 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
LAC: Sala 2