Shaping Cities | Innovating Streets for People

11:00am Tuesday, 7 July 2020
12:00pm Tuesday, 7 July 2020
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Join Anthony Vile, Technical Lead - Urban Design at Harrison Grierson and Mike Lydon, Principal at Street Plans to explore Innovating Streets for People and whether COVID-19 brings with it a tactical response opportunity.

The COVID-19 pandemic radically altered how we go about our daily lives. We need to re-inhabit our cities, reconnect, and redevelop the economy by supporting local shops, bars, restaurants, and venues. As we recover, we must continue to align street design and recovery strategies to ensure that the existing inequalities and challenges that this virus is magnifying are not exacerbated in the cities of the future.

In this live webinar, Anthony and Mike will discuss:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on urban design
  • Urban development for re-inhabiting your city  
  • COVID recovery opportunities 
  • Tactical Urbanism 101

Attendees are also invited to submit questions both prior and during the event.

Join us for this glimpse into the future as we shape cities where communities thrive.


Anthony Vile

Technical Lead-Urban Design, Harrison Grierson

Anthony brings a wealth of experience to projects enabling a fresh approach and innovative outcomes. Anthony's professional body of work ranges from strategic urban planning and design, to master planning of multi-unit residential and mixed-use neighbourhoods and buildings, private house commissions, public art, design review, research, writing and teaching. At HG, Anthony's role provides leadership to the urban design and wider HG team, in terms of championing best practice urban and architectural design, while creating opportunities for design to add value to our client's projects. When asked if he has a dream project, Anthony says it doesn't get much better than contributing to, and championing better design outcomes in Tamaki and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Mike Lydon

Principal, Street Plans

Mike Lydon is a Principal at Street Plans and leads the firm’s New York City office. Mike is an internationally recognized planner, writer, speaker, and advocate for livable cities. NPR, The New York Times, CNN Headline News, ABC News, City Lab, Salon, Next City, Wired, and Monocle have featured his work, among many other publications. Having delivered more than 250 keynotes, workshops, trainings, and lectures since 2009, Mike has exerted a global influence on how people think about city transformation. In 2018, Mike was named by Planetizen as one of the top 100 most influential urbanists of all-time.
Mike is the creator of The Open Streets Project and the globally acclaimed Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action, Long-Term Change Vol. 1 – 5. Before launching the firm in 2009, Mike worked for Smart Growth Vermont, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, and Ann Arbor’s GetDowntown Program. Mike currently serves on Transportation Alternative’s Executive Committee for the New York City Harbor Ring project and is an advisor to the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.

and new to the panel

Kathryn King

Regional Development Portfolio Manager at Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Kathryn King is the Regional Development Portfolio Manager at Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, where she was a co-author of the Keeping Cities Moving plan and is the Director of the Innovating Streets for People programme. She joined Waka Kotahi following four years with Auckland Transport where she oversaw the city's largest ever investment in cycling.  Kathryn also led the speed management programme, that has now delivered survivable speeds across 700km of streets in Auckland. Kathryn spent 15 years in London, managing walking, cycling and safety projects, over eight of them with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.



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Nicole Ramage

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