Urban Persuasion Vol. 3
May 29, 2019
Berlin TXL - The Urban Tech Republic proudly presents the third edition of the 'Urban Persuasion' series of dialogues and talks related to urban planning, technology and culture.
The Civic City in a Nomadic World: Where do we belong when everything is on the move? Rapid technological change is altering how we interact with space, place and time. Vast flows make the new norm nomadic, yet there is a yearning for belonging, distinctiveness and identity. Under these pressures, old systems and certainties are crumbling at escalating speed and a different kind of city is being forged in their wake. The new "Civic City" tries to navigate our shared urban challenges - inequality, environmental distress, urban vitality - and to find ways to reinvent opportunities for connection. Urban planner Charles Landry, a driving force of the "Creative City" concept, guides us through this evolving urban landscape and offers inspiration for seizing its potential.
Charles Landry will discuss these themes with Philipp Bouteiller, CEO of Tegel Projekt GmbH. Join us for a lively discussion and an informal reception afterwards.
Charles Landry is an international authority on the use of imagination and creativity in urban change. He is currently a fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin. His concept of the "Creative City" focuses on how cities can create the enabling conditions for people and organizations to think, plan and act with imagination to solve problems and develop opportunities. The notion has become a global movement and changed the way cities thought about their capabilities and resources.
A highly respected globally oriented advisor, who assesses deep trends, creative potential, culture and urban change, he has completed several hundred assignments for many public and private interests and given key note addresses and workshops in 65 countries across the continents. Furthermore, Charles has chaired multiple urban innovation juries including The European Capital of Innovation Award - iCapital, New Innovations in the Creative Economy (N.I.C.E.) and Actors for Urban Change. He is best known for his books "The Creative City: A toolkit for Urban Innovators", "The Art of City Making", and "The Intercultural City: Planning for Diversity Advantage" with Phil Wood. His latest major project is the picture driven "The Civic City in a Nomadic World". It brings together his work over the last decade including the concept of 'civic urbanity', the 'creative bureaucracy' and 'the management of fragility'.
Prof. Dr. Philipp Bouteiller is concerned with the dynamics of urban transformation as one of the great challenges of our time. He is an evangelist for all things future and innovation and a strong promoter of Berlin as the capital of freedom, tolerance and innovation. Philipp has focused his work on sustainable urban innovation strategies in the areas of smart mobility, intelligent infrastructure, urban renewable energy and future city design. In his role as CEO of Tegel Projekt GmbH - a municipal company of the State of Berlin - he is responsible for the largest redevelopment project around Urban Technologies in Europe: converting an entire former inner-city airport into Europe's central hub for future industries.
After several years, as senior consultant with McKinsey, where he specialised on high-tech and the telecommunication, information, media and electronics (TIME) industries, Philipp founded and built several companies in the digital space. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK), holds an MSc degree and a PhD in International Management and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
16:30 – 19:30
Tegel Projekt GmbH
Lietzenburger Straße 107