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(Part 1) Gateway Portals to the City - Infrastructure for Sustainable Urbanization
19 May 2017 -  OPENING SESSION
H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President, United Nations General Assembly
H.E. Mr. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President, ECOSOC
H.E. Mr. Mpho Parks Tau, President, UCLG
Key Notes
“The New Urban Agenda: a new approach to planning and shaping infrastructure” Dr. Joan Clos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
Gateway portals to cities around the world" Dr. Santiago Calatrava, Founder, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers

SESSION 1: CASE STUDIES – Gateway Portals to the City
Christina Tung, Grimshaw Global
Michael P.M. Spies, Tishman Speyer
David Dixon, FAIA Senior Principal, Urban Design Group Leader, Stantec
William Menking, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Architect’s Newspaper; Professor, Graduate Center for City and Regional Planning, Pratt Institute

SESSION 2: The Role of Design Professionals
Introduction : Theodore Liebman, FAIA, CSU; Principal, Perkins Eastman
H. Oner Yurtseven, CSU; Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, UIPUI
David Piscuskas, FAIA, President, AIA New York Chapter; Founding Principal, 1100 Architect
Thomas Vonier, FAIA, RIBA, President American Institute of Architects (AIA), and Secretary General, International Union of Architects (UIA)
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