When I travel to share our story from Atlanta, I enjoy learning about what’s going on in different cities around the world. Below is a selection of past and future speaking engagements.

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  • Up Next: Jacksonville; November.
  • Up Next: Pensacola; November.
  • Up Next: Livin’ in the City. Las Vegas; April 25.
  • Up Next: New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects. Aukland; April 13.
  • Up Next: Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit. Tampa; February 27.
  • Up Next: The Last Mile/Downtown STL. St Louis; February 13.
  • Up Next: Chattanooga Design Studio. Chattanooga; February 8.
  • “Made in Atlanta.” Switchyards. Atlanta; November 16, 2017.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” University of Arizona. Tucson; November 15.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” SCAPA conference. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; November 2, 2017.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Kansas State University/Kansas City Design Center. Manhattan/Kansas City; October 25/26, 2017.
  • “Finding the Flint.” Sustainable Airport Areas International Seminar, Paris CDG; October 19, 2017.
  • “The Future of Atlanta – Designing for Equity, Resilience, and Civic Identity.” Healthy City Design International Congress. London; October 16, 2017.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Future:Proof – Public Space Symposium. Toronto; October 13, 2017.
  • “Taking it Home: Keys to Regional Leadership.” Atlanta Regional Leadership Institute. Savannah; October 5, 2017.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Regenerate Christchurch. Christchurch; New Zealand; June 26, 2017.
  • Civic Infrastructure Forum. Philadelphia; April 26-27, 2017.
  • “Vision53 Accessing the Chattahoochee Waterfront.” Georgia Trail Summit. Columbus, GA; April 20, 2017.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Atlanta; Federal Reserve Bank. Atlanta; April 11, 2017.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Urban Development Institute of Australia. Perth, Australia; April 5, 2017.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Sandy Springs Conservancy. Sandy Springs, Georgia; March 30, 2017.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Virginia Festival of the Book. Charlottesville; March 25, 2017.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” ULI Carolinas. Charlotte; March 24, 2017.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” South Carolina Housing Policy Summit. Columbia, SC; March 22, 2017.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Alabama Commercial Real Estate Conference. Birmingham; February 10, 2017.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” St. Louis; November 15, 2016.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” AIA. Memphis; November 17, 2016.
  • “More than a Trail.” ASLA. New Orleans; October 21, 2016.
  • “Public Art & Spaces” Elevate. Atlanta; October 20, 2016.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Purpose Built Communities. Birmingham; October 18, 2016.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” SPUR. Oakland; October 12, 2016.
  • “Live, Work and Play with Trail-Oriented Development.” Rail~Volution. San Francisco; October 11, 2016.
  • TED. New York; October 5. (video.)
  • “Infrastructure & Adaptation.” Detroit City of Design Summit. Detroit; September 22, 2016.
  • “Aerotropolis – City of the Future.” Sustainable Airport Areas International Seminar. Atlanta; September 21, 2016.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” EcoDistricts Summit. Denver; September 13. (info.)
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Bruce Goff Chair of Creative Architecture. University of Oklahoma; September 7, 2016.
  • “Reclaiming Infrastructure.” OU Community Design Center. Oklahoma City; September 6, 2016.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Decatur Book Festival. Decatur, Georgia; September 4, 2016.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” CoreNet Atlanta Educational Forum. Atlanta; August 18, 2016.
  • “Broken.” Creative Mornings. Atlanta. June 24, 2016. (video.)
  • “Where We Want to Live.” CEOs for Cities. Des Moines; June 28, 2016.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Memphis Greenprints; Memphis; June 23, 2016.
  • “Smart City: Design Infrastructure Meets Culture.” MA! Design is Human. Metropolis Magazine, Atlanta; June 8, 2016.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Knight Cities Challenge Winners Summit. Philadelphia; June 2, 2016.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Fifth Annual Transportation Summit. Fort Lauderdale; May 18, 2016.
  • “Reclaiming Infrastructure.” ULI Kentucky. Lexington; May 13, 2016.
  • “Future of Buford Highway.” Buford Highway Bus Crawl. Chamblee; April 27, 2016.
  • BOOK TALK. “Where We Want to Live.” Georgia Tech; April 15, 2016.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” EarthShare of Georgia Earth Day Leadership Breakfast. Atlanta; April 14, 2016.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” National Congress on Housing and Homelessness. Montreal; April 12, 2016.
  • “A Design for Life: Art and Infrastructure.” Art Basel Hong Kong. Hong Kong; March 25, 2016. (video.)
  • BOOK TALK. “Where We Want to Live.” Avid Bookshop. Athens; March 17, 2016.
  • BOOK LAUNCH. “Where We Want to Live.” An evening with WABE’s Valerie Jackson; At the Carter Center, Atlanta, sponsored by A Capella Books. Atlanta; March 16, 2016. (audio.)
  • BOOK TALK. “Where We Want to Live.” Southface’s Greenprints conference. Atlanta; March 16.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Congress for New Urbanism, Florida Chapter. Seaside; February 19, 2016.
  • “Infra-Culture – New Intersections of Urban Mobility & Land Use.” Eastside Rail Corridor Summit. Seattle; January 9, 2016.
  • “Where We Want to Live.” Atlanta Chapter, Congress for New Urbanism. Atlanta; December 2, 2015.
  • “You Deserve Better Infrastructure.” Rails to Trails Conservancy luncheon. Baltimore. November 20, 2015.
  • “Transit and the Next Infrastructure.” Wheels – South Florida. Miami; November 13, 2015.
  • “You Deserve Better Infrastructure.” Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute. Atlanta. November 4, 2015.
  • “You Deserve Better Infrastructure.” City of Huntsville. Huntsville. September 29, 2015. (video.)
  • “Infra-Culture – How innovative, community-driven ideas are reclaiming obsolete infrastructure as renewed conduits of urban life.” Detroit Design Festival. Detroit; September 22, 2015.
  • New York Times “Cities for Tomorrow” conference. New York City. July 21, 2015. (video.) < 3 MINUTE VIDEO.
  • “Spotlight: Atlanta Beltline.” Newaukee’s 2015 YP Week. Milwaukee. April 17, 2015.
  • “Bikes & Hikes & the Atlanta Beltline.” Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure Breakfast. Miami; March 19, 2015.
  • “Why Do I Live Here? The Atlanta Beltline is building a city worth living in.” Auburn University, College of Architecture lecture series. Auburn, Alabama; February 25, 2015.
  • “The Atlanta Beltline; More than Infrastructure; Infra-Culture.” Canadian Urban Institute’s Canadian Brownfields Conference. Toronto; October 29.
  • “Revitalizing the Tracks; Redesigning for Resiliency.” SXSW Eco. Austin; October 6-8.
  • “Healing Districts: Public Health from the Neighborhood Up.” Eco-Districts Summit. Washington DC; September 25-26.
  • “More than Infrastructure – Infra-Culture.” Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute. Los Angeles; September 16-18.
  • “Learning from Atlanta: Urbanism and Civic Rebirth.” University of New Mexico lecture series. Albuquerque; September 15.
  • “More than Infrastructure – Infra-Culture.” We Are City [Summit]. Indianapolis; August 21, 2014.
  • “#makeityourown.” Living Walls – The City Speaks 2014 conference. Atlanta; August 15, 2014.
  • “The Atlanta Beltline – A Catalyst Infrastructure for a Healthier Way of Life.” 10th World Congress on Design and Health. Toronto; July 10, 2014.
  • “The Atlanta BeltLine: A Talk with Ryan Gravel.” Centre for City Ecology & Toronto Park People. Toronto; July 8, 2014. (video.)
  • “Infra-Culture – Our Future & The Atlanta Beltline.” Keynote; Georgia Utility Contractors Association 2014 Annual Conference. Destin; June 13, 2014.
  • “Infra-Culture.” Atlanta Cycling Festival, Pecha Kucha night. Atlanta; June 8, 2014.
  • “Building Cities We Want to Live In: Learning with the Atlanta Beltline.” ULI Memphis. Memphis; May 14, 2014.
  • “Infra-Culture.” Public Interest Design Institute. Salt Lake City; May 9, 2014.
  • “Atlanta BeltLine Health Impact Assessment.” American Planning Association National Conference. Atlanta; April 27, 2014.
  • “Transforming America’s Cities with Infrastructure.” American Planning Association National Conference. Atlanta; April 27, 2014.
  • “Infra-Culture.” LBJ School of Public Policy, University of Texas. Austin. April 22, 2014.
  • “Visioning Trails in Urban and Rural Environments.” Georgia Trails Conference. Athens, Georgia. April 12, 2014.
  • “Transforming an Economy through Sustainable Infrastructure.” Texas Trails & Active Transportation. Fort Worth. March 27, 2014.
  • “Renewing Infrastructure for Health and Development.” ULI Building Healthy Places Conference. Los Angeles. February 20, 2014.
  • “Don’t Hold Your Breath.” Public Interest Design Institute. Raleigh; December 14, 2013.
  • “Public Space, Civic Identity and the Cultivation of a new Atlanta.” High Museum of Art’s show “The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden.” Atlanta. December 12, 2013.
  • “Circles and Circularity.” The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Atlanta; November 21, 2013.
  • “Transforming an Economy through Sustainable Development.” ASCE’s Green Streets, Highways and Development Conference. Austin, Texas; November 6, 2013.
  • “As Many Gains As Losses.” Green ARTery Celebration Day. Dinner Speaker. Tampa; September 28, 2013.
  • “Beyond the BeltLine Basics – Lesser Known Sustainability Initiatives.” The Georgia Environmental Conference. Jekyll Island, Georgia; August 22, 2013.
  • “Don’t Hold Your Breath.” Public Interest Design Institute. Atlanta; July 13, 2013.
  • “Port Calls in the Southern Seas.” National 2013 Brownfields Conference. Atlanta; May 17, 2013
  • “As Many Gains As Losses – The Atlanta Beltline and a New Generation of Catalyst Infrastructure.” National 2013 Brownfields Conference Opening Plenary. Atlanta; May 16, 2013. (video.)
  • “As Many Gains As Losses – The Atlanta Beltline and a New Generation of Catalyst Infrastructure.” Cleveland Urban Design Commission Lecture Series. Cleveland; April 26, 2013.
  • “Don’t Hold Your Breath.” Keynote address to Atlanta Workplace 2013 Symposium. Atlanta, February 22, 2013. (video.)
  • “Urban Mobility and Community Design: Going Beyond Convention.” Rail~Volution. Los Angeles; October 15, 2012.
  • “Make-ing Space – 6 Dialogues.” University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia; September 27-28, 2012.
  • “Designing Healthy Communities” Healthy Places Summit response panel.  Congress for New Urbanism, Atlanta Chapter. Atlanta; September 19, 2012.
  • “Value Capture for Transit.” Metropolitan Planning Council. Chicago; September 11, 2012. (video.)
  • “Transformational Greenways.” Houston Parks Board. Houston; June 27, 2012.
  • “On Track: Atlanta’s Railroad Past and Future.” Atlanta Cyclorama. Atlanta; May 30, 2012.
  • “Visionaries in Action.”  Closing Plenary Panel at Park Pride’s Parks & Greenspace Conference. Atlanta; March 26, 2012.
  • “Catalyst Infrastructure.”  Emerging Voices 2011 at the Museum of Design Atlanta. Atlanta; January 19, 2012.
  • “The Atlanta BeltLine.”  Allegheny Riverfront Green Boulevard Stakeholder Group. Pittsburgh, December 12, 2011.
  • “Re-Vision Atlanta: Revitalization without Displacement.” National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) National Conference. Atlanta; October 20, 2011.
  • “Railway Trails and Transit Greenways.” Rail~Volution 2011. Washington DC; October 19, 2011.
  • “The Atlanta BeltLine – a TOD Success Story.” Delft University of Technology.  Delft, The Netherlands; October 6, 2011. (video.)
  • “Station to City – Transit Oriented Development in Three Continents.” Rotterdam Architecture Film Festival. Rotterdam; October 7, 2011.
  • Georgia Environmental Conference. Savannah, Georgia; August 2011.
  • “Detroit by Design” Transportation Symposium and Exhibit.  AIA Detroit Urban Priorities Committee. Detroit; April 2011.
  • “Grand Plans/Everyday Life: Le Grand Paris/Atlanta Beltline.” A symposium by Georgia Tech and the French Consulate of Atlanta. Atlanta; December 2010.
  • “Atlanta BeltLine Update” at the Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable, Southface. Atlanta; November 12, 2010
  • “Capturing Hidden Value in Local Assets.” The Urban Leaders Summit/CEOs for Cities. Detroit; November 2010.
  • “Building the City We Want to Live In.” TEDx Atlanta. Atlanta; September 2010. (video.)
  • “Tightening Our Belt: Sustainable City Strategies from Atlanta’s BeltLine.” Green Building/Sustainable Transport & Mobility Conference. Johannesburg, South Africa; April 2010.
  • “Federal Partners Summit II:  Federal Agencies Partnering for Reuse.” Sponsored by EPA Southeast Region. Atlanta; February 2010.
  • “Tightening Our Belt: Sustainable City Strategies from Atlanta’s Beltline.” Green Building Focus Conference. Birmingham, Alabama; July 2009.
  • Congress for New Urbanism Southeast Regional Conference. Atlanta; 2007.
  • North American Transportation Conference. University of Sinaloa, Culiacan, Mexico; 2007.
  • Rails-to-Trails Annual Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota; 2004.
  • Rail~Volution Annual Conference. Los Angeles, California; 2004.

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