KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

THURSDAY, MAY 31

Day 1: Pre-Conference Symposium Keynote

MICHAEL PYATOK, FAIA

PRINCIPAL, PYATOK ARCHITECTURE + URBAN DESIGN

Michael Pyatok has been an architect and professor of architectural design for 50 years. Since opening his office in 1984 in Oakland, California, he has designed over 40,000 units of housing for lower-income households, students, seniors and market rate renters and owners, in the US and abroad. He has developed participatory design methods to facilitate the involvement of a wide range of stakeholders in the process, helping many lower income communities plan and execute new housing, neighborhood plans and community facilities. A graduate of Pratt Institute and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, he was also a Fulbright Scholar in Helsinki Finland as a young professor where he researched the housing strategies of Finland. In his mid-career he returned to Harvard as a Loeb Fellow where he researched strategies for non-profit housing developers in this age of shrinking government involvement. 

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

Day 2: NEXT/New Urban Agenda Conference Keynote

CHARISMA ACEY, PH.D.

PROFESSOR OF CITY & REGIONAL PLANNING, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Charisma's research in the U.S. focuses on healthy food access and equitable development, while ongoing projects in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda investigate ways to improve household access to clean water, safe sanitation, alternative energy solutions, and approaches to public participation using geographic information systems (GIS). She has over 18 years of experience working with communities, local governments, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions on international development, humanitarian relief, poverty reduction and infrastructure planning. She is the founder of Outreach by Design, an emerging initiative that helps organizations and businesses re-align their mission to impact social and environmental outcomes for a more equitable society. Currently, Charisma is a member of the Researchers and Academics Partner Constituency Group in the General Assembly of Partners for UN Habitat III.

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