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Tuesday, March 19, 2024
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tāwhirimātea C & E


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Salvador Rueda
Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona

Superblocks: Change everything without changing anything

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

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Salvador Rueda is one of the world’s most significant urban placemakers. His work has focused on different aspects of the urban environment from an integrated perspective. He has been coordinator of renovation and revitalisation programmes in the Ciutat Vella (Old City) district of Barcelona, and since 2000 has been director of the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona, which has worked on a number of projects aimed at reorienting cities towards a more sustainable model. He is probably most famous for inventing Barcelona’s Superblocks which, simply put, take street space traditionally devoted solely to motor vehicles and open it up to multiple uses (walking, cycling, play etc) by managing vehicle access. These have resulted in some amazing outcomes and Salvador now advises on their implementation in cities and towns across Europe and the Americas.
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Mr Kent Lundberg
Technical Director Urban Mobility & Design

Implementing traffic circulation plans in car saturated New Zealand cities

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

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Kent is an urban planner/designer with twenty years’ experience working in the urban planning, landscape architecture, and real estate services fields in New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

Session Chair

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John Lieswyn
Director, Senior Transportation Planner