Every month, brief interviews with some of the speakers who will participate live in the Grand Summit in October at Nova SBE, in Carcavelos. More than an appetizer, it is a selection of all that Portugal Mobi Summit will have to offer.
Charles Landry, co-curator of Portugal Mobi Summit, author and creator of the Creative City and Creative Burocracy concepts, will be the first guest to be interviewed on 14 May. On 4 June, we’ll have an interview with Nidhi Gulati, Senior Director of Programs and Projects at PPS - Projects for Public Spaces, an NGO headquartered in New York.
In the 1980s, Landry was among the pioneers who defended technological, urban, or environmental solutions to improve the quality of life in urban centers. In 1978, he founded Comedia, a consultancy firm that evaluates the creative potential of cities to tackle the challenges of the future. Therefore, creativity is the center of all change and is what has allowed him to design strategies for cities such as Helsinki, Adelaide, Krakow, Taipei, or Plymouth. His weight as an influencer of urban policies is so relevant that he has become a world authority in this matter.
Nidhi Gulati is an urban landscape architect and researcher who, in the past few years, has developed dozens of projects in mobility at PPS, helping to connect people and places and creating resources for the most isolated communities. Her work spans several countries – especially in Latin America – and, in all of them, there is a serious commitment to serving the most vulnerable populations, naturally without forgetting the women and children living in cities, towns, and villages.