More Valuable Than Ever: Public Space in a COVID-19 World
Grab a drink and login as we ponder how COVID-19 has magnified our fundamental need for public space.
Greenbelt Alliance Executive Director, Amanda Brown-Stevens will chat with architect and urban designer, Ghigo DiTommaso of Gehl. They will dive into the vital role that public space has played during this crisis, how a lack of access has amplified equity issues, and discuss how we can use these observations to design a better future.
Ghigo DiTommaso is a Director at Gehl, where he leads master plans, public life studies, and urban prototyping projects in Northern, Central, and South America. Trained as an architect and urban designer in Florence, Ghigo practiced the profession, conducted research, and taught in Barcelona for several years before relocating to San Francisco and joining the Rebar Art & Design Studio in 2012. A member of Gehl’s San Francisco Office from its founding, Ghigo is also affiliated with the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, where he has been teaching since 2014.
Greenbelt Alliance Executive Director Amanda Brown-Stevens is a nationally recognized expert in climate-smart development and resilient communities. Her strategic vision for Greenbelt Alliance and the Bay Area as a whole is informed by her experience in advocating for well-planned cities and towns and the protection of our region’s iconic greenbelt lands.
Header Photo: Mick Haupt via Unsplash
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