Speakers

SECTION TWO // SPEAKERS

2016 Speakers

The EcoDistricts Summit has earned a global reputation for attracting a diverse selection of speakers from around the world, representing a wide range of perspectives and expertise within the urban regeneration industry. Here is a sampling of the speakers we were privileged to draw at the 2016 Summit.

Ryan Gravel

AUTHOR, WHERE WE WANT TO LIVE 

L. Hunter Lovins

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER, NATURAL CAPITALISM SOLUTIONS 

Nwamaka Agbo

NEXT ECONOMY INNOVATION FELLOW, MOVEMENT STRATEGY CENTER

Julian Agyeman, PhD

PROFESSOR, URBAN & ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & PLANNING, TUFTS UNIVERSITY 

Antwi Akom

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY/ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, I-SEEED

Erin Barnes

CO-FOUNDER & CEO, IOBY 

Laureen Boles

FOUNDER, E4PROGRESS PLANNING AND ENGINEERING, LLC

 

Matthijs Bouw

FOUNDER, ONE ARCHITECTURE

 

 

Bill Carson

VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY IMPACT STRATEGY, INFUSE™ GROUP, US BANCORP CDC 

Catherine Cox Blair

SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR, URBAN SOLUTIONS, NRDC 

Melissa Dumond

DIRECTOR OF PLANNING & INTEGRATION, CALIFORNIA HIGH-SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY

Cat Goughnour

FOUNDER & LEAD EQUITY CONSULTANT, RADIX CONSULTING GROUP, LLC

 

 

Deb Guenther

PARTNER, MITHUN

 

 

Ismael Guerrero

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DENVER HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Glenn Harris

PRESIDENT, CENTER FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION 

Tamara Jones

PRESIDENT, EVIDENT IMPACT, LLC 

Gülgün Kayim

DIRECTOR, ARTS, CULTURE & CREATIVE ECONOMY 

John L. Knott, Jr.

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, CITYCRAFT® VENTURES 

Rohit Malhotra

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR CIVIC INNOVATION 

Claire Maxfield

DIRECTOR, ATELIER TEN
 

Christine Mondor

STRATEGIC PRINCIPAL, EVOLVEEA / PROFESSOR, CARNEGIE MELLON UNVERSITY
 

Michelle Moore

CEO, GROUNDSWELL 

Pete Muñoz

SENIOR ENGINEER, BIOHABITATS 

Akito Murayama

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, URBAN PLANNING, UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO 

Chris Parr

DIRECTOR, SUN VALLEY ECODISTRICT
 
 

 

Jeff Risom

US MANAGING DIRECTOR, GEHL INSTITUTE 

Kalima Rose

SENIOR DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE EQUITY, POLICYLINK

 

 

Dr. Nicky Sheats

DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR URBAN ENVIRONMENT, THOMAS EDISON STATE UNIVERSITY 

Katie Swenson

VICE PRESIDENT, NATIONAL DESIGN INITIATIVES, ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY PARTNERS
 

 

Dace West

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MILE HIGH CONNECTS