Placemaking Week 2024
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Friday, June 7 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
SHORT TALKS: On the Waterfront: Making Rivers & Harbors into Community Destinations

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This Short Talk session will feature presentations that that focus on activating, managing or developing waterfronts.

Short Talks are moderated lighting round sessions with multiple short presentations, featuring presenters who will be speaking on a related topic. They are a great way to hear a range of cases, geographies, perspectives and sub-topics within one space! Short Talks are also being held in our largest venue, so they are good sessions to be in if you want some space from the crowd.

Presentation titles and speakers:

Diane Ruggiero - "The Power of Temporary Public Art in Waterfront Placemaking"

Taylor Mathiesen - "The Shipyards, North Vancouver: a case study in successful private-public partnerships, and revitalization of waterfront to create a destination that is turning heads internationally"

Bryce Turner - "Annapolis City Dock - Developing Place with Green Infrastructure Investment"

Kelsea McCrary - "Monroe, Louisiana - A forgotten riverfront and a city suffering from apathy"

Catherine Ferrer - "Park for a Day becomes a permanent place to play. What do we learn from tactical urbanism making private waterfront into a publicly accessible park?"

Andrew Gustafson - "Bringing Brooklyn's Industrial Waterfront to Life Through Guided Tours"

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Aaron Cuison

Marketing Director, Waterfront Partnership
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Taylor Mathiesen

President, Quay North Urban Development
Taylor’s career has been focused on placemaking and public market management, specializing in strategic planning for property development, revitalization and adaptation. Taylor oversees all aspects of his company’s growing portfolio, centered on facilitating community collaboration... Read More →
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Andrew Gustafson

Vice President, Turnstile Tours & Studio
Andrew Gustafson is a Brooklyn-based consultant, guide, and researcher who helps museums, industrial sites, and cultural organizations find news ways to welcome the public. With his team at Turnstile Tours & Studio, he develops tours, public programs, training, and interpretation... Read More →
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Bryce Turner

President, BCT Design Group
Bryce is President of BCT Design Group and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Bryce is focused on urban design of public spaces and architecture that promotes socializing, community building, and economic development. Successful projects include National Harbor, (MD... Read More →
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Catherine Ferrer

Place 4 Consulting
Catherine builds collaborative teams that tackle complex challenges, have fun, and learn. Catherine’s work resulted in public space improvements, volunteerism, business growth, and events (including a public market). A New College of Florida graduate, she recently completed courses... Read More →
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Diane Ruggiero

Director, City of Alexandria Office of the Arts
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Kelsea McCrary

Chief Cultural and Economic Development Officer, City of Monroe, Louisiana

Friday June 7, 2024 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
MICA - Brown Center, Falvey Hall