Keynote Speakers

IFLA2020 Keynote Speakers

SDG Remarks


Maimunah Mohd Sharif
(Un-Habitat)

Executive Director United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN‐Habitat)

Theme Keynote
“Future Tense”


Frederick Steiner
(USA)

Dean and Paley Professor University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design (Weitzman School

Co-director
Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology.

Keynote Speaker
“Finite Resources”


Hajjah Rotina Mohd Daik
(Malaysia)

Director General,
National Landscape Department,

Ministry of Housing &
Local Government Malaysia.

Keynote Speaker
“Transient Living”


Adam White
(United Kingdom)

Director
Davies White Ltd.

Keynote Speaker
“Homogenous Culture & Diverse Population”

Kongjian Yu
(China)

Professor,
College of Architecture and Landscape, Peking University

Founder, Turenscape

Keynote Speaker
“Natural Disaster - Expect the Unexpected”

Kotchakorn Voraakhom
(Thailand)

Founder & Director of Landprocess

Founder of Porous City Network

Kongjian Yu

Professor, College of Architecture and Landscape, Peking University

Founder, Turenscape


Kongjian Yu, Doctor of Design at Harvard, is a professor and the founding dean of the College of Architecture and Landscape at Peking University. He is the founder and design principal of Turenscape. His pioneering researches on ecological security patterns and sponge cities have been adopted by the Chinese government as guiding theory for the nationwide ecological campaign. His projects have won numerous international awards, including 12 ASLA Excellence and Honour Awards and 5 WAF World Best Landscape of The Year Awards, and a ULI global award of excellence. He lectures worldwide, including over 60 keynote speeches at international conferences, and has taught for 5 years at Harvard GSD as a visiting professor. He was elected Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of American Society of Landscape Architects. He received the Doctor Honoris Causa from the Sapienza University of Rome and Honorary Doctor from Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

Adam White

Director

President of the Landscape Institute (LI) Director at Davies White Ltd.


Adam White is a Fellow and the 43rd President of the ‘Royal Chartered’ Landscape Institute. Along with landscape architect Andrèe Davies, they established Davies White Ltd in 2008. They are Double RHS Gold Medal, Double People’s Choice Award and RHS Best in Show winning landscape architects. Adam is a Member of the Garden Media Guild and a design member of BALI. Adam was made a Fellow in 2012 for his services to ‘children’s health & wellbeing’. During 2018 and 2019 Adam & Andrèe designed four RHS #BackToNature gardens with HRH the Duchess of Cambridge to help reconnect families with nature. Also in 2019 Adam has been supporting Sir David Attenborough’s work and at the #LIAwards he presented Sir David with a LI lifetime achievement Medal and made him an Honorary Landscape Architect. Adam and Andrèe’s work has been profiled in The Times, Sunday Telegraph and the Guardian. Their Lyric Theatre Roof Garden project is listed in Elle Decors Worlds Top 10 Most Enchanting Gardens.

Kotchakorn Voraakhom

Founder & Director of Landprocess

Founder of Porous City Network


Kotchakorn Voraakhom is a landscape architect who works on building green public space that tackles climate change. She founded and directs Landprocess, a landscape architecture firm based in Bangkok that focuses on improving Thailand’s productive public spaces. At the same time, she leads the Porous City Network, a landscape architecture social enterprise working to increase urban resilience in her hometown, Bangkok, Thailand. Her passion is solving urban ecological problems through landscape architectural design. She has worked on notable projects, including a major urban ecological park at the heart of Bangkok and a number of innovative public landscape designs. Kotchakorn is also a highly active campaigner for public green space and is a design consultant for the Redevelopment of Bangkok in celebrating its 250th anniversary. During graduate school, she co-founded the Kounkuey Design Initiative, an international partnership that works with communities in difficult landscapes to design and rebuild public space through a participatory process. She is a TED Fellow, Echoing Green Climate Fellow, Atlantic Fellow and Asia Foundation Development Fellow. She received her master’s in landscape architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. In November 2019, Kotchakorn Voraakhom was named by TIME as one of the TIME100Next, a list that features leaders who are shaping the future of their fields.

Satellite Hub 1: Transient Living

Speaker 1
Prof. Dr. Stephen M. Ervin

Harvard Graduate School of Design
(USA)

Speaker 2
LAr. Phua Chin Eng


Landart Design
(Malaysia)

Satellite Hub 2: Homogenous Culture & Diverse Population

Speaker 1
Asst. Prof. Dr.
Adel Bakheet Alzahrani

Faculty of Environmental Design,
King Abdulaziz University,
(Saudi Arabia)

Speaker 2
Assoc Prof LAr Dr
Nor Atiah Ismail

aculty of Design and Architecture,
Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)

Speaker 3
Stuart Glen

Greeninc
(South Africa)

Speaker 4
Patricia O’ Donnell

The Cultural Landscape Foundation
(USA)

Satellite Hub 3: Finite Resources

Speaker 1
Prof. Dr.
Laila ElMasry Stino

Sites International
(Egypt)

Speaker 2
Helen Smith Yeo

STX
(Singapore)

Speaker 3
Allen Tan

The Habitat Foundation
(Malaysia)

Speaker 4
Prof. Emeritus Dr.
Richard C. Smardon

SUNY
(USA)

Speaker 5
Jack Campbell Clause

Kounkuey Design Initiative
(Kenya)

Satellite Hub 4: Natural Disaster: Expect the Unexpected

Speaker 1
Prof. Dr.
Stephen Sheppard

University of British Columbia
(Canada)

Speaker 2
Isaku Okuyama

PREC Institute Inc.
(Japan)

Speaker 3
Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Kristina Hill

College Of Environmental Design, University Of California, Berkeley
(USA)

Speaker 4
Yossapon
Boonsoom

SHMA Limited
(Thailand)

Speaker 5
Prof. Martha Schwartz

Harvard Graduate School of Design
(USA


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