AuthentiCITY: Designing Cities For Their People | Jill Robertson | TEDxUAlberta

Urban design is about people and making our cities better – more liveable, healthier, and happier. In this riveting talk, Jill Robertson explores how urban designers have a social responsibility to people, and how participation of people in design is necessary to cultivate a sense of community.

Jill is a registered landscape architect with a special interest in urban design, landscape ecology and participatory processes. Jill manages complex, multi-disciplinary projects across dynamic spatial and temporal scales. For every project that Jill is involved with, she brings a high level of graphic clarity and technical excellence. In 2015, Jill was the recipient of the Iris Prize for her work in participatory design, and was recognized as one of the University of Guelph’s 50 most notable graduates from the School of Landscape Architecture.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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