Safe spaces through regenerative placemaking: Emmanuel Pratt at TEDxHarambee

Safe Spaces Through Regenerative Placemaking

Emmanuel will examine urban agriculture and aquaponics as tools for re-framing the discourse of urban decline in the post-industrial city. He also examines the possibility of dynamic equilibrium and feedback loops through the interface of asset-based community development, social economics, applied science, and project-based experiential learning as a means to bolster local economies while creating 21st century neighborhoods in this fourth wave of American urbanization.

Emmanuel is Sweet Water Foundation’s founding Executive Director. Emmanuel earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and Masters of Science in Architectural Urban Design from Columbia University and is presently pursuing his doctorate from Columbia University School of Urban Planning. During 2004-2006, Emmanuel guest lectured at The University of Whitewater Department of Architecture focusing on digital design methodologies. Upon his return to the United States, Emmanuel spent several years working closely and traveling around the country with Will Allen of Growing Power. Emmanuel’s focus on community development through the intersection of food security and sustainable design innovation has led him to Chicago State University, located on the south-side of Chicago, where he is the Director of the newly formed Aquaponics Center and a Professor of Urban Planning.

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

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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