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Equity By Design Webinar Series: Built Environment Principle – Prioritize Connectivity

Dec 17, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Joseph Coughlin
Founder and Director @Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab
Joe Coughlin, PhD, is the founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. Based in MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics, he teaches in MIT’s Sloan School of Management’s Advanced Management Program and in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Author of over 150 publications, Coughlin’s research explores how demographic change, technology and social trends converge to drive future innovations in business and government. He is a Behavioral Sciences Fellow at the Gerontological Society of America and a Fellow of Switzerland’s World Demographics and Ageing Forum. Coughlin is a Senior Contributor to Forbes and often writes for the Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch. Coughlin’s recent book, The Longevity Economy: Unlocking the World’s Fastest-Growing, Most Misunderstood Market (Public Affairs, 2017) is one of CEO READ's Business Best Sellers. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego, Brown University and Boston University.
Victor Santiago Pineda
President @World Enabled
Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda is a Lecturer at the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley. His research projects explore disability in the built environment through history, medical anthropology, policy, planning, and regional development. He teaches courses on Urban Theory, Policy Evaluation, and Community Development. He was previously the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of City and Regional Planning and has advised international agencies such as the World Bank and United Nations, as well as state and federal governments in the development and implementation of programs and policies that include people with disabilities. In 2009, he joined the Dubai School of Government as a Visiting Fellow to study the implementation of the UAE Disability Act of 2006 across nine dimensions: health, rehabilitation, education, employment, accessibility, political and public participation, awareness-raising, community and independent living, and mobility.
Justin Moore
Executive Director @New York City Public Design Commission
Justin Garrett Moore is an urban designer and the executive director of the New York City Public Design Commission. He has extensive experience in urban design and city planning—from large-scale urban systems, policies, and projects to grassroots and community-focused planning, design, and arts initiatives. At the Public Design Commission, his work is focused on prioritizing the quality and excellence of the public realm, and fostering accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the City’s public buildings, spaces, and art. Justin is a former Senior Urban Designer for the NYC Department of City Planning where, for over a decade, he was responsible for conducting complex urban design plans and studies of the physical design and utilization of sites including infrastructure, public spaces, land use patterns, and neighborhood character. His projects included the Greenpoint and Williamsburg Waterfront, Hunter’s Point South, the Coney Island Plan, and the Brooklyn Cultural District.