On June 29th, UN-Habitat tapped KPF Director of Urban Planning Design Jeff Shumaker to speak at their latest forum in Madrid, Spain. As part of the organization’s New Urban Agenda, the event gathered a mix of elected officials and invited experts of a number of topics, from planning and design to livability and equity.
Director Elie Gamburg participated in a panel at this year’s NewCities Summit from June 7th to 9th, 2017. The summit took place in Incheon Songdo, South Korea, gathering diverse professionals to discuss the umbrella topic of “Thriving Cities: The Building Blocks of Urban Wellbeing.” NewCities, a nonprofit and think tank based in Montréal, Quebec, sponsored and organized the event.
Echelon Seaport held its ceremonial groundbreaking on Tuesday, June 13, with several members of the KPF team in attendance. The event gathered governmental, design, and construction professionals to celebrate the future of Boston’s seaport district as a cultural and residential destination.
During the first week of June, Forth moderated a discussion and participated in a panel at the 2017 ULI Asia Pacific Summit. Hosted in Singapore, the event brought together “over 500 decision makers from all sectors of the real estate industry to discuss ideas and best practices, as well as make new connections and strengthen relationships.”
KPF is pleased to announce three recipients of the 2017 KPF Traveling Fellowship: Jocelyn Sivakorn Arnold from The Architectural Association, Justin Foo from Cornell University, and Jane Jia Weng from Yale University.
On May 30, 2017, KPF President Jamie von Klemperer was appointed as the President of the Board of the Urban Design Forum, effective immediately.
KPF London put on their gardening gloves to design and create a community garden at the homeless hostel, Arlington House.