The Grimshaw Podcast is a platform for the exchange of ideas and thought leadership. Grimshaw’s Sydney Managing Partner, Andrew Cortese, tells how the inaugural podcast, The City Series will showcase the work being undertaken by the Grimshaw Cities Initiative. As new podcasts appear, they will be updated here in the links contained in the article.
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Grimshaw has always hosted conversations in our studios with leaders and thinkers from the world of architecture, urbanism and the built environment. We present our ideas at a vast variety of international symposia, colloquia and industry events. However we have recently launched a new platform which is based on conversations and exchanges of ideas which are instantly accessible to all: The Grimshaw Podcast.
The inaugural podcasts are The City Series. These conversations will explore the thinking which Grimshaw is developing in our Cities Initiative and are hosted by the Cities Group lead, Dr. Tim Williams. Tim was formerly CEO of the Committee for Sydney and prior to joining Grimshaw this year, Head of Cities for global consultancy Arup. A self-confessed lover of cities, Tim has worked internationally in and for cities for many years, shaping developments and city strategies in London and Sydney. Tim acknowledges that cities have faced existential crises long before the current pandemic and have had to change radically to suit new circumstances. He has witnessed the city as it reinvents and renews itself.
Tim has invited a passionate and distinguished cohort of diverse city-shapers from across the globe to join him in ten conversations about our cities in the era of the pandemic. Represented here are architects, urbanists, ministers and legislators, planners, cultural and civic leaders and developers – all with their unique and diverse initiatives to discuss. Together, they cover a vast range of topical matters which pertain to how our cities will cope with the short and long term impacts of the pandemic, how our cities and suburbs will adapt, cope or undergo radical change in their traditional roles as generators of wealth and centres of influence. What will be the concentration of activities found in our cities tomorrow as the urban activities of workplace and retail and the city facilities associated with culture, sport and recreation evolve to adapt to the new reality of living with a pandemic?
Episode 9 of The Grimshaw Podcast ‘The City Series’ features Lance Jay Brown, distinguished architect, urban designer and President of The Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization in New York City. Lance co-designed with Grimshaw the award-winning affordable housing project, Via Verde, in the South Bronx, for the ethical developer Jonathan Rose, who featured in the first Cities Podcast. Lance is passionate about public realm and resilience and talks to Tim about his role in Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. They discuss cities now and post COVID-19 and the trajectory at which cities are now moving as a result of the pandemic.
You can listen to and subscribe to all the forthcoming podcast series on the Acast platform or on your favourite podcast streaming service.
Grimshaw invites you to join us for this and all forthcoming podcasts in the series.