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Future Fest: Watch Andre Brumfield Speak About the Future of Cities

If you’re interested in learning how architecture will influence the future of cities, we’ve got you covered: Andre Brumfield will speak at Architizer Future Fest this September!

As a Principal of the A+Award-winning architecture firm Gensler, Andre will take to the Future Fest stage to present his ideas on the future of cities and urban development in his talk “How Can We Build Better Cities?”. The virtual live talk is scheduled to take place on September 14th, and is 100% free for attendees. Register to attend Andre’s presentation during our biggest ever celebration of architectural innovation:

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Andre Brumfield is a Principal and Design Director in Gensler’s Chicago office and serves as the firm’s Global Cities + Urban Design Leader, applying his 23 years of experience in revitalizing and repositioning urban environments to shape equitable, accessible communities. His extensive portfolio comprises city-wide master planning and high-density, urban-infill to emerging urban district redevelopment, mixed income housing, and neighborhood and community revitalization. Andre’s visionary, yet realistic revitalization plans have been successfully implemented in economically challenged areas throughout the world. Andre is a member of the Chicago Plan Commission and on the Board of Trustees for Chicago Architecture Center.

Top right: Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China; bottom left: Citadel Mall Redevelopment Plan, Charleston, SC; images courtesy of Gensler

Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 50+ locations and more than 6,000 professionals networked across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,300 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.

During his presentation entitled “How Can We Build Better Cities?”, Andre will explore some of the most pressing questions cities across the world will be facing in the years to come. What role does architecture play in creating and maintaining prosperity in a neighborhood? How can master planning be used to create more sustainable cities? How can mixed income housing be sensibly integrated to existing neighborhoods? Andre and other Future Fest presenters will seek to answer these questions and more, drawing inspiration from some of the best A+Award-winning architectural projects of the past few years.

For a running list of speakers and more information on upcoming events, check out the Future Fest website, and register to receive invitations to each live talk in September:

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Top image: Columbia College Chicago Student Center by Gensler, Chicago, IL; photo by Gensler

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