UN Habitat III: Towards a city focused, people centred and integrated approach to the new urban agenda – the metropolitan context of the UNECE – Day Two @ 9:40
Brian Mark Evans is Professor of Urbanism and Landscape at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, the Glasgow School of Art and director of the Glasgow Urban Laboratory. He was previously Artistic Professor of Urban Design & Planning at Chalmers School of Architecture in Gothenburg and from 1990-2015 was a partner with Gillespies LLP, the international design practice where he developed the approach to landscape planning and urban design and pioneered ecological urbanism. From 2005 until 2010 he was Deputy Chair & Chair of Design Review with Architecture & Design Scotland and before that was an Enabler with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) London. He is a founding Director and Academician of the Academy of Urbanism, London.
He has led award-winning projects in some 20 countries on three continents leading to over 50 national and international awards for professional and design excellence from Europa Nostra, the Congress for New Urbanism (USA), The Scottish Government, The Civic Trust, The Royal Town Planning Institute and The Landscape Institute. He has authored and edited over 200 articles, books and reports design, landscape planning and urbanism published in English, German, Swedish, Russian, Dutch, Spanish and French including the ‘Habitat III Regional Report on Urban Development for the UNECE’, ‘Growing Awareness: how green consciousness changes perceptions and places’, ‘Urban Identity’, Space, Place, Life’ and ‘Tomorrow’s Architectural Heritage’. He has presented papers to and chaired over 100 national and international conferences in Scotland, the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and Russia.
He is a Chartered Town Planner, a Chartered Designer and practices, researches, teaches and speaks widely on urbanism, urban design and landscape planning. He is currently advising the United Nations, Geneva on cities in preparation for Habitat III, Quito 2016.