29th of April 2021
The Urban GreenUP External Webinars Series are focused on sharing stories from cities on the implementation of different typologies Nature Based Solutions, counting with the participation of a partner city from the Urban GreenUP Project and an external city which stands out as an international benchmark in the employment of such specific types of solutions.
The 3rd External Webinar focused on Green Parklets, with stories from Izmir and San Francisco. The event is organised in collaboration with the European project GrowGreen.
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Raúl Sanchez URBAN GreenUP coordinator CARTIF Technology Center
Michelle Oddy GrowGreen coordinator Manchester City Council
Berna Ataman Oflas Izmir Metropolitan Municipality
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María De Alva and John M. Francis San Francisco Planning Department
Get to know our speakers:
Berna Ataman Oflas: Berna Ataman Oflas is working as an architect in Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. She is working in Horizon 2020 Urban Greenup Project since 2017. She designed 4 Parklets as a part of Project and coordinated the construction phase. Berna continues her studies to spread the parklets throughout Izmir with local administrations and universities.
John M. Francis: John M. Francis is a city planner and urban designer based in San Francisco, USA, where he is engaged in planning and design practice at all scales, from parklets to master plans. John has practiced for 10 years throughout California and the San Francisco Bay Area helping uplift community voices in shaping the public realm, including over four years at the San Francisco Planning Department where he managed the City's Parklet Program.
María De Alva: María De Alva is an urban planner with a background in industrial design. Originally from Mexico City, María moved to San Francisco for a graduate program which led her to find a passion for community building through public space design. She has been working with the San Francisco Planning Department since 2014 and now leads the Parklet and Groundplay programs. Her work focuses on helping communities transform underutilized public spaces into vibrant community spaces through street furniture, art, stewardship, and programming.