Future Fest: Watch Rob Rogers Speak About Building More Livable Cities and the Future of Urban Design

Rob Rogers will take to the #ArchitizerFutureFest stage this September to present “Creating More Livable Cities Through Urban Design”.

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If you’re interested in learning how architecture and urban design can help improve the quality of life in cities, we have some exciting news: Rob Rogers will speak at Architizer Future Fest this September!

Rob Rogers, founder and principal at the A+Award-winning firm ROGERS PARTNERS Architects + Urban Designers, will take to the Future Fest stage to present his ideas on the future of cities and design in his talk “Creating More Livable Cities Through Urban Design”. The virtual live talk is scheduled for September 13 and is 100% free for attendees. Register to attend Rob’s presentation during our biggest ever celebration of architectural innovation:

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Rob Rogers founded ROGERS PARTNERS Architects + Urban Designers in 2013 based on more than 30 years of experience blurring the boundaries between urbanism, landscape, and architecture. Major civic and institutional works include the award-winning Henderson Hopkins School in Baltimore, the new St Pete Pier in Florida, the recently completed Kraft Hall at Rice University and Nanotronics Smart Factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Current large urban plans are underway for the HUB404 Park in Atlanta, Galveston Bay Park, and a reimagined Presidents Park in Washington DC. Rob has also worked with commercial clients with significant projects that impact the public realm, such as the Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street in Manhattan, the New York Stock Exchange Secure Streetscapes, Battery Park City’s North Neighborhood, and the SandRidge Commons in downtown Oklahoma City.

Top right: The St. Pete Pier, Saint Petersburg, FL; bottom left: Galveston Bay Park, Galveston Bay, TX; photos and images by ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers

In his presentation on how urban design can create more livable cities, Rob will showcase the new St Pete Pier, an A+Award-winning that reimagines a 100-year history of the St Pete waterfront. Furthermore, he’ll shine a light on new, large-scale projects destined for American cities. HUB404 in Atlanta is a planned new park and public realm to be built over the Georgia 400 highway and will extend Atlanta’s growing regional bike and pedestrian trail system. Meanwhile, the proposed Galveston Bay Park project in Houston is a multi-tiered resilience effort to provide hurricane surge protection, economic development, public access, habitat creation, ecological restoration, and creates a redundant emergency transportation route – all in one.

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: The St. Pete Pier by ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers, Saint Petersburg, FL; 2022 A+Award Popular Choice Winner in the Government & Civic Buildings category; photo by ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers

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Pascal Hogue is a freelance writer and a fourth-year undergraduate student at McGill University studying Political Science, English Literature and Urban Studies. In his spare time, you can find him swimming, watching new releases at the local movie theater or trying to complete the Wordle in under five tries. Pascal is based in Montreal.
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