Harvard GSD Design Critics in Urban Planning and Design José Luis Vallejo and Belinda Tato will be speaking on the design of environments, spaces and dynamics in order to improve the self-organization of citizens, social interaction within communities and their relationship with the environment.
Vallejo and Tato are founding members of ecosistema urbano, a Madrid based group of architects and urban designers operating within the fields of urbanism, architecture, engineering and sociology, an approach they define as urban social design. Ecosistema urbano has used this philosophy of improving social and environmental organization and interaction in order to design and implement projects in Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, France and China. Since 2000, their work has received numerous national and international awards and honors in architecture and sustainability.
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