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Global Cities Week Channel

Our 2012 global event had the goal of celebrating every PechaKucha Night city, worldwide. It was a weeklong celebration (February 20-26) that brought all PechaKucha organizers, presenters, and attendees together, with a focus on highlighting all of the amazing cities that make up the global PechaKucha community.

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Powered by PechaKucha Channel

"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format.

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PechaKucha Global Night Channel

Once a year on February 20th — the anniversary of PechaKucha’s founding — we celebrate the proliferation of worldwide creativity, and the amazing interconnectedness of cities from all over. PechaKucha Global Night is a coming together — a time where we recognise that each PechaKucha Night is not alone, but part of something greater. Find a PechaKucha Night in your city and join in the global festivities!

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Architecture for Humanity Channel

Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years. We provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project. At the core of our mission, we believe everyone deserves access to the benefits of good design.

RIPTIDE Culture & City
Mediation, Event, Design, Communication, RIPTIDE Culture & City in Shenzhen
City Arcadia
Curators, Laura Elliott & Michael Mayhew in Coventry
Priyamvada City
Student in London
City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability, Mayor Kasim Reed in Atlanta
Mid City Studio
Community Design Collaborative in Baton Rouge

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Kansas City
Feb 20, 2010

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Salt Lake City @ Salt Lake City Art Center
Aug 12, 2010

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Salt Lake City @ High West Distillery and saloon
Oct 08, 2010

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Lublin @ Plac Rybny
Jun 08, 2013

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Kuwait City @ Amricani Cultural Centre
Jun 26, 2013

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Mexico City @ Salon Covadonga
Sep 03, 2013

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Mexico City @ Salon Covadonga
Oct 01, 2013

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Albuquerque @ ABQ UNM CityLab
Feb 27, 2014

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Kuwait City @ Kuwait University
Feb 18, 2015

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Buffalo @ Hayes Hall
Sep 24, 2016

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Cultivating City Identity

BY NICOLAS D ROBITAILLE
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

"This place is not Vancouver!"

In "Cultivating City Identity" from PechaKucha night New Westminster Vol. 3, Nicolas D Robitaille speaks on an architectural project he developed while in school as a means to reinvigorate the New Westminster downtown parkade and cultivate a strong identity for the city. He discusses the challenges currently plaguing the area and shows off his impressive proposition that features the incorporation of new parks, gathering spots, and dining. 

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SMART.MAP

BY MICHELA DELBOSCO
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 08, 2014

Smart.Map has been developed on behalf of Expo 2015 S.p.A. and in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Milan, within the two-year project Alta Scuola Politecnica. It is based on using technology as a proactive system to implement the meaning of a territory and to build and strengthen connections among local actors, physical places,

citizens and tourists. The objective is the enhancement of the main characters of a specific city and its metropolitan area, through thematic itineraries and the creation of a network of local businesses under a common brand. This provides an immersive, customized, interactive and social experience of the urban environment, as well as a usercontext direct interaction. Smart.Map has an inclusive approach towards all the major actors of the considered territory (PA, possibily existing agricultural districts, the major producers of agro-food products, local associations, tourists and citizens), towards whom it interacts through a smartphone app and a web platform providing dynamic customized itineraries with gps navigation, e-commerce services and real-time data management.

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speakers Michela Delbosco and Giovanni Fassio

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Dear Hunter

BY REMY KROESE
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

The 'Dear Hunter' are architects, but they are different from any other architect office. They're not striving for buildings: they're after the experience of people like you and me, regarding our surroundings. Their philosophy is based on techniques of the hunt.

Hunting transforms all our senses and makes us extremely aware of our surroundings. Through various hunting techniques they don’t hunt deer, but the dearest thing to man: subjective values within the human environment, personals spatial experiences and perception. They gather this information to use it in the fields of architecture, design and urban planning.

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The Power of an Idea: One Person's View of How Community Renewal Through the Arts Lead to Creation of the BHAD

BY RICHARD HENSEL
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

Rich Hensel is a resident of Benton Harbor, MI celebrating thirty years of engagement with the local creative community and has worked as a community organizer and founder of the OutCenter, a founding board member and past President of the New Territory Arts Association, Trustee, and Vice President of the Benton Harbor Public Library, and a volunteer with the Benton Harbor Downtown Development Authority he continues to remain engaged in the renewal of this city.

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New York: City on a Grid

BY GERARD KOEPPEL
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”

Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!

Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.

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Passionate Movement Creating Attractive Waterfronts by Mizbering

BY TADASHI IWAMOTO
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

最近水辺が盛り上がってきました。 かつては悪臭などで放置され都市の裏側だった河川空間が、 様々な場所で変貌を遂げてきています。 人口が縮小していく社会で魅力ある都市や街をつくっていくために、 素敵な水辺やその公共空間が必要だと気づいた人達による水辺をよくするための活動「Mizbering」について、建築家でMizberingディレクターの岩本唯史さんが明瞭かつ迫力満点にお伝えします!

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How New Immigrants Could Build Their New City

BY AMITIS NOUROOZI
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Within the architecture field, Amitis Nouroozi works in the intersection of planning, design and community-building. She shares her story, as a new immigrant, who is building her new home in the first years of immigration to Canada.

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Welcome to Fascinating Suribachi Town, Roppongi!

BY NORIHISA MINAGAWA
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

六本木の裏通りには、 名もなき「スリバチ」が潜んでいるという。 凹凸地形が奏でる東京・六本木の魅力をスリバチ流に紹介します! 東京スリバチ学会会長の皆川典久さんがお送りする、地形とまちづくりの歴史がクロスオーバーする、感動のプレゼンテーションです!

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The Belt Line: Hiding in Plain Sight

BY CHRIS HAWLEY
@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"The Belt Line … will be the next phase in Buffalo’s sustainable development."

In The Belt Line: Hiding in Plain Sight from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 16, urbanist and preservationist, Chris Hawley, presents the Belt Line -- one of the most conspicuous and least-known features of Buffalo, NY. Each day, trains go by along it and people drive underneath and over it. It is the "third strand" in Buffalo's DNA, as important to the city's physical and economic geography as Joseph Ellicott's radial and grid plan and Frederick Law Olmsted's park and parkway system; as consequential to the city's development as the Erie Canal and Interstate Highway System.

The Belt Line was opened in 1883, with segments dating back to 1836. The rail line is 15 miles long, forming a continuous loop through Buffaloʼs downtown as well as the prominent industrial loft clusters that it helped to create. Today, the Belt Line's 12 million square feet of largely vacant or underutilized industrial space is the city's next frontier for sustainable development. Factory buildings are being recycled as mixed-use developments. These former industrial areas are becoming walkable centers again.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, July 27th, 2016. 

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Zoning New York

BY MARCH CHADWICK
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Listen to this mashup of a PechaKucha presentation by author Anthony Hayden-Guest and architect March Chadwick - about architectural zoning of New York City and its social inhabitants. 

Anthony Haden-Guest is a British-American writer, reporter, cartoonist, art critic, poet, and socialite who lives in New York and London. He is a frequent contributor to major magazines and has had several books published 

March Chadwick, is CEO of M.Arch Architects and CEO of Zoner, www.zoner.city. Architect, professor, and software developer, B.Arch U.Tenn, M.Arch Georgia Tech.

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Planning for PKN Chennai

Chennai is one of the most recent cities to receive stewardship of PechaKucha Night, and it's a nice to see this post in which the new organizers start chronicling how they are going about preparing for the upcoming launch (which is set for May 15).

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Vol.2 IDEA CITY: buenas Prácticas

El pasado sábado 31 de enero se realizo dentro del contexto del 4º festival de las Artes de Valparaíso, FAV, el vol.2 de Pechakucha Night Valparaíso con el tema: Idea City: Buenas Practicas En esta oportunidad expusieron: Akira Uchimura Republica Portátil Fundación Gestión Vivienda Ludotopia Plan Cerro Museo de la Cerveza Altamira Socialab Esc de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Talca Planta Banda La Fabulosa Minga Sustentable Patio Volantín Invasión Callejera El lugar escogido para la realización de esta actividad fue el paseo yugoslavo y conto con la presencia de cerca de 400 personas que disfrutaron de una noche de entretenimiento a cargo de TUGA, el cual presento de manera muy original a cada uno de los invitados, y de conocimiento con las exposiciones realizadas con respecto a la ciudad y sus buenas practicas tales como huertos urbanos, intervenciones callejeras, juegos urbanos, emprendimiento social, sustentabilidad y arquitectura.  

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Transport and Urban Planning for People

Cars take up a lot of space and cost a lot of money, we need better ways to get people around cities. As Julie Anne Genter — a Green Party member of New Zealand parliament — says, "People need to get around the city, but there aren’t many choices." Cars take up a lot of space, create congestion, cost a lot of money, and make cities more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. In "Transport and Urban Planning for People" from a special urban edition of PKN Auckland, we see that Julie is working to implement people-oriented infrastructure, and remove outdated planning rules to make Auckland more efficient, liveable for its citizens.

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City Focus: Markham

The "City Focus" this week checks in on Markham, a city that is readying for only its 3rd PechaKucha Night so far (on June 6), but is already amassing an inspiring collection of presentations. Pictured, Marc de Pape's "The Chime: Scoring the City."

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City Focus: Jakarta

For this week's City Focus we highlight the Indonesian city of Jakarta, and its growing archive of presentations. The latest presentations added are from the city's PechaKucha Night Vol. 19, that was held back in September.

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PechaKucha Night - Salt Lake City + Design Week

  Salt Lake Design Week kicked off this week! From Oct. 12-18 there are incredible events every day. PechaKucha Night will take place this Friday, Oct. 16th starting at 7pm. Presenters start around 8pm. Grab an early dinner next door at Frida Bistro, then head to our venue for drinks, light food, and an extra serving of inspiration from our amazing presenters. Tyson Call - Writer/PhotographerAaron Nelson - Industrial DesignerAmy Caron - uber-multidisciplinary artistKortney Greer - Designer/illustratorDavid Brooks - Transdisciplinary Project DirectorPierre Langue - ArchitectD.J. Baxter - RDA Salt Lake City, DirectorGarret Martin + Phil Smallwood - GumcoPatrick Crowley - ChapulAlice Toler + Bobby Gittins - Artist & WriterNick Franchi - Digital Art DirectorJill Canales - Senior VP Design @ 3formDerek Kitchen - multi-discipline human Buy Now Aaron Nelson is a designer, musician, soccer fan, and family guy. At Atmosphere Studios he helps design branded interiors and exhibits for a swarm of international clients. Atmosphere Studios specializes in developing environments for events, trade shows, retail interiors and corporate spaces. Their clients include: Adidas, Patagonia, Prana, and the BBC. Tyson Call is a writer, photographer, and motorcycle riding jack of many trades. If you didn't see him in a dapper suit riding in the Distinguished Gentleman's ride, you might have seen him behind the lens of his vintage Leica camera. Tyson is a nationally published writer and photographer with work in Iron & Air and a local contributor to SLUG magazine among others.  

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This Friday Night!

This Friday! A Design Week PechaKucha Night you won't want to miss! View this email in your browser PechaKucha Night is tomorrow! First, if you've already bought tickets, thank you! We're excited to see you tomorrow. Second, if you haven't bought tickets, today is your last full day of cheaper tickets. Friday, Oct. 16th starting at 7pm doors open.Grab an early dinner next door at Frida Bistro, then head to our venue next door for light food from Beehive Cheese, Laziz, and 3 Cups, and drinks from 5 Wives, Squatters, and Wasatch. Presenters start around 8pm. You don't want to miss this incredible line-up! Tyson Call - Writer/PhotographerAaron Nelson - Industrial DesignerAmy Caron - uber-multidisciplinary artistKortney Greer - Designer/illustratorDavid Brooks - Transdisciplinary Project DirectorPierre Langue - ArchitectD.J. Baxter - RDA Salt Lake City, DirectorGarret Martin + Phil Smallwood - GumcoPatrick Crowley - ChapulAlice Toler + Bobby Gittins - Artist & WriterNick Franchi - Digital Art DirectorJill Canales - Senior VP Design @ 3form Buy Now Pierre Langue is an Architect and principal of Axis Architects. After studying and working in France, Pierre moved to the US to work and later establish Axis Architects in 2005. He has designed prominent, unique, and award winning projects throughout Utah. D.J. Baxter is the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City. The RDA is currently leading the efforts to develop a 2,500 seat theater for touring Broadway shows, constructing two modern streecar lines, and facilitate transit-oriented developments, among a number of other projects.   Copyright © 2015 PechaKucha Night - Salt Lake City, All rights reserved. 

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Seeking Presenters in Redwood City

Redwoo City PechaKucha is Seeking Presenters for our FIRST event!  Come be part of the foundational group.  Visit the San Mateo County History Museum website at www.historysmc.org to complete a submission online. 

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Planning Meeting Thurs. Mar. 31

Our first planning meeting has been set for Thursday March 31, 7:30pm @ Four Seasons. Looking forward to getting started! Feel free to be in touch: JDLilongwe [at] yahoo [dot] com Jessica (for the PKN Lilongwe Team)

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Planning Meeting -- tonight! 7:30 @ Chameleon

Hi All, Looking forward to this evening's PechaKucha Night planning meeting, 7:30pm @ Four Seasons (Chameleon) Jessica(for the PKN Lilongwe Team)