Speaker Overview

Transforming
Peripheries

ULM/GER | 26.09.2019

 

Georgeen Theodore

Interboro Partners, New York, US

Georgeen Theodore is an American architect, urbanist and educator. She is principal of Interboro, NYC and Professor and Director of the Master of Infrastructure Planning program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The studio has established a site-specific practice in close cooperation with clients and project stakeholders to creatively program and design environments that are inviting everyone. Interboro was chosen as one of the competition winners of the Rebuild by Design Competition to implement their proposal in Long Island.

Georgeen’s working methodology- tested in research and practice – stresses the relationship between strategic planning and local development. She argues that openness and diversity can also be found in (American) suburbs, not only in metropolitan cores. Interboro launches robust community engagement processes that are tailored to suit the diverse needs of the residents, business owners, and stakeholders. Through careful listening, observation, and analysis, they develop innovative and implementable recommendations.

She will be part of the panel CONNECTED + BALANCED at the Urban Land Conference.