Jay Pitter - Canada

Jay Pitter - Canada

Jay Pitter, MES, is an award-nominated author and placemaker whose practice mitigates growing divides in urban centres. She spearheads institutional city-building projects, rooted in neighbourhood knowledge, focused on: democratizing urbanism, transit equity, safe streets, healing fraught sites, and narrative-based public engagement. Jay also has extensive dignified housing development expertise. She has consulted with the Toronto Housing Corporation, worked with the City of Toronto as a housing subject matter expert and led a housing deep listening series in Toronto and Vancouver. Furthermore, Jay's upcoming book Where We Live, which will be published by McClelland & Stewart at Penguin Random House Canada, uncovers the crisis across the country from the Arctic to the East Coast. She also shapes urgent city-building conversations through media platforms such as the Agenda and Canadian Architect—as a keynote speaker for organizations like University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)—and as a knowledge producer in urban planning faculties across North America. Recently, Jay consulted on Edmonton’s new heritage plan; hosted a professional development luncheon for women city-builders in Detroit; initiated  a safe and connected streets engagement following the mass shooting on the Danforth, and led (RE)IMAGINING CHEAPSIDE, a Confederate monument placemaking process in Lexington. She is currently finalizing a shelter design guidelines process in partnership with Hilditch Architects and just launched HER City, an international placemaking project focused on how urban design impacts women's safety, leisure, and play. 

Theresa Williamson - Brazil

Theresa Williamson - Brazil

Armando Martin

Armando Martin