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  • Jim Walker

    Walk21
    Founder

    Opening Ceremony

    Welcoming Remarks

    Conference Report & Conclusions

    Jim Walker

    Walk21
    Founder

    Jim is the Founder of Walk21, growing the movement from a London conference to a global network over the last 21 years. He is an international policy advisor, communications expert and special projects manager to enable more people to walk and ensure they have safe, attractive and accessible environments to walk in.
    Jim specialises in developing professional standards and resources to benefit pedestrians as well as managing national campaigns and sustainable transport, active health and accessible recreation projects. He is Founder of the Commonwealth Walkway Trust which builds urban trails around the world.
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  • Jonathan Ward

    NBBJ, USA
    Design Partner

    Plenary 3

    How do we imagine and invest in walkable cities for the future?

    Jonathan Ward

    NBBJ, USA
    Design Partner

    As Design Partner at NBBJ, Jonathan’s hallmark is visionary design that challenges commonly held assumptions about program, space and human experience to deliver highly creative built environments. Over the past 18 years, Jonathan has led the design and delivery of a variety of progressive buildings for innovative global clients. His work has taken him to the Americas, Europe and Asia, and his breadth of experience continues to help him bring new thinking to any building type.
    Jonathan has been instrumental in the development of computer technology in the design process, leading to new design possibilities and better project delivery. His use of technology to communicate the design to the client, the building team and the public has had significant impact on complex building projects.
    His global experience includes work across multiple typologies on some of NBBJ’s most notable and award-winning buildings, such as headquarters projects for Tencent in Shenzhen, Samsung in San Jose and South Korea, Ant Financial in Hangzhou, the Wellcome Trust in Cambridge, Telenor in Oslo and Reebok in Massachusetts, as well as new and renovated sports facilities for Hangzhou, UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, Kentucky’s Rupp Arena and more.
    His work has received widespread recognition, including the highest honors from the AIA, RIBA, CoreNet, and Interior Design magazine. Leading design magazines in more than 15 countries have featured his projects, and he has presented and served as a guest lecturer, award juror and critic at conferences and design schools around the world.
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  • Jennifer Wiggle


    Principal Consultant

    Oral Presentation 2

    Community co-creation and health promotion campaigns

    Jennifer Wiggle


    Principal Consultant

    Before leaving the UK at the end of 2020, Jenni was Senior Director at Living Streets and stood as Interim CEO for six months. She worked in the UK charity sector for over 15 years, leading on strategy, programme delivery and communications.
    Prior to joining Living Streets in 2012, Jenni was Head of Schools, Community and Youth at Global Action Plan where she oversaw the delivery of sustainability and climate change programmes for UK and international audiences and was the GAP UK lead for Global Action Plan International from 2008-2015.
    Jenni is passionate about enabling positive social and environmental impact. She has recently returned to her home Aotearoa New Zealand where she is working as a consultant in Wellington.
    She was awarded the Charity Times Supporting Executive of the Year Award 2018 and won an Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Leader Award in 2019.
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  • Lloyd Wright

    Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    Senior Urban Development Specialist

    Plenary 3

    How do we imagine and invest in walkable cities for the future?

    Lloyd Wright

    Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    Senior Urban Development Specialist

    Lloyd Wright is currently a Senior Urban Development Specialist within the Central and West Asia Department at the Asian Development Bank. He supports the development of new initiatives for quality urban public transport systems and non-motorized transport integration.

    Mr. Wright has conducted post-graduate research at Osaka University and at the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London. He also possesses an MSc with Distinction in Environmental Assessment from the London School of Economics, an MBA from Georgetown University, and a BSc in Engineering from the University of Washington.

    He is the author and editor of several sustainable transport publications, including Car-Free Development and the Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide.
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  • Seungkook Wu

    Road Traffic Operation and Pedestrian Mobility Research, Korea Transport Institute
    Team Director, Senior Researcher

    Oral Presentation 3

    Walking and Public Transport - Benefits and impacts

    Seungkook Wu

    Road Traffic Operation and Pedestrian Mobility Research, Korea Transport Institute
    Team Director, Senior Researcher

    SeungKook Wu is a Senior Researcher in the Korea Transport Institute and Director of Traffic Operation and Personal Mobility Research Team. His major research area is policy development for sustainable transport. He conducted studies on mitigation of GHG emissions in transport sector and improvement of pedestrian and personal mobility environment. Before he came to the Korea Transport Institute, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Georgia Institute of Technology. Also he worked for several years as a transportation engineer at Yooshin Engineering Corporation in Korea.
    He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in 2009. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the Seoul National University in 1993 and 1995.
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