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“Making Cities Work”, Public Lecture at AUB by Kees van Rooijen and Carley Pennink

Subject: Urban Planning
Speaker: Kees van Rooijen, Carley Pennink
Date: Nov 14, 2011 At 18:00
City: Beirut
Address: ALH (Architecture Lecture Hall), Dar Al-Handassah Architecture Building, AUB Campus

The Department of Architecture and Design of the American University of Beirut cordially invites you to a public lecture entitled “Making Cities Work: Performance Planning as a Tool of Urban Management” lead by Kees van Rooijen and Carley Pennink [IHS] on Monday November 14, 2011 at 6.00 pm, at ALH (Architecture Lecture Hall), Dar Al-Handassah Architecture Building, AUB, Beirut.

The presentation advocates for a holistic approach in urban management, in which the multidimensional nature of the city and the multi-actor institutional environment are recognized. It will also explore the trends that have brought about the need for this change in planning, the changing forms of plans, and their 'performance requirements'. It will introduce case studies that highlight the experiences in different cities on the development and execution of these plans.
Kees van Rooijen is the Director of the IHS, the International Institute of Urban Management of the School of Economics (ESE) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is trained in Business Economics and Management at Strategy, at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He worked as member of the executive board of the Gemini Hospital in Den Helder and since 2002, has been member of the Executive Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Carley Pennink is the Head of International Projects and Advisory Services at IHS. She worked for ten years as an architect, planner and project manager in urban and social housing development. Pennink trains and provides advice on the privatization of municipal services and public -private partnerships in infrastructure provision, as well as quality and performance in local government, institutional development and organizational change. She has managed teams working on city-wide development strategies, and planning processes that incorporated community based and participatory approaches, she is also an expert in capacity building, training and human resource development, and has led many institutional development projects in Africa, Asia and Central and Eastern Europe.
IHS is the international institute for Urban Management of Erasmus University Rotterdam working in developing and transitional countries. It offers education and training, advisory services and applied research in the fields of urban management, housing and urban environment. Its mission is to develop human and institutional capacities to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life in cities worldwide. IHS won the UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour Award in 2007.


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